Two best friends, Eric Wyatt and Rob Coons, founded the little wood-fired Italian restaurant, Broadway Pizzeria, located on Rice Mine Road in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. They wanted to build the restaurant on principles that premium wood-fired pizza pies, baked inside of authentic wood-burning ovens, should never be more than a phone call away.
Eric and Rob had worked together for a large national pizza chain for several years. Rob was the pizza chain's General Manager, and Eric worked as a part-time delivery driver. During that time, Eric also worked as a full-time firefighter/paramedic in Bessemer, Alabama.
Both of the guys love the New York Yankees baseball team, and during the summer of '99, they took a trip to The Big Apple, to see the Bronx Bombers in person. During their stay in New York, they sampled pizza that was baked inside of a wood-burning oven, and their wheels started turning... Why not bring this authentic taste back to T-Town? No other restaurant was using wood-fired ovens with premium ingredients!
This is how Broadway Pizzeria, with the only wood-fired ovens in town, got its start in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The original Broadway Pizzeria opened it's doors on April 1, 2002, and we are very proud that our second store opened in March of 2016, Broadway South.
We take every opportunity to deliver the promise of the best Italian wood-fired cuisine, along with friendly customer service, guaranteed.