From Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — A popular Birmingham metro pizzeria has plans to open a Trussville location in the Homestead Village shopping center and they’ve already hung a banner announcing their plans.
Capella Pizzeria, known for its delicious pizza and exceptional service, is thrilled to announce the opening of its second location in Trussville, according to the statement posted on the website.
Capella is known for authentic wood fired Italian pizza, salads, and desserts.
The Trussville location is expected to open Nov. 15, according to an announcement on the Capella website.
“The new Capella Pizzeria will be located at 5445 Patrick Way, Ste. 101 Trussville, AL. We anticipate opening our doors to the public on November 15th,” according to the statement. “This spacious location will feature a cozy dining area, a dedicated pickup counter, and ample parking.”
The location has been home to several pizza concepts with mixed success.
Originally, the location was home to Mississippi based Iron Stone Pizza. Despite the Trussville location’s popularity and profitability, according to the former general manager, other Birmingham area locations struggled and the decision was made to close all Alabama locations.
The former owners of Laster’s in Springville then briefly opened a New York style pizzeria in the location but it failed to catch on due in part to erratic hours and lack of a consistent schedule.
That failed attempt was followed by an Iron Stone revival of sorts that saw Brian Kemp of Kemp’s Kitchen and Bakery relaunch the original brand. Shortly thereafter, Kemp acquired Golden Rule and began extensive renovations to the South Chalkville Road barbecue location.
The Iron Stone Pizza location soon closed for the third time and was followed several months later by the closing of Kemp’s Kitchen and Golden Rule in Trussville.
In the meantime, Capella Italian has been open on U.S. Highway 280 in Iverness since December of 2022. The restaurant has grown in popularity and decided the time was right to expand to the brand to the Trussville market with a second location.
“We want to express our sincere gratitude to our loyal customers for their continued support,” according to the statement. “It is because of you that we are able to expand and bring our delicious pizza to more people in Trussville.”