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Serving Athens and the Surrounding Areas / Located in Athens, AL
256-434-8400

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Joe's World Famous Pizzeria

A Lifetime Dedicated to Pizza

Our founder and CEO, Joe Carlucci, grew up in New York. It was no coincidence that he was fascinated by the taste of an authentic Neapolitan pizza - New York's love for pizzas is hardly hidden from anyone. One day, Joe sat down wondering how he could bring this delight to the rest of the world. It didn't take him long to find his way.

Joe turned to his mentor and great friend, Tony Gemigani (an 11-time World Pizza Champion), for guidance. Joe studied the art of pizza under Tony for 15 years. He became a teammate and fellow founding member of the “World Pizza Champions.”

Finally, in 2015, Joe’s World Famous Pizzeria was established. Our pizzas are made in an authentic Neapolitan oven, using only the freshest ingredients and recipes from all over the world. Our authentic Neapolitan sauce is made with hand-crushed tomatoes, natural sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, Italian spices, and fresh basil. We don't use any sugar or preservatives.
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Bringing Genuine Pizza Flavors To The World

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Winning Hearts and Awards
  • Scuola Italaina Pizzaioli., San Francisco, California
  • Graduated – Certified Pizza Chef - 2008
  • Pizza Throwing Guinness World Record Holder: World's Highest Pizza Toss – 21.5 feet
  • Gold Medal: Squandra Acrobatica Pizza Olympics-Salsmaggioria, Italy - 2006
  • Gold Medal: Squandra Acrobatica Pizza Olympics-Salsmaggioria, Italy – 2007
  • Gold Medal: “Team Acrobatica” Las Vegas, NV – 2005
  • US Pizza Champion: “Freestyle Acrobatica” Los Angeles, CA - 2004
  • Fastest Pizza Maker: Naples – 2011
  • Pizza Baking Best Pizza: Danbury, CT – 2000, 2001, 2007
  • Best Gourmet Pizza: Rome Food Show – 2006
  • 1st Place: Best Gourmet Northeast, Atlantic City, NV
  • 2nd Place: Best Pizza Overall Northeast, Atlantic City, NV
  • 2nd Place: Best Pizza, Intemazionale Dei 2, Leece, Italy, 2008
  • “Certified Pizzalia Classification” 2008
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Television and Personal Appearances
  • Food Network’s “Pizza Battle ESPN “Cold Pizza”
  • Food Network’s “World Pizza Challenge”
  • Discovery “Times:Short Takes” “Gozalo!”
  • Dominican Republic “Passion Gourmet”
  • Dominican Republic “Chevere Nights”
  • Dominican Republic Pizzerelli Pizza Tour
  • Dominican Republic “Edika Food Show”
  • Munich, Germany
  • Danbury Pizza Festival North American Pizza and Ice Cream Show – Columbus, OH
  • Presto Food Show – Belterra, IN
  • GFS Food Show – Miami, FL
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