What's In Store

Mooresville pizzeria to expand into South Carolina, Georgia

Alino’s cooks preparing pizzas
Alino’s cooks preparing pizzas Courtesy of Alino Pizzeria

Alino Pizzeria, which opened in Mooresville in the spring, is expanding into South Carolina and Georgia.

The new location in Fort Lawn, S.C., will open in in a 6,200 square-foot space at 5840 Lancaster Highway in December, Alino’s said in a statement Thursday. The new restaurant in Jefferson, Ga., will open in in a 6,000 square-foot space at 28 Epps Street in February.

The pizzerias in each city will be located in the Merinos Home Furnishings mill complexes, which are owned by Alino co-owner Michal Bay. Both new restaurants will accommodate 200 diners inside and another 100 outside on the patio.

Alino’s menu features nine signature pizzas priced from $14 to $16. The restaurant imports flour, cheese, pepperoni, extra virgin olive oil and truffle oil from Italy and cooks its pies in 800 degree ovens, meaning they’re ready in less than two minutes.

Alino’s currently operates in Mooresville in a 5,000 square foot space at 500 S. Main St., in the Merino Mill complex.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta