Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar
Hawthorne’s is a family-friendly restaurant serving authentic New York-style pizza in several locations around the Charlotte area. They have also gained national attention for their Buffalo Wing Pizza (aka “The Inducer”) as it has been said to trigger labor in mom’s ready to evict their babies. Patio seating, take-out and dine in available, but must wear masks upon entering.
Cuisine Type: Pizza
Ambience: Casual Dining
This place has top notch NY style pizza even the crust flops just right. We had the Philly Cheese steak pizza, steak, cream sauce, bacon, onions topped with chipotle aioli. It was phenomenal and I am a harsh pizza critic. Garlic knots are a must.
Food and service was good. We stopped in on Christmas Eve while in town visiting family and they were open. Wasn't many in there but I'm sure on any other holiday they are packed. We got a large Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza and it was delicious. Definitely will go back when we come back to visit.
Regular pizza is decent. Their gluten-free pizza is terrible. They threw some cheese and tomato in the middle of a gluten-free crust and added no sauce or oil base to it. Definite lack of quality control. And they will not provide refunds if you order delivery through their website.
Loved the food, great service, and the patio was nice. We had a party of 8, which included 4 kids, plus a puppy, and they accommodated us all well. Good options for young kids; everyone was happy with their meal. Highlights were the Hawthorne's salad, "Inducer" pizza (Buffalo chicken), chicken pesto pasta, and Godfather sandwich. I highly recommend this location; also the Hawthorne/7th Street location and Monroe Road locations, too.
My wife and I are regulars at the Huntersville location. The food is always good and the service is always exceptional. Willy, the manager of the restaurant, can always be seen doing what it takes to keep the place running well and deserves recognition. Justin at the bar is also attentive and deserves a shout out. Thanks!