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“Good, not great.”
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Pizza Pura
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

Don't get me wrong this is good pizza, but if you have a good pizza place you like and put a few semi-exotic things on it, it will be just as good if not better. The crust is the best part. The edges are chewy and flavorful. The center is soft, and they the warn you on the menu.

We stared with an antipasto plate. It had a nice selection of sopressata, cured ham, artichokes, mozzarella, etc.

There were four of us and the menu says each 12" pizza serves one. Unless you play for the NFL, two pizzas will serve 3-4 and three pizza will serve four good eaters.

Fig and pig, an interesting combination, but I found it almost dessert-like. The sweetness of the fig and the Gorgonzola was like a fruit and cheese plate. The pancetta lardo was essentially imperceptible to me. It was the least favorite of the three to the four of us.

Margherita was as described. Good, but not memorable. The sauce is just puréed san marzano tomatoes with no spices.

Genoese was pesto with sausage and Parmesano reggiano, our second favorite.

Our favorite was the Tre Porcini. Many would find it too salty. How could it not be somewhat salty with sausage, prosciutto, and sopressata.

It is a small dining room inside and the tables are packed in. Until our table neighbors left we were unable to move back from the table.

Better than average, but not what we hoped for.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

If you're looking for traditional pizza with standard toppings ("American style"), pass Pizza Pura by. But if you want truly memorable pizza on delectable thin crusts with judiciously applied toppings that are unique in their combinations and of the highest quality ("Neapolitan style"), then Pizza Pura is a must.

As a couple, we split a salad (very fresh arugula, beets, oranges, pistachios -- excellent) and then had a pizza each, which was more than enough (we took some home). Both pizzas were outstanding -- the mushroom pizza had the most wonderful tasting mushrooms and a brie cheese that was unique. The second pizza was the "special" that night -- an unusual, inventive and delicious combination of brussel sprouts, apples, bacon, gorgonzola, balsamic. These were obviously made to order and as fresh and fine as could be. The crust is really exceptional.

We also ordered the small batch gelato to go in cups (pints are available too) and we were glad we did -- it was superb.

It's wonderful to see places like Pizza Pura helping to revitalize Asheville's River District. This restaurant, run by the folks who started the equally good White Duck Taco restaurant, is one of the reasons Asheville is becoming renowned as a town with superb eateries. Attentive, friendly service.

Note: Currently open only for dinner (5 to 10 PM, closed Sunday). Pizza Pura is small, so get there early if you don't want to wait!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Owed by the owners of White Duck Taco, this is a most authentic pizza. We went this weekend and both adults and children give this "thumbs up" The salads and pizza toppings were tops. The pizza crust is thin and soft and is exactly what you find in Naples Italy. Wines are good and reasonably priced along with some local beers.for desert we had the cannolis and gelato. Both excellent. Not fancy, just very good. Service and attention were excellent.

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Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Three of us including one local Ashevillian foodie at here and we all loved it. The ingredients and style make their pizza unique. And the service was casual but professional. Prices were good. Easy to recommend!

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Reviewed 12 June 2013

This place try's to be an Antico, Pepes, etc. but misses the mark in terms of prep, toppings, price, and most important taste. If the price of a pie was reasonable then it would be an ok place for high pizza; but at top dollar you expect top pizza and get so much less.

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