OUR STORYGrab a slice and stay a while to get to know us better.
Sharing a meal is powerful. It brings people together, shapes our memories, and builds community. Hawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar was established in 2004 to do just that. Offering authentic New York Pizza, Italian fare, and warm hospitality to eight locations across Charlotte, Mint Hill, Huntersville and Harrisburg – we have spent the last 16 years perfecting our commitment to quality, consistency, and community.
Hailing from New York, Hawthorne’s owners came together to serve the Queen City and to be a beacon of unity and family values in our communities. At first glance, Hawthorne’s may seem like a million other pizza joints. But if you take a closer look, you will see our owners answering the phones, bussing tables, cooking in the kitchen, and folding stacks of cardboard pizza boxes alongside the staff.
When you dine with us, you won’t find swanky reclaimed wood tables, or fancy craft cocktails. We believe that an excellent dining experience is about more than just food and atmosphere. It’s about sliding into a table that feels like home, and being served by people who feel like family. At Hawthorne’s, we are more than family-friendly, we are a family. And when you dine with us, you become part of that family too.
Drool Worthy Cuisine
We use only the freshest ingredients to make food that is delicious! It’s all about that cheese pull.
After several years working in the food industry, Michael and his brother John saw the opportunity to expand their family business to include the first Hawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar in 2004. With over fifteen years of experience, Mike serves as the Director of Finance and Development and oversees the business development of the Hawthorne’s restaurants. He is also one of our best pizza tossers!
Favorite Hawthorne’s Dish: Penne Ala Vodka with chicken & gluten-free pasta or the Crew Pie
When Hawthorne’s was established in 2004, John harnessed his 20+ years of food industry experience to focus on branding, marketing, and creating the atmosphere that local customers easily recognize as Hawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar. As the restaurant’s primary strategic planner, he also maintains and monitors operational standards from food quality and consistency to employee-customer interaction, as well as community outreach opportunities. You will very likely find John in his apron bussing tables and talking to any and everybody who come through the doors.
Favorite Hawthorne’s Dish: Meat Eater Pie & Crew Pie
CHEF CARLO MARTINEZ
Carlo Martinez, a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education of New York City, joined the Hawthorne’s team for its opening in 2004, personally developing authentic New York style signature salads, sauces, pastas, pizzas, and other Italian dishes. As Director of Culinary Operations, Carlo regularly visits each Hawthorne’s location to ensure a quality dining experience across all restaurant locations. You will still find him serving up dishes on the sauté line every Friday night.
Favorite Hawthorne’s Dish: Cajun Pasta.