Cuisine: European, Italian, Pizza
Price Range: $
Rev it up! That's the theme at Monza, a small, yet bold wood-oven pizzeria that boasts a menu of creatively topped Neapolitan-style pizzas, traditional pastas, meal-worthy salads and Italian red and... Read More
Rev it up! That's the theme at Monza, a small, yet bold wood-oven pizzeria that boasts a menu of creatively topped Neapolitan-style pizzas, traditional pastas, meal-worthy salads and Italian red and whites. Named for "La Pista Magica," a famed luxury racetrack in Italy, this Upper King Street fixture glows with neon red, black and white accents, perhaps a nod to the checkered finish line flag of the Monza track. The thin, crispy pizzas at Monza, each bearing the name of a celebrated Italian race car driver, are satisfyingly full of flavor and crunchy texture. Included among the menu's star studded lineup is the Ciccio four-cheese, the Fangio, made with housemade sausage and jalapenos, and the Ronnie Peterson, loaded with oven-roasted chicken breast, pesto and artichokes. Not up to follow the footsteps of these racers and their namesake pizzas? Opt to "Take the Wheel," and create your own legendary pizza.
- Italian: "Satisfy your pizza cravings and enjoy Charleston's atmosphere by night: ask for a table in Monza's intimate courtyard patio!"
- Best for Italian Because: Monza does pizza the wood-fired, Neapolitan way, importing flour and yeast from Italy, all while taking advantage of fresh local ingredients!