Here’s something most folks (especially those outside the south) probably don’t know. When it comes to pizza, Hoover, Alabama is one of the best-kept secrets in the country. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy cheesy, delicious pies that will rival anything out of New York or Chicago – and we’re willing to be some serious dough on it.
If you don’t believe us, check out some of these spots located in the Hoover area. We promise you won’t be disappointed.
Where: 2801 John Hawkins Pkwy Birmingham, AL 35244
When: Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm – 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am – 9pm
This hometown pizzeria has earned enough awards through the years to make even Nick Saban jealous. Aside from winning the title of “Best Pizza” by Hoover Sun readers for six years in a row, Tortuga’s was also named “Top Pizza in Birmingham” by the Birmingham Business Journal and is listed among the “100 Dishes To Try In Alabama Before You Die” by I Love Alabama Food.
There’s nothing fancy or complicated about the menu, just good pie with quality ingredients. Stop in for a thick slice of Chicago style, or customize your own thin crust pizza with your choice of over 20 different toppings.
Where: 610 Preserve Pkwy, Suite 100 Hoover, AL 35226
When: Sunday – Thursday 11am – 9pm; Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm
When it comes to the flavors and aesthetics of Italy, Vecchia really brings it home. Aside from pastas and calzones, the menu currently features 14 authentic, old country style pizzas, such as the Margherita, Capriccosa, and Arrabbiata. Each pie is handmade with fresh cut veggies and meats and then cooked to perfection in a wood burning brick oven. If you have dietary restrictions, no problem! Many of the pizzas can be customized to fit vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets.
While you wait for your food, you can hang out by the open air kitchen and watch the pizzaiolos in action, relax outside on the covered patio, or shop the authentic Italian market found inside the restaurant.
Pazzo! Big Slice Pizza
Where: 1678 Montgomery Hwy Ste 101A Hoover, AL 35216
When: Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm; Friday & Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Take the name literally. Pazzo serves up some deliciously huge slices of Greek and Sicilian style pizzas. Choose a classic, like pepperoni thick crust, or go for one of the “premium” pies, such as the Goodfellas special. Either way, you won’t be let down. Stop in for a bite, take it to go, or have it delivered to your home (delivery options may vary).
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While You’re In Hoover
Do you know what pairs great with big, tasty pizza? A test drive in the all new Ford Escape. Right now at Long Lewis Ford in Hoover, we’ve got the lowest prices on the latest Ford models, as well as a top-tier fleet of certified pre-owned vehicles. Our sales staff is here Monday through Saturday from 8am to 7pm to help you find the perfect car, truck, or SUV for your life. So stop by our dealership at 2551 John Hawkins Parkway and see why we’ve been Hoover’s favorite Ford dealer for over 100 years.