Saturday, August 10, 2013

Island Slice Pizzeria Review

This is the sixth in a series of posts for Michigan 2013.
Other posts in this series include: Lumber Jack, Pink Pony, Chippewa Hotel, Twist n Sprouts, and Pancake House.

The main (and perhaps only) pizzeria on Mackinac Island is Island Slice Pizzeria. And for a nice easy dinner, we decided to get a slew of items to bring back across the street to our suite 
at the Chippewa Hotel.

The pizzeria itself is spacious and open until late at night. You'll often find a lot of the college students who work on the Island here, hanging out at night. 

Large Antipasto Salad ($11)
Romaine, iceberg, Genoa salami, pepperoni, ham, fresh mozzarella, provolone, sundried tomatoes, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives, carrots, onions, chick peas, red wine vinaigrette

The GF was in the mood for salad, so she went with the antipasto salad. It was littered with a galley of ingredients which provided a nice variety. However, the actual quantity of lettuce was lacking.

Garlic Parmesan Breadsticks ($4.95)

The garlic Parmesan breadsticks were decent. Parmesan was nicely sprinkled and provided a salty element to the breadsticks. However, the actual breadstick was a bit doughy for my taste.

Spaghetti and Meatballs ($12)

The spaghetti was just a tad over al dente but the meatballs were well-seasoned and juicy. The marinara seemed pretty perfunctory but completely covered everything. The dish was also accompanied by a Parmesan bread stick.
Large Pizza ($18; $2 for additional toppings)
14'' pizza, pepperoni, ham, green olives

And of course, we had to get a pizza. For such a small pie, the price was a bit ridiculous. Perhaps it's the surcharge for getting ingredients onto the island? The large pie was 14'' - in NY and Philly - we roll with large pies that are typically 16'' to 18''. In any case, the pie itself was nicely buttery and perfectly greasy. The ham, pepperoni, and green olives provided an additional salty component to the pizza. Perfectly cheesy as well.

Overall, Island Slice Pizzeria will satisfy your pizza and late night cravings. However, the size of the pizza pies and the prices are a bit lacking. They do offer wheat thin crusts and deep dish Detroit squares which I adore (similar to Jet's Pizza I assume). They also offer free delivery on the Island! I wouldn't hesitate to get pizza from here if I was back on the Island.

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