Whether you like yours deep dish or crispy thin, with a glass of red or to-go, piled high with toppings or are more of a plain Jane, Charlotte has plenty of ways to feed your pizza craving. From Lake Norman to Fort Mill and everywhere in between, we’ve rounded up the best places grab a slice, pie or flatbread. Browse by neighborhood, listed in alphabetical order.
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The Rusty Onion
6654 Carmel Rd.
The scoop: There’s something of everyone on this menu, from 13 specialty pizzas to a build-your-own and gluten free option.
What we’re having: The Shrromin’ Fun guy – Mushroom and rusty onion mix with goat cheese, roasted garlic spread, mozzarella, arugula and white truffle oil.
- Wednesday: Half price bottles of wine
- Weekdays: Half off select appetizers at the bar from 4- 6 p.m.
Tony’s Big Pizza
14027 Conlan Circle
The scoop: Authentic pizza made from fresh vegetables, hand-tossed dough and homemade sauce.
What we’re having: The Greenhouse- tomatoes, Bell Peppers, Onions, Black Olives, Spinach, Mushrooms.
- Monday: 15-inch one topping pizza, two drinks for $14.95
- Tuesday: Stromboli or calzone and one drink for $9.95
- Wednesday: 17-inch one topping pizza and an appetizer for $18.50
- Thursday: Two large subs for $16.95
- Friday: 19-inch one topping pizza and garlic knots for $19.95
- Saturday: Two 17-inch one topping pizzas for $26.95
- Sunday: 19-inch one topping pizza and 10 boneless wings for $21.95
Vine American Kitchen
13735 Conlan Circle
The scoop: This Ballantyne staple has a section of their menu dedicated to flatbreads. Choose from classic, pepperoni and sausage, roasted vegetable and BBQ chicken and white cheddar.
What we’re having: The roasted vegetable flatbread – perfect for fall.
- Thursday: Half price bottles of wine
OGGI Ristorante Italiano
16646 Hawfield Way Dr.
The scoop: Another spot with a flatbread section on the menu (lunch only). Notable order: the vegetable flatbread with zucchini, tomato, portobello, onion, crispy potato fries.
What we’re having: Blackened shrimp flatbread – mozzarella, fresh tomato, chive, reduced balsamic.
Arooji’s Wine Room
5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
The scoop: There may only be two options on the menu, but we can’t argue with a good wine/pizza pairing.
What we’re having: Arooji’s pizza – Thin crust pizza with proscuitto, sun dried tomato pesto and provolone cheese.
6432 Wilkinson Blvd.
The scoop: Inspiration for Simonetta’s specialty pizzas comes from tried and true family recipes and a focus on simplicity. In addition to order off the menu, a build-you-own option is available.
What we’re having: House special – sausage, eggplant, tomato, spinach and ricotta.
The String Bean
106 N. Main Street
The scoop: Don’t miss the flatbreads and pies on the menu at The String Bean, built with fresh and local ingredients.
What we’re having: Figgylicious – Delicious fig spread on a flatbread topped with shaved prosciutto and goat cheese, then finished off with fresh peppery arugula and a balsamic drizzle.
Inizio Pizza Napoletana
2230 Park Rd.
The scoop: True neapolitan-style pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven in under 90 seconds. Sit on the spacious patio or grab a seat at a long community-style table to share handcrafted pies.
What we’re having: Pistachio – Rosemary, Sea Salt, Ricotta, Buffalo Mozzarella, Garlic, Pistachio Pesto Sauce, Pistachios.
- Monday & Tuesday: Half off wine bottles
- Wednesday: $3.50 drafts all day
- Thursday: $2 small gelato
Fran’s Filling Station
2410 Park Road
The scoop: Fran’s boasts a few flatbread options to round-out your meal, from sweet to savory.
What we’re having: Fig, goat cheese and brie flatbread.
- Monday: Half off bottles of wine
300 East Boulevard
The scoop: Did you know you could grab pizza at this neighborhood gem? Choose from the Spanish pizza or the Man Baby with roasted tomato basil sauce and fresh mozzarella. Brunch pizza.
What we’re having: Spanish pizza – Joyce Farms chicken, serrano ham, gouda and manchego, roasted pepper tomato sauce.
- Monday: Half off wines by the glass
- Tuesday: Half off canned beer and glasses of rosé
- Thursday: $35.50 local draft beer
- Sunday: Half off wine bottles
Carpe Diem Restaurant
1535 Elizabeth Ave.
The scoop: This Charlotte staple boasts a handcrafted pizza option on its starters menu.
What we’re having: Pizza appetizer with house made naan, cauliflower, shaved brussels sprouts, pancetta, shallot-garlic confit, Gruyere.
Hawthorne’s New York Pizza and Bar
1701 E. 7th Street
The scoop: This neighborhood eatery serves up a menu of specialty pies, from the luau to their speical white with sundired tomatoes.
What we’re having: Keep it local with the Elizabeth special – pepperoni, Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, Bell Peppers, White Onions And Mozzarella Cheese.
- Monday: $3.50 drafts
- Tuesday: Kids eat free – With every $7.50 an adult spends get 1 kids meal free.
- Sunday: Half price bottles of wine
Fratelli Ristorante & Pizzeria
975 Market St.
The scoop: Make a selection from an assortment of New York style pies with traditional and gourmet toppings, or opt for a pan pizza with thick crust, extra cheese and sauce.
What we’re having: The numero tre pan pizza – roasted red pepper, fresh garlic, salami and prosciutto.
- Monday & Tuesday: Kids eat free – one free kids menu item with purchase of n adult entree
- Wednesday: Half price wine
8167 Charlotte Hwy.
The scoop: Have your pizza your way with a choice of toppings on original, thin, Sicilian pan or gluten free crust.
What we’re having: Creamy garlic chicken – Tender cuts of chicken, hearty black olives, flavorful onions, crispy green peppers & fresh tomatoes on our creamy garlic sauce.
773 Crossroads Plaza
The scoop: The pros at Village Pizza have been perfecting the recipe for fresh pies for over 25 years. The house-made dough and sauce just may be the secret ingredients. Gluten free crust available.
What we’re having: The Village Specialty – Artichoke, Roasted Red Peppers, Salami & Spinach
500 S Main St #401, Mooresville
The scoop: Known for its charred crust and brick oven Neopolitan-style pizza, Aliño Pizzeria offers ten specialty pies. Plus, an affordable glass of wine, just $4 every day.
What we’re having: The traditional Margherita and the Sorrento pies.
Matt’s Chicago Dog
19732 One Norman Dr., Cornelius
The scoop: You don’t have to travel all the way to the windy city for Chicago-style pizza. Stop by for a deep dish, hot dogs and more.
What we’re having: The deep dish, of course!
Proscuitto’s Pizzeria & Pub
20920 Torrence Chapel Rd., Cornelius
The scoop: Take a trip to Boston without leaving the Queen City. Enjoy their take on pizza, plus live music and the game on the big screen. It’s a tried and true family favorite. They also have cauliflower crust!
What we’re having: Boston cheesesteak pizza – Shaved steak, onions, blue cheese crumbles, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and mozzarella.
- Monday: half price wine bottles
The Vinyl Pi
15906 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville
The scoop: The rock-n-roll atmosphere fits in with the unique offerings at The Vinyl Pi, from the Supremes (almost every topping you can think of) to the moe, made with a base of Frank’s Red hot sauce.
What we’re having: The white album – spinach, tomatoes, basil pesto swirl, garlic cream base.
- Wednesday: Half off select wine bottles, plus kids eat free (receive a free kids menu item with $12 minimum adult purchase. Dine-in only, one kids item per adult entree).
Novanta 90 Pizzeria Napoletana
120 Langtree Village Dr #102, Mooresville
The scoop: Hand-crafted Neopolitan pizza (think a thin, soft crust) fired in a Stefano Ferraro wood burning oven for between 60 and 90 seconds.
What we’re having: Nopoletana – pomodoro sugo, anchovies, parmigiano reggiano, basil, mozzarella, olives, evoo.
1055 Metropolitan Ave #130
The scoop: “Omaggio” means homage in Italian, and that’s exactly what the folks at Pizzeria Omaggio aim to do with their specialty and create-your-own pies. We love that they have a whole menu dedicated to white pizza!
What we’re having: Pera gorgonzola – a white pizza with whole milk mozzarella, gorgonzola and sliced pears.
- Monday – Friday: 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Pizzas starting at $9
- Wednesday: Half price wine
601 S Kings Dr.
The scoop: Homestyle Italian and New Haven-style pizza, cooked in a true wood-burning oven with a characteristically thin crust.
What we’re having: Joe’s favorite – Pepperoni and house made pork sausage smothered with mounds of shredded mozzarella.
- Wednesday: Half off wine bottles
1100 Metropolitan Ave.
The scoop: You know and love Vivace for the views, brunch and entrees, but have you tried their pizza? Options range from mushroom to Margherita to fig and prosciutto.
What we’re having: Fig and prosciutto – gorgonzola, baby arugula.
DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana
1500 E 3rd St. and 7315 Waverly Walk Ave.
The scoop: Can you taste the authenticity? DeSano Pizzeria carries through on their commitment to Italian-style cooking by only using the highest quality ingredients flown in weekly from Napoli and Campania. All pizzas are made-to-order and cooked in wood-burning ovens for a quick 90 seconds.
What we’re having: DeSano specialty pizza – San Marzano tomato sauce, sausage, pepperoni, garlic, scamorza, mozzarella di bufala, pecorino romano.
- Thursday: $12 wine flights
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint
345 S Kings Dr.
The scoop: Get creative and build-your-own or choose from their chef-created specialty pies.
What we’re having: The Alfredo artichoke – Alfredo Sauce – Mozzarella – Artichoke Hearts – Spinach – Red Onions – Baby Bellas – Parmesan Cheese – Pesto Drizzle.
Stagioni: Four Seasons of Food
715 Providence Rd.
The scoop: Cut your gourmet pizza with shears at this Myers Park favorite serving fresh twists on authentic Italian recipes. Choose from five specialty options.
What we’re having: Margharita – NC heirloom tomatoes, roasted garlic cream sauce, mozzarella, parmesan and basil.
Reids Fine Foods
2823 Selwyn Ave.
The scoop: Try something new at Reids with their flatbread options, including a classic Margherita with fresh mozzarella, marinated Roma tomatoes, and torn basil.
What we’re having: The Truffle Goat Cheese with fried potato, roasted tomato, pesto, and arugula.
Luisa’s Brick Oven Pizzeria
1730 Abbey Pl.
The scoop: The possibilities are endless with a build-your-own option (with tons of topping options) and speicalty pies. Don’t miss their popular lunch buffet.
What we’re having: Eggplant Special – Roasted eggplant, provolone, garlic and parmesan cheese.
- Tuesday: Half price kids meals from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Zio Casual Italian
116 Middleton Dr.
The scoop: Try one of their grilled pies made with scratch-made dough and vegetables from their on-site organic garden.
What we’re having: Goat Cheese & Prosciutto – Goat cheese, provolone, sundried tomato, caramelized shallot, prosciutto, fresh arugula, truffle oil.
- Monday and Tuesday: half price bottles of wine
5126 Park Rd.
The scoop: This local chain is a favorite for both in-house and takeout dining. A bonus? You can enjoy at two other locations in Eastway and the Arboretum.
What we’re having: Positano – Grilled shrimp, tomatoes, mushrooms, basil, olive oil, garlic, ricotta and mozzarella.
2909 N Davidson St, Ste 100
The scoop: Challenge yourself to a larger-than-life slice at Benny Pennello’s, where each slice measures 14 inches!
What we’re having: Classic pepperoni, but check in for monthly specialty slices!
2909 N. Davidson Street Suite 200
The scoop: This go-to brewery also boasts an impressive menu of wood fired flatbreads. Grab a brew and a slice.
What we’re having: The new Sweet Shiitake: Herbed boursin cheese, mozzarella-provolone blend, shiitake mushrooms, fresh arugula, bacon jam, and Lil’ Buddy honey.
1427 E 10th St.
The scoop: Since 2007, this Charlotte go-to has been serving and delivering hand-tossed pizza and unique Serbian dishes.
What we’re having: Spinach supreme – Spinach Sautéed in Garlic, Ricotta, Mozzarella Cheese, Mushrooms.
- Wednesday: half price wine by the bottle.
Pizza Peel & Tap Room
1600 Central Ave.
The scoop: Choose from a large selection of meat and veggies specialty pies, or create your own Pizza-Tron.
What we’re having: Sorry for Partying Supreme – Pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, mozzarella cheese, green peppers, roasted red peppers, banana peppers, onion, mushroom.
- Monday: $4 glasses of wine and NC draft beer
- Tuesday: $3 select draft beer, kids eat free
- Thursday: Half price bottles of wine
1911 Central Ave.
The scoop: Feel good about your next slice with Pure Pizza’s fresh ingredients and commitment to the community. Read all about their ingredients here.
What we’re having: Smoked Salmon – Mozzarella, smoked salmon, capers, red onion, dill creme fraiche.
- Monday: $1 OMB Copper
- Tuesday: BOGO Pizza. But one get one free small and large pepperoni, cheese, veggie or one topping pizzas.
- Wednesday: Half price bottles of wine
- Thursday: Kid eat free – one per $10 adult purchase.
- Friday & Saturday: Large one-topping pizza and a pitcher of beer for $33
Millstone Pizza + Taphouse
121 Caldwell St.
The scoop: Childhood friends Brendan Kuhlkin and David Clapp spent weeks in Chicago and New York finding the best of the best ingredients for their pizzas. The result is Millstone’s menu of wood-fired pies. Gluten-free crust available/
What we’re having: The Zoe: White garlic sauce, prosciutto di parma, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, local goat cheese, mozzarella, fresh basil, olive oil.
- Wednesday: Half price bottles of wine
2349 Cherry Rd.
The scoop: Enjoy made-to-order NY-style pizza, authentic Italian dishes and more with fresh dough and sauce made daily in-house.
What we’re having: Pesto shrimp pizza: Pesto cream sauce, mozzarella cheese, garlic, tomato, shimp and fresh basil.
- Monday: Kids eat free
Luigi & Sons Italian Restaurant
2387 Cherry Rd.
The scoop: Bring your family to meet Luigi’s. This pizzeria is run by Luigi Rizzo, his wife, his six sons and two daughters.
What we’re having: Margellina – sauteed shrimp, baby clams, and fresh garlic.
Unknown Brewing Company
1327 S Mint St.
The scoop: Permanently parked at Unknown, Passport Dough & Co. takes hungry beer drinkers on an international tour with their pizza menu. With options like a brunch pie, Korean pizza and a kale and apple, you’ll never get bored!
What we’re having: The New French: Brie, Smoked Gouda, Apricot-Infused Wensleydale, Genoa Salami, Prosciutto di Parma, Sopressata, Apricot Jam, Heirloom Tomatoes and Balsamic Reduction.
Craft Tasting Room and Growler Shop
1320 S Church St.
The scoop: A go-to spot for crispy flatbreads, charcuterie board, craft beer and more in an inviting, industrial setting.
What we’re having: Go with a friend so you can split the greek flatbread (garlic oil, heart of palm, goat milk feta, roasted red peppers, $7) and the prosciutto (marinara, fresh mozzarella. pickles chilies, $7). And don’t miss the free boiled peanuts.
Brewers at 4001 Yancey
The scoop: The new joint venture from Southern Tier and Victory Brewing Company serves 12 and 16 inch pizzas made with their Victory Helles beer dough.
What we’re having: The crunch – roasted garlic, fresh mozzarella, olives, cured meats and broken pork rinds.
1801 South Blvd
The scoop: In 1998, two New Yorkers on the hunt for great pizza in Charlotte decided to create their own. We’re spoiled with multiple locations of this vintage-gas-station themed spot to get your fix.
What we’re having: The Brooklyn Bridge – Tomato sauce topped with hot cherry tomatoes, pepperoni, Italian sausage, fresh mozzarella, with fresh basil finish.
Luciano’s Ristorante Italiano
1910 South Blvd.
The scoop: For a more upscale take, order a pizza or flatbread from the patio at Luciano’s.
What we’re having: Smoked chicken – Grape tomatoes, bacon, feta cheese, authentic creamy Parmigiano dressing.
- Wednesday: half price bottles of wine
1750 Camden Rd #112
The scoop: Channel your inner pizza chef with a build-your-own approach featuring plenty of toppings and multiple crust options, including gluten free and high-rising.
What we’re having: Green stripe specialty pie – pesto drizzle over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella, arugula.
WP Kitchen + Bar
6706 Phillips Place Ct. C
The scoop: Stop by this South Park favorite for a number of pizza options, including Margherita ( san marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and basil), Prosciutto (mozzarella, roasted peppers, watercress, and parmesan), Chipotle BBQ Chicken (mozzarella, roasted corn, red onion, pickled fresno peppers, cilantro) and more.
What we’re having: Roasted Mushroom – garlic cream, baby spinach, goat cheese, truffle oil.
- Tuesday: Half off all wine bottles under $70
Reid’s Fine Foods
4331 Barclay Downs Dr.m
The scoop: Reid’s “After 5” menu offers multiple flatbread options. Grab a glass of vino and pick your favorite.
What we’re having: The new Chorizo & Roasted Corn (pictured) with onions, cheddar, mozzarella, and chipotle sour cream.
- Wednesday: Half price wine by the glass.
- Saturday: Choose a bottle from the wine list and enjoy for half off.
106-B S. Sharon Amity Road and 8504 Park Road
The scoop: Dine on your choice of authentic Neapolitan pizzas from the sunny patio. This long-time Charlotte staple offers a never-ending menu of creative options, like the Maui (honey ham, fresh pineapple, scallions, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses with a honey glazed crust), Mojo (Caribbean jerk diced chicken, whole marinated black beans, Roma tomatoes, black olives, green peppers, red onions, mozzarella cheese and garlic) and a create-your-own.
What we’re having: The Paparazzi: Artichoke hearts, Roma tomatoes, greek olives, capers, mozzarella and fresh garlic.
- Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.: 10-inch specialty or up to three topping pizza for $6.
- Tuesday: 5-8 p.m. One child per $7 adult purchase.
- Sunday: Any 18” extra large pizza is $15.
Mezzanotte Brick Oven Pizza
2907 Providence Rd.
The scoop: Dine on your choice of authentic Neapolitan pizzas from the sunny patio.
What we’re having: The Mezzanotte – Ricotta-tomato sauce, mozzarella, prosciutto and Italian sausage. Or, the parmigiana – Fried eggplant, fresh mozzarella, ricotta, marinated tomatoes, pomodoro, topped with basil.
- Sunday: half off select bottles of wine
- Tuesday: Half off imported beer
- Wednesday: Half off select bottles of wine
- Thursday: $5 select wines by the glass
- Friday: $5 margaritas and Bellinis
- Saturday: Half off domestic beer
TRUE Crafted Pizza
7828 Rea Rd.
The scoop: Take your pick from TRUE’s two primary styles of pizza: traditional oven baked pies with crispy crusts, or signature grilled pizzas brushed with olive oil and grilled to perfection.
What we’re having: BLT – applewood smoked bacon, grilled romaine lettuce, grape tomato with creamy bleu cheese or ranch dressing.
Brooklyn Pizza Parlor
7725 Colony Rd. E1
The scoop: Classic NY-style pizza parlor with plenty of options, including stuffed pizzas and great non-pizza dishes.
What we’re having: The Julia white pizza – creamy spiced ricotta. A portion of sales benefit charities that advocate for childhood cancer treatment.
Riccio’s Italian Restaurant
9213 Baybrook Ln.
The scoop: Since 1962, Riccio’s has been serving up traditional New York style pies with homemade dough and sauce.
What we’re having: The artichoke pizza – White style with mozzarella, Gouda, marinated artichokes, and fresh tomatoes.
303 S. Church Street
The scoop: This modern American hotspot serves up multiple pizza options under the direction of Executive Chef Robert Hoffman.
What we’re having: The House Sausage (Hen of the Woods, Cippolini) or the Polpette E Mash Potato (Lamb and Pork Meatballs, Fresh Mozzarella, Creamy Potato, Tomato Sauce).
127 N. Tryon St.
The scoop: 5Church is switching it up from the traditional pizza and offering flatbreads. The dinner menu offers two choices that pair perfectly with a glass of Private Label wine.
What we’re having: Spring Pea Flatbread (fresh mozzarella and English pea flatbread, roasted garlic, tarragon, pea greens) or the Roasted Chicken Flatbread (confit baby heirloom tomato, roasted garlic, herbed local ricotta).
601 South College Street
The scoop: JP Charlotte serves up two wood-fired pizza variations on their dinner menu, including a Smoked Chicken Pizza.
What we’re having: The house favorite, the Margharita (pictured) with Buffalo Mozzarella, tomatoes, basil and balsamic.
137 Brevard Court
The scoop: Pizza with flavors as unique as its oblong shape. Build your own or pick from fun chef’s specialties.
What we’re having: Browse the ingredients and make your own, plus be on the lookout for their salad version and pizza of the month.
222 South Caldwell St.
The scoop: For a pie with a view, head to the 21st floor for a menu of four classic pizzas.
What we’re having: Mr. Fungi – Roasted Exotic Mushrooms, Asparagus, Brussels Sprouts, Truffle Oil.
Bisonte Pizza Co.
710 W. Trade St.
The scoop: Bisonte brings Buffalo-style crust (a doughy take somewhere between thin NY-style and deep-dish Chicago style) to Uptown. In addition to specials pies, Bisonte also offers some of the best wings in Charlotte, pastas and salads.
- Monday: $1.00 off any 12” sub
- Tuesday: $3.50 off a large cheese +1 topping pizza
- Wednesday: $1.00 off any order of pasta
Aria Tuscan Grill
100 N Tryon St.
The scoop: Settle in for happy hour and one of their bar pizzas, or dine for dinner and select from multiple red and white pizzas.
What we’re having: Asparagus and artichoke pizza with preserved lemon and goat cheese.
Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen
150 N College St.
The scoop: Venture from your usual order and try one of the three pizzas on Rooster’s menu: roasted chicken pizza, salami and cheese pizza, mushroom, campo de montalban pizza.
What we’re having: Roasted chicken pizza.