11 Birmingham area pizzerias make Big 7 Travel’s 25 best places for pizza in Alabama list

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Post Office Pies was named one of the best pizzerias in the U.S. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this month, Birmingham area pizzerias dominated the Big 7 Travel – 25 best places for pizza in Alabama list.

The international foodie and travel digital publication named 11 local pizza establishments to its statewide compilation.  Avondale’s Post Office Pies was declared the best according to the experts.

Big 7 Travel

What is Big 7 Travel? Known for its “Best 50 in America” lists,  Big 7 Travel has featured several Birmingham area food establishments in their “best of lists,” including brick & tin in downtown Birmingham and Mountain Brook , for having the best sandwich in Alabama and Tony’s Hot Dogs in Pelham for its hot dogs. The digital publication has approximately 1.4 million followers worldwide on its social channels.

How did the Birmingham Area Rank?

So how our local pizzerias fare in the top 25 best place for a pizza ranking.

Drumroll please….

#1 – Post Office Pies

Post Office Pies was named one of the best pizzerias in the U.S. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Really no surprise here.  Just this fall, Post Office Pies was named one of the best pizza joints in the nation by USA Today. Gotta

#5 – Davenport’s Pizza Palace

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Davenport’s Pizza Palace. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now.

Established in 1964, Davenport’s is one of the original pizza restaurants not only in the Birmingham area, but the entire South. A Mountain Brook institution, the Davenport’s is known for its made from scratch pizza and family friendly atmosphere.

#10 – Jet Pizza in Hoover

Forget New York or Chicago style pizzas – you need to try Detroit style.  Very popular in the midwest, Jet Pizza in Hoover is the way to go if you are looking for cheesy pizzas served in squares.

#11- Bettola

Located in the heart of Pepper Place, Bettola is casual upscale Italian.  You are going to love the wood-fired artisanal pizzas, house-made pastas, specialty cocktails and wine.

#15 – Tortugas Homemade Pizza

A streamline shot of several delicious deep dishes; I’m getting lost in the sauce. Photo via Tortugas Pizza, Facebook

Located adjacent to the Good People Brewery, nothing is better than having a fresh pint of Good People IPA and Tortugas Chicago style dip pan pizza.  Personally, I look this combination before a Birmingham Barons game.

#18 – Pies and Pints

I discovered Pies and Pints  a couple of years ago after I did a story for Bham Now on Adamson Ford.  The pizzas were out this world, and of course there was an ample beer selection.

#20 – Carpenetti’s Pizza

Located in Moody, Carpenetti’s has been around since 1997 – 22 years.

#21 – Blaze Pizza

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Photo via Blaze Pizza Birmingham on Facebook

Got friends seeking a gluten free option in pizzas: Here is what Bham Now had to say about Blaze late last year:

What I love about pizza joints like Blaze Pizza is that you have the option to build your own pie. So if you’re looking to avoid gluten, you can opt for cauliflower crust. There is also a keto crust if you’re following the keto diet craze.

#22 – Slice Birmingham

Slice Pizza and Brew has one of the best patios in Birmingham and offers upscale pizzas and appetizers. Photo by Lauren Bedford for Bham Now

Slice has locations in the Lakeview District and Vestavia Hills. Love their pizzas, but also their community spirit.  Slice buys from local sources and of course we all love SliceFest!

#23 – Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato

Another classic Italian restaurant, Vecchia Pizzeria  is located in Hoover near The Preserve.

#25 – Your Pie

You can’t beat the personal touch of Your Pie. Photo via Your Pie, Facebook

Finally, a place on the North end  of downtown Birmingham.  There are several Your Pie locations around the Magic City, but my favorite is in the UpTown district. 

Now the big question… who did Big 7 Travel miss on their list? Let us know by tagging Bham Now in the comment section or send us a note at hello@bhamnow.com

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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