Not to be too cheesy, but we are continuously amazed by what the Lowcountry has to offer, and surprisingly, that also includes top-notch pizza joints. 🍕
We've put together a list of the best places to fulfill your pizza craving in Charleston, during regular meal hours and late night. Anyway you slice it, you can find quality pizza around the Charleston area. Load on the toppings or stick with traditional cheese, and get your 'za on at one of these 10 favorite pizza spots.
Benny Palmetto's Pizza
You can find pizza as big as your head at Benny Palmetto's Pizza in Mount Pleasant - Home of the 28" Pizza. This New York style, thin crust pizza requires two hands to eat, and you can even order by the slice, which requires two plates. And it gets better, they deliver AND are open until 2:00AM on Friday and Saturday nights. Benny Palmetto's Pizza is perfectly paired with $1 PBRs all day.
📍 433 W Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
The D'Allesandro brothers from Philadelphia opened their pizza joint to bring gourmet pizza to downtown Charleston at an affordable price. D'als, for those in the know, is a neighborhood favorite tossing up creative pizzas made with quality ingredients. I think the only thing more unique than their specialty pies are their pizza box messages on their Instagram account. Next time you're in the mood for pizza, try out D'Allesandro's Pizza.
📍 229 St Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403
EVO (which stands for Extra Virgin Oven) is a local pizza joint in North Charleston serving wood fired pizza paired with craft beer. I think the pictures below speak for themselves - this pizza is amazing! So good, that the owners teamed with Holy City Brewing to bring you a sister location, Baker & Brewer, to downtown Charleston at 94 Stuart Street.
📍 1075 E Montague Ave, North Charleston, SC 29405
Paisano's Pizza Grill
The flavorful, thick crust pizza at Paisano's Pizza Grill can be enjoyed at a James Island and West Ashley location. This pizza joint is the perfect place to hangout and play board games with the family or relive childhood memories on arcade machines. You can't go wrong with any pizza you order here!
📍 1246 Camp Road, Charleston, SC 29412
📍 1798 Ashley River Road, West Ashley, SC 29407
Coastal Crust served wood-fired pizza out of a 1950's antique truck for four years before opening their brick & mortar store in Mount Pleasant. It is more upscale pizza restaurant offering delicate pies, such as fig + prosciutto, that pair nicely with a glass of red wine.
📍 219 Simmons Street, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
This Italian restaurant on Upper King serves the most delicious wood-fired pizzas in an atmosphere that's so comfortable you will not want to leave. New pizzas piled with veggies, sauces, and specialty items are added to the menu frequently - so you definitely need to check this place out more than once . And at the bar, you can find all pizza half off during Happy Hour on Monday through Friday from 5:00PM - 7:00PM.
📍526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Sabatino's New York Style Pizza
Experience thin crust, authentic New York slices at Sabatino's in downtown Charleston. Owned by a Bronx native, they do pizza the right way using only the highest quality ingredients. Stop by Sabatino's before going home next time you're out on the town - they're open until 3:00AM on the weekends. They even serve everyone's pizza favorite, homemade pizza rolls!
📍151 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401
This place was been named "Food Network's Best Pizza in South Carolina" for a reason...just try it and you'll see why. The New York style pizza joint is located in West Ashley, and you have the option to order by the slice or by the pie (just go for the whole pie). Build your own pizza at Slice Co. with the many toppings, or just stick with traditional cheese or pepperoni - you can't go wrong!
📍 1662 Savanna Hwy Suit 202, Charleston, SC 29407
Nimbo Pizza near MUSC serves pizza with unforgettable tastes and unforgettable names. All house pies served at this Rutledge Ave pizza joint have "space-themed" names, including Houston We Have A Pizza, Milkyway Mikey, and our personal favorite, Charlie And The Big Bang. These pizzas are literally out of this world. 🌎
📍 161 Rutledge Ave c, Charleston, SC 29403
Park Pizza Co.
Choose from one of the many pizza creations at Park Pizza Co. in North Charleston and you won't be disappointed. If you're more of a calzone person, any pizza on their menu can be transformed into a calzone for you. This pizza joint is located near Park Circle, and you might want to go for a walk there after because you will definitely be stuffed after visiting here.
📍1028 E Montague Ave, Charleston, SC 29405
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