From the outside, All Souls looks like a slightly out of date diner. But, step inside and you’ll find a tastefully-current, updated space.
Note the wall (pictured above) and ceiling (pictured below) noise buffers.
It’s fun watching the pizza guy working the oven. Sit at the bar or nearby tables for the best view.
We started with two Main Root non-alcoholic, carbonated drinks. Click here to read the six year old company’s interesting story. Between the Sarsaparilla (their lighter than root beer drink) and the Ginger Brew, we both favored the Ginger Brew. It has a definite kick we like to call “afterburn”.
At 12 inches, we decided to split a Garlic, Sausage, Kale, and Mozzarella pie ($14) on thin crust. Edges were crisp outside, somewhat hollow inside. I liked the crunch, though.
According to our very attentive server, the perfectly seasoned sausage was made in-house. If anyone had told me years ago I’d be eating pizza topped with fresh Kale, I’d have laughed at such nonsense. I’ve always been a garlic fan and there was plenty here. Really liked this flavor mix.
Didn’t use the pepper. Just loved the look while they were being refilled.
There was enough “room” for a shared dessert. House-churned Banana Ice Cream topped with caramel and roasted peanuts. Two added shortbread cookies were a nice touch. Loved that pieces of banana were in the richly-flavored ice cream.
Outside is a nice patio with umbrella-ed picnic tables, a sizable lawn area and what looked like a vegetable garden.
All Souls Pizza sits just outside what I consider the River Arts District boundary. There’s easy in and out and a large, free parking lot.
All Souls Pizza
175 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC 28801