When it comes to pizza, many would say "the bigger the better." New York City isn't the only place to fill your bellies with massive slices as big as your head. Papa John's is no match for the best pizza in Charlotte that serves up gigantic, cheesy portions.
The Virginia-based Benny's brand has different names unique to its 20 locations across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania (Benny Velino's, Benny Fierro's, Benny Vitali's, etc.).
Charlotte's version, Benny Pennello's, is a trendy pizza joint that opened in 2015 in the popular NoDa neighborhood. "Pennello" (which literally translates to "paintbrush") lives up to its name, flashing artsy murals and decor.
The hot spot is known for its cosmopolitan vibes, but it's best known for its monstrous slices of pizza (aka the "Virginia slice"). Monstrous is no exaggeration here; these bad boys are well over the size of the average human head. You literally need two plates to fit the whole thing.
A regular cheese slice is only $4 and one-topping options are $5 (move over, Little Caesar's). You can choose from fan favorites like classic pepperoni, sliced Italian sausage, and garlic mushroom.
There's definitely more where that came from because the whole pies are huge too, coming in at a whopping 28 inches.
They offer unique monthly specials like "The Bro Cheese," with broccoli, beer cheese, and crispy onions, plus a chicken alfredo pie with chicken, alfredo sauce and ricotta.
With massive cheesy pies comes an even bigger beer selection. Pizza and beer is what lots of Americans consider a match made in heaven and you've got plenty of choices to create your perfect pair.
Available brew options come from breweries including Birdsong, Sycamore, Catawba, OMB, Triple C and more.
If you have enough room in your tummy after downing a plethora of pizza, you can try the cookies or ice cream sandwich "bombs" for only three bucks.
Address: 2909 N. Davidson St., #100, Charlotte, NC
Why You Need To Go: Satisfy your cheesy cravings with some of the biggest pizza ever at this iconic Charlotte spot.