Best Pizza in Ashville (Updated Fall 2023)

After sampling the pies from 12 different pizza places in the area, I’m ready to declare my picks for the best pizzas that this city has to offer.

I’m not afraid to admit that my stomach is a bit fuller than it was at the start- but it was worth it for all of the tasty discoveries I made!

The only question now is: which restaurant will come out on top? Keep reading to find out who I’m crowning as Ashville’s ultimate pizza master.

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#1 best pizza place in Asheville - Tin Can Pizzeria

#1 Tin Can Pizzeria

Open Hours
Monday: 6-9PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 3-9PM
Friday: 6PM-12AM
Saturday: 1-9PM
Sunday: 3-7PM

Benefits
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Nice tourist spot

Downsides
  • No delivery


From my experience, the pizzas here are top-notch and really stand out among all of the other restaurants in the area. The sauce is just perfect – not too salty, but still flavorful – and their crust is always cooked to perfection. Plus, there are some great vegetarian options for those looking for something a bit healthier.

Speaking of healthy, Tin Can Pizzeria is also a great tourist spot! It’s tucked away in a cozy little section of town, and you can get access to some great views from inside. From what I saw, it seemed like Tin Can was frequented by locals as well as tourists, so it’s a great place to get an authentic taste of Ashville.

My biggest complaint about Tin Can Pizzeria? Well, ironically enough for a place called Tin Can…they don’t offer delivery! But that doesn’t mean you should skip over this restaurant on your next visit to Ashville. All in all, I’d definitely recommend trying out Tin Can Pizzeria if you’re ever craving some delicious pizza in town!

If you’re willing to go an extra 3 miles, you can get to 26 more pizza places in Asheville!

#2 best pizza place in Asheville - 828 Family Pizzeria

#2 828 Family Pizzeria

Open Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:30AM-8:30PM
Wednesday: 11:30AM-8:30PM
Thursday: 11:30AM-8:30PM
Friday: 11:30AM-9PM
Saturday: 11:30AM-9PM
Sunday: Closed

Benefits
  • Offers dessert
  • Serves alcohol
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Has a kid’s menu
  • Nice tourist spot

Downsides
  • No delivery


I was instantly impressed by their extensive menu featuring both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. I opted for one of their signature pies, the Pesto Chicken Pizza, and it totally hit the spot.

The atmosphere of the restaurant was really inviting. I’m a big fan of family restaurants and 828 Family Pizzeria definitely fit that description. With its great kid’s menu and even dessert offerings, it’s easy to make this a regular stop for family outings. And did I mention that it serves alcohol? That certainly makes it attractive for adults who want to enjoy a sip or two with their food.

The only downside is that 828 Family Pizzeria doesn’t offer delivery service, so you have to come down to the restaurant in person if you’re looking for carry-out pizza. Other than this minor inconvenience, this is a great place for families to kick back, relax and enjoy some delicious pizza!

#3 best pizza place in Asheville - Fahrenheit Pizza & Brew

#3 Fahrenheit Pizza & Brew

Open Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11:30AM-8PM
Wednesday: 11:30AM-8PM
Thursday: 11:30AM-8PM
Friday: 11:30AM-9PM
Saturday: 11:30AM-9PM
Sunday: 11:30AM-8PM

Benefits
  • Has a kid’s menu
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Serves alcohol

Downsides
  • No delivery


When I first arrived, I was pleased to find it a cozy atmosphere and the bartenders helpful and friendly. Not to mention, they serve alcohol – a definite plus!

Having children of my own, I was also excited to find a kid’s menu. Everyone in my family can always find something they like at Fahrenheit Pizza & Brew. There are even some vegetarian options available for those looking for something different.

My only issue with this place is the lack of delivery service. Otherwise, everything else about my experience here has been amazing! The pizza is honestly out of this world – definitely worth the extra effort to go pick it up!

#4 best pizza place in Asheville - Blaze Pizza

#4 Blaze Pizza

Open Hours
Monday: 11AM-9PM
Tuesday: 11AM-9PM
Wednesday: 11AM-9PM
Thursday: 11AM-9PM
Friday: 11AM-10PM
Saturday: 11AM-10PM
Sunday: 11AM-9PM

Benefits
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Offers dessert
  • Has a kid’s menu
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Serves alcohol


I was immediately impressed by the atmosphere, with its open kitchen layout and inviting ambiance. The decor is modern and bright, with plenty of seating for any group size.

The menu is vast and varied. They have a signature selection of pizzas like their signature Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Pizza, and even some more unique creations like the Chorizo & Roasted Corn Pizza. I went for the traditional Margherita option, which lived up to its reputation as the classic Italian favorite!

The quality of ingredients used at Blaze Pizza is nothing short of impressive. Not only did everything taste fresh and flavorful, they also take extra care to make sure their food is responsibly sourced. Their dedication to sustainability really makes me feel good about supporting them!

My experience at Blaze Pizza was simply impeccable – from the flavor of their pizza to the quality of their ingredients, I was left feeling extremely satisfied. If you haven’t tried it yet, you should definitely head over to Blaze Pizza next time you’re in Ashville – it’s got my stamp of approval as the best pizza in town!

#5 best pizza place in Asheville - MOD Pizza

#5 MOD Pizza

Open Hours
Monday: 10:30AM-10PM
Tuesday: 10:30AM-10PM
Wednesday: 10:30AM-10PM
Thursday: 10:30AM-10PM
Friday: 10:30AM-11PM
Saturday: 10:30AM-11PM
Sunday: 10:30AM-10PM

Benefits
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Has a kid’s menu
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Serves alcohol
  • Offers dessert


I recently got the chance to try MOD Pizza and it was one of the most delicious pizza experiences I’ve had in a long time. From the first bite, I could tell that this restaurant really knows what they’re doing. The crust was perfectly cooked, not too thick or thin, and the cheese was deliciously melted with just the right amount of toppings.

The ambiance at MOD Pizza is great too. They have an outdoor patio where you can watch all the action going on along main street while still enjoying a relaxing meal. The staff is friendly and always willing to help out when you need a recommendation for your pizza or when you have questions about the menu.

I’m sure Ashville has plenty of great pizzerias, but if you’re looking for the best pizza in town, then look no further than MOD Pizza!

#6 best pizza place in Asheville - Asheville Pizza South

#6 Asheville Pizza South

Open Hours
Monday: 3-9PM
Tuesday: 3-9PM
Wednesday: 3-9PM
Thursday: 3-9PM
Friday: 3-9PM
Saturday: 3-9PM
Sunday: 3-9PM

Benefits
  • Serves alcohol
  • Has some vegetarian options


The first thing that stands out from this restaurant is the atmosphere. The restaurant is warm and inviting, with a casual and relaxed vibe. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Plus, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even try their special ‘hippie’ toppings!

The pizza itself is simply outstanding. The crust has a perfect combination of crunchy and chewy texture, while the sauce has just enough spice to tantalize your taste buds without overpowering it. As for the toppings, they all work together to create a delicious and unique flavor profile that keeps me coming back for more.

But what really sets Asheville Pizza South apart from other pizza places I’ve visited is their commitment to quality ingredients. From farm-fresh tomatoes to top-shelf cheeses, they use only the freshest ingredients in every order – something I truly appreciate as a food critic!

If you’re looking for some of the best pizza in Ashville (and let’s face it – who isn’t!), you’ll want to make sure Asheville Pizza South is on your list!

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#7 best pizza place in Asheville - Iurato's Pizzeria

#7 Iurato’s Pizzeria

Open Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 4-8PM
Thursday: 4-8PM
Friday: 4-8PM
Saturday: 4-8PM
Sunday: 4-8PM

Benefits
  • Offers dessert
  • Serves alcohol

Downsides
  • No delivery


I stepped through the doors of Iurato’s Pizzeria and was instantly impressed. The first thing that caught my eye was the wide selection of beer they had on tap to go with their amazing pizza.

The pizzas themselves were incredible. I opted for a large pepperoni and mushroom, and it did not disappoint! Each bite felt like a flavor explosion in my mouth. The crust was nice and crispy, but still cheesy and delicious. The toppings were fresh, flavorful, and plentiful. Visually it also looked impressive – almost too pretty to eat!

After indulging in pizza perfection, I figured why not treat myself to something sweet as well? Apparently this place also offers dessert which is just the icing on the cake (heh). Needless to say I had no room left after devouring my delicious meal.

The only downside is that Iurato’s does not offer delivery unfortunately, so you will have to come down for your pizza fix – this isn’t exactly a hardship though as it’s definitely worth it!
All in all, if you’re looking for the best pizza in Ashville then look no further than Iurato’s Pizzeria – delicious food, great atmosphere, and top-notch service!

#8 best pizza place in Asheville - PIE.ZAA Pizza

#8 PIE.ZAA Pizza

Open Hours
Monday: 4PM-12AM
Tuesday: 11AM-12AM
Wednesday: 11AM-12AM
Thursday: 11AM-12AM
Friday: 11AM-1AM
Saturday: 11AM-1AM
Sunday: 11AM-12AM

Benefits
  • Offers dessert
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)
  • Has some vegetarian options


At first glance, the restaurant looks like a small hole-in-the-wall joint, but after seeing the thick, delicious crust on the pizza pies, I knew I was in for a treat. The sauce is rich and flavorful and there’s plenty of cheese to go around.

The toppings were so fresh and varied that each pie had its own unique flavor. From jalapenos to pepperoni to even creamy buffalo chicken, these inventive combinations really made my experience one to remember.

I would highly recommend PIE.ZAA Pizza to anyone looking for the best pizza in Ashville! You won’t regret it!

#9 best pizza place in Asheville - Mellow Mushroom Asheville

#9 Mellow Mushroom Asheville

Open Hours
Monday: 11AM-9PM
Tuesday: 11AM-9PM
Wednesday: 11AM-9PM
Thursday: 11AM-9PM
Friday: 11AM-10PM
Saturday: 11AM-10PM
Sunday: 11AM-9PM

Benefits
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Offers dessert
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)
  • Has a kid’s menu
  • Nice tourist spot


My journey to Mellow Mushroom began with a large and inviting lobby that gave me a modern, yet cozy vibe. The walls were decorated with vibrant colors and lights that set the perfect ambiance for an Italian pizza feast.

As soon as I was seated, I had the pleasure of encountering some of the best customer service I’ve ever experienced at a pizza place. The servers were kind, helpful, and knowledgeable about all their menu items – an absolute must when it comes to enjoying good food.

Speaking of good food, let’s get to the good stuff – the actual pizza! Boy oh boy was I in for a treat when my pizza arrived at the table. It was topped with creamy white cheese that looked like it had melted perfectly onto every nook and cranny of my masterpiece pie. As far as flavor goes, it was your classic combo of sweet tomato sauce, spicy pepperoni, tasty mushrooms, and plenty of cheese – definitely one of my favorite combinations!

After finishing my meal (I might have gone back for seconds), I left feeling satisfied and full with one thought in mind: Mellow Mushroom Asheville has some of the best pizza in Ashville! So if you’re looking for an incredible Italian experience that won’t break the bank or leave you unsatisfied then look no further than this fine establishment – you won’t regret it!

#10 best pizza place in Asheville - Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West

#10 Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West

Open Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12-8PM
Thursday: 12-8PM
Friday: 12-8PM
Saturday: 12-8PM
Sunday: 12-8PM

Benefits
  • Serves alcohol
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Offers dessert

Downsides
  • No delivery


The ambiance at Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West is wonderful – there’s a great tourist spot in town with the added benefit of alcohol and dessert options. The staff were friendly, the service was fast and professional, and the pizza was fantastic!

The vegetarian options are very good which I appreciate as a vegetarian foodie. Unfortunately, it does not offer delivery but that’s to be expected from an establishment as cozy as this one. You should definitely leave enough time for an outing or take out if you’re looking for pizza to take home.

All in all, I would highly recommend Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West to anyone looking for some of the best pizza in Ashville!

#11 best pizza place in Asheville - standard pizza co.

#11 standard pizza co.

Open Hours
Monday: 11AM-11PM
Tuesday: 11AM-11PM
Wednesday: 11AM-11PM
Thursday: 11AM-11PM
Friday: 11AM-12AM
Saturday: 11AM-12AM
Sunday: 12-11PM

Benefits
  • Serves alcohol
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Nice tourist spot


As soon as I walked through the doors at Standard Pizza Co. I was immediately struck by the wonderful aroma of freshly cooked pizza! The moment I took my first bite, I knew that this was something special. The thin crust had an excellent texture and a hint of sweetness. The topping combination was spot on with just the right amount of cheese, sauce and toppings- it’s no wonder why this place has so many fans!

I’ve been to lots of different pizza places in my travels, but nothing can compare to the amazing experience of eating at Standard Pizza Co. From their friendly staff to their delicious food, they have truly earned the title of having some of the best pizza in Ashville! On top of all that, prices are reasonable and they offer take out so that even if you’re in a rush, you can still enjoy a great meal.

So if you’re ever looking for fantastic pizza in Ashville then look no further than Standard Pizza Co., you won’t be disappointed!

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#12 best pizza place in Asheville - Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co

#12 Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co

Open Hours
Monday: 4-9PM
Tuesday: 4-9PM
Wednesday: 2-10PM
Thursday: 2-10PM
Friday: 2-10PM
Saturday: 11AM-10PM
Sunday: 11AM-9PM

Benefits
  • Has a kid’s menu
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Serves alcohol (and hard liquor!)

Downsides
  • No delivery


The atmosphere of this place is fantastic – it’s a great tourist spot as well, with plenty of Asheville flair. But that’s not even the best part. What really sets this place apart is their alcohol selection! They have beer on tap, and they serve hard liquor, which gives me a lot of options when I’m trying to pair my pizza with my favorite drink.

As for their food, it’s delicious. They’ve got a full kid’s menu so your little ones will be happy. Plus, they have some vegetarian options too!

The only downside to Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co is that they don’t offer delivery – you’ll have to get your pizza in person if you want to enjoy it. But trust me – it’s worth the trip! The best pizza in Ashville awaits inside these doors!

Best Deep Dish pizza place in Asheville - Del Vecchios North

Best Deep Dish Pizza – Del Vecchios North

Open Hours
Monday: 10AM-10PM
Tuesday: 10AM-10PM
Wednesday: 10AM-10PM
Thursday: 10AM-10PM
Friday: 10AM-11PM
Saturday: 11AM-11PM
Sunday: 11AM-11PM

Benefits
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Offers dessert

Downsides
  • Does not accept reservations


Now, let me start by saying that I am a proud carnivore, but even I can appreciate a pizza joint that caters to the vegetarian crowd. Del Vecchios North certainly does not disappoint in this department. They have a great selection of veggie toppings, from the classic mushrooms and onions to the more adventurous artichoke hearts and roasted red peppers. Kudos to them for thinking outside the cheese-filled box!

Now, let’s talk dessert. I don’t know about you, but I firmly believe that no meal is complete without something sweet to finish it off. Del Vecchios North totally gets that and offers a delectable selection of desserts. From their heavenly tiramisu to their sinfully delicious chocolate lava cake, your taste buds will be in dessert heaven!

However, there is one downside that I must mention. Del Vecchios North does not accept reservations. Now, I get it, they want to create a laid-back atmosphere and keep things spontaneous. But as a serious pizza enthusiast, I want to ensure that I have a guaranteed spot to chow down on their divine deep-dish goodness. So be prepared to wait, my fellow pizza aficionados.

Overall, Del Vecchios North is a must-visit for any pizza lover in asheville. Just make sure you come early, bring your appetite, and be ready to wait. Because one bite of their mouthwatering deep-dish pizza will have you believing in food miracles!

Best Thin Crust pizza place in Asheville - Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West

Best Thin Crust Pizza – Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West

Open Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12-8 PM
Thursday: 12-8 PM
Friday: 12-8 PM
Saturday: 12-8 PM
Sunday: 12-8 PM

Benefits
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Serves alcohol
  • Offers dessert

Downsides
  • Does not accept reservations
  • No delivery


First of all, let me assure you that their pizza is so good, it’s worth battling through the hordes of tourists just to get a taste. And speaking of tourists, this place is a prime spot for people-watching. You’ll see everything from families with screaming kids to hippies with their yoga mats. It’s like a circus, but with better food!

Now, let’s talk about the pizza itself. The crust is so thin, it’s practically see-through. I mean, you could almost use it as a frisbee if you wanted to. And the toppings, oh, the toppings! They have everything from the classic margherita to more adventurous options like prosciutto and arugula. It’s like a party in your mouth, and everyone’s invited.

But, be warned, my fellow pizza enthusiasts. This place has a few downsides. For one, they don’t deliver. So if you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to leave your cozy hotel room, tough luck. You’ll have to venture out into the wilds of Asheville to get your pizza fix.

And if that wasn’t bad enough, they also don’t accept reservations. So just imagine standing outside, drooling over the delicious smells, waiting for a table while your stomach grumbles louder than a freight train. It’s a test of patience, my friends. But trust me, the wait is worth it.

In conclusion, Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West is a must-visit for any pizza lover in Asheville. They may have their quirks, but their mouthwatering thin crust pizza will make you forget all about those inconveniences. So grab a beer, order a pie, and enjoy the show. Cheers!

Best Wood Fired pizza place in Asheville - Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West

Best Wood Fired Pizza – Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West

Open Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 12-8 PM
Thursday: 12-8 PM
Friday: 12-8 PM
Saturday: 12-8 PM
Sunday: 12-8 PM

Benefits
  • Nice tourist spot
  • Has some vegetarian options
  • Serves alcohol
  • Offers dessert

Downsides
  • Does not accept reservations
  • No delivery


This joint is not only a pizza haven but also a booze paradise. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of fueling up on fermented goodness while devouring slices of cheesy goodness? It’s like a match made in culinary heaven. Plus, their selection of libations is as extensive as my list of bad puns – never-ending!

Another perk is that Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West has some vegetarian options. Even though I usually approach veggies with a skeptical eye, I must admit that their veggie pizzas are surprisingly delicious. It’s like they’ve managed to turn a salad into something worth drooling over. Bravo, guys!

And the best part? They offer dessert! Because let’s be honest, no meal is truly complete without a sweet finale. Their heavenly chocolate lava cake is like a molten eruption of happiness in your mouth. Just make sure to wear a bib – unless you want to leave with a chocolate volcano on your shirt.

However, there are a few downsides to consider. Firstly, they don’t deliver. So, unless you have a jetpack or a friendly neighborhood superhero to bring you your pizza fix, you’ll have to make the trek to this little slice of heaven yourself. Secondly, they don’t accept reservations. So, if you’re one of those super organized folks who plan their meals weeks in advance, you’re out of luck. Just pray that Lady Luck is on your side and you snag a table in this bustling tourist hotspot.

All in all, Fresh Wood Fired Pizza West is a must-visit if you’re in the mood for some mouth-watering pizza, lip-smacking drinks, and an evening of laughter and good times. Just make sure to bring your appetite and a sense of adventure!

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