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The Best Pizza in Charlotte

As the most populated city in North Carolina, Charlotte has an interesting and rich history. Named after Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, "The Queen City" became a hub for gold mining at its start. While early settlers mainly come from English-Irish descent, a wide range of ethnic groups have influenced this vibrant city. Today, it reigns as one of America's fastest-growing cities, rich in culture and diversity, offering foodies the perfect combination of high-end chefs, farmers, and artisans. Charlotte has grown into a melting pot of international cuisines — including Italian eateries dishing up authentic pizzas. Looking for the best pizza in Charlotte? The city has many beloved pizza places. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemakers List. We've pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Book a table to try the best pizza in Charlotte and enjoy all that these pizzeria hotspots have to offer.

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6 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Angeline's, Zinicola, Aria Tuscan Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Neighborhoods:Uptown, Ballantyne
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1073 reviews
When it comes to the best pizza in Charlotte, the locals know where to go — and Angeline’s certainly makes the shortlist. The restaurant itself is spacious, warm, and inviting, offering a comfortable yet energetic setting. This stylish, contemporary restaurant serves up vibrant Italian dishes, as well as local craft cocktails, and exquisite wines. Although they offer a wide range of quality creations, including their whipped ricotta and veal Milanese, their pizza is always an easy (and excellent) choice. Whether pizza lovers are in the mood for house-made sausage, truffles, or mushrooms, their wood-fired pizzas never disappoint. Angeline's also offers a pre-theatre menu, including a choice of three courses. Don't miss out on their impressive after-dinner cocktail list.

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812 reviews
As they say at Zincola, their goal is to showcase honest technique, pure ingredients, and the concept of soulful Italian. Offering pizza lovers an elegant dining experience, Zinicola features both indoor and outdoor seating. Their goal here is to create food that inspires, incorporating the flavors of the season, as well as dishes inspired by the Zinicola family. While they make pasta from scratch, in addition to various plates from the land and sea, their pizzas are always a crowd-pleaser. Serving unique combinations, including their gorgonzola and marinated fig pizza; or their sausage and broccoli rabe pie, there’s something for every pizza-loving craving. They also offer an extensive wine list, as well as an extensive cocktail and martini menu. Be sure to try their Maple Sidecar, featuring smoked maple bourbon, triple sec, and a splash of sour.

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Aria Tuscan Grill

3686 reviews
Refined yet cozy, Aria Tuscan Grill is known for their re-imagined old world cuisine and modern Italian setting. Bringing diners a true taste of the seasons, their menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients, handmade pasta, braised meats, fresh seafood, and some of the best pizza in Charlotte. With every dish served, they aim to provide diners with the feeling of family and home, while showcasing their enthusiasm for quality food. Although there’s a wide range of dishes available, including roasted trout, house-made lasagna, and veal osso buco, pizza lovers will be pleased with the many options available. Their polpette pizza is a favorite, featuring homemade meatballs, fresh mozzarella, and salsa verde.

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Buca di Beppo - Pineville

963 reviews
This well-established chain serves up family-style cuisine in a traditional Italian setting. Tables are dressed with red-and-white tablecloths, and the decor is reminiscent of the establishment's unique history. While ordering, diners have the option to choose from their small serving (which feeds three) or their large serving (which feeds five). Offering an extensive menu, diners can begin with a selection of fan-favorites, including their spicy shrimp, apple gorgonzola salad, or white wine mussels. While there are many pastas and other entrees to choose from, those looking for the best pizza in Charlotte will be pleased by the selection. A children's menu is also available which features a cheese and pepperoni pizza.

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Trio Restaurant - Charlotte

662 reviews
This vibrant, upscale eatery serves up some of the best pizza in Charlotte, all of which are cooked in a brick-oven. First launching in 1992, Trio remains committed to quality food and friendly service, all wrapped up into an inviting, beautiful environment. Their stunning wrap-around bar acts as a central focal point and their menu offers selections for any craving. Affordably priced, foodies can choose from their BLT with a twist, featuring pecan-smoked bacon; their roasted vegetarian, complete with spinach, banana peppers, red peppers, olives, and more; and many other creative options.

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Novanta Pizzeria Napoletana

203 reviews
Novanta Pizzeria Napoletana is an upscale establishment known for having some of the best pizza in Charlotte, in addition to calzones and other wood-fired delights. The interior space is full of character and charm. From their long granite-top bar, paired with funky red bar stools; to their open concept kitchen and stunning brick walls, it's easy to relax and enjoy the overall atmosphere. Here, diners can expect expect thin, soft crust pizza, topped with all-natural, fresh ingredients. Some of their most popular pizzas include their Siciliana, Meatball Mamma Mia, and and of course, their classic Nopoletana.

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