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Feb 25, 2012 09:27 AM

Pizza in Uptown Charlotte

Simple question for Charlotte Hounds...who does the best pizza in uptown Charlotte?

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  1. Here are a few I've tried and liked....

    Libretto's Pizzeria
    Brixx Wood-Fired Pizza

    Have not tried these but heard good things...

    Pie in the Sky
    Villa Francesca

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    1. re: easzman1

      Well since no one had responded in a quick amount of time on pizza inquiry, we just decided to try Merts for lunch and Steak BLT for dinner. I was pleased with BLT, they do things right, just no comparison to say a Ruth Chris, who I think has a stale menu. Props to a modern prime steakhouse (BLT), and just a wonderful wait staff.

      1. re: easzman1

        I've never really liked any pizza downtown, and I think I've tried all of them. Vapiano however has excellent pizza. I was honestly surprised that a cafeteria-style chain could do that. I really liked the arugula. (keep in mind this is not "NY style", more Neapolitan I guess)

        Pie in the Sky is decent is you're in a hurry and not expecting greatness. Libretto is very average, possibly even Fuel-level. I've tried it a couple of times and its just not that good and seems expensive. They also have entirely too many people behind the counter, especially considering the amount of time it takes to place your order and pay for it. I keep hoping Luigi's will open an outpost downtown, but I'm sure the rents are way too high for any non-corporate non-chain restaurant. Sorry for the rant.

        1. re: billyjack

          Are you kidding, if we can't rant about pizza, what can we rant about??? My friend saw fuel as we drove into town and naturally commented on possibility of a "slice", I decided not to waste the rare slice despite diet on Fuel. You'd think there'd have to be a decent pie somewhere in center city, but maybe not.

      2. Villa Francesca is the best pizza I've had in town. The Grandma's pizza is amazing.