Where We Eat Pizza in Asheville
March 28, 2022
When you come to Asheville, you need to a place to stay like Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast. And you need a place to eat. Some days it’s farm-to-table dinner at a restaurant. Some days you just want pie like this recipe for Apple Toffee Hand Pies. We love to bake them up on Pi Day, March 14. The other kind of pie is pizza. These are our favorite spots for pizza in Asheville.
This is the new guy in town. Located on the South Slope, Harvest Pizzeria has soaring ceilings in a renovated space. In nice weather, go upstairs to the rooftop bar with views of Mount Pisgah. With a full bar, start with something special from the cocktail menu. Second, order an appetizer like arancini and dip in tomato sauce while you wait for your pizza to bake. We’ve tried the Spicy Yuma and the House Pepperoni and recommend them both.
This local gem has two locations we like. If you are looking for a movie to go with your pizza, head to their North Asheville restaurant. This 150-seat theater shows first-run movies and some old classics (like our personal favorite, Groundhog Day!) Pick your seat then order at the theater bar. Our favorite beer here is Ninja Porter, although we order Ninjabread Man Porter at Christmas. If the weather is nice and sunny, head to their South Slope location. Besides a full restaurant, they have an open air venue Rabbit Rabbit which hosts events such as concerts, movies, and festivals. There is an on-site taco truck or you can order in pizza from next door.
The menu has all the usual pizzas, both hand tossed or thin crust, along with burgers, sandwiches, and appetizers to share. Personally our favorite was Funky Chicken until they released Hot, Sexy Mother Clucker! This pizza is loaded with spicy hot fried chicken, pimento cheese, goat cheese, sliced red onion, and bacon; it’s addictive.
Yes, this is a brewery open every day with beer, wine, soda, live music, games, AND pizza. The Original Papa Nick’s serves up homestyle pizza and authentic Italian food every day except Monday. French Broad Brewery leans local, low key, and it’s large enough we can always find a spot to park, eat, and drink which can be challenging on busy days in Asheville. Previously we ordered the pizza which is very good but then we ordered the stromboli which we find irresistible. The pizza dough is wrapped around your choice of filling with plenty of cheese and a side of tomato sauce for dipping.
And yet another brewery…..that serves delicious pizza. Actually White Labs first and foremost produces yeast in San Diego and more recently, in Asheville. Most of their craft brews come in 2 styles, using yeasts from the west and east. Asheville Kitchen & Tap takes yeast to another level by incorporating it into many of their menu dishes. Naturally pizza is one of them with a charred crust from the wood-fired oven.
Beyond pizza (and beer) there are plenty of other reasons for White Labs to make our list. With plenty of seating, particularly outdoors, all service is order-at-the-counter which works on busy Asheville weekends when we don’t have reservations. In case you don’t like beer, they have a full bar. The menu has a daily special, lots of variety beyond pizza, and it’s all delicious. More importantly, White Labs has a parking lot which is a big deal in downtown Asheville. We love it for all these reasons.
Choose Pinecrest Bed & Breakfast when you visit Asheville. We serve up a hot fresh breakfast everyday. And we’re happy to share advice to plan the rest of your day, especially if it includes pizza!