9 Best Pizza Places in Birmingham

Craving Pizza? Break away from your usual pizza routine and try one of these great local places to get pizza in Birmingham, AL.

  1. Salvatore’s Pizza

📸 Salvatore’s Pizza

📸 Salvatore’s Pizza

I have been a HUGE fan of Salvatore’s since I was younger. They add an Italian blend of spices on top after the pizza comes out of the oven, that really kicks it up a notch. If you are ordering for one, the individual slices are huge! They also have a huge selection of pastas, calzones, and subs.


Salvatore’s Pizza has three locations:

  • Hoover - 1594 Montgomery Hwy, Hoover, AL 35216 (this location has a drive-thru 🙌)

  • 280 - 4673 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242 (this location has a drive-thru 🙌)

  • Trussville - 1430 Gadsden Hwy Suite # 104, Trussville, AL 35173

* If you like to splurge on calories - try the Double Chocolate Mousse Cake for dessert. It’s really rich so be prepared to split it with someone (or not).

2. Davenport’s Pizza Palace


Davenport’s is a local spot tucked away in Mountain Brook. They serve thin crust pizza cut into squares, which is a nice break from the standard triangle we all know and love, am I right? Davenport’s Pizza has won numerous awards around town so don’t just take my word for it.


Davenport’s Pizza Palace is located at 2837 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook, AL 35223

*** Noteworthy- they are strictly a pizza and salad place.

3. Area 41 Pizza


If you don’t make it down Hwy 280 much, chances are you haven’t heard of Area 41 Pizza. It is a small storefront in Mt. Laurel with a laid back atmosphere and a killer beer menu. They have patio seating so it’s a great spot to visit when the weather is nice.

Area 41 is located at 30 Manning Place, Birmingham, AL 35242


4. Pizzeria GM


Pizzeria GM is a great date night spot with a full bar, amazing appetizers, and 2 outdoor patios. They have unique topping combinations to choose from that I have never had anywhere else. They also have a full menu of sandwiches, pastas, and salads.


Pizzeria GM is located at 600 Oak Grove Rd, Homewood, AL 35209

*** The shrimp and bacon hushpuppies are the bomb! (and pair well with any pizza 😉)

5. Slice Pizza


If you live in Birmingham, you know about Slice Pizza. They are involved in the local community and host Slice Fest, a huge block party every year. The Lakeview location has a huge patio that is really popular when the weather is nice. The pizza is thin crust, and I definitely recommend ordering one of their pizzas off the menu because they have the best combinations.


Slice Pizza has two locations:

  • Lakeview: 725 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233

  • Vestavia Hills: 3104 Timberlake Drive, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

6. Tortuga’s Homemade Pizza


Hello Deep Dish! I have never felt the need to try deep dish pizza before. Why mess with something that is already so good? Tortuga’s made a me a deep-dish believer. You can order it by the slice or an entire pie. Just a warning- it fills you up a lot more than a standard piece of pizza.


Tortuga’s has two locations:

  • Hoover - 2801 John Hawkins Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35244

  • Downtown - 1304 2nd Ave. S., Birmingham, AL

*** Tortuga’s Homemade Pizza is this year’s winner of “Best Pizza” in Hoover, AL.

7. Dave’s Pizza


Dave’s has been around for quite a while, so you know it has to be good. They offer an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet that has different types of pizzas to choose from for a great price. You dine outside under a large covered patio with tv’s, chandeliers, and live music nightly.


Dave’s Pizza is located at 1819 29th Ave. S., Homewood, AL 35209

8. IronStone Pizza


This pizza place lets you build your own personal size pizza. I didn’t know how I would feel about going through the order line like I’m ordering a burrito at Moe’s, but I am a BIG fan! All of the toppings laid out in front of you makes it fun to try new combinations.


IronStone Pizza has two locations:

  • Vestavia Hills - 632 Montgomery Hwy, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

  • Trussville - 5445 Patrick Way Suite 101, Birmingham, AL 35235

*** One of my favorite things about IronStone is the automatic hand washer at the beginning of the order line. It is so fun to use and well planned out because shouldn’t we all be washing our hands before we eat?


9. De Vinci’s Italian Restaurant

De Vinci’s Pizza is definitely a local favorite. Their menu has a lengthy list of pizzas, pastas, and Italian house specialties. The Mona Lisa is one of their most popular pizzas covered in pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, black olives, green peppers, ham, mushrooms, onions, and everyone’s two favorite words, DOUBLE CHEESE.

De Vinci’s is located at 2707 18th St S, Homewood, Alabama 35209


"We Are Not A Gym"


When you visit Susan Finley at TrainSmarter in Mountain Brook, one thing is apparent. She is passionate about educating Birmingham on the importance of strength training to balance the body and she knows what she is talking about.


Susan has numerous certifications including Certified ChiWalking/ChiRunning Instructor, Gold Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification, Certified TRX Courses (Suspension Training, Rip Training, & TRX Team), and NCFI Corporate Fitness Certification.

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As we were chatting, I asked what made her gym different than others and she was quick to let me know that TrainSmarter is not a gym. Susan has worked to build a coaching facility that educates you about your body’s health as it relates to strength training, corrective exercise, healthy eating, and muscle balance.


TrainSmarter offers Personal Training and Group Fitness Classes for all levels. Susan and her team work with you to address any concerns or struggles you’ve had in the past to move forward to productive strength training and improved health & wellness.

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One of my favorite parts about walking into TrainSmarter was Charlie. Charlie is 3 year old King Charles Spaniel that feels like silk and greets everyone that enters. He is very affectionate, but quick to retreat to his dog bed if you aren’t giving him attention.


➡️ Check out their website

TrainSmarter, 1105 Dunston Avenue, Birmingham, AL 35213


Mother's Day Weekend in The Magic City

Trying to plan a Mother’s Day Weekend your mom will love? Luckily, Birmingham pulls out all the stops when it comes to celebrating Mother’s Day. Here is a list of some great gift ideas and weekend festivities.

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Corbin Farms Winery is offering brunch on Saturday from 10am-3pm and Sunday from 12pm-3pm.

They will be serving Riesling-Peach Glazed Ham with Buttermilk Biscuits, Banana Bread French Toast, Ratatouille Quiche, and mimosas.

Come enjoy brunch at this gorgeous winery that the entire family will love.

*Live music on Saturday!

More info

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Brunch at Fig Tree

Fig Tree Cafe offers great Southern classics on their brunch menu including shrimp & grits, spinach & mushroom omelet, crab cakes, chicken & waffles, biscuits & gravy, and more.

Call ahead to make reservations for this hidden gem in Cahaba Heights. They have a huge covered patio so you can enjoy the weather while dining.

More info

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Magic City Wine Fest

It’s the 3rd Annual Cahaba Dermatology & Spa Cahaba Magic City Wine Fest on May 11th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.

Drink wine and beer specific to specific regions around the globe. Restaurants will also have food available for purchase. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live music.

The World Tour will be held at the lovely Birmingham Zoo. A portion of every ticket will go to benefit the Birmingham Zoo.

More info

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Lazybirds at Avondale

In the mood for something more laid back? Hang out on Avondale Brewing’s patio and listen to Lazybirds from 2pm-5pm on Sunday.

Playing a distinctive brand of jump blues, swing, country blues, classic country and early jazz, the Lazybirds celebrate the American Roots.

More info


Gift Ideas


Norton’s Florist Bouquet

Norton’s is the largest florist in Alabama and has a huge selection so you can find the perfect bouquet for Mom. They offer delivery or have 2 locations downtown.

More info

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Jewelry from Annabelle’s Southern Boutique

Annabelle’s has the best jewelry that is always on trend. They are located in Mountain Brook and can help you pick out something that your mom is going to love!

More info


Birmingham Massage Couple Massage Package

They have 60 & 90 minute massage packages available for Mother’s Day that include a free aromatherapy upgrade plus a glass of wine!

More info

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Organic Skin Care from The Retreat Day Spa

The Retreat has a huge focus on organic and offer the Eminence brand skin care line. Mom will feel pampered with these luxurious skin care moisturizers, serums, and cleansers.

More info


7 Places to Watch Live Sports in Birmingham

We were heartbroken at the loss of Birmingham Iron this Spring. To fill the void, here are 7 more ways to get your sports-fix in Birmingham.

📸 photo by  Birmingham Legion

📸 photo by Birmingham Legion

  1. Birmingham Legion

    Birmingham Legion is a professional soccer franchise that plays in the newly renovated BBVA Compass Field, on UAB’s campus. Their season runs from early March to the middle of October. Tickets range from $15-$35.

    👉 More info.

    🎟️ Purchase tickets.

📸 photo by  Birmingham Barons

📸 photo by Birmingham Barons

2. Birmingham Barons

The Birmingham Barons are a minor league baseball team that play at Regions field from early April to the beginning of September. Tickets range from $8-$15.

👉 More info.

🎟️ Purchase tickets.

📸 photo by  Regions Tradition

📸 photo by Regions Tradition

3. Regions Tradition

The Regions Tradition is an event on the PGA Tour Champions tour and is held annually at Greystone Golf & Country Club. This year the event will be held May 9 - May 12.

👉 More info.

🎟️ Purchase tickets.

📸 photo by  UAB Sports

📸 photo by UAB Sports

4. University of Alabama at Birmingham Basketball

The UAB Men’s Basketball team plays in Bartow Arena on UAB’s campus from mid October to mid March.

👉 More info.

📸 photo by  UAB

📸 photo by UAB

5. University of Alabama at Birmingham Football

The UAB Football team plays at Legion Field from late August to the end of November.

👉 More info.

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📸 photo by AL.com

6. Birmingham Bulls

The Birmingham Bulls are a minor league hockey team that plays in the Pelham Civic Center from October through April. Tickets range from range from $15-$30.

👉 More info.

📸 photo by  SEC Sports

📸 photo by SEC Sports

7. Southeastern Conference Baseball Tournament

Every year the top 12 teams in the SEC battle it out in the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. The tournament dates are May 21-26 this year.

👉 More info.

🎟️ Purchase tickets.


Product Update - Social Sharing

How many times do you go to a local business, really enjoy your experience, and post something on social media? Pretty common. But how many times do you actually tag the business in your photo?

A tagged photo of you enjoying your time at that business = glowing online review

Now Pointz incentivizes you to share your experience and tag the business in your photo.

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How it works

  1. Take a photo of your experience (you, your friends, the business, what you purchased, etc.) at one of our Pointz locations

  2. Post it on Instagram and tag the business and Pointz app (@pointz_app)

  3. Get points