Handcrafted Artisan Pizza & more. Welcome to Lola's!
Photos by Rafael Barker
Lola’s Pizza is located inside of a cute little house in the South Hills area of Charleston, West Virginia. Our handmade, Neapolitan-style pizzas are served piping hot out of our stone hearth oven. Try one of our specialties — popular pies include our Fig Jam & Rosemary, Spinach & Feta, and Spicy Shrimp & Sausage — or you can create your own. We offer dine in or carry out. If you are getting a pizza to go please ask us about our partially baked pizzas. We will cook your pizza halfway and allow you to do the rest at home. It is a great way to enjoy a pizza straight from the oven when it's convenient for you. We are happy you are here!
When I applied to culinary school at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont, I was asked to write an essay describing my ideal dining experience. I wrote about eating in a small restaurant, surrounded by friends and loved ones, enjoying artisan-style pizzas, drinking good wine and good beer, laughing and having fun. Lola’s was just a twinkle in my eye at the time, and little did I know that seven years later I would be opening the restaurant I had described in my essay.
What drew me to the idea of opening a restaurant such as Lola’s was the energy I felt when imagining it. I liked the idea of creating a laid back place where people could come to connect with friends and loved ones. These moments, for me, is what life is all about.
So much more than I had expected has come from opening Lola’s. I have met an amazing group of people who are customers, employees, delivery drivers, vendors, farmers, the list goes on. At the heart of it all continues my belief that it is around the table that we learn about ourselves and about the world. Please come join us around the table at Lola’s. We promise to make you a great pizza!
With much gratitude,
Cary Charbonniez, Owner
(304) 343-LOLA (5652)
1038 Bridge Road Charleston, WV 25314