The popular pizzeria announced late last year it was moving from its original location at the old Cosmos Pizza to set up shop on the southeast side of Five Point South Circle.
On Wednesday, Bham Now talked to Iron City Pizza’s Amanda Belyeu and Chef Dustin Allin about the move and what to expect at the newly renovated restaurant.
Ingredients In View
When you walk into the new Iron City Pizza, one of the first items you notice is the bar and an overhang with words of the ingredients to the locally sourced pizzas. In the center, it says, “Trust in the Crust.”
I asked Amanda the idea behind the painting.
“At our old space, the day before we opened, I had drawn something on the chalkboard that was behind the bar. We wrote down all of our ingredients… putting it out there. We looked at doing a mural (at the new space) – but then I just decided, why not put all of our ingredients and pizza names there, do something funky and fun. Pizza is supposed to be fun. We got into this business because we wanted it to be fun.”
Soft Opening – Take Out Until June
Iron City Pizza is starting out with a soft opening, providing only take out right now. Their goal is to open for dining-in and on the patio by June. The new location does have outside and inside dining. The patio is perfect for people watching, while the inside “pops” with natural light beaming in and comfortable seating throughout the space.
Amanda told us they will not be a full service restaurant, like before, where they wait and take your orders. Instead, they will have what she called a “fast casual hybrid” system. Here is how she described it.
“You’ll come in and order at the wait station. You have the option to either start a tab or go ahead and close out completely, Then you’ll just go to your table and we’ll bring you your food. If you want another beer or add a dessert or anything like that, you just put your little flag up and let the server know you need something, and we’ll come over and add whatever it is.”
The service will resemble Highland Park’s Rojo, according to Amanda.
For the Iron City Pizza lovers out there, all the favorite pizzas, appetizers and salads are coming back, including:
- Classic Caprese Salad
- Red Mountain of Cheese Pizza
- Five Point-Five Meats Pizza
- Legion Field of Shrooms
- Cahaba Caprese Pizza
- Hot Honey Jalapeno Pizza (Amanda’s favorite)
New menu items are:
- BBQ Chicken Pizza
- Buffalo Bleu Cheese Chicken Pizza
- Greek salad
They are also working on adding a gluten-free pizza item and in the Fall they hope to serve brunch.
Hours of Operations
Wednesday – 4-9PM
Thursday – 4-9PM
Friday – 4-10PM
Saturday – 4-10PM
Sunday – 4-9PM
Amanda and her business partner and chef Dustin Allin are thrilled to reopen Iron City Pizza Company this week and look forward to welcoming back all their customers who have supported them.
“I really love this area and the owners around here. Everybody in this community tries to help each other out. I don’t think we could be in a better spot,” concluded Amanda.