Last month my aunt who lives in Southern Oklahoma came up to see the girls so we decided to have a girls day. We debated where to go shopping… Fayetteville, Tulsa, Springfield… Decisions decisions. Eventually we decided upon Tulsa. I’ve spent a lot of time shopping in Tulsa, my aunt actually lived there while in Med school. The one down side to Tulsa is when it comes to food. No, there are a lot of restaurants in Tulsa, but we tend to stick to the same ol same ol restaurants. I was kind of in the mood for something new. Aunt Connie had recently been in Tulsa for a convention and learned about a few new places down around Utica Square. Since we were going to Utica Square first, it was perfect. Eventually we decided upon Andolini’s Pizzeria. Let’s just say, this was an AWESOME choice.
We arrived around 11:25 or so, basically when we got to Tulsa. It was a good thing we went immediately because not long after we were there, a huge waiting list developed. The waitress was amazing. Normally they bring kids crayons and paper, but oh no… this was pizza playdough. It was cold so I’m fairly certain it was dough from the refrigerator. I think my 14 year old had more fun playing with it than my 2 1/2 year old.
Aunt Connie swore by this salad. This was the Andolini’s Signature Salad. It was a mixture of Field Greens, Candied Walnuts, Almonds, Strawberries, Parmesan, topped with a Mango Vinaigrette. Mom and Aunt Connie were the only ones who got one, but I must say, it was pretty!
I was more interested in this…. The Marzano Rolls. They were a pizza dough baked with Pistachio Pesto, San Marzano tomatoes, Pecorino Romano Cheese, and topped with Fresh Basil. These were a meal all on their own. We had one left over (along with a few slices of pizza) so I brought it home for Mark to try. He wished he had more, they were that good. Mom and Aunt Connie almost seemed a little hesitant to try because of the salad and 2 pizzas coming but were happy I convinced them too. I “patted myself on the back” and said, see people need to learn to listen to me when it comes to food… haha.
The dough was cooked just right filled with that pesto sauce and tomatoes, then topped with that fresh basil to give it a nice finish. Yum is all I have to say.
We couldn’t really decide on what pizza to get, so we got 2 different ones.
The first pizza we ordered was the Tenbysimmo. Try to say that 10 times fast… heck, try to say that once. 😂 This pizza was my choice. It is topped with Pepperoni, Canadian Bacon, Genoa Salami, Pastrami, Ground Beef, and House Made Italian Sausage. We thought we ordered a medium pizza. These slices were as large as buying one of those buy by the slice pizzas. And they were amazing. I’m not usually a sausage on the pizza type person but it was excellent. I guess homemade Italian sausage is the key.
The second pizza we ordered is the1889 Margherita of Savory 15″ pizza. This pizza topped with San Marzano Tomatoes, Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, House Made Fresh Mozzarella then topped with basil and red rock salt was cooked in the same way as the pizzaiolos of 1889 – right on the stone. Let’s just say, another fine choice in our decision of pizza.
This is the Pizza place you should try, hands down! The dough was excellent, cheese and toppings second to none, and the ambiance of the restaurant was out of this world. I’m pretty sure that this place has a reputation because the whole time we were sitting there waiting and eating, there was a waiting list of people trying to get in.
Let me tell you, this place was good enough I’m taking Mark back there for another visit!!
*Pulled from my old blog Paved Dirt Roads