What's In Store

Another build-your-own pizza chain is coming to Charlotte

Firenza Pizza
Firenza Pizza Courtesy of Firenza Pizza

A pizza chain called Firenza is opening its first North Carolina soon near Northlake Mall.

Earlier this year, the company signed a master development agreement to open up to 19 North Carolina locations over the next decade, a spokeswoman said. The Charlotte location will be at 9821 Northlake Centre Parkway, in the Northcrest Shopping Center.

The fast casual chain specializes in made-to-order pizzas, offering pizza dough that’s made in house, as well as unlimited toppings. Firenza also has eight signature pizzas for those who don’t want to customize.

The local franchisee is Rob Camissa, who has been in the food service industry for 38 years and previously owned a bagel shop in New York, the spokeswoman said.

An exact opening date for Firenza’s Charlotte location wasn’t immediately available.

Charlotte’s seen a boom in customizable pizza chains opening recently throughout the city, from Uncle Maddio’s in midtown to Pieology in the EpiCentre to Blaze Pizza in South End.