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2801 Hwy 150 Ste 169R, John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244-3101
2054039800
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4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 25
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I wanted to like it but....

I have heard about this place for a while and thought I'd give it a try. I ordered the deep dish upon the manager's suggestion. Don't get me wrong - it isn't bad and is very very filling. I just thought it was more of a casserole than a pizza. It was honestly a mushy mess to eat but did... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
rwdragon86
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Gainesville
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Gainesville
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I have heard about this place for a while and thought I'd give it a try. I ordered the deep dish upon the manager's suggestion. Don't get me wrong - it isn't bad and is very very filling. I just thought it was more of a casserole than a pizza. It was honestly a mushy mess to eat but did... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

the Chicago deep dish style of the pizza here is fabulous. Flavors are blended well with each bite and value for money was very good. It's a nice switch from the rest of the pizzas around town.

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Savannah
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Imagine you are driving on an interstate in a distant state and you slip by an eighteen wheeler with a bumper sticker which says “Roll Tide” or “War Eagle”. Imagine how that would warm your heart, fill it with pride and nostalgia and fond memories. This is what ex-Chicagoans feel when walking into Tortuga’s. Chicago sports memorabilia and images grace... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Althought you really need to call ahead and place your order, you can not get a better Chicago style pizza. It takes 45 mins to prepare and cook but the wait is worth it. Just go with a group because you will be hard pressed to eat much more than one slice. Yummy, making myself hungry! Now, I gotta go... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

For a little shop far away from Chicago the pizza is great. They have an excellent deep dish and it's hard to find a good one outside of Chicago.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Nice change from all the other pizza places. It's not fast food, though. If you want the Chicago-style pizza, plan ahead. We called in our carry-out order over an hour before we actually ate. We ordered cheese and carne (meat-lovers). Two small/medium size pies fed six hungry adults. We all preferred the carne. Not quite as good as Chicago's Giordano's,... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I lived in the Chicago area for many years, so am always on the look out for great tasting pizza. Thin crispy crust or deep pan pizza - this restaurant makes both. We were in the area for a conference and asked at the hotel lobby where we should go for good pizza, they first recommended another place, but when... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

First things first: Their food is Amazing!!! Seriously. The fact that everything is handmade makes it all the more awesome. You can taste the love put into it all. I love their meatball sub! Even their basic pepperoni and cheese pizza is killer! They also have a very nice selection of beer. Local brews are what I go for. Their... More 

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Rainbow City, AL
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118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

You have to look for the cafe, found in a strip mall down from a major shopping center. The pizza takes a bit to get once ordered, but so worth the wait. Very good, just like the once in the Windy City. Make the trip!

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Montgomery, Alabama
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food was great. My husband is from Chicago and he has been missing the pizza. He stumbled across this place online and we decided we had to try it. We pre-ordered due to the 45min estimate given for the Chicago style pizza. When we arrived, we were greeted by very friendly people. We only waited 15-20 before our pizza... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2801 Hwy 150 Ste 169R, John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, AL 35244-3101
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Hoover
  • Phone Number: 2054039800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?