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9 Hottest Pizzerias in Charleston Right Now

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Pizza is so hot in Charleston right now. With a new pie place opening ever other week, it’s difficult to keep up. Here, Eater breaks down the newest and the hottest pizzerias worth a slice a two.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Slice Co.

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This former vendor at Workshop has found a permanent home in West Ashley. The simplistic menu of pepperoni, cheese, and white pizza — with the option to add additional toppings — hasn’t stopped eaters in the know from naming it one of the best slices in town. 

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

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What goes better with pizza than an ice-cold beer? Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is pouring over 20 of its own creations to go with a pub-grub menu in the lively tap room.  Meat lovers should head for the salty coppa and mushroom, while red sauce-averse patrons can opt for the white pie—which can be topped with an egg for good measure.  

Uneeda Sicilian

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Right down the road from Renzo, Uneeda Sicilian is dishing up a more straightforward, casual offering of “Grandma Pies,” sandwiches, and salads. The pizza is hearty, and fans of broccoli rabe will be pleased to find it topped on multiple pies and layered on the pork sando.

Chef Evan Gaudreau serves two varieties of pizza at this new North Central destination. The Detroit-style is only available at happy hour and is baked in a cast iron pan before being cut into square slices. His thin neo-Neapolitan dinner offering uses a natural levain sourdough starter and is topped with ingredients reminiscent of dishes he’s enjoyed at restaurants in the past.  

Renzo
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Melfi’s

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Restaurateur Brooks Reitz of Leon’s Oyster Shop and Little Jack’s Tavern brings a wide-ranging Italian menu and thin crust pizza to Upper King Street in his latest project. Starters and small plates offer something a little different — the bruschetta comes topped with combinations like avocado and pistachio. The pies also extend past the norm with creations like the vodka sauce-based Mr. Wally, which comes stacked with salami, lobster mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.     

Nimbo is Charleston’s newest pizzeria and is located near MUSC — and area owner Geoff Chewning is passionate about serving. The house pies have space-themed names like Houston We Have a Pizza and Venus Veggie, and diners have the option to build their own if they prefer.   

Uptown Social

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News flash — this bustling King street hot spot for 20-somethings also serves inventive pizzas. The ownership group consulted with international pizza consultant Anthony Falco to develop the Thin N’ Crispy Bar Pie.  The ingredient-driven offering includes amped-up standbys like The Bleecker—a pepperoni pie with ranch drizzle—and the Charleston-influenced Orchard, which is topped with shrimp from the Tarvin family on Shem Creek.  Wash it down with the Lindy Hop’d session IPA, a beer specially made for Uptown Social by Palmetto Brewing.

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Toni's Pizza

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Three Detroit natives team up to bring crispy deep-dish crust topped with brick cheese to Mount Pleasant.  The authentic pies are baked at 500 degrees in blue steel pans and come loaded with classic meats like pepperoni and Italian sausage.  

Pizza Prospero

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This New York style pizzeria aims to provide a diverse option starting with Italian street food appetizers like arancini balls and pepperoni rolls. The recipes for the wide-sliced pies are from Sabatino Covollo of Calhoun Street’s Sabatino’s Pizza and come layered with San Marzano marinara and buffalo mozzarella cheese. 

Slice Co.

This former vendor at Workshop has found a permanent home in West Ashley. The simplistic menu of pepperoni, cheese, and white pizza — with the option to add additional toppings — hasn’t stopped eaters in the know from naming it one of the best slices in town. 

Edmund's Oast Brewing Co.

What goes better with pizza than an ice-cold beer? Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. is pouring over 20 of its own creations to go with a pub-grub menu in the lively tap room.  Meat lovers should head for the salty coppa and mushroom, while red sauce-averse patrons can opt for the white pie—which can be topped with an egg for good measure.  

Uneeda Sicilian

Right down the road from Renzo, Uneeda Sicilian is dishing up a more straightforward, casual offering of “Grandma Pies,” sandwiches, and salads. The pizza is hearty, and fans of broccoli rabe will be pleased to find it topped on multiple pies and layered on the pork sando.

Renzo

Renzo
Olivia Rae James

Chef Evan Gaudreau serves two varieties of pizza at this new North Central destination. The Detroit-style is only available at happy hour and is baked in a cast iron pan before being cut into square slices. His thin neo-Neapolitan dinner offering uses a natural levain sourdough starter and is topped with ingredients reminiscent of dishes he’s enjoyed at restaurants in the past.  

Renzo
Olivia Rae James

Melfi’s

Restaurateur Brooks Reitz of Leon’s Oyster Shop and Little Jack’s Tavern brings a wide-ranging Italian menu and thin crust pizza to Upper King Street in his latest project. Starters and small plates offer something a little different — the bruschetta comes topped with combinations like avocado and pistachio. The pies also extend past the norm with creations like the vodka sauce-based Mr. Wally, which comes stacked with salami, lobster mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.     

Nimbo

Nimbo is Charleston’s newest pizzeria and is located near MUSC — and area owner Geoff Chewning is passionate about serving. The house pies have space-themed names like Houston We Have a Pizza and Venus Veggie, and diners have the option to build their own if they prefer.   

Uptown Social

Uptown Social

News flash — this bustling King street hot spot for 20-somethings also serves inventive pizzas. The ownership group consulted with international pizza consultant Anthony Falco to develop the Thin N’ Crispy Bar Pie.  The ingredient-driven offering includes amped-up standbys like The Bleecker—a pepperoni pie with ranch drizzle—and the Charleston-influenced Orchard, which is topped with shrimp from the Tarvin family on Shem Creek.  Wash it down with the Lindy Hop’d session IPA, a beer specially made for Uptown Social by Palmetto Brewing.

Uptown Social

Toni's Pizza

Three Detroit natives team up to bring crispy deep-dish crust topped with brick cheese to Mount Pleasant.  The authentic pies are baked at 500 degrees in blue steel pans and come loaded with classic meats like pepperoni and Italian sausage.  

Pizza Prospero

This New York style pizzeria aims to provide a diverse option starting with Italian street food appetizers like arancini balls and pepperoni rolls. The recipes for the wide-sliced pies are from Sabatino Covollo of Calhoun Street’s Sabatino’s Pizza and come layered with San Marzano marinara and buffalo mozzarella cheese. 

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