Skip this place. GOTO Villa Francesca or Mama Ricotta's for your Uptown Charlotte Italian Fix.
We visited Italian Pie yesterday with a group of three. We shared 2 appetizers, the Mozzarella stix and and Spinach Dip. For dinner we had 2 salads and a Chicken Parm sub. We had a wonderful waitress, kept the cups full. The hostess and bar staff where great and greeted us on the way in. We got all our food hot and in nice size portions.
On to the food: The mozzy stix were plenty, but nothing fancy, out of the box frozen mozzy stix. The Spinach Dip came with fresh made bread stix that were yummy, but the dip was way too hot and way too runny to keep on the stix. A hot thicker Spinach dip would have hit the mark. My Indian friend commented that it tasted more like an Indian spinach side dish, than an Italian Spinach Dip. The salads were huge portions of LETTUCE with some toppings. The Italian dressing was straight out of the jar Wishbone yellow/orange Italian dressing. The chicken parm was a great size sandwich on yummy crispy toasted Italian bread, however it is light on the sauce, lighter on the mozzarella cheese and you had to search for the chicken. I've never scene this before. Rather than use an Italian style breaded chicken cutlet, they use what looked like sliced flavorless chicken deli meat slices. That's right shaved chicken breast. What a complete disappointment.
To give this place any benefit of the doubt, we did not try the Pizza Pies. I gave them 2 stars because of great service and large portions.