Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar - Carmel Road
- Open Now
Went for dinner with my son. We're seated and ordered right away. He wanted the buffalo chicken pizza. Fresh, hot and crispy. Tasted great. Upon reflection...should have gotten pepperoni and mushrooms. Service was ok. Lots of people working, but had to ask for the bill(not a lot of checking back). Not the best pizza, but good. Two drinks and an 18 inch pizza and tip...$43. Kind of pricey for us.
Had a great lunch today of nothing but appetizers. We got the meatballs, calamari, mussels and mozzarella sticks. All were cooked perfectly and arrived at the table hot and at the same time. Our server was quite pleasant and helpful, and was very patient while we took our time with the menu. The manager Tim was engaging and was walking the restaurant talking with all tables. Place was clean and music was at a perfect level.
We had high hopes given the reviews, but was very disappointed. We live less than 5 minutes from them and arrived right as the tracking said the order was ready. I walked in the door and immediately plated a slice for both of us and scooped out baked ziti for each of us. The order was a 9 Cheese Pizza and Baked Ziti. The pizza was not at all crispy, did seem soggy and the baked ziti tasted like salt. Neither of us could taste the sauce or the cheese or really even the ziti, just salt. Wont be going back, which is sad since its the closest pizza place.
This is now out go-to pizza place in South Charlotte. I love the Italian stromboli and my family always eats the cheese pizza. Right now we are big fans on our menu faves, but eventually we plan to try some other items like the wings or salads. I only wish there was a medium sized pizza.
The wings were AMAZING and the tea was delicious. Tea tends to be my standard for how well the food is going to be. The tea was amazing and the food followed suite.