Iron City Pizza Company reopens in historic Five Points South

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Iron City Pizza Company’s Chef Dustin Allin and Amanda Belyeu. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

Iron City Pizza Company is now open for business at the iconic Five Point South Spanish Stores building in between Chez Fonfon and “What’s on 2nd” across from the Storyteller Fountain.  

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

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Iron City Pizza Company bar and dining area. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.”

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Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

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

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Iron City Pizza Company bar and dining area. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

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. 

Menu

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Iron City Pizza Company bar and dining area. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

For the Iron City Pizza lovers out there, all the favorite pizzas, appetizers and salads are coming back, including:

  • Focaccia
  • Meatballs
  • 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) 
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Iron City Pizza 5 Points – 5 Meats. Photo via Iron City Pizza Company Facebook page

New menu items are:

  • Wings
  • 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

Great Community

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Iron City Pizza Company’s Chef Dustin Allin and Amanda Belyeu. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

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.


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