Like many people out there I am a big fan of pizza. Over the years I have kind become a pizza snob. I’ve had my fair share of both good and bad pizza while growing up at the Jersey shore (although I have to admit that being from NJ does not make one a pizza expert). I have also found some really great pizza places here in Raleigh. While I typically stick to non-chain restaurants, one exception I regularly make to this rule is zpizza. The reason why I frequent them is not only because their pizza tastes great, but they use really good quality ingredients in their pies and salads. The difference is in the fresh toppings, organic tomato sauce, GMO free wheat flour in their crust, and they even offer a gluten free crust options which makes my wife very happy.
I recently had a chance to sample a few of their latest menu offerings now featuring new globally inspired ingredients and I continue to be impressed with the quality pizzas they offer. Now I am a bit of a bore when it comes to pizza. I typically stick to a basic cheese & pepperoni (zpizza’s pepperoni is MSG-free pepperoni with no added nitrites or preservatives). But on my most recent visit I tried something a little different. I ordered the Napoli pizza. This pie features tomatoes, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, basil, and roasted garlic sauce. I loved the combination of garlic and parmesan. It added a bit of a bite to the pizza and went well with fresh tomatoes and balanced well with the layer of mozzarella and crisp thin crust.
Below are a few of zpizza’s other popular pizza selections that I hope to try in the near future:
- Greek – Features the rustic flavors of the Mediterranean with feta, Red onions, oregano and Greek olives
- Thai Chicken – Pizza w/ an Asian twist that includes. Thai peanut sauce, Thai chicken, bean sprouts, carrots and cilantro
- Mexican – Bueno con lime chicken, avocado and sour cream
zpizza also serves flat-bread sandwiches, pasta and salads. One of my favorite salads is their “ZBQ” salad with mixed greens, BBQ chicken, roasted red peppers, red onions, corn and chipotle dressing. I like a little protein with my greens and the zesty chicken goes really well with the mixed greens and chipotle. My wife enjoys the strawberry and fetta salad with balsamic vinaigrette. Both saldads are quite good and when paired with a large pizza could easily serve two people for a nice healthy dinner. I am sort of a creature of habit so the Napoli and ZBQ have become my go to choices at zpizza but there are many more pizza and salad options to choose from. You can view their full menu offerings on the Zpizza website.
Pizza & Salad Giveaway
The great people at zpizza have provide coupons for a Free large pizza and salad for me to give away to one lucky TriangleExplorer reader. To enter the free giveaway simply leave a comment below. I will randomly select a winner on Tuesday September 16th. At this point there are only three zpizza locations that I know of in the Triangle Area. Two are in Raleigh and one is Cary. I’ve listed the locations below in case you would like to check them out.
zpizza Downtown Raleigh
421 Fayetteville St
zpizza North Raleigh
9630 Falls of Neuse Rd
96 Cornerstone Drive