10 Pizza Spots to Try in the Triangle

With so many great options for pizza in the Triangle, why limit yourself to the usual places?
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We’ve rounded up 10 great options for a great family pizza night in the Triangle. Pies can be traditional or…interesting, but the crusty, saucy, cheesy deliciousness is always a crowd pleaser. Hit some of these spots and we bet you’ll find a new favorite. And maybe a few extra pounds.

Capital Creations Gourmet Pizza

After almost 30 years in business, Capital Creations Gourmet Pizza has quite the extensive menu, full of pizzas beyond your imagination. It’s hard to know where to start! Give the Veggie Burrito pizza with cornmeal crust or the Carolina Pie a try. There are also delicious salads and creative specials. 1842 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh

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Coronato Pizza

A favorite among food critics, Coronato Pizza focuses on the best, freshest ingredients and interesting combinations. Try the Potato pizza with olive oil, crushed potato, roasted garlic, lemon, fontina and rosemary. In addition to their print menu, they keep a chalkboard menu that’s inspired by the season and a showcase for the kitchen’s creativity. 101 Two Hills Rd #140, Carrboro

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Cristo’s NY Style Pizza and Cristo’s Bistro

Employees become like family to the owners of these two restaurants. With one in Raleigh and one in Holly Springs, the family is big. Daily specials showcase their pasta and traditional Italian Specialties, but Grandma’s Pizza and authentic New York style pizza are really what’s what. If you’re extra hungry, order the Chicken Parm Pan Pizza. Say “hi” to Dawn and Joe the next time you drop in. 1302 E. Millbrook Rd, Raleigh and 5217 Sunset Lake Rd, Holly Springs

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DeMo’s Pizzeria & Deli

DeMo’s gets fresh produce delivered from the local farmer’s market and bread from a bakery in Pittsboro every day and even slow cook a big slab of beef for their cheesesteak sandwiches every day, but pizza is still king. Fresh mozzarella shredded straight onto your pizza and a lot of love, care and creativity make the difference. Try The Montana – there are potato chips on it. Crazy, but it works! 222 Glenwood Ave Suite 121, Raleigh

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Frank’s Pizza

Frank’s uses the same dough machine and dough oven they used in the ‘90s and has been in the same location for over 40 years. Obviously there’s some special magic happening here. The Roma Spinach is divine as is the Pizza Steak. 2030 New Bern Ave, Raleigh

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Gusto Farm to Street

Delicious and healthy are what Gusto Farm to Street aims to provide. With the choice of traditional, whole grain or cauliflower crust, diners can choose their own toppings or trust the pros who created choices like the Bee Sting 2.0 (there’s honey on that one), 4 Little Pigs and Wild Shroom, to name a few. 5431 Page Rd, Durham and 3088 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh

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Oakwood Pizza Box

Classic, no-frills New York pizza made from fresh, high-end ingredients is on the menu at this relatively new fan favorite in Raleigh. The dough is thin with just the right chew to it and the toppings are something special. Check out the impressive wine list! Make sure to follow them on Instagram to hear about their next Oakwood Pop-Up: family-style, authentic Italian dinners for parties of 2-4. These spectacular events sell out quickly and are legendary. 610 N. Person St, Raleigh

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Peri Brothers Pizza

Former New Yorkers rave about this place, but this North Carolina girl is just happy it exists. Their pizzas are mostly named after New York neighborhoods and it’s pretty hard to decide between the Bronx and Central Park. The staff is top-notch and so friendly. 7321 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh

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Pizzeria Faulisi

Like others, Pizzeria Faulisi’s menu changes with seasonal availability. They only have one piece of cooking equipment (their wood-fired pizza oven) and due to being hand-stretched, the pizzas aren’t always exactly round. That’s part of the charm of this family business. Try the Red, White and Blue (sour cherries, blue cheese, chili oil, mozzarella) or Nonna’s Lasagna Pie depending on the adventurousness of your palate. You can get a great deal on Tuesdays: all pizzas are only $10 (additional charge for extra toppings). Consider booking their “Family Table” that consists of three courses for parties of 8-12. Oh, and don’t try to find a phone number – they don’t have one. 215 E. Chatham St Suite 101, Cary

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Pizzeria Mercato

With it’s ever-changing menu, Pizzeria Mercato lets their pizzas’ ingredients shine in their simplicity. With many ingredients coming from the Carrboro Farmers Market across the street, there are very few “food miles” to worry about. The Amatriciana is divine and the Spinaci is really special. 408 West Weaver St, Carrboro 

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