I eat here with friends and family on a regular basis. Part owner Kenny makes the dough daily using his own recipe and takes enough pride in it that he does not allow any other employee make it! Pizza ranges from your usual cheese and pepperoni to “bacon cheeseburger” or olive oil based crab pizzas, and they periodically rotate some of the pizzas off the menu to make room for new styles. The prices accurately reflect what is put in these pizzas, both quality ingredients and time. If you want a $10 pizza, or the same pizza you have had all your life, go to one of the chains. This pizza however is a special treat whose quality can’t be matched by the national brands. The beer selection is unequaled within the area. They make an effort to carry in-state breweries, and prices at the tap are below what you would normally pay for craft beer in nearby Charlotte. Like the Pizza, the beer on tap rotates to offer something new for the locals at all times, though they always maintain a few standards. Z Pi isnt a pool hall joint for cheap Bud Light and cookie cutter pizzas – not that anything is wrong with those establishments, but some occasions deserve something special, which Z Pi provides. This place is a craft beer and gourmet pizza oasis that is a rare among rural towns. The only thing preventing perfection here is that orders can take a while to get out when they get slammed with large parties who didn’t call in advance, which is fairly common. I would give it a 4.5.
In response to the previous review, let me say that I usually have left over slices, and these have never been packaged in saran wrap as the previous complaint claimed. The wait staff has always provided appropriately sized cardboard take-out pizza boxes for my left over portions, and prices are appropriate considering the high quality product served.