You Had Me at Pizza: Celebrating National Pizza Month in T-town
October is National Pizza Month, and while it may have originated in Italy that doesn’t mean that we don’t know how to make it here in Tuscaloosa. Check out one of these places next time you’re in the mood for a slice of pizza, or maybe the whole thing.
Located in downtown Tuscaloosa is Heat Pizza Bar. It not only serves great pizza but also has an equally incredible atmosphere to go along with it. With seven big screen televisions, it’s the perfect place to enjoy the big game with friends and family. They boast a 60 ft. long bar, the longest in Tuscaloosa if you couldn’t already guess it. Don’t feel like getting dressed up and going out? No problem! Heat Pizza Bar can deliver it right to your door.
Also located in the heart of downtown Tuscaloosa is a little taste of Italy known as Depalma’s Italian Café. Its menu is packed with a variety of pizzas and they are always made from scratch with the freshest available ingredients. If you’re looking for some wine to compliment your pizza then you are at the right place. Hundreds of wine bottles line the interior of the restaurant and their wine selection is one of the best in Tuscaloosa. So grab a slice of pizza and a glass of wine and enjoy a night with friends and family, or an intimate candlelit dinner for two.
Two best friends opened Broadway Pizzeria nearly fifteen years ago because they believed that authentic wood-fired pizza should be available to everyone, no matter where you live. It was the first wood-fired pizzeria in Tuscaloosa and it was a hit! Last year, Broadway Pizzeria opened a second location on the south side of Tuscaloosa called “Broadway South.” The menu is packed with many unique toppings and combinations. There is a pizza for everyone on this menu!
Does pineapple belong on pizza or not? This pizzeria is settling the debate with their Hawaiian style pizza that is covered in pineapple and bacon. California Underground Pizzeria is known for its unique topping pairings such as “Abby’s Peanut Butter and Jelly.” It is a pizza covered in peanut butter and strawberry preserves. No, this isn’t a joke. If you’re in the mood for something other than just your regular ole pizza, then this is definitely the place to go!
This locally owned and operated restaurant has been around since 1974. Its laid back and casual atmosphere makes it the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and unwind after a long day. Mr. G’s is unlike many other quick-service restaurants because of its three main values, which are price, quality, and service. They demonstrate these values by having daily specials and deals every day of the week. The menu features several specialty pizzas for a great price. Stop by and grab a quick meal during your lunch break!
Written by: Rachel Horton