The ultimate guide to best pizza dives in Birmingham

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Craving an incredible slice of pizza? Then check out our guide to the best pizza dives in Birmingham!

Slice Pizza and Brewhouse. Photo via Facebook.

Slice Pizza and Brewhouse. Located in the heart of the Lakeview District, Slice Pizza and Brew is a local favorite. Enjoy a variety of pies, from the Super Cheese that’s doused in six different cheeses to the Bajalieh Special that features bacon, grilled onion and banana pepper rings.

If you’re feeling spicy, you’ll want to order the Wing and a Prayer that comes with braised chicken, bacon, green and red onion, blue cheese, ranch dressing and hot sauce.

There are also vegetarian choices like the Veggie Pesto and Very Veggie, which are decorated with tasty toppings such as artichoke hearts, spinach and mushrooms. You can also opt for vegan cheese and gluten-free crust.

Price of a pie: Under $25

725 29th Street South, Birmingham 35233

Post Office Pies, Avondale, AL. Photo Courtesy of

Post Office Pies. Named one of America’s best pizza joints, Post Office Pies offers up an incredible eating experience.

All ingredients are locally sourced, and pizzas are hand-tossed and cooked to perfection in wood-fired brick ovens.

All pizzas come with fresh basil and stretch either 9” or 12”. Choose from a standard creation or build your own pie with your choice of three toppings, or six when you order the Supreme.

Price of a pie: Under $20

209 41st Street South, Avondale 35242

The Filling Station, Birmingham, AL. Photo via Facebook.

The Filling Station. With a fun local atmosphere and live entertainment, The Filling Station is a great spot to “eat, drink and love Italian”. Located in Crestwood, pizzas are 12” and dough is hand-tossed.

Try popular picks like the Bama Vegetable that comes with sweet bell peppers, golden mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, grilled artichoke hearts and sliced queen olives, or the Greek Chicken that includes savory lemon-scented chicken, baby spoon spinach, Kalamata olives and crumbled feta cheese.

For a pizza that’s truly unique, check out the Chicken or Eggplant Alfredo. This creative pie comes with your choice of grilled chicken or grilled eggplant, roasted garlic, caramelized onions, wilted baby spinach and creamy feta Alfredo sauce.

Price of a pie: Under $20

5524 Crestwood Blvd, Birmingham 35212

Dave’s Pizza, Homewood, AL. Photo Courtesy of birminghamlunchclub.

Dave’s Pizza. Dave’s Pizza, which is nestled in Homewood’s charming SoHo Square, has been a community favorite for years. With great pizza, good beer and live entertainment, Dave’s is the perfect place for a chill night out with family or friends.

All pizza dough is prepared daily, and sizes run from small to jumbo.

Price of a pie: Under $40

1819 29th Avenue South, Homewood 35209

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Tortugas. If you haven’t been to Tortugas in Hoover, be sure to put it on your list of must-try pizzerias. Family-owned and operated, this popular neighborhood pizzeria makes everything by hand, from the dough they fling in the air to the sauce they spread on the pies. Featuring all of the classic pizza favorites, Tortugas is known for their Chicago Stuffed Pizzas that come in 10” or 12”. You can also opt for a Chicago Stuffed Slice, which can be filled with a variety of ingredients, like spinach, mushrooms, sausage, pepperoni, and canadian bacon. Just know that if you choose to order a deep dish, it can take up to 45 minutes to prep and bake.

Price of a pie: Under $30

2801 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover 35244

Davenport’s Pizza Palace, Mountain Brook. Photo Courtesy of

Davenport’s Pizza Palace. Discover old-world charm at Davenport’s Pizza Palace in Mountain Brook. With over 50 years in business, Davenport’s knows pizza, which is why it is a local favorite. All dough and sauce are made from scratch to provide a fresh, one-of-a-kind taste, and the casual dining experience makes it perfect for families.

Don’t feel like dining in? No problem. Davenport’s offers both dine-in and carry-out services. What’s more, they offer half-baked pizzas that you can pick up and finish baking at home.

Price of a pie: Under $30

2837 Cahaba Road, Mountain Brook 35223

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Mellow Mushroom. Jonesing for some pizza? Then there’s no better place than Mellow Mushroom. Known for its funky, ultra-trippy atmosphere, Mellow serves up fresh stone-baked pizzas, calzones, salads and more that will make your taste buds beg for more.

Mellow Mushroom lets you build your own pizza to cater to your specific cravings. Choose between a 10”, 14” or 16” pie and a mega list of toppings, from chunky bleu cheese and avocados to caramelized onions, steak and tofu.

Vegans and gluten-frees need not worry! Mellow accommodates you, too, with vegan and gluten-free cheeses and vegetables.

Price of a pie: Under $30

1200 20th Street South, Ste. 100, Birmingham 35205; 920 Inverness Cors, Hoover-Inverness 35242

Area 41 Pizza Co., Mt. Laurel. Photo Courtesy of

Area 41 Pizza Company. Located on its namesake, Highway 41 in Mount Laurel, Area 41 Pizza Company creates authentic New York-style pizza. Their philosophy: Serve the freshest possible ingredients in a family-friendly environment. Throw in their signature brick-oven pizzas, a full bar with premium beer and select wines, and live music and you have an amazing dining experience.

Try unique creations like the Murph Dog that’s topped with roasted chicken, pesto and marinated tomatoes or the Pizza Sacile, a margherita-style pie with salami, over-easy egg, crushed red pepper and arugula.

Price of a pie: Under $25

30 Manning Place, Mount Laurel 35242

Bird’s Bar and Pizza, Birmingham, AL. Photo Courtesy of Trip Advisor.

Bird’s Bar and Pizza. Bird’s Bar and Pizza is one of the newest pizza dives to hit Birmingham. Located in the Lakeview District in a warehouse-style environment, Bird’s offers artisan pizzas, craft cocktails and locally-brewed beers on tap.

What’s extra tasty about Bird’s is its pizza-inspired desserts that will satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out the Baked Churros made with cinnamon sugar, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and powdered sugar or the Banana’s Foster Pizza, which features ricotta impastata, Myer’s Dark Rum, bananas, caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. The Apple Pie calzone is another scrumptious choice with its spiced apple caramel, powdered sugar and vanilla bean ice cream.

Price of a pie: Under $15

2839 7th Ave South, Birmingham 35233

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