Anyone who’s tried nailing an oven-fresh pizza pie to a wall knows that pizza makes better mouth filler than wall art. Today’s Groupon puts pizza back where it performs best: for $10, you get $20 worth of food at Pie Town, located just a few blocks from the Panthers stadium. Like a pepperoni-and-cheese post office, Pie Town is closed on Sundays.
Pie Town approaches each pizza as a work of crusted art, with local ingredients weaving in and out of each pie like the woodwinds in a cheese-based concerto. Pie Town uses both classic and 12-grain crusts as doughy circumferences for its pizza creations. Pie Town's pies are cooked for less than three minutes in the 800-degree heat of the restaurant's oven. When pizzas are done cooking, they are immediately brought to the table for inspection by the customer's taste buds. Acclaimed pizzas on Pie Town's dinner menu include the pie town margherita ($12), which employs mozzarella cheese from the Chapel Hill Creamery, and the Bacon and Egg ($13), where the eggs cook atop the piping hot pizza like magnifying-glassed ants on a bacon-and-arugula sidewalk. An assortment of traditional toppings ($2 each), such as pepperoni and Italian sausage, are also available as slingshot ammunition. Pie Town also serves a selection of appetizers ($5–$6), salads ($6–$7), and desserts such as gelato du jour or chocolate fondue with strawberries, marshmallows, and Rice Krispies treats ($7).
Pie Town is a member of the Sonoma Restaurant Group, alongside Charlotte staples Sonoma, Aria, and Press. Pie Town's relaxed atmosphere welcomes community and conversation, while its strict "no mountain lion" policy keeps bobcats begging for scraps outside.
Prices quoted are for dinner; lunch pricing is slightly lower.
The The Charlotte Observer and Charlotte magazine panegyrize Pie Town's pizzas, and 10Best lists the restaurant as one of the best in Charlotte. Yelpers give Pie Town an average of three stars, Citysearchers give it an average of 3.5 stars, and OpenTable reviewers give it an average of four stars:
...go to Pie Town and order the margherita pizza. Experience the chewy crunch of the first bite. Savor the bright but balanced tomato sauce, locally made (Chapel Hill Creamery) golden mozzarella, and fresh basil. Dip the smoky blackened crust in the red chili oil. Revel in the crispy/soft complexity of the cornicione, the bubbly edge of the crust. Wash it down with a sip of good red wine and, as we did on a few visits, look around the table in disbelief that something so simple could ever be this good. – Jon Luther, Charlotte
This place is amazing, we just had a great dinner with great service. The food was cooked perfectly, and the menu is so broad you can really make your own meal. I highly recommend the Parmesan fries they are fantastic. We also had the chocolate fondue which is really great to share with someone. – BaileyBWP, Citysearch