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Chow Down at These Spots For the Best Pizza in Charlotte

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We love pizza! Old World, NY or NJ style, thin or thick crust, we’re really just here for it all.

If you love a good slice just as much as we do, get ready because we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to grab a pie in the QC. From Montford to Midtown, Uptown and everywhere in between, we love these spots for pizza in Charlotte!

Luisa’s is an ode to Old World pizza, from the decor to the dining. What’s the secret that makes Luisa’s so authentic? “The difference is in the oven,” according to the owner who Luisa’s is named after. Luisa’s prides themselves on their authentic wood-fired oven imported from Italy.

Want to try Luisa’s authentic pizza for yourself? Check out their lunch buffet where you’ll enjoy pizza, pasta, salad, and a drink for under $10! 

Monday | 5:00pm–9:00 pm
Tuesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Wednesday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Thursday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Friday | 5:00pm–10:00pm
Saturday | 5:00pm–9:00pm
Sunday | 5:00pm–9:00pm

📍 1730 Abbey Pl, Charlotte, NC 28209

NJ-style pizza comes to NC via Sal’s Pizza Factory! Similar to New York-style pizza but known for having a crispier crust, NJ-style pizza is quickly becoming a favorite in Charlotte and nationwide. 

Pizzerias run in the family for Sal’s owner Fabio Durrazo and his family. Originally from Napoli, Italy, Durrazo’s father came to the States in 1970 and worked to open his own pizza place. Durrazo carries this legacy on at both of Charlotte’s Sal’s locations. From pizza to pasta, cheesesteaks and more, Sal’s is where it’s at. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Wednesday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Thursday | 10:00am–10:00pm
Friday | 10:00am–11:00pm
Saturday | 10:00am–11:00pm
Sunday | 11:00 am–10:00 pm

📍 3723 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205

“Omaggio” means “homage” in Italian, and Pizzeria Omaggio is just that. A love letter to the art of pizza-making, Pizzeria Omaggio uses only the freshest ingredients for their traditional pizzas and Italian-American dishes.

Centrally located in the Metropolitan, Pizzeria Omaggio has ambiance and atmosphere and with their menu that’s a perfect balance of traditional and seasonal, it’s a perfect place to pop in for a quick lunch or a dinner date. 

Monday | 10:30am–9:30pm
Tuesday | 10:30am–9:30pm
Wednesday | 10:30am–9:30 pm
Thursday | 10:30am–9:30pm
Friday | 10:30am–10:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am–10:00pm
Sunday | 12:00pm–9:30pm

📍 1055 Metropolitan Ave #130, Charlotte, NC 28204

Geno D’s is a father-daughter venture set in 7th Street Station. The original Geno D’s was located in Tom’s River, NJ for about 35 years, then reopened in Charlotte when Geno’s daughter Gena was 25 – the same age as Geno was when he opened the original! 

This father-daughter comeback isn’t just a long time coming, it’s delicious. Stop into the vibrant 7th street location and check out the fan-favorite “Grandma style” pizza that’s made Geno’s so popular!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Wednesday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Thursday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Friday | 11:00am–7:00pm
Saturday | 9:00am–7:00pm
Sunday | 9:00am–5:00pm

📍 224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202

If you want to do it big, you better get to Benny’s! Known for their NY-style super-sized slices and their late-night hours, Benny’s is the place to be when you need to get your pizza fix. 

Each Benny’s location is inspired by the neighborhood they reside in – “pennello” means “paintbrush” in Italian, so it’s perfect for the NoDa neighborhood. Located in the old gingham factory alongside Heist Brewery, Benny’s is the perfect spot to grab a (14″) slice when you’re in a big mood for pizza. 

Mon | 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Tues | 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Wed | 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Thurs | 11:00 am – 2:00 am
Fri | 11:00 am – 3:00 am
Sat | 11:00 am – 3:00 am
Sun | 11:00 am – 12:00 am

📍 2909 N Davidson St STE 100, Charlotte, NC 28205

Mila Simmons

Mila Simmons

Mila is the Charlotte Content Lead/City Manager for UNATION, and author of the Stuff to Do in Charlotte City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Charlotte area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinCharlotte on Instagram and Facebook.

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