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Still Mourning the Loss of Andolini's Pizza Parlor

R.I.P. Pepperoni Slices

Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

Twenty years is a mighty fine lifespan for a pizza parlor, but it still stung when Andolini's announced their 2013 shutter. Honestly, the slices weren't award-winning, but they were cheap and pints were cold. Plus, the place had charisma, with all its eclectic art, leather booths, and punk music playing at lunch. Andolini's fed a lot of college kids since 1992, which is why it is forever cemented in so many Gen X and Millennials' minds.

Following are some of our favorite comments from the closing story:

"I went to C of C when it opened and, at that time, it was a revelation. 2 slices cheese and a water, and the Upwith Herald to read."

"I felt my first titty in the back booth there! SMH."

"So sad! Will miss Andolini’s. I remember meeting actor Robert Davi (The Goonies) there when I was a senior at BE (downtown campus)"

"What the? Campuses need these institutions of quality awesomeness."

"I started going to Andolini’s 22 years ago visiting Charleston. Started a family and every visit is a trip to Andolini’s (downtown) . My daughter now attends C of C, and we bought a house within walking distance to it. How sad this is. No doubt her student food card is full of Andolini’s expenses. I guess not for much longer."