From Sarah C. today. A quick little side note that zpizza also offers gluten free pizzas. I know a lot of parents are on the prowl for gluten free eats these days, and this is a good one to keep in mind! Without further ado, here is the article:

Carolina Parent notes zpizza in their 2010 Favorite Places to Eat. I confess I hadn’t visited since before D was born so Allison and I met there for lunch one day to see how kid friendly it was.

Although we timed our visit at 11:30 (not quite lunch rush hour), we were surprised to find it wasn’t crowded. There was a decent group of high schoolers, but they were enjoying the warm day out on the patio and even then left plenty of room if we had wanted to sit outside. Instead, we headed inside to order and eat.

Similar to other quick-eat style restaurants, you place your order at the counter, pay and then find a seat. Your meal will be delivered to your table. For the two of us, we chose their easy two slice + a drink special which means we actually got our food immediately. For the boys, we ordered kids’ meals. Those took a few minutes of preparation which gave us time to fix drinks and get situated at a table. Typically, you’d take your slices of pizza with you but since we had hands full with toddlers and drinks, one of the staff members kindly took it to a table for us. Greatly appreciated that help!

Should you find you visit at a busier time or want to order a whole pizza, don’t fret there are things to keep your kids occupied. As we searched out the highchairs (stashed in the back right next to the restrooms if you don’t see a free one on the floor), we passed a small bookcase overflowing with games. We will definitely try those out in the future. As it was, our boys were entertained with each other and watching the teens out the window.

The boys’ food arrived quickly. First up, C‘s special PBJ hold the J order which was made perfectly. Then came D‘s macaroni & cheese which the server was kindly stirring on her way to our table to help release the steam and help it cool. Again, appreciate this detail! Not that I can’t and wouldn’t have (still did a bit) but it’s nice to see that extra effort because the moment D glimpses it, he wants to dig in even if it might burn his mouth.

Another fun detail that made us smile – the placement of a child size picnic table in the dining room and a second one outside.

I have to say, I can see why this pizza spot ranked so highly. Good food, reasonable prices (it was about $24 total for all 4 of us), friendly & helpful staff, and special touches for the kids. Yes, I’ll be back.

Oh and if you find you have some time on your hands after your meal at zpizza, consider a stop at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books at the opposite end of the shopping center. Or maybe dessert next door at Planet Smoothie, further down at Kilwin’s Chocolate or across High House Rd at Goodberry’s Creamery (another favorite on the Carolina Parent list).

Stone Creek Village
96 Cornerstone Drive
(919) 465-9009

Carolina Parent – Favorite Places to Eat 2010

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  1. October 7, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Thank you for all of your information posted here. I was looking for a place to take my 2 boys to eat after we visit the Lego Kid’s Fest this weekend. After reading your post, ZPizza sounds perfect. thanks, a mom in Greenville, NC

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