Marshall County's Pizza Connection
Posted on Friday, 08 February 2019.
A little-known fact…pizza took America by storm before it became popular in its home country of Italy, and February 9 is National Pizza Day in America.
Pizza was created in Naples, Italy in the 1700’s as an inexpensive sort of fast food for the working class. Flatbreads were used with various toppings including tomatoes, anchovies, garlic, and cheese. Today, pizza makers go all out to produce exotic and thrilling pies.
If you are looking to join the celebration this weekend, you might try some of the county’s favorite pizzerias.
Olivio Gourmet Pizza and Pasta creates pies that are unique and delicious. They fire bake the pizzas to make them crisp with a thin crust made in the New York style. Two local favorites are the Southern Soul made with olive oil, turnip greens, black eye peas, conecuh sausage, red onion, bacon, and cheddar cheese with a bbq drizzle. They also offer a VegMe pizza with a pesto base, mushrooms, kalamata olives, onions, bell peppers, banana pepper rings, tomato, and mozzarella cheese. Olivio is located at 1014 Butler Avenue, and is open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
If you have a big appetite for pizza and decisions are hard, Pasquale’s offers an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet. Their unique pizza sauce gives every pizza a special flavor and with the buffet you can take the kids and try more than one. Pasquale’s is located at 754 US-431 in Boaz and are open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Looking for the newest location in Marshall County to eat a great pizza pie, try Old Napoli, located at 125 East Main Street in Albertville. Open for only 2 weeks, Old Napoli’s pies are made to order with dough made fresh each day. Their 14-inch slices are a huge hit with the kids and those who love the challenge of eating a large piece of pizza pie!
Mater’s has been a Sand Mountain staple since 1978, opening first in Gadsden and then in Albertville. Mater’s is a family favorite, offering a wide range of deep dish pizzas with their trademark tomato in the middle. The celebrity pizza made with chicken, spinach, goat cheese, and dried cranberries on a thin crust breaks with tradition but is a yummy healthy way to eat pizza. The crowd favorite remains the better boy made with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, ham, mushrooms, and all the veggies you can handle. Find them at 108 East Main Street Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Rock House Eatery offers southern gourmet pizzas. The margarita is the best around, simply made with sauce, tomatoes, basil and cheese. The harvest veggie offers a variety of vegetables including tri color banana peppers. If you are in the mood for something spicy check out their blue buffalo made with spicy chicken, buttermilk ranch dressing, mozzarella and blue cheese. The eatery is located at 1201 Gunter Avenue. They are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday and closed on Monday.
Another rockin’ pizza place can be found downtown. Beatrice and her husband, Jimmy, who is the restaurant’s chef, have opened Beatrice At The Glover and offer brick oven pizzas along with fresh seafood and steaks as part of their new menu. Try the caprese pizza topped with sweet basil, mozzarella cheese, heirloom tomatoes and a balsamic reduction. Beatrice at the Glover is located at 524 Gunter Avenue. They are open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Grumpy’s is THE pizza place on Brindlee Mountain, offering made-to-order pizzas with their special recipe thin crust. The crust and the toppings are fresh every day. Two local favorites are the grumpy pie and the bbq chicken pizza. The grumpy pie is Grumpy’s version of a calzone. The bbq chicken pizza is dressed with chicken, onions, BBQ sauce and jalapenos. Located at 1054 N Brindlee Mountain Pkwy, this is a perfect week-day stop for dinner.
So, go out and grab a slice and enjoy a guilt-free celebration.