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About Our Restaurant

ABout Us

it all started when our love for food was at the highest

Available in 32-Ounce Jars at Five local Piggly Wiggly stores, Three Western supermarkets, Andy's Creekside market on Rocky Ridge in Vestavia and on Highway 150 in Hoover, AL and The Vintage Wine Shoppe on Hwy 280. The Bare Naked Noodle brand is also popping up at Olio in Mt. Brook Village and Croley's seasonal ravioli are also appearing on menus at Bistro V and Amore as well as her flagship cafe in Hoover.

Celebrating the love of artisan pastas and sauces, made from local ingredients provided by Alabama farmers.
Bare Naked Noodles offers many pasta shapes, flavors and gluten free varieties.

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Who We Are

When Linda Croley, a financial advisor by day, decided to enter the food business, she began as an exclusive Alabama vendor of Papperdelle’s Pasta. While her clients were excited to use the traditional Italian-­‐style pastas in their dishes, Linda wanted to add too her client's lineup. Bare Naked Noodles was born with the simple idea of family recipes, farm fresh local ingredients and a love for food.

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Fresh Ingredients

Main ingredients for the ravioli include local goat cheese, feta, ricotta and produce with an addition of meats from local purveyors. Favorite raviolis include collards and spicy sausage, butternut pecan, “buttons” and bacon; and golden beet, goat cheese and pecans. The raviolis are sold, flash frozen in stores ($13/dozen).

3/25/2015 *****

Best lasagna I have ever eaten!!!!!!!!

- Bill Raymon


Delicious! The meatballs are great! The ravioli I tried was great! Glad I stopped at her Booth at the Oh so Spring festival at the Riverchase Galleria. Definitely need to check this one out!!

- Anita Prie

6/27/2015 *****

Met Bare Naked Noodles at the Cross Creek Market. The food just dances on your tongue. The rich flavor left me wanting more! The Lasagna was excellent!

- Kats Shelby

8/5/2015 *****

Fabulous meatballs. My Italian husband is on a constant quest for the perfect meatball. His Mom is no longer able to cook and the recipe isn’t written anywhere. We tried both types of meatballs with & without cheese. Both were tender and full of flavor. We will be back for more!

- Michaelene Dallesandro

5 Star*****

From the first bite I was incredibly impressed with Linda Croley’s handmade Bare Naked Noodles pastas filled with local ingredients. I keep them in the pantry and freezer so that a delicious meal of local ingredients is ready to make. Now I am especially delighted that Croley has evolved her pasta business to open Bare Naked Noodles new café. I highly recommend the lasagna, special of the day made with Bare Naked Noodles pasta, quiches, sandwiches, pizza special, and salads, all made with local ingredients. Croley is a superb chef whose gift for flavor profiles shines daily in her ever evolving with the season and what is freshest daily cuisine.

9/27/2015 *****

By far the BEST lasagna I’ve ever tasted. My son appreciated the lasagna and for you thanking him for his service in the military. His hip surgery was a major success and the lasagna was an awesome comfort food for his recovery! Thank you for sharing your phenomenal talent with others! You deserve five hearts and stars! God bless you!

- Diana Reves Wilson

Latest News

Watch Linda Croley make her famous Pasta Luce Primavera Tomorrow on Talk of Alabama

Linda Croley, the founder of Bare Naked Noodles, will be on air doing what she does best tomorrow morning. Watch her craft a fan favorite pasta dish while live on WBRC 33/40 Talk of Alabama. Join her from 9-10am for the inside scoop on her tasty Pasta Luce Primavera recipe or cook along later with the […]

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How to Make the Perfect Tortellini

Tortellini is a fun little pasta. It’s fun to make and easy to do if you know some tricks of the trade. A great pasta maker knows the truth about the importance of good dough AND good fillings. Of course, Bare Naked Noodles has got you covered. Here are a few tips and tricks that […]

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New Recipe: Sausage Penne with Cream Sauce

Introducing another Bare Naked Noodles recipe. This week, we want to share one of Linda’s personal favorites: Penne with Sausage in a Tomato Cream Sauce. We will start posting regular recipes each month with some great ideas for your dinner table. Of course, we use our great products to make these dishes and we will […]


Quick and Easy Caramelized Sweet Potato Orzo Recipe!

  A big part of Bare Naked Noodles is our fresh, and unique flavors. Over here, we are a creative bunch that loves to share our favorite pairings. Whether it is a fun Pinot Noir flavored noodle or we stick with our Plain Malfaldine, you can expect us to have a little fun with our recipes. On […]


Hoover-based Bare Naked Noodles to be featured in Western Supermarkets

Hoover-based Bare Naked Noodles continues to expand its Birmingham-area footprint with the addition of Western Supermarkets to its list of stores offering their products. Bare Naked Noodles specializes in artisan pastas and Tomato Basil Sauce, which can now be purchased at Western’s Rocky Ridge road, Mountain Brook and Highland Avenue locations, a release from the […]


Pasta so good it doesn’t need to get dressed

 Bare Naked Noodles is a local business, making small batch pastas in many flavors. After 25 years as a financial adviser, Hoover resident Linda Croley, founder and owner of Bare Naked Noodles, started the business in 2011 with a mission of bringing fresh pasta using local ingredients to the Birmingham market. Bare Naked Noodles incorporates […]


How Pepper Place Farmers Market accidentally became a business incubator

On any given Saturday morning, JaWanda Jackson can be found harking her seven varieties of sweet potato pie at Pepper Place Market on Second Avenue North. After five years of selling her pies at local markets, she’s become the latest in a string of vendors who have moved into selling at local retailers or starting […]

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Bare Naked Noodles’ Linda Croley shares egg pasta recipe

Entrepreneur and chef Linda Croley originally rolled out Bare Naked Noodles as a ready-made pasta meals and sauces business. Her products are made of local and Italian ingredients and are sold at many farmers markets, local grocery and food specialty stores, as well as being served in some of Birmingham’s best restaurants.


The Big Pitch Contestant Profiles: Bare Naked Noodles

The Big Pitch is this weekend, November 6-8, at Trim Tab Brewery. There are 10 competitors facing off for $15,000 in prize money, $5,000 of which is decided upon by you. The Public Choice Award can be voted on by going to our Facebook poll. Everyone likes noodles and everyone likes fresh ingredients. Bare Naked Noodles […]


Rolling in the Dough: Bare Naked Noodles’ Linda Croley Has a Passion for Pasta

By Donna Cornelius Bare Naked Noodles is not your average eatery. For starters, you may think your GPS has gone bonkers when you follow its directions to the café and arrive at a sprawling office complex in Hoover. But you’re in the right place. Go into the building’s East or West entrances and, as Bare […]



Mon - Fri 8am - 2pm

Sat - Sun CLOSED

Come to the Cafes for Breakfast, Brunch or Lunch from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. You can also pick up your to go Pasta and Main Entrees for Dinner until 4:00 PM!