Aliño Pizzeria has earned excellent reviews and passionate fans for its authentic Neapolitan pizza ever since opening its first pizzeria in Mooresville, North Carolina, in 2015. Now pizza lovers at Concord Mills and Mall of Georgia have the chance to taste what they’ve been missing.
Aliño Pizzeria has opened its second location at Concord Mills near Charlotte. The 6,000-square-foot pizzeria at Entrance 1 of Concord Mills, near AMC Theatres, seats 180 diners inside and about 60 more on the patio.
At Mall of Georgia in Buford near Atlanta, Alino has opened its third location, a 6,200-square-foot pizzeria located at the Village next to Chico’s. It seats 180 diners inside and 110 on the patio.
Aliño’s menu is simple—nine signature pizzas priced from $14 to $16, plus salads, Italian wines, international bottled beers, and desserts. Pizzas cook at 800 degrees in specially designed ovens from Italy. Every pie is ready less than two minutes after it goes in the oven.
Aliño’s cheese, flour, extra virgin olive oil, and truffle oil are all imported from Italy, as are its Citterio pepperoni and sopressata. The sausage is made by an Italian family who lives north of Milan. Aliño takes pride in using San Marzano tomatoes in its sauce and all natural ingredients in its recipes.
Like the original Aliño, the new locations feel like a little corner of Italy. The pizzerias feature long community tables, Italian music, European soccer on TV, and huge sacks of flour from Naples lining the walls.
Pizzas range from the Margherita, with housemade tomato sauce, Buffalo Mozzarella, and fresh basil, to the Diavola, featuring spicy Italian salami and Calabria peppers, an Italian chili pepper. Add a Capri salad or the Blue Mix salad, with apricot vinaigrette, glazed pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, and blueberries. For dessert, try housemade gelato, cannoli or sfogliatelle, an Italian pastry.
Additional Aliño pizzerias are being built in former mills in Fort Lawn, South Carolina, and Jefferson, Georgia, according to owner Michal Bay.