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Posted on Mar 29, 2013 | 1 comment

Check out this review by Gary Mills published in The Florida Times Union on March 27 :


Ale Pie House opens in Jacksonville’s Avondale neighborhood

Nearly a year after Mellow Mushroom announced plans to bring its creative specialty pizzas and craft beer concept to The Shoppes of Avondale, the neighborhood finally has a new pizza place.

But it isn’t Mellow Mushroom. It’s Ale Pie House. (Don’t panic: Mellow is still in the works.)

The Italian restaurant quietly opened a month ago at 3951 St. Johns Ave., just over a half-mile from the planned Mellow Mushroom, in the former Ruan Thai Cuisine spot that closed in July 2011.

Ale Pie House offers a large menu of Italian favorites, including spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna, ziti and pizza –New York thin and crispy, Chicago stuffed and even gluten-free styles. (Vegan cheese is also available.)

More than 20 specialty pies are on the menu, including:

● Meat Veggie Fruit Pie: Ham, tomato, beef, black olives, mushrooms, garlic, pepperoni, bacon, spinach, red onions, green peppers, pineapple and mozzarella

● Yummy Hummus Pie: Italian hummus, applewood bacon, garlic, artichokes, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms and mozzarella

● Mediterranean Pie: Tzatziki sauce, Greek style gyros, white onion, garlic, mozzarella, lettuce and diced tomatoes

● Traditional Hamburger Pie: mustard sauce, beef, applewood bacon, cheddar, mozzarella, lettuce tomato, onions and pickles

● Picasso Pie: Prosciutto, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil and mozzarella cheeses

Prices start at $10.45 for a 10-inch New York-style thin pizza; $16.95 for a 10-inch Chicago-style pizza; and $13.95 for a 10-inch gluten-free pizza.

Cheese pizzas start at $7.95 for New York-style; $10.95, Chicago-style; and $9.99, gluten-free. Slices (New York-style only) start at $2.25.

Other menu options include salads ($3.70 to $8.90), subs and paninis ($7.40), wraps ($8.45) and calzones ($6.99/$7.99).

Dinner options include spaghetti ($9.99) to Lobster Mac and Cheese ($14.40), Ale Homemade Mushroom Ravioli ($12.40), Baked Ziti ($12.40), Chicken Marsala ($14.45) and more.

Ale Pie House retains much of the look and feel of Ruan Thai and its predecessor, the short-lived Preservation Tap & Chophouse, whose extensive renovations in 2007 transformed the former florist space into a steakhouse, with leather booths, marble-topped bar and Art Deco-inspired lighting fixtures.

And at the bar, look for a dozen or more beers on tap, including local craft brews from Intuition Ale Works, Bold City Brewery and Pinglehead Brewing Company.

Ale Pie House is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, call (904) 503-8000 or visit

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One Comment

  1. 4-6-2013

    Cool place, fresh healty food, friendly people.

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