Andiamo Pizzeria in Ronkonkoma, NY
Just got back from another trip to Long Island and got to try out several new little places I had never been to before. My objective was to drive down some roads after leaving Islip Airport and just stop and try out some random places.
Andiamo Pizzeria was one of the places I discovered during this tour as we headed through Ronkonkoma, NY. Andiamo Pizza was located in a small strip mall in a mainly residential neighborhood on Hawkins Avenue. We went in during this off hour and were the only people inside the pizza place. As you enter the doorway you are first greeted with the garbage pail, then a bunch of seats and eventually you get to the pizza counter.
The pizza in the display case at Andiamo Pizza didn't look too appetizing. They had a bunch of different slices, but really only 1 or 2 of each of them. I asked if there was a lunch special and he told me they have 2 regular slices and a soda for $5.00. I was actually in the mood for a Sicilian slice but the 1 slice they had in the glass display looked not to my liking, I opted instead for the plain slice.
As I waited for my slices to come out of the oven, I couldn't help but listen to the atrocious music they were playing in this pizza shop. Not only was it gansta style music, but it was ridiculously loud. Annoyances like this could keep people from coming in and based upon how empty the store was, perhaps it already did.
My slices looked decent when they came out of the oven. The sauce wasn't applied too heavily and the cheese looked extremely edible. I took my first bite and immediately noticed how crisp the crust was on this slice. The taste of the crust was very good as well. The sauce was evenly applied and had somewhat of a tang to it but it worked well underneath the generous portion of cheese. The second slice was equally as good.
One thing I wouldn't order again here were the garlic knots. They were way too bland and unsatisfying.
Andiamo Pizza is a place I would return to in the future. The taste was good, but it still could use a bit more quality to it.
Andiamo Pizzeria in Ronkonkoma, NY gets 5 out of 8 slices.