The high levels of artificial preservatives and chemicals in modern pizza are the number-two cause of crow’s feet and dry mouth in America. Today's Groupon gets you $20 worth of fresh, organic pizza for $10 at zpizza, an oasis of natural, full-flavored pie in a wasteland of modern preservatives. zpizza offers bubbly pizza that’s safe for vegans, vegetarians, the gluten-shy, and snooty gourmands. Handcrafted rusticas join hot and cold sandwiches, crisp salads, and pasta on a menu full of organic options. Your Groupon is good for carryout or dine-in at the Virginia Beach location or the Chesapeake location (set to open in May).
Every pizza at zpizza is freshly prepared, hand thrown, gently coaxed into the oven using soft birdcalls and pheromone trails, and fire-baked to crispy perfection. The dough is prepared fresh daily from 100% certified-organic wheat flour, and z is also happy to offer certified organic and gluten-free crusts, sating the pizza desire of the allergic, dieters, and wheat sympathizers. Toppings include award-winning Wisconsin skim mozzarella, MSG-free pepperoni, certified-organic tomato sauce, additive-free sausage, and fresh produce. Try a large ZBQ pizza (with barbecue sauce, mozzarella, barbecue chicken, roasted peppers, red onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and sweet corn, $20.95) or a chicken curry and yam rustica (with mozzarella, curry chicken, yams, mango chutney, raisins, and cilantro, $8.95). Vegans can delight in a small Berkeley, a soy-cheese veggie pizza (with pesto, soy cheese, veggie burger crumbles, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, and bell peppers, $9.95), while traveling tongues can sate their wanderlust with a mouthwatering Moroccan rustica (with pesto, mozzarella, roasted eggplant, feta cheese, caramelized onions, and pine nuts, $8.95). Prices vary from location to location, so there might be some small variation from what is listed above.
Each bite of the unexpected and satisfying flavor combinations builds on the last, like a culinary crescendo that ends in gustatory harmony. These creative combinations are like an artfully prepared, soda-fountain-perusing suicide drink, except with roasted bell peppers and truffle oil instead of Mr. Pibb's and Faygo.
In their review of Virginia Beach's recently-opened zpizza location, the Virginian-Pilot celebrates the upscale chain's eclectic and organic recipes, while acknowledging that this branch is still working some of the kinks out. Six Yelpers give it 4 stars.
- A light and slightly crisp crust had enough structure to support the wholesome ingredients with a pleasant heat…A slack swipe left grease and sauce spots behind. I predict that it will improve. In fact, I would return to Zpizza for more of its fresh fare. – Tammy Jaxtheimer, Virginian-Pilot
- …I've visited this Virginia Beach location many times and they consistently have had great service and great food. There is so much variety to choose from on the menu and it is all organic. – Ellaine E., Yelp