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451 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
+1 843-720-8787
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always loved this place, because it was a place where you can find an excellent Italian pizza, Italian beers and an almost perfect tiramisu. Last time the dough was very dried, crunchy and not as usual. The toppings are still good in quality but I think the dough recipe has been changed or the oven has been used at... More 

Thank SometimesSomewhere
Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Monza is a best kept secret in down town Charleston. The food is amazing and pizza is the best wood fired around!!!! Penne vodka is really good. All fresh ingredients! The food is very good and the price is right!

1 Thank mybebe
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302 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

We wanted to like Monza; we liked the atmosphere as it was quiet, new-ish looking, and casually upscale. The server took a long while to approach us. We tried the Ciccio Pizza which was better the next day as leftovers -- it was ok. Where the experience derailed was in the wine by the glass. The glass turned out to... More 

1 Thank dvorac4
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you need to make a stop, this restaurant has clean bathrooms, a nice decor and pleasant wait staff. The pizza was dry (overcooked?), with very little sauce and cheese -- surprisingly unfulfilling considering some of the very good reviews we saw on TripAdvisor -- beware!

Thank D5268FTcathys
Moyock, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Was not impressed for the price. Food wasn't awful, staff wasn't bad it just was a basic pizza restaurant trying to have Italian pizza. Went based on a recommendation but unimpressed.

Thank Sherri R
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Enjoyed thin, wood-fired pizza at this location. Walking distance from Hampton Inn, visitor's Center, Best Friend of Charleston steam loco, Charleston Museum and other attractions. Being a race fan, I really appreciated the photos all around. Service was fast and attentive. Would go back!

Thank Ted Y
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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474 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

I have had the pizza at Monza in the past which I liked but wanted to try something a little different this time so ordered the lasagna. Glad I did. Super tasty and a good sized portion.

Thank Chris P
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Intimate and a local favorite that is always good. The pizza is Neapolitan style with a thin crust. Good craft beers too. A great place to run into while shopping King Street.

Thank overlookmp
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Stopped by for lunch while heading back to our hotel. We were just looking to share a pizza. They have wood fired thin crust pizza. We ordered a pizza with mushrooms and pepperoni and asked if they could put each on their own half. You would think this would be an easy request but we were told that they could... More 

Thank RayFromPhilly
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently had dinner here. The penne with vodka sauce and the pasta with bolognese sauce were both very good. However, I was annoyed by the fact that when I ordered the special salad of the day, I asked my waitress if I could substitute balsamic vinegar and oil for the apple cider vinaigrette, and she told... More 

Thank Denise C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 King St, Charleston, SC 29403-6232
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-720-8787

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?