Cary >Food & Dining > ZPizza
96 Cornerstone Dr, Cary, NC | Directions 2751935.790752 -78.852075
Monday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Crapshoot – I actually stopped going here for a while because I had two or three bad experiences in a row. One night (a weeknight) I ordered two sandwiches for pick-up. I was told it would be 20 minutes. 15 minutes later I showed up and proceded to wait another 15 minutes before grabbing someone at the counter. They sounded confused like they had forgotten my order or something and said it'd be out any minute. It took up to a full hour after I had placed the order for two sandwiches before I got them. If I wasn't so dang hungry I would've left much earlier. And no, it wasn't particularly busy at the time, either. The staff were chatting with each other.
However, when I have a lot of patience and I'm really in the mood for something different, it's good to go there. The Moroccan pizza is amazing, and I love that I have so many options for food. I just don't suggest going there when there are more than maybe three other customers at a time.
Best Pizza, Best Salad, Suprising Value – I am as much of a pizza expert as the next guy. I have lived in New York and Chicago and loved the pizza in both. I never lived in California, but after eating at Zpizza I wish I had. California style pizza is best labled gourmet, and the pizza at Zpizza delivers on that lable. They do have the traditional cheese and pepperoni and it is delicious. But everybody makes cheese and pepperoni. Zpizza specializes in thin crust gourmet pies. Some are intuitive, some are unsusual, but every one that I have tried so far is delicious. I have also tried the salads and they are a cut above also, especially the pear gorgonzala salad.
I expected this place to be expensive after reading some reviews, but frankly I don't know where that comes from. I think it may be because the large pie is huge. We had a coupon but forgot to bring it and an 18" gourmet pie (SantaFe with mulitple ingredients) was under $20. The coupon was for $5 off that. When you see what you are getting for that I think it is a good value.
We went to the Cary location which is nice, very open design. Has a patio for nice weather though too cold when we have been there. The service was excellent, though it is not a full service restaraunt. They do bring the food out to you. There are slices in a warmer that looked good, but I prefer to order fresh.
The atmoshere is nice, but certainly not fancy. It is the food that makes it. I have tried this place 5 times now and my only complaint was on one Friday night the wait got a little long. I highly recommend Zpizza for gourmet pizza and salads.
Pizza Fanatic's review – You will notice that I have reviewed most of the pizza places in Cary. About me...I have traveled the entire U.S. and like most pizza but many are better then others. I have eaten pizza almost everyday for over twenty years. I find pizza from the chains uneatable and do not count California style pizza as true pizza. I have eaten in every pizza joint in Cary and I have rated Z Pizza as edible but not true pizza. If you like lower fat California style pizza then you will like this place. Prices are high and toppings are lean. The best thing about the place is that they have board games that you can play while you are waiting for your pizza.
Best damn pizza in the triangle. – This pizza is the best in the Triange....even better than NY Brothers..which is damn good pizza too. The tie breaker between the two is the awesome z-crust and the awesome carmelized onions. Delicioso.
The first unique pizza in a long long time – I consider myself to be pizza guru of all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Very surprisingly ZPizza blew me away. I'm a fan of strong flavors, but my wife likes more subtle basic pizzas-- there was all of that and more. The Napoli had an unbelieveable garlic sauce and each flavor on the Santa Fe just jumped out at you. The location was great and having the toys available on the side for my 2 year old to be occupied was an excellent little addition. Although she spent most of the time watching the pizza makers toss the dough! The employees couldn't have been more accommodating.
If you don't try out ZPizza, then you just don't know the definition of good food
Excellent Pizza, Decent Service – First let me start out saying the pizza is GREAT! We had various pizzas from them so far my favorite is the Thai. It is spicy but yet not too much so. The delivery was good (waited half an hour from ordering so pretty damn fast), Pizza was hot, and just as good as take-out. The place is clean and comfortable but the one thing was the cashier asked us three times which Pizza we wanted and Either they forgot, or it was in the oven, but when we asked if our pizza was ready (after 20 mins) they man gave us someone elses that was in the delivery warmer. Also the man in the black shirt (I assume manager) is really nice and always checks to make sure its the right pizza before he hands it to you. Last minor compliant they gave me a citrus SoBe and online I ordered a green tea. It actually turned out to be better.
One word: delicious. Great atmosphere. Great service. – After reading all of the reviews on this site. I just had to go find ZPizza (a little tricky to find), and see for myself what the deal was. Here's my take. First, the pizza and the salads that we ordered were wonderful. The quality of the food was on par with high end Italian restaurants. No matter what else, the food is worth the trip. We got 3 pizzas that they list as zcreations: tuscan mushroom, santa fe, zbq. All were delicious. We also got the salad with pear and gorgonzala. It had some candied walnuts, and balsamic dressing: delicious.
We went on Monday, and the place was packed. Still, service was resonalby fast. It took 30 minutes, but it was very busy. The staff was very friendly. The space is beatiful. Warm colors, lots of windows, open, and most of all very clean. The bathrooms were also very clean.
The place is very family friendly, I did notice that a couple of the games were missing pieces.
My first experience with ZPizza was very good. I will be back and encourage anyone to try the place.
great healthy ...PIZZA! Could it be any better? – No better place for family pizza and game night! My husbands only day off during the week is thursday, and guess what the last thing I want to do is.... figure out how to make a healthy, fun meal for my family that doesn't take too long. Yeah right. We also try to make this our family game night. Well...one thursady we were next door at the video game store and we saw a pizza place next door. Decided to go and we found the solution to all of our problems... Pizza..healthy..board games..no dirty dishes..delicious!!! And my kids ate half of my salad! With balsamic vinaigrette!!!(requesting recipe or brand name if at all possible, haha) Seriously, I'm not from new york or anything, but when I was at the drycleaners earlier today and my children were begging to got to Zpizza, you know you've found a great place. Thanks.
Excellent pizza, great atmosphere! – Z Pizza has great tasting, organic pizza. I feel good about taking my family to eat there because not only is it good, I feel as though it is healthier than most pizza joints! The atmosphere is great and on Wednesday, they have a lady that makes balloon animals for the kids - they loved it!
Fantastic salads and a great spot for the kids and family. – My husband and I took our friends there to lunch. We sat outside on the patio as it was a beautiful afternoon. The salads were perfect - very fresh and loaded with fresh fruit, cheeses, etc. We ordered 3 different pizzas and fought over which one was best. This is perfect if you are looking for extensive variety and something everyone in the family can enjoy.
We are very picky about service and were pleased with our treatment.
You HAVE to try this place! I can't wait to go back.
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