When Lola’s Pizza landed in Charleston’s South Hills neighborhood, it was as if the community received a breath of much needed fresh air. It was in part due to their cutesy makeover of an every day home, and in part because of the artisan pizza magic they made. Any way you slice it, Lola’s Pizza is a Charleston West Virginia’s favorite pizza pie.
The Magic at Lola’s Pizza
While recently in Charleston, I dropped by Lola’s Pizza to see if they were still delivering the same magic that they were when I lived here. Accompanying me were my daughters, son-in-law, and childhood friend, Angie. Not much had changed at Lola’s -a good thing in my book- because when a restaurant is delivering a successful product, it should continue. We perused the menu while drinking pitcher of their tasty white sangria. Years ago I was told that Lola’s used brandy in their recipe, but do not know it that still holds true.
Lemon and Herb Hummus platter and pan-seared Fresh Mozzarella were the dishes we began with. The hummus was served with vegetable crudités and fresh baked baguette slices from Charleston Bread. It was scrumptious and a big hit with all of us. Panko crusted ooey-gooey mozzarella rounds were almost too pretty to eat, but we soon caved and devoured them. They were so good that we ordered another round.
The Star of the Show
Lola’s Pizza allows you to select two different recipes in one pie, a nice option for those who cannot eat an entire pizza by themselves or want to share. We chose the half and half option with Spicy Shrimp and Sausage as well as Steak and Cheese. Italian sausage, roasted tomatoes, and goat cheese topped the Spicy Shrimp pie. Nom! The Steak and white Cheddar Cheese Pizza was piled high with jalapeños, red onions, and fresh garlic. It will always be my favorite. My daughter opted for the BLT Salad, which came with a super tangy and delicious Buttermilk Herb Dressing.
To my surprise, Lola’s had a few new menu items. They now feature brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11AM-2PM. During that time, be sure to try the Peach Bellinis and Mimosas that are listed on the menu. Hats off to Lola’s for using locally sourced produce, bread, ice cream, and beef.
Yep, Lola’s Pizza Delivers Great Food and Service
I think that you will be more than pleased with your Neopolitan style stone-hearth oven gourmet pizzas that Lola’s Pizza offers. Their pizzas are available for dine in or carry out. Due to limited parking and long wait times, you may want to consider arriving before peak dinner hours. However, a cold beer or glass of wine will help you pass the time while you relax on Lola’s adorable front porch.
Total Check Before Tip: $96.84
My Rating Scale 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest)= 8 1/2
1038 Bridge Road
Charleston, WV 25314
(304) 343-5652 (LOLA)
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