Inizio Pizza - Ballantyne
Dedicated to the art and craft of creating true Neapolitan style pizza, a 900-degree wood-fired oven is used to bake each pie in 90 seconds. Now with two locations, you have two opportunities to get your pizza fix.
Cuisine Type: Pizza
Ambience: Casual Dining
We are typically drawn to New York style pizza but after seeing some reviews and being in the area we decided to give this a try. We dined in and loved the atmosphere. The pizza came quickly! Our order was 1 large Rafaele to share between two adults and exceeded our expectations for Neapolitan-style pizza. Wood fired pizza has a completely different taste and this one was on point, especially when tasting the fresh ingredients. Anyone complaining about prices and this and that about this place should just keep ordering your pizza from Papa Johns.
I just came here for a quick bite to eat. Their customer service Qasim very friendly and explained the menu very well. Their pizza is scrumptious, I got the 16 inch Bianca, finished the whole pie. I was recommended to go to this place from a customer where I work and was impressed! I will.certainly be back and intrigued for more!
This place was pretty good. Lots of people in reviews are saying its overpriced, I think its pretty on par for what you are getting. Its a good Neapolitan pizza slightly Americanized and Im not sure everyone grabbing a pie realizes the difference. Its super tight where you order and a little chaotic if theres a line. Pizzas came out within 10 minutes or less (to be expected cooking at 900 degrees!). The crust was great, a perfect leopard, soft and good flavor. The dough was not stretched well for either pizza we got. Both the small and large pizza had a disproportionately stretched pie. Way to thin in the middle. Great flavor and pretty good service though. An easier sell for 5 stars if the consistency of the stretch was even 50% better and I likely wont be back due to it. We got two cannolis to go. Pretty standard, a good size $5-6 each.
Sue Ann Marie
Wonderful place for a family dinner or for friends to meet. High chairs were available for families with small children. Very relaxing , beautiful open restaurant. They do not offer individual slices. They do offer several pies cooked in a wood fired oven. Very quick serve time. We ordered the 16" pie. Pizza Napoletana was tasty. The large pie is good for three adults who are not looking to over indulge. We did not get toppings, but that would like to try another pie from the menu. Personal opinion is more garlic flavor needed in the sauce. Antipasto, salads, and Caprese are on the menu, too. Beer and wine are offered, too. Definitely try them out!
Charlotte pizza strikes again! Long day traveling, needed to pick something up on the way home and were assured by friends that Inizio has great pizza, so we decided to give them a try as it was close and on the way home. Unpacked the car, got everybody situated and opened up our $70 worth of pizza, much to our disappointment. The pies weren't cut, the pizza is mostly crust, and there was some weird side of sauce, I guess for dipping. (See pics) Cheese/sauce to crust ratio is bonkers! You're getting a $20+ pizza that is mostly edge crust, which is thin, but not crispy enough to be held and some smattering of sauce and cheese. The side of sauce (I dipped the plentiful dry crust into it to help choke it down) is bland and reminds me of watered down canned pasta sauce. Suffice to say, we are no longer on speaking terms with the friends that recommended this for pizza, as they don't know what they're talking about. Keep searching, I guess.