#10 of 109 Asheville Restaurants

All Souls Pizza

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All Souls Pizza: Artisanal Pizza Served Fresh in Asheville
Written by: David Angotti
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

All Souls Pizza delivers exquisite flavor from locally-sourced ingredients. Prepare for innovative recipes, featuring flour or polenta milled onsite.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Specializing in organic grains and seasonal ingredients, All Souls Pizza strives to build a locally-oriented menu in the interest of strengthening community ties through quality cuisine and company. The restaurant’s staff clearly places great thought into every item that graces the menu and all ingredients are of exceptional quality. The result? Gourmet pizza, as you’ve never had it before.

The restaurant uses self-milled flour and polenta in all of the pizzas it serves. All bread comes from nearby Farm & Sparrow Bakery, where it is baked fresh every day. Expect plenty of toppings on your pizza; skimping is never a problem here.

All Souls Pizza serves dinner most nights and both lunch and dinner on the weekend. Although it utilizes different menus for these mealtimes, there is a lot of overlap between early afternoon and evening offerings.

If you prefer to drink a cold beer alongside your pizza, you’re in luck — All Souls Pizza maintains a regularly rotating list of local craft beers. You are also welcome to order a glass of wine alongside your artisanal meal.

Despite serving gourmet, locally-sourced meals, All Souls Pizza maintains a decidedly laid-back ambience. This is the type of place where you can enjoy exceptional quality food without feeling the need to dress up.

Although the restaurant is undeniably cozy inside, it’s worth requesting outside seating when the weather cooperates. The outdoor seating is particularly favorable for parties with rambunctious kids who just want to goof off while they wait for their meal.

A few of our favorite menu items include:

Pecorino Hush Puppies
Begin your All Souls Pizza experience on the right foot with a deeply satisfying appetizer. These hush puppies feature Pecorino cheese and can be dipped in marinara.

Pepperoni Pizza
Sometimes simple is best. All Souls Pizza certainly excels with simple recipes which still manage to offer complex, inspiring flavors. The restaurant’s take on pepperoni pizza features locally-sourced meat and high-quality mozzarella cheese. You’re also welcome to add one of several extra toppings listed on the menu. Examples include onion, roasted garlic, and even fermented chillies.

Polenta Pizza
If you’ve never noshed on a pizza crust crafted from polenta, now is the perfect time to try. All Souls Pizza offers two delicious polenta pizza recipes. The first features criminis, roasted garlic, spinach, red onion, and mozzarella.  The other polenta pizza also includes mozzarella, but also sausage, greens, and leeks.

Roasted Chicken Pressed Sandwich
Not in the mood for pizza? No worries — All Souls Pizza serves a couple of sandwiches that taste just as delicious as the pizza. The pressed sandwiches are particularly satisfying. This one includes roasted chicken, kraut, bacon, and provolone. The bread is from the acclaimed Farm & Sparrow Bakery. The sandwich is served along with a side salad.

Roasted Beet Salad
Nothing beats a meal that tastes delicious and leaves you feeling good about your adherence to your diet. That’s exactly what you’ll accomplish when you order the featured salad on All Souls Pizza’s dinner menu. This simple salad features roasted beets, butter lettuce, and a wonderful herb vinegarette sauce. You can also elect to add chicken or house bacon for a small additional cost.

Whether you’re in the mood for pizza, salad, or a sandwich, you can find something to satisfy your cravings at All Souls Pizza. You’ll emerge feeling content, but not uncomfortable. Pizza doesn’t have to be greasy to taste delicious, as you’ll discover at this Asheville hangout.

Insider Tip:
Stop by on a Wednesday afternoon or early evening between May and November to eat your favorite pizza, and then check out the River Arts District Farmers Market. The beloved market is conveniently located next door to All Souls Pizza. There, you can order your favorite brew from an outdoor bar and relax with loved ones while listening to live music.