Capella Pizzeria

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Capella Pizzeria, also called Capella Italian Restaurant, is a traditional Neopolitan-style pizzeria with locations at in the Inverness Village shopping center in Hoover and in the Homestead Village at 2000 Gadsden Highway in Trussville.

Mehmet Ozbey opened the business in Hoover in 2022, having previously worked with his uncle, Joseph, in their family-owned Cugino Forno Pizzeria chain in North Carolina. The restaurant uses ingredients imported from Italy and baked in Italian-made wood-fired ovens.

Capella Pizzeria opened their second location in Trussville's former IronStone Pizza spot in January 2024.


  • Johnston, Emma (December 23, 2022) "Authentic pizza comes to Inverness—Capella Pizzeria is now open." Bham Now
  • Stuart, Shauna (December 23, 2022) "Capella Italian restaurant opens in Inverness." The Birmingham News
  • Thornton, Grace (January 1, 2023) "New pizzeria offers authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas." Hoover Sun
  • Gervais, Gabby (April 20, 2023) "This new local pizza place is as close to Italy as you can get in The Magic City—find out more." Bham Now
  • Parker, Illyshia (February 1, 2024) "Italian restaurant group opens second metro area pizzeria." Birmingham Business Journal

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