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Anybody had a chance to try it yet? Its Reza's new pizza place on US-74 where Harvest (yuck) used to be.Wood fired oven and looks from the outside like the space has been completely renovated.

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  1. Anybody???

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    1. re: Spreadhead

      Just got back from lunch there, and it was FANTASTIC. We split a Greek salad, which was huge, plenty for three or maybe even four to share. I had the 10" Pollo pizza, which is roasted chicken, caramelized onion, mozzarella, tomato, and basil. The crust was perfect, the sauce had a bit of a kick, and the chicken was juicy and flavorful. All in all, one of the best pizzas I've had in a long time. Hubby had the spaghetti with shrimp in an amitriciana (spicy tomato) sauce, which was also very tasty. We will definitely be back.

    2. I have a good friend that lives out that way. He was excited to try Piazza when they opened.
      I will check into it and report back.

      1. I have a friend who ate their opening night. She is not much of a foody but said it was "fantastic" and had "great prices". Its on my list to try for sure.

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        1. re: caiogirl

          We were there a few days ago - OMG!!!!! The pizza is killer. And you're right - the prices were unbelievably reasonable....

        2. does anyone know how the pizza compares to West 1st in H'ville? they look like similar styles.

          1. we went opening weekend-pizza's great& the different sauces for the spaghetti-will probably be where the foodie finds peace-hubby had putenesca (sp?) w/ anchovy, olive & I think capers; i had the pesto chicken-a creamy pesto sauce with chicken-not very adventurous but i've been trying to get back all week-i'm still drooling!!! also, love the remodel job Reza has done, esp. the glass mosaic fire around the oven. definitely good food @ a friendly price & great for families w/ small children-we took our 3 boys under 5.

            1. Tonight we had two pizzas there, the funghi (wild mushroom, rosemary, and three cheeses) and the rustica (pepperoni, marinara, mozz, and herbs). They were both fabulous.

              1. Have eaten there a few times now, both with others and solo. The only thing I'd suggest is that they have a option for a person dining alone to have a small salad or pasta bowl. I had lunch there yesterday and had a small pizza. I'd love to have had a small salad with it, but didn't want the huge bowl of salad. Same thing with the pasta. It would be nice to have a half sized option.

                Otherwise, I think it's fantastic!

                1. So sad, we went Tuesday night and it was closed for a party. Sigh, maybe next time.

                  1. it's nice to have another good place in Fairview. We found the pizza to be good; maybe a little chewy. the pasta was just ok. the sauce is serve on the side so the pasta tends to get cold and sticky. All in all we were happy but Reza is still better food. They only serve beer and wine also; the place before had it all.

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                    1. re: ashevillejunkie

                      We went tonight. It was good but not worth making the drive from North Asheville...for now I'll stick to Marco's. The greek salad was excellent. The funghi pizza and rustica pizza were good, but I agree with the previous post...a little chewy for such a thin crust. If it had been cracker-crisp I think I would have liked it a lot more. It was pretty greasy as well. If I'm in the area (at the mall, whatever) I would be inclined to stop in, but again...would not make a special trip out there. The pasta did not look appealing to me with the big bowl of plain noodles and sauce on the side. Rezaz definitely has better food (although they are two totally different concepts).

                      If you liked the pizza at Piazza I strongly suggest you try the flatbread pizza at Lexington Avenue Brewery. Similar concept and LAB blows it out of the water.