While originally an Italian dish, pizza has made its way to being a staple of the American diet. Some pizza makers choose to honor its roots, while others like to put their own spin on it. Augusta, GA has its fair share of pizza spots so hereâ€™s a guide to help you find what youâ€™re craving in a great tasting pizza!
|Unique Menu Item
|The Pizza Joint – Augusta
|Google: 4.2 stars/1,727 reviews Yelp: 3 stars/153 reviews
|Tree Hugger Pizza
|Mellow Mushroom – Augusta
|Google: 4.5 stars/2,145 reviews Yelp: 4 stars/178 reviews
|Holy Shiitake Pie
|Soul City Pizza
|Google: 4.7 stars/31 reviews Yelp: 4.5 stars/16 reviews
|The Southbound Pizza
|Google: 4.3 stars/430 reviews Yelp: 3.5 stars/77 reviews
|Google: 4.5 stars/695 reviews Yelp: 4 stars/95 reviews
|White Clam Pizza
|Craft & Vine
|Google: 4.6 stars/444 reviews Yelp: 4.5 stars/239 reviews
|Burrata Pesto Pizza
|Google: 4.2 stars/1,977 reviews Yelp: 3.5 stars/326 reviews
|Loaded Potato Pizza
The Pizza Joint
With locations in downtown Augusta, Evans, and Aiken, The Pizza Joint is one of the most popular pizza places in the CSRA and a local favorite. These locally-owned restaurants make their food fresh everyday to order. Their website boasts that they hand slice their vegetables, make their dough from scratch every day, and mix their pizza sauce and marinara daily too.
Guests have been flocking to The Pizza Joint since it opened in 1996 for both the delicious pizza and fun, casual atmosphere. Some of the most popular pizzas are â€œThe Big Oneâ€ with beef, pepperoni, green peppers, black olives, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes; â€œThe Tree Huggerâ€ topped with 7 different kinds of veggies; and the white pizza with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses and a garlic & herb base.
The Pizza Joint also offers a â€œbuild your ownâ€ option for pizza, as well as Detroit-style pizza, stromboli, calzones, sandwiches, salads, and savory appetizers including garlic knots, cheesy bread, and bruschetta. View the full menu here.
Mellow Mushroom is another favorite for handcrafted pizza. This regional chain of restaurants prides itself on making hand-tossed, stone-baked classic southern pizza. One of the most fun parts of eating here is watching the chefs throw the pizza dough!
The pies that stand out on Mellow Mushroomâ€™s menu are their â€œHouse Specialâ€ with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, bacon, mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and extra mozzarella cheese; and the â€œHoly Shiitake Pieâ€ with olive oil and garlic base, three different kinds of mushrooms, caramelized onions, and mozzarella and cheddar cheese.
Mellow Mushroom also offers salads, hoagies, calzones, sandwiches, and burgers, as well as several vegan options including the tempeh hoagie, vegan veg out pizza and the vegan version of their Greek salad. View the full menu here.
Soul City Pizza
Soul City Pizza is the new place on this list but has already earned itself a great reputation. Opened in February 2022, this funky spot pays homage to James Brown, an Augusta GA native, in its name, decor, and menu titles. The Godfather of Soul himself even performed in the building that is now Soul City Pizza!
Notable specialty pies include â€œThe Godfather,â€ which is topped with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, bacon, and ham; the â€œFunky Margherita,â€ with mozzarella cheese, fresh basil, and pesto drizzle; and â€œThe Southboundâ€ which has a BBQ sauce base, pulled pork, onion, bacon, and cilantro. You can also order any pizza with a cauliflower crust!
Soul City Pizza also has chicken wings (8 for $9.99) with a variety of rubs. The meatball dip, fried meatballs, and tzatziki dip are all delicious appetizer choices and their cinnamon cheesecake for dessert is divine! Click here for the full menu.
As the oldest Italian restaurant in the Augusta area, Luigiâ€™s has both delicious pizza and a rich history to go along with it. Since it opened in 1949, Luigiâ€™s has always been a family-owned restaurant. You canâ€™t miss their distinct awning complete with fluorescent letters as you drive down Broad Street!
Luigiâ€™s only has two specialty pizzas, but guests can add any number of additional toppings to the two that they offer. These delicious pizzas are truly made for meat lovers! The â€œCombination Pizzaâ€ comes with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions. The â€œGreek Combination Pizzaâ€ comes with pepperoni, homemade Italian sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Additional toppings offered include anchovies, bacon, meatballs, salami, and Greek olives.
Check out the full menu here to see all the other Italian specialty dishes they have to offer.
Antonio’s Italian Eatery
Antonioâ€™s Italian Eatery in downtown North Augusta offers an extensive selection of Italian food, including an impressive variety of pizzas. They have Neapolitan pizza, Sicilian pizza, specialty pizzas that are well-known, and also ones that are unique to this restaurant.
The Neapolitan, or hand-tossed pizza, and Sicilian, or thick crust, pizzas can have a variety of toppings added, from fresh mozzarella to pesto drizzle to sundried tomatoes, and of course, all the classic toppings. Antonioâ€™s also has some more unique options that are sure to delight your taste buds. For adventurous seafood lovers, the White Clam Pizza has olive oil, garlic, chopped clams, and mozzarella. Meat lovers will definitely want to try the Cheesesteak Pizza, with grilled steak, onion, bell pepper, and mozzarella.
Antonioâ€™s has a lot of great pizza options, no matter what youâ€™re craving! See their full menu here.
Craft & Vine
Craft & Vine is one of the hottest restaurants in Augusta right now. As a part of the Frog Hollow Hospitality Group, the folks at Craft & Vine are no strangers to the restaurant business. This Instagram-worthy spot has both delicious food and an urban atmosphere, making it one of the best places to grab some pizza.
Craft & Vine offers nine wood-fired pizzas, which are elevated to match the atmosphere of this trendy small-plates restaurant. The burrata pesto pizza is perfect for the cheese lover looking to try something a little more adventurous. It comes with shaved prosciutto and pistachio dust on top. â€œThe Meatyâ€ is like a charcuterie board on a pizza! The toppings include hot capicola, prosciutto, soppressata, mozzarella, gruyÃ¨re, and kalamata olives.
Be sure to check out Craft & Vineâ€™s theme nights, where they offer a variety of specials, which frequently include pizza! Past themes include Tiki Room, Craft & Carnival, and Christmas Vacation. View all their menus here.
Giuseppeâ€™s has been in the Augusta area since 1985, not as long as Luigiâ€™s, but this place has earned a reputation for delicious pizza! Its convenient location on Wheeler Road makes it a frequent destination for a casual, yet delicious meal. They can even cater your next event!
Giuseppeâ€™s offers both Neapolitan and Sicilian pizza. Some unique toppings that can be added to their pizzas include artichoke hearts, sliced eggplant, and Canadian bacon. Standout specialty pizzas include the â€œLoaded Potato Pizza,â€ which has a sliced potato and sour cream base, topped with mozzarella cheese, crispy bacon, chopped broccoli, and diced red onion; and the â€œBBQ Chicken Pizza / Steak Pizzaâ€ with homemade sauce, either chicken or steak and a mozzarella and cheddar cheese blend.
There is truly something for everyone on Giuseppeâ€™s extensive menu, including seafood lovers and vegetarians! View their full menu here.
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