Forget religion and politics. Nothing gets an entire office fired up like a debate over the best style of pizza.
February 9 is National Pizza Day! Get out of the office and celebrate with a slice. Crispy, doughy, saucy, cheesy. Classic pepperoni or experimental toppings. New York thin crust, Chicago deep dish, or even Detroit-style (yes, that’s a thing—and we have it in WNC!). We’ll leave the details up to you.
What we can all agree on is that pizza is a sandwich, and it’s delicious. Here are 12 local pizza parlors in Asheville that offer tasty lunch slices.
Acropolis Pizza Cafe
You can enjoy a refined dinner at Acropolis Pizza’s Airport Road location. But for lunch on the go, don’t forget about their cafe at the Asheville Outlets food court. They have specialty pizzas, pastas, salads, wraps, and gyros. For a quick slice, enjoy one of their four combos priced $4.49–$7.99: two slice combo, cheese slice combo, slice and salad combo, or slice of the day combo—all with a drink.
800 Brevard Road, Asheville | (828) 633-7500
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company
Voted the best pizza in Asheville by locals, Asheville Pizza has been a staple on Merrimon Avenue since 1998. Enjoy a movie there with your slice, or head down to the South Slope district of downtown for an equally delicious eat-in experience. Asheville Pizza’s giant slices start at $3.79, and they have a slice and salad lunch special for $7.99.
675 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville | (828) 254-1281
77 Coxe Avenue, Asheville | (828) 255-4077
Barley’s Taproom & Pizzeria
Barley’s has a huge menu of all the foods you love, including New York-style pizza. A basic cheese slice starts at $2.75, making it easy to have lunch out for under $5. Their dough is prepared daily, and the kitchen features late-night hours for locals and tourists who want to enjoy all Downtown Asheville has to offer.
42 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville | (828) 255-0504
Del Vecchios offers piping hot pizzas, strombolis, and calzones you’re going to love! Whether you’re just looking for a traditional cheese slice or you want to spice it up with specialty toppings, they make it to order with the freshest ingredients. For something a little different, try the pizza fries, smothered in homemade marinara, your choice of three pizza toppings, and baked to perfection.
333 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville | (828) 258-7222
Fahrenheit Pizza & Brewhouse
Located behind the Skyland Fire Department, Fahrenheit Pizza offers a quick lunch in a New York minute! It’s also a great place for neighbors to gather and eat delicious pizza. Enjoy two one-topping slices and a drink for $6, or a one-topping slice, salad, and a drink for $6.50. While you’re there, check out their craft brews and guest taps with their “pour your own beer” system.
17 Lee Street South, Asheville | (828) 676-1800
Favilla’s New York Pizza
Dine in, take out, or have Favilla’s delivered to your door. They offer a whole menu of pizza slices from $3.25 and up. Purists will love the cheese, but pizza connoisseurs will also enjoy the Sicilian, specialty, Grandma’s, and double-stuffed. It’s no wonder they were voted the number one specialty pizza in Asheville.
1093 Patton Avenue, Asheville | (828) 225-3032
Looking for a great salad bar for lunch? Check out Galactic Pizza near Biltmore Lake. In addition to an out-of-this-world regular menu, they also have a few choice lunch specials: pizza by the slice starting at $2.50, salad bar for $8, or salad bar and a slice for $10. Try the house-made vegan pepperoni for a local twist on a classic topping.
339 Sardis Road, Asheville | (828) 633-0198
Manicomio Pizza & Food
One of downtown’s newer pizza options, Manicomio is worth a visit. Enjoy something from their full menu or build your own slice starting at $3. Weekday lunch specials include a cheese slice and a salad for $6 or two cheese slices and a soda for $7. Don’t forget to save room for a local selection of Italian-style desserts from Geraldine’s Bakery.
27 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville | (828) 505-1510
Piazza Wood Fired Oven
Since 2009, Piazza has hand-worked dough made fresh every morning. They generously top each pizza with homemade sauce and local ingredients before sliding it into the wood-fired oven. Pop in Tuesday–Friday for the daily lunch special: a slice of any of the Classic pizzas (or your choice of cheese and three toppings), side salad, and a soft drink for $8.
4 Olde Eastwood Village Boulevard #301, Asheville | (828) 298-7224
Standard Pizza is anything but ordinary. They offer great slices and more from both of their locations, starting at $2.25. Enjoy with a garden salad for a filling lunch (or dinner) for under $10. If you’re feeling adventurous, we recommend their white pizza and the Cuban—yum!
631 Haywood Road, Asheville | (828) 255-8122
755 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville | (828) 412-3190