The 300-seat establishment was developed by restaurateur George Sarris and a group of investors which included fellow restaurateurs Dean Robb and Connie Kanakis, grocers Andy Virciglio and Basim and Naseem Ajlouny, developer John Lauriello and businessman Michael Pizitz.
Dodiyós opened on October 15, 2009 in space vacated by the former Tria Market. The restaurant reportedly hired much of the staff of the nearby Grey House Grille which had closed in September. Many of the dishes were prepared by co-executive chef George Kontoulakos, a native of Greece.
Robb left Dodiyós in 2011 to work as food and beverage manager at The Club. Sarris and Kontoulakos both left in 2014. Alex Mims took over as owner in June 2015. He closed the restaurant by August 30 of that year. The space remained vacant until 2018 when Kale Me Crazy opened there.
- Carlton, Bob (July 24, 2009) "George Sarris on the meaning of Homewood's Do Di Yo's restaurant." The Birmingham News
- Natta, Andre (September 4, 2009) Update: Grey House Grille closes today." The Terminal
- Brock, Glenny (October 16, 2009) First taste of Dodiyós." Birmingham Weekly
- Fullman, Lynn Grisard (March 11, 2011) "Vegetarian, split-pea soup hearty and delicious." The Birmingham News
- Poe, Kelly (September 1, 2015) "DoDiYo's restaurant closes in Homewood after six years." The Birmingham News
- Dodiyós website