I’ve had Coronato Pizza on my list of places to visit since Chef Teddy Diggs launched the Roman-style pizzeria in Carrboro back in 2019. For one reason or another I never made it over there until this past weekend. I am happy to report it was worth the wait and I am already looking forward to going back! Coronato is unique in that they serve up Roman style pizza which uses dough rolled very thin making for a crispy cracker-like crust. I like all kinds of pizza, but this was definitely among the best pizza I have ever had.
Chef Teddy Diggs has an impressive culinary background from his time spent working in highly rated restaurants in Martha’s Vineyard, Washington, D.C. and most recently Chapel Hill. He has also sharpened his skills with several research trips to Italy that inspire his menu at Coronato while also honoring local sources of ingredients whenever possible.
On this first visit we ordered the ‘Americano’ (with pepperoni) and the ‘Roma’ (artichokes and olives) pies and both were outstanding. Normally my wife and I could polish both off between the two of us, but we had a few slices left at the end of our meal because we just had to order a few of the tempting starters off the menu as well.
We started with the pickled seasonal vegetables and truffle fries and I highly recommend them both! I’m not even a big veggie person but those pickled veggies were so tasty. I’ll likely have to get them again on our next visit, but we are also looking forward to ordering the roasted eggplant meatballs. We would have gotten them this time but knew we would be too full to enjoy them properly. Honestly everything on the menu sounded incredible and we are looking forward to trying something new on each future visit.
Coronato also offers a wide selection of enticing non-alcoholic cocktails in addition to Italian wines and beer. We had an excellent Chianti that paired nicely with our meal. There were several mocktails that caught my eye that I hope to try out next time as well. Everything about our first visit to Coronato was excellent, from the delicious food to the attentive service. Eating there was the highlight of an already great weekend and we look forward to going back soon!
Coronato is located just a few minutes outside of downtown Carrboro in the South Green Shopping Center with easy ample parking. They are open for dine-in Tuesday-Saturday (4pm-9pm) and for Takeout Only on Sunday & Monday (3pm-8pm). Follow them over on instagram at @coronatopizza for more tempting photos of their delicious pizza!
101 Two Hills Drive #140
Carrboro, NC 27510