Although it fits the criteria of a neighborhood pizza joint—cheap, casual, and frequented by locals—this funky-chic pizzeria looks more like a hangout for hipsters than Jacksonvillians low on dough (pardon the pun). The main draw is the pizza, particularly Al's gourmet white pie, but eggplant parmigiana, stuffed shells, and lasagna are also good. The Riverside location caters to its more upscale clientele with table service and a separate bar area.
Nov 26, 2005
New to area, and had read about Al's being picked the best pizza joint. We ordered the veggie pizza, and it was pretty bad. Maybe their meat pizzas are better.