We are very sorry for the delay in the start of this blog. Our staff has been debating exactly how to handle a comprehensive system of rating the dining, drinking, and entertainment venues of Alabama. You are quite unique in the United States and your charms are in a category of their own.
We are attempting to create several exciting aspects of Alabama dining and Entertainment within our blog. We plan to bring you interviews with chefs, bartenders, and owners. We will be reviewing all that is happening in Alabama so you can make the biggest and best bang for your buck. In the future we will be hosting live events to showcase some of Alabama’s treasures.
Our first review is on a wonderful pizzeria and restaurant hidden in the Preserve of Hoover. Vecchia Pizzeria and Mercato claims to be passionate about pizza and they do not fall short.
Vecchia produces a collection of artisan pizzas that you would be hard pressed to find on this side of Rome. The ingredients quality is second to none. Vecchia uses authentic hand made Italian wood burning ovens created from soil at Mount Vesuvius. Every level of care has been considered to bring you as fine a pizza as you can find.
Bernard Tamburello, the owner, takes great pride in offering you a meal like none other available in Alabama.
The ambiance is family oriented. Long tables and benches ensure a casual and welcoming dining experience . There is patio seating available and outdoors is pet friendly.
Craft beers and selected wines will add to your experience. Vecchia does it right.
Tip: Try anything on the menu, you will not be disappointed. I love the giardino pizza and my wife loves the arrabbiata pizza and their lasagna. The desserts we recommend are the White Chocolate Bread cake and the Italian Cream cake. Don’t forget a salad….the dressings are to die for. Want to purchase their sauces, dressings and sausage? They have a market of all food products from Italy!
And if the food wasn’t enough, they offer weekly specials (kids eat free Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays) and live entertainment on the weekends. Check out: http://www.vecchiabirmingham.com