If you've never had authentic New York–style pizza, then what you think is pizza might in fact be a cunningly disguised pretzel. Today's Groupon clears up the confusion: for $7, you get $15 worth of pizzas and potables at Andolini's Pizza. This deal is good at all three Charleston locations, as well as the Andolini's in North Charleston and Mount Pleasant. This deal is valid for menu specials.
Picked by Charleston City Paper readers as having the town's best New York–style pizza, Andolini's draws diners with a menu of gourmet pies, freshly crafted cannoli, and other authentic eats. Start the gastro-jubilee with a trio of breadsticks coated in olive oil, garlic, and Italian spices ($3.25), or opt to begin with the gourmet greenery of an Italian salad, which silences stomach rumblings with a mélange of fresh produce and mozzarella cheese ($2.95 small, dine-in only). Pizza partisans can stuff their pie holes with a variety of specialty concoctions, including the Andolini's Special ($23.50 pie, $4 slice, $9.50 calzone) blanketed by pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and green and black olives, or customize their own discus ($14.95 for a 19'' pie with cheese) with options such as feta cheese, banana peppers, anchovies, and sliced meatballs. All pizzas can also be turned into calzones, which feature the delicious addition of seasoned ricotta and a conveniently portable format ($7 for cheese only, $0.75 for each additional filling).
Each of Andolini's hand-tossed New York–style pies is constructed with house-made dough, house-made sauce, and house-grated cheese, allowing guests to enjoy all the flavor of the Big Apple without having to block out the Statue of Liberty's hungry whimpers. Freshly made cannoli ($2.95 for three) provide a sweet finale to any meal, leaving taste buds exhausted and ready for a deep tongue slumber.
Andolini’s Pizza has earned continuing popular acclaim from readers of the Charleston City Paper, who rank it the best New York Style Pizza in the city year after year. The Andolini’s team bakes dough, grates cheese, and makes sauces in-house. They sell hand-tossed pizzas by the slice alongside whole pies festooned with traditional toppings such as Italian sausage, anchovies, and mushrooms. Avid patrons can also purchase an Andolini’s t-shirt to proclaim their allegiance to the restaurant, or simply smear a slice of cheese and pepperoni directly onto their own shirt.