Monday, February 11, 2013

Slice*Pizzeria*Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Not Exactly A Slice Of Heaven

Recently one of the members of the Slice Pizzeria team reached out to me to invite me to their new restaurant on Hungry Neck Boulevard.  On a busy Friday we decided to stop by and see if they were as good as they claimed to be. 

Located next to the restaurant Mosaic, this is a tiny, shotgun of a restaurant.  A long, white banquette lines the wall with 2- and 4- tops and there are a few booths.  It looked like the total capacity was roughly 25 people. 

In a way it reminded me of a Sbarro at an airport.  A lot of pizzas displayed to be heated, garlic knots also in line to make a visit to the double deck ovens, and quite frankly, even though the place was very clean, it was not inviting. 

I had asked the gentleman that waited on us if Slice was a chain.  He told me that they were a group from New Jersey and that they also had a location in Savannah. 

Inside Slice
For a tiny place they offer a variety of things.  Appetizers (mozzarella sticks, wings, chicken wings, the usual suspects), salads from a house salad to a fried calamari and mozzarella fantasia – fresh mozzarella, lettuce, tomatoes and roasted peppers were quite a mix! The side orders – meatballs to sautéed spinach and broccoli, I was sensing that the Slice Pizzeria didn’t know what they wanted to be.

Specialty pizzas were elaborate.  They offer 18 in all ranging from a ricotta (white) pizza to a carbonara with prosciutto, onions, heavy cream and cheese.  There were pastas (Alfredo, Bolognese, etc.), and baked pastas, (baked ziti, lasagna, ravioli) and topping it all off were the seafood specialties (fried calamari, shrimp scampi and fra diavlo), and entrees that include chicken parmesan to veal piccatta. 

Oh, and did I mention the wraps, hot and cold subs and Panini?

It’s interesting… All of these items are listed in their take out menu but not in the restaurant.  The restaurant however only posted Panini’s, pizzas, hot and cold subs a few appetizers and salads – very confusing.

In a bit of a rush we ordered two slices of pizza, one with pepperoni and one with bacon and chicken. We also spit a house salad (iceberg, tomatoes, cukes, green bell pepper, 5 black olives, croutons and the dressing of our choice which I thought at $9.95 was beyond steep in price.
Bacon Chicken Slice

Pepperoni Slice
We split a diet coke and our bill totaled $21.00.  For what we received (2 slices, one salad and a coke), I thought it was a bit over priced.

Although the restaurant was more than over staffed with about 6-8 people behind the counter which was equal to the number of customers, service was spotty.

Our slices arrived very quickly.  They are oversized with heaping toppings, but despite the amount of toppings, they were bland at best.  They lacked salt, pepper, oregano, anything… to spice it up.  Although the crust was very thin, it was also very doughy.  So for the pizza our rating is bland and doughy.  The bacon on the bacon chicken pizza overpowered the slice… Thank goodness my husband loves bacon.
House Salad
Oh, you’re probably wondering why the salad hasn’t been mentioned.  We called it the dessert salad since it arrived just about the time we were done with our pizza.  The “homemade” Italian dressing looked a lot like French and mirrored the pizza in its lack of flavor. 

Grimaldi’s, Almalfi’s and La Pizzeria all offer pretty good pizza.  Although everyone thinks they can easily produce good pizza, our experience today proves otherwise.

We gave Slice Pizzeria 2 out of a possible 5 plates. 

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Anna said...

I'm sorry but I have had pizza from slice for 6 months & it's delicious I do NOT agree with you @all

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