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Italian Pizzeria III

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508 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2317
+1 919-968-9987
11:00 - 23:30
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Awesome food, awesome people. Owners and staff make you feel like you're at home. Tar Heel vibe abounds. Best new York style pie to be found in the area, nice screens and above average beer selection. This is my go to beer and pizza place hands down. IP3 rules.

Thank kurt v
Greenville, North Carolina
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197 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is simply the best pizza in Chapel Hill. The old Peppers may have rivaled it with unique combinations (like the chicken soup pizza), but for authentic Italian pizza (except for not having a wood-fired oven), this is the place. Great people working there, friendly and welcoming. My only reason for a one-star downgrade is upkeep--it needs some infrastructure upgrades... More 

Thank RRRice
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

It's like Cheers where everybody knows your name. As you open the door you get a huge welcome from Angelo, Vinnie, and the rest of the staff behind the counter. It's a family owned, low key establishment with delicious food. And, if you enjoy sports (especially soccer and basketball) this is the place to watch. Only get there crazy early... More 

Thank Judith W
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We came for the pizza but my son also had an antipasto salad. He has traveled Italy extensively and he raved about the authenticity of the meal and the people working there. We sat outside and enjoyed the evening with beer, salad, and pizza. One of the counter staff came outside to talk to my son about his experience in... More 

Thank gkmcfe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Been here 3 times in a week !! Angelo is the real deal and takes pride in his place and it shows. Brandon moped up his plate with the bread !!

Thank John B
Merritt Island, Florida
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a go-to spot for a slice and a soda for lunch. Delicious crust with fresh toppings. Sometimes a slight line but the pizza comes out pretty quickly. The salads are decent for a pizza shop and the cheesesteak is great.

Thank MelanieMac_1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Great take out service and friendly staff, My daughter will only eat these pizzas now. Sorry but she supports FC Barcelona!

Thank Richard R
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410 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Affectionately known as IP3 by the locals, this unassuming pizza place has a loyal following among a lot of UNC athletes. The walls are even decorated with photos of players and coaches. Apparently, it's also a big hangout to watch European soccer matches. The owners are from Italy, and the pizza is more of the New York thin crust kind.... More 

Thank TarHeel
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I love this place. And the best part is that the owners are there. The staff is great and the pizza incredible. My husband's family are Italian and their pizza is great. Well the pizza here has the same taste. And the quality is incredible. I recommend the pizza with "prosciutto crudo". Go and enjoy a really Italian pizza!

Thank Teresa R
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We eat there most weekends with the kids (teens) The brothers make a most delcious white pizza that is to die for! Great place to watch sports especially soccer as the owners are huge fans!

Thank lstaelin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2317
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-968-9987

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