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August 27, 2021

The city’s most underrated pizzas

10 pizza shops share the pies diners too often overlook


Whether it’s Chicago-style, thin crust, or deep dish, I think we can all agree that pizza can be considered an important food group. That’s why this week, we have compiled a list of ten local restaurants that offer a variety of unique pies and the pizza those restaurants think diners unfairly overlook. If you’re looking to venture out from that classic pepperoni, we’ve got you covered. 

Inizio Pizza, Ballantyne and Dilworth
Most underrated pizza: The Maria
What’s on it: A seasonal mushroom blend, truffle crema, roasted garlic, buffalo mozzarella, sea salt, and pecorino cheese

Bisonte Pizza Co., Matthews and Uptown
Most underrated pizza: Buffalo chicken finger pizza
What’s on it: Homemade bleu cheese base topped with Bisonte chicken fingers, tossed in medium sauce, and Fontinella and mozzarella cheeses

Pizzeria Omaggio, Uptown
Most underrated pizza: Napule
What’s on it: Tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, Kalamata olives, anchovies, olive oil, and fresh basil

Sal’s Pizza Factory, Monroe Road and Dilworth
Most underrated pizza: Buffalo calamari pizza
What’s on it: Fried calamari tossed in buffalo sauce over mozzarella cheese 

Pure Pizza, Plaza Midwood
Most underrated pizza: The Lulu
What’s on it: Mozzarella, ground beef, bacon, tomatoes, jalapenos, and pimento cheese 

Stagioni, Myers Park
Most underrated pizza: Lamb pizza
What’s on it: Mozzarella, tomato sauce, smoked lamb sausage, sweet peppers, banana peppers, hot cherry peppers, sorghum, and fresh oregano

Mama Ricotta’s, Myers Park
Most underrated pizza: Chicken Oreganata
What’s on it: Roasted chicken breast, shredded mozzarella, red onions, and gorgonzola cheese drizzle with extra virgin olive oil

Intermezzo, Plaza Midwood
Most underrated pizza: Mexican pizza
What’s on it: Seasoned beef, mozzarella, black beans, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro, jalapenos and spicy crema

Capishe, Morehead Street
Most underrated pizza: San Lorenzo
What’s on it: Speciality Capishe red sauce, bufala mozzarella, sweet peppadew, cipollini onion, Italian sausage, fresh garlic, and extra virgin olive oil 

Pizzeria Sapienza, Uptown
Most underrated pizza: Bruschetta pizza
What’s on it: Tomato, basil, onion and mozzarella 

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