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Andolini's: Good Food, Mediocre Service
The first time I went to Andolini’s I was impressed by their menu and glad to have a specialty pizza place in nearby Owasso. Since then I have been back a few times and it seems as if the service there has steadily decreased. The food is still good though, they offer several appetizers like garlic bread knots and fried mozzarella sticks. There is a nice selection of salads that are large enough to serve as a whole meal. My favorite is the “signature” salad which includes mixed field greens, toasted walnuts, sliced almonds, strawberries and a mango vinaigrette dressing. Other offerings include Italian inspired sandwiches, stromboli, specialty pasta’s and there are 16 specialty pizza’s to choose from. Andolini’s boasts that their 20″ pizza is the largest in Oklahoma, that’s ginormous! The pesto pizza is excellent, a good choice for those who want marinara free pizza. The stromboli has your choice of meat and toppings wrapped in a thick & chewy casing of bread and comes with a semi sweet marinara sauce that is pretty good.
A draft beer in a chilled mug makes any pizza just a little bit better, so I was a bit disappointed to find out that only bottled beer is available. The upside to this is that they do offer 12 different imported beers and are now proudly serving Marshall beer. The wine list includes 13 different selections including red, white and blush options.
The wait staff at Andolini’s seems young and inexperienced. The last two times I have been, we have opted to have a couple of drinks before ordering and the waitress still checks with us every few minutes to see if we are ready yet. However, when I was looking for someone to get a refill, I had a difficult time tracking anyone down. At one point my husband had three full beers due to a mix-up with his order. One beer at a time is good, not two and definitely not three. The staff is friendly but it seems as if they need more training and/or a manager to watch over them closely. I assume our waitress was under 21 because someone else always brought our drinks and I am guessing that 18 is probably the average age of the wait staff.
Overall, the food is great, the drinks are okay and the service is lacking. Maybe next time I will opt for take-out and go pick it up instead dining in the restaurant.
12140 E 96 St N #106
Owasso, OK, 74055
Food Blog submitted by – Heather Quinnelly
About Heather Quinnelly
Research Coordinator by day, wife and dog mom at night. I love to write, read, and of course enjoy good food. Traveling is my favorite hobby, I want to see it all! You can follow me at twitter @hquizzle