Congratulations to Carpenetti’s Pizzeria in Moody for wining the title of Bama’s Best Pizza!
Carpenetti’s has claimed bragging rights, a plaque and a cash prize. As winner, they will also be featured in Neighbors magazine and right here on a future episode of “Simply Southern TV.” Click here to learn more about the contest.
But I have to tell you, as wonderful as the pizzas were at each stop, the thing that struck me the most was the camaraderie the business owners developed during the contest. I was amazed to hear that some of them had reached out to each other on Facebook during the contest and had become quick friends! Even though we had to make disappointing calls to three business owners, they all were extremely gracious and expressed their congrats to Carpenetti’s. There’s such a bond among restaurant folks — and I think it comes from their deep passion for making good food and feeding others.
Want to judge for yourself? There’s no better time than now for a road trip across the state!
Keep scrolling to get more info on each of our Flavorful Four finalists and my suggestions on what you should try.
Location: 740 Park. Ave, Moody, AL
What I’d order on my return trip: The spinach Alfredo or the pepperoni.
Location: 42490 US-280, Sylacauga, AL
What I’d order on my return trip: The. Deep. Dish. Simple as that. And some of that amazing White Chocolate Dessert Pizza. It’s a truly decadent bread pudding made with their pizza dough.
Location: 136 First Ave. NW, Vernon, AL
What I’d order on my return trip: The brisket pizza. I’m a sucker for red BBQ sauce. But if you prefer white BBQ sauce, the chicken pizza is a great option, too.
Location: 25951 Huntsville Browns Ferry Rd., Madison, AL
What I’d order on my return trip: The Valentina. It has just the right amount of spice. And a cannoli with coffee to end the meal.
A huge thank you to these four amazing restaurants. Your food and your hospitality will be remembered.
Thanks also to our contest sponsors – the Alabama Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Alabama Farmers Federation Dairy Division. Before we can enjoy pizza, it takes the hard work of farmers in our state and our country to grow all those tasty ingredients!