Admittedly as a culinary enthusiast who travels the world and her own city for the best of the best in dining, my cravings are limited, meatless and about what I think should taste good. There are a lot of places we visit and I NEVER would write about because they don’t deserve the publicity as the food is not that great.
As you might know from reading some of my travel adventures, I seek out incredible wood-fired, brick-oven pizza. I am very sparing with my carbs and if I am going to toss them to the wind then the pizza better be magnificent and really worth my plug! Lavishly live food out loud and learn about where to seek incredible wood-fired pizza in Huntsville, Alabama.
The Oddest Location Ever
My adventures have taken me to airport eateries, strange, off-the-beaten-path places, down alleys, but this location is the oddest location for dining I have ever been to and odd in a sense of off the chart cool area. Remember odd is not bad, it just makes you remember it more and that is what I have done, remember, recant, repeat and I am going back because the pizza is ‘off the hook’ in taste.
I was here, Huntsville, Alabama on a Press Trip and an invited guest of Stan and Tina. First and foremost thank you both, because it was delicious and second, I can’t wait to see you both again soon. Alright on with it as you all already know I was here on assignment but this restaurant had me at Caprese!
Incredible Wood-Fired Pizza in Huntsville
Plug the name Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza into your GPS device and head to the former home of Huntsville’s Butler High School and Stone Middle school. Meet Campus No. 805, a school transformed into this establishment that not only houses 13 acres of restaurants, bars, craft breweries (I walked through one here) but also encases a huge area for entertainment like concerts, shows, etc.
Stan & Tina
You know how I am, all about the people behind the food and this encounter was no different, albeit I was in a room of journalists, I still met up with Stan, cornered his time and learned. Stan and Tina rock the Pizza and the restaurant business, they are just the whole bag of pizza flour and more!
Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, basil, balsamic drizzle on a bed of baby greens. All you will say is, “please don’t let this plate run out” as it is a salad for connoisseurs. Are you ready to dig in? I had to stop for a moment because instead of thinking about taking a photo, I just kind of went to dig in, but I did capture the photo you need to see! Delectable.
The Classic Italian
I could have doubled down and gone for the Classic Italian, and while it was yummy (I tried a mouthful) my heart was golden with the Caprese. Just in case you are more into the basic, here it is, however it is very understated and beyond the basic!
The 4 Oz Meatball
I don’t eat meat, but I had to photo this. These balls are huge, y’all. I mean they were being snatched up like ‘hot potatoes’ and being devoured before they were touching plates. It was a meatball feast for the rest of the room. Watching that happens, tells me that they meatballs were outstanding!
For all those meat-craving, Italian food loving junkies, this one’s for you. A 4 oz meatball, coated in a savory red sauce, topped off with a marvelous combination of cheeses (provolone and mozzarella) and chopped fresh basil, OPEN Wide!
PIZZAS FOR EVERYONE
Earth and Stone Wood Fired Pizza’s offer 2 sizes 10 of 14″. I suggest going big and taking it home and ordering a few different pizzas to really get a taste of this delicious Huntsville Pizza. There’s no sense going to a pizza place if you don’t have a few pieces for the next day is there?
After all, a great visit to wood-fired pizza restaurants begins with a pizza at your table and then the rest in your fridge. Why? So that when you start thinking about what you ate yesterday you can salivate all the way to the refrigerator and open up the box and enjoy again!
I would say the Latham might be the most interesting concoction of ingredients on a pizza I have ever eaten. First I wondered what the heck it was. I looked at it, and just gazed. Then, I wanted to try one of those orange things, really, what could they be?
Then I started thinking if I dig my fork in and everyone else wants some they will all be grossed out (kind of like the double dipping thing– remember I was on a press trip, it’s not my family members). Instead I did the deed, and took a piece and guess what was on this pizza? Read on to answer this.
Latham is a fresh white sauce with mozzarella and provolone in combination offering a topping of lightly roasted sweet potatoes, but the zing does not stop there. The food journey continues as caramelized onions and goat cheese is added on top, an absolutely unique flavor experience that will send your taste buds sailing and then begging for more!
You all know I skipped this meat-filled artery-clogger since I don’t eat meat, but, for those of you that do, oink oink away! Yep, it’s downright Satanist because it will appeal to the carnivorous side of you and one piece won’t let you stop! The guys were saying it was addicting!
A red sauce is just the beginning of this meat-packed pizza. Pepperoni, sausage, and bacon, with a dual cheese of mozzarella and provolone, then kissed by the wood-fired oven at a whopping 900° and cooked to perfection!
The GREEN STREET
Hello red sauce, dual cheese, spinach, baby Bella mushrooms and thinly sliced red pepper… who’s in on this one? Save me some of the Kalamata Olives please. Now we are talking, more my speed. Vegetarian delight is what this should be named.
Piece by piece it was death and destruction to my plated pizza. I ate, and ate and ate. My mistake was eating too much because there was more and my stomach was getting filled up! Ugh, now what?
Red onion, Italian sausage, fresh cut basil, a fresh white sauce and it’s heaven on a plate! Not my favorite, but another one that had a significant amount of mouths flapping, chomping and comparing bites. Who knew pizza and beer could be such a bonding type experience, lol!
If you can’t tell from the images, the pizzas are not skimped on with toppings. I have been places where you kind of just say, “where’s the beef?” and you paid per cut, but honestly here there’s no SKIP on the ingredients. Bite after bite you will have a mouth loaded with fresh, generously topped pizza.
Arugula, white sauce, 2 kinds of cheese, bacon accompanied by thinly sliced red onion, baby arugula tops it all off and a little bit of spicy pepper oil! I need this one without the bacon. What I love is when they bring food out and consider the audience, this time, they did not again. So while I consider this a fail, it was more about looking and smelling. Seriously that is a lie, why did not one consider me? This looked so good it tempted me, but I did not cave.
Fresh on a platter, lovely arugula, one of my favorite greens atop a pizza. WOW! So, make sure if you are in a group, you let them know you don’t eat meat, so you can experience it. I think this is where I learned to speak up, because I was honestly missing out.
It’s all about the wood-fired Stan has going in that oven and his passion for a great end-product just comes shining through with each and EVERY pizza that arrives at the table. Head to Campus No. 5, and seek out this Wood Fired Pizza destination, there is nowhere else like it.
My personal thanks to Stan and Tina for such a delicious pizza spread! See you both soon as I lavishly live travel out loud and return to Huntsville! ~ XO DANA