There are SO MANY amazing pizza places in Asheville! Whether it’s a dedicated pizza joint or just a restaurant with pizza on the menu, you are sure to find your perfect pizza place.
As you find with the rest of Asheville’s foodie scene, every one of Asheville’s pizza restaurants is a bit different. We have NY-style pizza, Chicago deep dish, square Sicilian pizza, vegan pizza, gigantic pizza that doesn’t fit through the door (looking at you, Pie.Zaa…) to everything in between.
This guide to the best pizza in Asheville shares where to get pizza in Asheville and details what to expect from the atmosphere to what else is on the menu. It’s perfect for planning your next pizza night out (or in!)
What You’ll Find In This Article
- Map of Pizza Places
- Guide to the Best Pizza in Asheville
- Pizza Mind
- All Souls Pizza
- 828 Family Pizzeria
- Del Vecchios
- Archetype Brewing and Kitchen
- Asheville Pizza and Brewing
- Mellow Mushroom
- Standard Pizza
- White Labs Brewing
- Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria
- Fresh Wood Fired Pizza
- Laughing Seed Cafe
- Fahrenheit Pizza
- Apollo Flame Bistro
Where To Get Pizza In Asheville
You’ll find great pizza in every direction in Asheville. The map below will help you find the best pizza in your part of town.
This guide includes both Italian and non-Italian restaurants. If you are looking specifically for Italian eateries, check out our guide to Italian restaurants in Asheville.
A Guide to the Best Pizza in Asheville
And now onto our list! We are kicking it off with a few of our favorites: Pizza Mind and All Souls.
1. Pizza Mind
Exceptional local pizza spot with fun signature pizzas
Pizza Mind is the perfect place to sit back with an excellent pizza in West Asheville. It’s right next to two other awesome restaurants in Asheville (Gan Shan West and OWL Bakery) and a great brewery with a rooftop (Archetype.) In fact, you can order Pizza Mind to go and enjoy it at Archetype.
We always recommend the Caesar salad (the house croutons are divine!) and their Big Mac-inspired Happy Wheel pizza. It comes topped with pickles, special sauce and even sesame seeds. It is wildly delicious and gets a 10/10 from us.
Honestly, all of their pizzas are great so pick your favorite and prepare to enjoy it. Pizza Mind has gluten-free pizza crust and vegan cheese available.
You can also build your own pizza if you prefer. And kids can truly build their own with the ‘make your own pizza‘ option. It’s such a fun activity for kids! They also have a few arcade games available for play.
Pizza Mind truly is a great spot and the perfect place to hang out and dine or to get takeout pizza in Asheville. They have indoor seating and a pet-friendly patio.
2. All Souls Pizza
Casual spot with great outdoor seating, elevated pizza and soft serve
All Souls Pizza is an Asheville must-visit pizza place in the River Arts District. It combines everything we love about the city into one place: casual spot, gourmet fare and creative culinary combinations.
The wood-fired pizza at All Souls is more on the gourmet side, with a farm-to-table feel. Their menu changes seasonally but you can always count on something delicious. They also have great outdoor seating when the weather is nice.
You’ll want to save room for dessert, specifically for the swirl soft serve topped with sea salt and olive oil. It is decadent and amazingly delicious. We’d rank it one of the top desserts in all of Asheville! Our kids love the vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles.
Though All Souls is a bit pricey compared to other pizza places in Asheville (soft serve is $7!), it’s a fun place to splurge.
Cozy spot for gourmet pizza in Asheville
Contrada is an upscale, walk-in-only pizza place and bar in downtown Asheville. It’s located practically next to its sister restaurant Cucina24. Their menu is small but everything promises an absolute delight, from presentation to taste.
Choose from a handful of pizza options, like their puttanesca pizza with anchovies and olives, or their patate pizza with potatoes and rosemary. In addition to its food, Contrada also has a great selection of Italian wines, as well as cocktails and Peroni. Don’t forget to end your night out with Sicilian pistachio gelato!
Contrada is very cozy with only a couple of seats, making for an intimate date night restaurant in Asheville.
Gigantic pizzas and individual slices in South Slope
Pie.Zaa in South Slope is the destination for the biggest pizza in Asheville.
They have one size and the box barely fits through the door. You can order whole pizzas from Pie.Zaa online or grab an individual slice in person. Pie.zaa keeps it simple with just four classics and one special on the menu.
There’s not a ton of seating but it’s an easy place to pop in if you aren’t looking to hang out too long. Make sure to try a cookie from the delicious Asheville bakery Morsel Cookie Co while there.
Pie.Zaa is the perfect late-night restaurant to grab a slice if you are brewery hopping in South Slope. Speaking of, check our full South Slope guide if you want all of the details on this fun area of Asheville. PS: dogs are welcome at Pie.Zaa!
5. 828 Family Pizzeria
Family-run New York-style pizza place in North Asheville
Formerly Marco’s Pizzeria, the rebranded 828 Family Pizzeria is just that… a family-run pizza place with some great thin-crust New York-style pizza in Asheville. They also have other Italian favorites like a calzone and classic stromboli, as well as a great Greek salad.
We love their Monster Pizza (mushroom, onion, green pepper, pepperoni, ham, bacon), the New Yorker with sweet pizza sauce and the Greek Pizza. And if you’re looking for something a little different, try the Salad Pizza, which is topped with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and your choice of dressing.
The pizzas at 828 Family Pizzeria are cooked in a gas-fired oven, which ensures that they get a perfect crispy crust. The pizzas are also turned during the cooking process so that each side gets an equal amount of time to cook. This results in a perfectly cooked pizza with a crispy crust and a delicious, gooey center.
6. Del Vecchios
Authentic New York-style pizza with two locations in Asheville
Del Vecchios is a family-run pizza joint with quite the menu. You’ll find traditional NY-style pizza, Chicago Stuffed pizza, a square Sicilian pizza, calzones and strombolis.
They also have amazing paninis and subs that are made to order. The bread is made in-house and it is wonderful. Make sure to try their Italian sub!
As of summer 2023, Del Vecchios has two locations in Asheville. The original is in North Asheville and the newest is in South Asheville (where Iurato’s previously was.) We especially love their South Asheville location because it has a great patio on the side with covered picnic tables. It’s a fun spot to bring the kids!
7. Archetype Brewing and Kitchen
Rooftop restaurant and brewery with pizza and a view
Enjoy great pizza and mountain views from the rooftop bar of Archetype Brewing’s newest Asheville location in South Slope. Archetype moved into the former Harvest Pizzeria building in the summer of 2023 and quickly felt at home. Not only can you expect Archetype’s complex brews, but they also have curated cocktail and wine offerings.
Unlike their other locations (Archetype West and Archetype North), Archetype at South Slope has a full kitchen serving a variety of bar food. The menu includes a Bavarian pretzel with beer cheese, a smash burger and six types of pizza, as well as salads and other small bites.
Seating is available downstairs with roll-up doors, on the second floor or upstairs at the partially covered rooftop patio. Archetype is a great place to grab pizza in South Slope!
8. Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
Locally brewed beers, great pizza and an in-house movie theater
Asheville Pizza & Brewing is an iconic Asheville pizza spot specializing in locally brewed beers and specialty pizza. Their pizza is great, especially when you add a specialty crust topper (sesame seed, parmesan and shredded coconut.) Asheville Pizza also has gluten-free crust available for an additional charge.
Asheville Pizza offers a variety of pizzas, both signature and build-your-own. They are also a vegan-friendly restaurant, with options like vegan pepperoni, vegan sausage, and vegan cheese. Other menu items include appetizers and salads, though the specific menu items vary by location.
They have 3 locations around town and all have a different vibe. Their North Asheville restaurant is one of the coolest pizza places in Asheville. This location has an in-house movie theater. It’s the pizza joint meets dine-in movie theater meets brewpub of your dreams and makes for an excellent option for a kid-friendly meal in Asheville.
Their South Slope location is home to their production brewery and packaging warehouse and has an awesome covered outdoor seating area with not only excellent pizza but also beer and burgers. It’s a great spot for all ages!
Asheville Pizza &Brewing’s third location in South Asheville is pickup and delivery only.
9. Mellow Mushroom
Large outdoor patio and delicious pizza in downtown Asheville
Mellow Mushroom is a pizza place with a large outdoor patio in downtown Asheville. It’s located on the corner of Broadway and Walnut, which is a popular area for passersby. It’s a great spot to people-watch (and it’s dog friendly!)
Not only is the location great, but the food is too! Their stone-baked pizzas are basted with garlic butter and sprinkled with Parmesan for a signature Mellow Mushroom taste. We love their Holy Shiitake Pie and the Kosmic Karma that is finished with a pesto swirl. Their signature Esperanza dressing is also delicious, especially on the Greek salad.
Mellow Mushroom has several locations around the southeast (and further), each with its own local and unique feel. This one is pretty cool inside, with towering ceilings, booths, a bar area where you can grab a seat and an overall futuristic feel. The bar has a ton of local beer on tap, too.
10. Standard Pizza
A local pizza place with a fun atmosphere
Standard Pizza is a great local pizza joint with two locations in Asheville. Their West Asheville location has indoor seating as well as a large dog-friendly outdoor patio. Meanwhile, their Biltmore Village location has several games set up, like corn hole, ping pong and shuffleboard. They also have outdoor seating. It’s a fun place to dine with kids in Asheville.
The menu is pretty straightforward with various pizza sizes and the option to choose from a signature pizza or build your own. The only unexpected topping on the menu is banana! It comes on their Cuban pizza along with ricotta, jalapeno and ham. They have a cheese calzone with the option to add toppings, a few salads and breadsticks.
Pizza slices are served on metal plates at Standard like you’d find at an old-school pizza parlor.
11. Manicomio Pizza
New York-style pizza by the slice in downtown Asheville
Manicomio is a great destination for delicious pizza by the slice in downtown Asheville. You’ll feel like you’ve popped in off the streets of New York City, and there’s a patio with bistro lights if the weather is nice.
Their menu includes excellent NY-Style pizza, salads, pasta entrees and hot sandwiches. All of their sandwiches are great, but the Reuben with house-cured pastrami and the meatball sub are crowd favorites. The garlic knots are also worth a try!
You can either order pizza by the slice or get a whole pizza. Manicomio even has a vegan pizza by the slice, which is a rare find! And whatever you do, get a slice of the pistachio cheesecake!
Manicomio is a casual pizza place with counter service.
12. White Labs Brewing + Kitchen
Great pizza, awesome outdoor seating and impressive beer
White Labs is a science-first brewery in Asheville. They brew the same beer with different yeast strains, resulting in very different beer profiles. For example, you’ll find two Hoppy Lagers– one with German Lager Yeast and one with French Saison Ale Yeast. You can try both to see how the flavors change. It’s a great way to pinpoint which flavors and styles you really love.
Not only are they known for their beer and brew process, but it’s also a great place for pizza. Their pizza is Neapolitan-style and uses their special yeast strains in the dough. You can choose from a variety of pizzas (we love the mushroom!) and sub vegan cheese, vegan sausage and gluten-free crust. You’ll also find a few salads, appetizers and sandwiches on the menu.
White Labs is located on Charlotte Street, which is just a short walk from downtown Asheville. Parking is easy, as they have a large lot. You’ll find seating both indoors and out, and overall it’s a really laidback place perfect for groups and kids.
13. Strada Italiano
Hand-tossed pizza, Italian fare and a rooftop patio
If you are looking for a nicer night out in downtown Asheville (but with hand-tossed pizza!), then Strada is your place! Strada is a wonderful Italian restaurant with low lights and an exceptional menu. We love the garlic ciabatta bread and their housemade dressings are fantastic.
Their fig & goat cheese pizza is a customer favorite, and it’s made with prosciutto and basil limoncello marinated figs. Strada also offers gluten-free crust, vegan cheese, and Beyond Meatballs.
Their menu also includes traditional Italian entrees, like chicken parmesan and tortellini alla vodka.
14. Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria
Unassuming taproom with great NY-style pizza in downtown Asheville
Barley’s Taproom is a laid-back spot in downtown Asheville with pub grub, pool tables and pizza. They have classic pizzeria fare like garlic knots and Caesar salad and a few menu items that are a bit more unique like beef chili and black bean hummus.
Their pizzas are made in the New York style, and they offer soy cheese as an alternative to dairy cheese.
You can either build your own pizza or choose from their specialty menu, which includes options like a Greek Pizza, a Veggie Pizza, and a Meat Eater’s Pizza. Calzones and pasta are also available. The real star of the show, though, is their sourdough crust.
Pair your pizza with something from their impressive beer menu. They have over 20 beers on tap at any time, including local favorites and national brands.
15. Fresh Wood Fired Pizza
Casual pizza joint with wood-fired pizza in the River Arts District
Located in the River Arts District, Fresh Wood Fired Pizza offers a great stop when you are gallery-hopping. There you’ll find delicious food and drinks and a fun place to hang out. The crust and pizza sauce are simply delicious and the service is always friendly.
We love their Fun Guy Pizza (Sautéed Mushroom Blend, Ricotta, Feta, Parmesan and Fresh Basil on Red Sauce) and their Chevre Pizza (Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Roasted Red Pepper, Local Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, Fresh Basil on Red Sauce.)
They have high chairs and coloring packs available if you are looking for a good pizza place for kids. Just order at the counter and they’ll bring it out to you.
16. Laughing Seed Cafe
Vegetarian restaurant in downtown Asheville with vegan pizza options
Laughing Seed Cafe may not scream pizza at first, but don’t be fooled! This vegetarian cafe in downtown Asheville has a great little pizza menu. We love the midnight mushroom (pesto, mozzarella, mushroom medley, garlic, walnuts and balsamic reduction.)
Upscale Mediterranean and Italian restaurant with gourmet pizzas
Bargello is a ‘casual’ fine dining restaurant located at the Kimpton Hotel Arras. Their menu is influenced by Italian and Mediterranean flavors. They have four pizza options on the menu alongside housemade pasta, charcuterie and decadent entrees.
We love pairing the local mushroom pizza with their kale salad. The chicken pesto pizza with Za’atar roasted chicken is also a crowd favorite.
Bargello features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows, an open kitchen view, and an open-fire pizza hearth. It’s open concept with plenty of seating inside, and they also have a patio at the corner of College Ave and Biltmore Ave.
18. Fahrenheit Pizza & Brewhouse
Casual pizza place in South Asheville with self-service beer taps
Fahrenheit Pizza in South Asheville was named one of the top 100 pizza restaurants in the US by Yelp in 2022! And it’s true– they have some seriously great wood-fired pizza. Order at the front, grab some plates and they’ll bring it right out to you.
We love the arugula pizza (ricotta, mozzarella, garlic prosciutto, arugula) and you can build your own supreme pizza with 4 different toppings. You can order online but dining in is the best because they have self-service beer taps.
19. apollo flame
Relaxed restaurant for Greek and Italian food
Apollo Flame is a casual family-friendly restaurant serving up Greek and Italian food to a pretty local crowd. We love their famous Greek salad with grilled chicken and their vegetarian pizza (mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, onions, diced tomatoes, feta.)
They have several pizzas on the menu, as well as pasta and oven subs. Gluten-free pizza is on the menu as well as several vegetarian dishes. And if you have room for dessert, they have baklava on the daily menu!
Apollo Flame has two locations in the Asheville area. One is close to the Biltmore Estate on Hendersonville Rd and another is near the Asheville Outlets on Brevard Rd.