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“We love EVO Pizza!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Evo Pizza

Evo Pizza
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: EVO (Extra Virgin Oven) Pizzeria is the wood-fired dream of Matt McIntosh and Ricky Hacker. Matt and Ricky met while working in the illustrious kitchen at FIG in downtown Charleston in 2003. The pair spent the better part of a year forming the concept for a wood-fired pizza shop that would focus on local ingredients. In 2005 they flew the coop to start EVO. The first incarnation was a mobile wood-fired pizza oven - in other words, a fancy trailer - that they used for catering. Turns out, people really like fancy trailer pizza. It became apparent that the concept was ready for a brick & mortar restaurant, and they found a perfect home on East Montague Avenue in North Charleston, part of the up-and-coming Park Circle area. In 2007, EVO Pizzeria fired up its ovens for the public, and hasn't stopped since. We come to work at EVO every day to bring fun, delicious food and drink to our community. We source locally and regionally because we're proud to be here. We cook with love because we love to cook. And who doesn't love pizza?
Charleston, SC
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“We love EVO Pizza!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We've been going to EVO for about 4 years and it's still our favorite pizzeria. They make fresh, wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza, and offer specials that have creative combinations. We've had pizzas with toppings such as shrimp, corn, duck, speck, broccoli to name a few. The pistachio pesto is a regular menu item and it is amazingly good. The thinner the crust, the better! The bibb lettuce salad is also a good starter. We like ours with their homemade blue cheese dressing.
We've had pizzas in different restaurants, cities and countries and we rate them using EVO as our benchmark. EVO remains on top of our list.
The restaurant is not that big, and can get a bit noisy. Sometimes there can be a bit of a wait to get a table, but the staff is friendly and accommodating. Go to EVO ~ it's worth the trip!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Absolutely incredible pizza!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Went to EVO Pizzeria with DH for lunch today. The "Calabrese and Arugula" pizza was hands down THE BEST PIZZA I HAVE EVER EATEN. Holy tastebuds, that was good!!! Wood-fired Neopolitan style pizza, with roasted red pepper puree, spicy calabrese, roasted garlic, fresh arugula, Split Creek Farm goat milk feta, and fresh hand-pulled mozzarella. Drool. I'm ready for another round! The unsweetened iced tea with lemon was also very good. Comfortable, casual seating in an airy room with high ceilings. Efficient, nicely-paced service. We'll definitely be back!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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southcarolina
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129 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“GREAT!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Awesome place. Pizza great. Staff well trained. It is a casual evironment but very comfortable there. I have gone several times and I order the same pizza, the Pork Trifecta. Nice. I have tasted my wifes pizza, the Margherita. Nice.

Visited January 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fresh - Wood Fired - Gourmet Pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

From the bruschetta to the brews to the Pizza and now the Bakery - EVO put Park Circle Restaurants on the Map around town. I never mention where I live without someone saying how much they love coming to EVO. And it's well deserved!

Visited December 2012
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Annapolis, MD
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Fresh, tasty za”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Fresh ingredients, good flavor, balanced crust. Not the spicy Chicago pizza I'm used to, but a healthy za with interesting flavor combinations.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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