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Located in Belmont, just 15 miles outside of Charlotte, is Simonetti's. The self-taught Jerry Simonetti competes in pizza competitions through the International Pizza Expo -- and at last count he was 21st in the world. Get the House Special, a hand tossed pizza topped with sausage, eggplant, tomato, spinach and ricotta cheese and you’ll be tasting a winner.