Charlotte’s Finest Five | Pizza

Updated: Jun 16


NO. 1 | INIZIO

Why it is Concierge Approved | One of the things we enjoy the most about Inizio is, for lack of better words, their "out of the box" thinking when it comes to toppings & unique ingredients. To create their signature dough, they use water & flour imported from Italy. So delicious! Most of their Pizze (yes, they prefer the plural word & you will see it on the menu) is made with either the traditional red sauce or specialty which may feature a delicious pesto or no sauce. Our favorites include: Margherita, Bianca, Diavola & Pistacchio. (In the fall the Pumpkin is a unique treat but our favorite seasonal might just be the Primavera.) Make sure to save room for the daily or seasonal cannolis (in the summer the Orange Crème tastes just like an orange creamsicle) or the daily gelato. So refreshing!

Providence Commons | 10620 Providence Road | 704.846.8909

Dilworth | 2230 Park Road | 704.900.0929



NO. 2 | MELLOW MUSHROOM

Why it is Concierge Approved | If you are looking for a fun & laidback spot, Mellow Mushroom is just the place. It has a playful hippie motif & sort of a funky feel. There is an impressive beer list, wine selection & great drink specials throughout the week. Start with the pretzel bites, it is an explosion of pretzel, garlic butter & parmesan goodness or we love the pretzels with marinara. The greek salad brimming with flavor & is the ideal match to the Kosmic Karma pizza. The Kosmic Karma is topped with feta cheese, mozzarella, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes & pesto swirl. The dough of the pizza is homemade & is buttery. If you happen to be gluten free, they have some really great GF pizza options!

Myers Park | 2820 Selwyn Avenue | 704.714.2801

Uptown | 255 W. Martin Luther King Boulevard | 704.371.4725

Ballantyne | 14835 Ballantyne Village Way | 704.369.5300



NO. 3 | BISONTE

Why it is Concierge Approved | Bisonte means Buffalo in Italian & the owners are two brothers from Buffalo, NY & bringing their family recipes to the Queen City. Known for their awards for both their wings & their pizza, we usually have to indulge in both. The pizza crust comes in two options: Buffalo (which is a more of a deep dish, thicker crust) or New York (which is thin). No matter your crust, both are covered in a tangy sauce, generous toppings & edge-to-edge cheese. We order the 3 Cheese Steak & The Bisonte Classic. Our side is always the wings, "from the pit" charbroiled & covered in the Carolina Gold sauce. Their homemade bleu cheese & ranch dressings are great for dipping not only your wings but the crust of your pizza.

Charlotte | 710 West Trade Street | 980.242.4395

Matthews | 1381 Chestnut Lane | 704.821.8003



NO. 4 | BROOKLYN PIZZA

Why it is Concierge Approved | Let us just say Brooklyn Pizza might just have the best Eggplant Marinara Pizza we've ever had! Let's talk about the crust, it's thin, but not too thin, & crispy enough to hold up to the toppings. The fresh crushed tomato pizza sauce is amazing! Many New Yorker's have given this place the seal of approval & while we are not New Yorker's it is pretty good NY Style pizza. The atmosphere is inviting & relaxing with a fireplace right in the middle of the room. No matter where you are seated you feel like you have a little privacy which is nice. me privacy no matter where you sit. Charlotte has some beautiful weather & this patio is a great place to enjoy, relax & spend some down time. Charlotte | 7725 Colony Road | 704.542.5439

Wesley Chapel | 6400 Weddington-Monroe Road | 704.821.0974



NO. 5 | CAPISHE

Why it is Concierge Approved | The menu is a compact but everything is thoughtfully designed & absolutely delicious. With nine pizzas, they have stayed focused on classic flavors using the freshest ingredients. In addition to the pizza they have sandwiches made with house-made bread, salads, a variety of small plates & of course, some mouthwatering homemade pastas. The service is a little more of a fast-casual, as you order at the counter, find a seat in the modern but intimate dining area & then your pizza is brought to your table. The pizza is made to order but cooks quickly (approx. 90 seconds), so usually you won't be waiting long. Our typical order has to include the antipasto platter & gelato...as for our pizza selection Prosciutto (if you like red sauce) & Mozzone (if you prefer white sauce). Either way so good!

Dilworth | 500 E. Morehead Street | 980.819.9494

SouthPark | 6555 Morrison Boulevard | 980.272.9791


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PURE PIZZA

Our Favorites: T-Rex, BBQ Chicken & The Little Weezy Five Cheezy

7th Street Market Uptown | 224 East 7th Street | 980.207.0037

Plaza Midwood | 1911 Central Avenue | 980.430.1701


HAWTHORNE'S

Our Favorites: Elizabeth Special, Crew & Luau (they also have the best Penne ala Vodka pasta)

Uptown | 1701 E. 7th Street | 704.358.9339

Carmel | 4100 Carmel Road | 704.544.0299

Highlands Creek | 5814 Highland Shoppes Drive | 704.875.8502

Rea Road | 8410 Rea Road | 980.272.9494

Harrisburg | 4351 Main Street | 704.455.0489

Mint Hill | 7319 Matthews-Mint Hill Road | 704.545.8089

Huntersville | 14205 Reese Boulevard | 704.992.1661


PIZZA PEEL

Our Favorites: The Godfather, Sorry for Partying & Positive Friction

Cotswold | 4422 Colwick Road | 704.714.8808

Plaza Midwood | 1600 Central Avenue | 704.790.7335

Matthews | 110 Matthews Station Street | 704.814.0231


STAGIONI

Our Favorites: Heirloom Tomato (the menu changes often so may not be available but all their pizza are delicious & so fun to have the wood-fired pizza served with a pair of scissors for freestyle cutting at your table.)

715 Providence Road | 704.372.8110


OMAGGIO PIZZAERIA

Our Favorites: Calabrese & Mortazza

1055 Metropolitan Avenue | 704.370.0117


MEZZANOTTE RISTORANTE

Our Favorites: Reginella, Mezzanotte & Isola Verde

2907 Providence Rd #100 | 704.365.4650


BRIXX

Our Favorites: Bronx Bomber, Greek, Mexican & Hawaiian

Dilworth | 1801 Scott Avenue | 704.376.1000

Foxcroft | 7814 Fairview Road | 704.295.0707

Blakeney | 9820 Rea Road | 704.940.2011

Birkdale | 16915 Birkdale Commons Parkway | 704.894.0044


CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

Our Favorites: BBQ Chicken Pizza & Sicilian

4400 SouthPark Road | 704.364.6280



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