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Pompieri Pizza


102 City Hall Plaza
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 973-1589
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Photo of Ted T Ted T
May 28, 2019 3

This is a counter order place where you pay and take a number. However you can sit at the bar for full service. I don't quite understand the goldfish tanks instead of a railing for the line? The pork pizza was pretty good but there was not much pork belly on it. I did enjoy the nice roasted garlic taste. Has a nice outdoor seating area if you feel like eating outside.

Photo of Lianne H Lianne H
May 24, 2019 5

I ate this pizza after a 3.5 hour drive and it's basically the best thing I've ever tasted. Perfect chewy and crispy crust, incredible toppings, and overall worth the trip. Order the BC pie. You will not regret it.

Photo of Marisol Hydock Marisol Hydock
Jun 12, 2019 5

Hands down the best pizza I’ve had in NC. It’s a simple sit down restaurant with aquaponic fish tanks in the dining area. The service was quick and friendly. No frills but the pizza was delicious. Thin, soft crust and cheese to die for.

Photo of Kayla Barbour Kayla Barbour
Mar 30, 2019 5

This place is beyond amazing. Best pizza I've had in North Carolina. The service was equally great. Sarah was super attentive and went out of her way to make our experience great. Will definitely be returning again soon!

Photo of Matthew White Matthew White
Apr 6, 2019 4

I felt that this place was a nice stop to get food. I got a fruit salad with salami. I suggest this place for anyone who has a large party. The food there is pretty good I especially liked the goat cheese. There's not much parking nearby. Also I really enjoyed the environment the fish and plants really added to it. To put icing on the cake the art in there was so fascinating.

Photo of Jonathan Sáez Jonathan Sáez
Jul 2, 2019 5

Great environment, delicious pizza, awesome concept. Spacious, family friendly, a little pricey hut worth it. The pizzas are all personal size, hand tossed, oven toasted and fresh ingredients. They have beer, wine, sodas and more! Really great place to go before or after a Bulls game!

Photo of Ryan theChamp Ryan theChamp
Jul 1, 2019 5

Pizza and service here is away excellent. The drunken horse is my favorite piazza. Piazza is made to order and alway hot and fresh. Restaurant is clean and well decorated. Excellent place for a date night.

Photo of Gemmamiah201 Gemmamiah201
Jul 7, 2019 3

The staff are very nice but 2/4 of the pizzas were not good. They were prepared well and the restaurant was clean but the pizzas just did not taste good. The roasted garlic one especially was horrible. The appetisers were very tasty though and they have a cool selection of sodas.

Photo of Jim Howard Jim Howard
Jun 27, 2019 5

Went to a special plated dinner service to celebrate cuisine of Italy, was absolutely wonderful. Also, one of the best pizza places around, no questions! Love the uncut pizza and scissors.

Photo of Steve Kruger Steve Kruger
Aug 2, 2019 5

Seriously legit Neapolitan pizza. The crust is chewy and cooked to perfection. Sauce is zesty and really compliments everything perfectly. Great service and solid beer menu on draught.

Photo of James Clarke James Clarke
Oct 20, 2019 5

I love this place! The pizza is simple and amazing with probably the best pizza sauce I've had in years. I cannot recommended it highly enough! The salads we're simple and great, and the soup was also very hearty and satisfying. The bread that came with the soup had a great garlicky crust that complimented the soup perfectly. This is a great place and we can't wait to come back. I'm definitely going to try all of the pizzas they have!

Photo of Reggie Strange Reggie Strange
Sep 21, 2019 5

All of the pizzas are good (we sampled 5+) and it really just depends on your preferences. I'm on a big arugula kick - so all of the pizzas with arugula as a topping take the cake (pie?) for me. Also, cutting the pizzas with your own scissors is unique and feels fun. We also got a few salads that were really good, particularly because of the tasty dressings.

Photo of Boyce Currance Boyce Currance
Oct 15, 2019 5

If you're looking for a delicious, out of the ordinary, Neapolitan-style pizza dinner experience in Durham this is your place. You walk in and see fish tanks, tomato can lights, fresh herb boxes and a wall of kids' firefighter art. It's very much a local family establishment with a side bar room for those just looking for a quick drink. It's just a short walk from Main St and the general downtown area. There's ample amounts of parking and though the line looks long it goes pretty fast.

Photo of Lucia Eisenhower Lucia Eisenhower
Sep 5, 2019 5

This gem is located in downtown Durham. We went for lunch and ordered the 7" build your own pizza. The pizza was all that I needed in a cloudy rainy day. The crust was crunchy, chewy and airy. The marinara sauce was perfect! The spicy pepperoni made for a nice surprise in each bite. And the fresh basil made me realize next time I make pizza at home is a must! Loved they use Mason jars as a cups. Fresh squeezed lemonade and sweet tea on tap is the best thing ever as well! If you are around the area or coming to visit do stop and enjoy!

Photo of John F John F
Sep 13, 2019 3

Clean. Comfortable setting. Welcoming staff. Good tasting personal sized Pizza. Slightly over priced. Glasses of water are free. Bathrooms are O.K. Finding parking was A little annoying .

Photo of Matthew Cloues Matthew Cloues
Nov 8, 2019 5

Really great handcrafted pizza. The dough they use is really exceptional and have a variety of options with higher end toppings. Counter order. Casual fun space. Offer sandwiches as well as soup and a couple apps. Good spot.

Photo of Pagan Reid Pagan Reid
Oct 26, 2019 5

I really love pizza and Pompieri is the best I’ve ever had. Everyone there is friendly, the space is super cute, and their food is just to die for. Try their signature Pompieri Pizza with Pepperdew peppers and chili oil, you will fall in love. Their changing specials are also always inventive and delicious. And they have community nights where you can eat tons of pizza and meet new people! Such a great place.

Photo of Kelli Kaspar Kelli Kaspar
Nov 12, 2019 5

Truthfully I have not eaten their pizza although I've heard it's fantastic. I went with some friends to their annual vegan harvest dinner and wine or beer pairing and it was absolutely delicious. It was six courses of delightfulness and and the owner the chef the sous chef the front and back of house were all fabulous and I will definitely be back soon to sample some vegan pizza!

Photo of Micheal Peters Micheal Peters
Nov 23, 2019 5

Pizza was excellent. Their tomato basil soup was delicious. Service was friendly, helpful and all around great. Truly a hidden gem!

Photo of Jill Zimmerman Jill Zimmerman
Dec 18, 2019 5

Nice atmosphere and staff are super friendly! And who doesn’t love pizza! They also have a few vegan options or make your own pizza! I would def recommend this place! Plus you use scissors to cut your pizza, pretty dope!

Photo of Lucas Einstein Lucas Einstein
Dec 24, 2019 5

Excellent Neapolitan pizza. Individual sized. Fresh tasting ingredients, great wood-fired crust. Good for big or small groups, and kids.

Photo of Jamie Berger Jamie Berger
Jan 23, 2020 5

Amazing vegan options, from pizza to sandwiches to dessert! This is my favorite restaurant in Durham. The pizza is incredible. Atmosphere is nice too, but I wish they'd get rid of the sad fish tanks :(

Photo of Micaela Folkes Micaela Folkes
Feb 10, 2020 5

My husband and I had such a positive experience at Pomieri Pizza. We were just visiting for the weekend and were looking for a great spot for pizza with gluten free crust. This place has great pizza and is family friendly. Even though you pay first and then sit without a real server, the staff was attentive and helpful. We would definitely recommend for a quick bite of pizza.

Photo of Batoul Sellami Batoul Sellami
Feb 13, 2020 5

The pizza was fresh and authentic as well! They grow their own fresh herbs in store. The customer service is excellent! The over restaurant is clean and colorful. 10/10 would go there every week if I had the funds to do so. 😊

Photo of Gary Kibble Gary Kibble
Mar 19, 2020 5

A Neapolitan pizzeria in a old firehouse with fish aquaculture tanks. What's not to like? On Sundays 4:30 and 6:30 dine Family Style: buy a wristband and get unlimited pizza with soda and a side salad and dessert. Our family had a great time doing that.

Photo of Donna Turner Donna Turner
Feb 15, 2020 5

Absolutely amazing valentine's dinner! 4 courses plus an amuse. Inexpensive for a couple and a relaxing dinner. Service was spot on and perfectly paced, just like enjoying a dinner in Italy. Bravo!!

Photo of Natalia Androsz Natalia Androsz
Aug 4, 2020 5

I’m originally from the New York area, so I’ve always been particular about my pizza. Since moving to Durham, Pompieri’s has become my one and only pizza stop. Highly recommend the BC Pie!

Photo of Katrina Vacca Katrina Vacca
Jul 23, 2020 5

Best place to get a BYO pizza in Durham! Fresh local produce but sauce and cheese imported frm Italy! What could be better!?

Photo of Wesley Hayward Wesley Hayward
Aug 25, 2020 3

This is Toros sidekick in this sick and twisted novelty pizza game. Better atmosphere though.

Photo of Pagan Shaman Pagan Shaman
Aug 21, 2020 5

Pompieri is my favorite pizza place. Great service, tasty fountain beverages, and the most delicious pizza I have ever had. Their namesake Pompieri Pizza with peppadew peppers is the BOMB!

Photo of Kylie Kylie
Sep 29, 2020 5

I personally love their pizza. It’s exactly like the pizza I had in Naples and tastes incredibly authentic. Same with the limoncello. I’ve heard people are displeased with how the restaurant is run so many of my friends don’t go here out of principle. But for me, the food is too good to stay away.

Photo of Thomas Mielcarek Thomas Mielcarek
Aug 28, 2020 5

Always great food

Photo of Jonathan Gerard Jonathan Gerard
Oct 26, 2020 5

I met my love at Pompeiri 2 years ago and we’re back tonight again for a nostalgic pizza and salad and kiss.

Photo of Stephen Cline Stephen Cline
Nov 23, 2020 5

Excellent real Italian styled pizza and great options for people with dietary restrictions

Photo of Danny Snyder Danny Snyder
Jan 4, 2021 5

Really good pizza.loved this place.wife and I will come back,and we live an hour away.loved the environment as well.

Photo of Zach Goldstein Zach Goldstein
Jan 4, 2021 5

Really enjoyed the bacon blue pizza. Good service, quick tasty pizza.

Photo of Matthew Underwood Matthew Underwood
Mar 20, 2022 5

Found after a quick walk downtown waiting for my room to be ready at Unscripted- great find. Wonderful pizza delivered to the table unsliced with a pair of scissors to cut your own and a nice cold beer. Cool friendly space. And very hospitable staff. Will be back

Photo of Shefali Shefali
Mar 21, 2022 5

Historic location; amazing pizza; delicious beer; wonderful and warm service, with spacious indoor and outdoor seating. Truly Durham's best pizza experience! Thank you for all you do and helping to create Durham's cool vibe.

Photo of David Rigoli David Rigoli
Mar 19, 2022 5

The food selection and beer selection were great. The server took his time with us and was extremely friendly and courteous as well as the rest of the staff. The food came out quick and was great. Was a great find!

Photo of Eli Mae Eli Mae
Sep 29, 2021 5

My partner and I absolutely love this place. We get the vegan Barry White almost every time. Last night we went to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary with an early dinner and it was perfect. The two Barry Whites were outstanding, the screwdriver slush was delicious, and the staff were kind and courteous. They really made our short pizza stop special. Thank you! We did see they had vegan cheesecake on the menu but we will have to try it next time.

Photo of Mike Riddick Mike Riddick
Apr 10, 2022 5

Walk up counter, quick service, delicious pizza. Kids loved their red sauce pie. Wife and I were equally pleased with the shroom pie w caramelized onions and goat cheese. Cool little nook w toys for the kiddos. Pie crust charred but not overcooked. 9/10