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Tortugas Pizza

2801 Hwy 150 Ste 169R, John Hawkins Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35244-3101
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Ranked #63 of 906 restaurants in Birmingham
Price range: $3 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
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English first
Birmingham, Alabama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

New to town and looking for a good pizza place, we decided to try Tortugas as it is near our home. It was a good decision. We went early one evening and beat the crowd which was there by the time we left. That is usually a good sign when a place is crowded. Anyway, we tried the thin crust... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Had high expectations for real Chicago deep dish pizza. The service was fine, our waiter very friendly and hospitable. The restaurant has a fun atmosphere. But it was the pizza we came for and it was just ok. The crust on the deep dish was hard with some burnt spots. We will give it another try. Beer is served in... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is the next best thing to being in Chicago! We go way too often, at least once a month! Delicious deep dish pizza... I'm full after one piece, stuffed after two and on the rare occasion my taste buds win and I attempt a 3rd piece... well forget about it!! For a cool change, try the thin crust, it... More

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Thorsby, Alabama, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We discovered Tortugas through trip advisor. This place rocks! My family loved the pizza. The atmosphere was fun and the sitting fills up quickly. We will make it a point to come back.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Only the best deep dish Chicago Pizza anywhere. Stop by, it's worth the trip! If you've never had it. Get it! Only thing better would be eating it in Wrigley Field!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because the thin-crust dough was cardboard in texture. I will assume this was a mistake or otherwise an overlook by staff. So I will blame it on complacency and the fact that it was a call-in order to go. I do not care how busy you are, Tortugas: DO NOT TREAT... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

This place is owned by people that were employed at one of the premier pizza places in Chicago. If you like deep dish pizza, eat here! I would stand it up against the pizza in Chicago!

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

...pizza in town. I LOVE pizza and this is some of the best. If you like super thick pizza, you will love Tortugas.

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Vestavia Hills, Alabama
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The best pizza I ever had in the Birmingham area !!! The deep dish we ordered took 30 minutes and was well worth the wait !!! It is pricey but well worth it !! The service was good too !!

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Atlanta
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Excellent Chicago style pizza. Thin crust is also very good! While they are not cheap, like Domino's and Pizza Hut, they do not skimp on toppings and taste much better.

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