No pepperoni to be had within these walls, but you likely won't miss it.
First Bite is a look at, not a full review of, a new Charlotte-area restaurant.
Here's the thing about nay-sayers: They wouldn't know good food if our pizza dough was slung into their faces. Yes, you can find pizza around every corner in any city of the U.S. now, but I do not want anything else now that I have been to Pie Town. It is located in between Graham and Cedar on Trade Street just a few blocks from the heart of uptown. If you have to make a small trip over there, I assure you, It is well worth it. I have always sub-consciously judged a restaurant on their appetizers and I must say, theirs are fantastic. I know the pizza will be enough food, but I cannot go in to Pie Town without ordering the gnocchi or the cauliflower. My favorite pie is the wild mushroom on the whole grain crust! I crave it! The atmosphere is fun and funky and the service has always been great. I can eat at lunch for under $10 and at night, they have great drink specials. If you think it is overpriced, please, go get yourselves a greasy papa johns and leave pie town's pizza to those of us why have some taste. I hope this restaurant is around for years to come!
Crispy, yet chewy crust, delicious and unique toppings, and a modern, funky atmosphere. The appetizers we tried on several of our vists--speideni, calamari, and the oven roasted olive--are all fantastic. We just love the speideni which are thin meats wrapped around savory fillings and baked like a calzone with no crust.
All of the food we've had here is scrumptious. It's just not the same category as Papa John's (which in it's own right is good). This is a fantastic treat. Our favorite pizzas are the bacon and egg and the White Clam à la Frank Pepe’s Napoletana pizzas.
Simply calling this a pizza joint is like calling a fine dining steakhouse a "meat restaurant"--it's a correct statement, but misses the entire essence of the place.
If you have to spend more time in an article setting up the defense of a place than you do reviewing it, then something is wrong there. I am a foodie who appreciates artisinal neopolitan style pizzas, as well as the good ole double cheese versions. This place is a wreck. The majority of the problem comes down to execution, however the recipes are suspect as well. This highly touted crust is completely overrated and the veal meatball was so heavy and dense that I could have played bocce ball with it. I am a Peter Reinhart fan, but this place misses the mark on so many fronts. I do not wish failure on any hardworking business, but, mark my words, this place will not be around more than two years. Better hurry!!!
A friend and I tried it. Crust was nothing special and was burned. Toppings were OK, but not any better than any other pizza place. Total for each at lunch with drink was about $14. Frankly, the place around the corner that starts with a "D" has much better pizza -- and better prices. We won't go again.
Being a big french fry fan I followed the Big O review and went to a Myers Park restaurant for the fries. They were the same as McD's with some herbs sprinkled on them In my mind they are as far off on the pizza at Pie Town. Mediocre food, service OK, ambiance zero, and a pervasive since of arrogance by the leadership.
Hi, I googled the restaurant and here's the website:
Address is 701 W Trade
I wish you would publsh an address.
2. Lame atmosphere
3. Bad pizz
5. Tried it twice and same both time (flimsy crust...below average apps (tasteless gnocchi, overcooked spiedini, inedible meatballs and asparagus that overcooked)
I had the Pie Town Margherita pizza, it was the BEST. The cheese was the creamiest and the richist i've ever tasted i could eat there eveyday well at least a few times a week. Once you eat a Pie Town pizza you'll never want anything else. 5 stars all the way. :)
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