The 15 best Pizza Places in Houston
Picking the best pizza in Houston isn't easy, and can ultimately come down to personal taste. To help you decide where should be next on your list when the pizza cravings hit, we've shortlisted every single place in Houston that you can get a Pizza. Restaurants, food trucks, bars takeaways and a lot more. We've crawled all of the reviews and ratings on Tripadvisor, Yelp and Google as well as the top listings sites to bring you, in order of awesomeness, the 15 best places in Houston that you can get pizza this year.
We recommend you give all of these places a go. To make the top 15 is no easy task, and all of these restaurants serve up great quality pizza, and get consistently great customer reviews.
1. The Gypsy Poet
Topping the list, this hip spot on Austin Street, Houston is hidden away in the owner’s studio - an eclectic mesh of artwork, atmospheric lighting and great entertainment. It’s the perfect place for a night out with family and friends. You can enjoy the ambiance whilst feasting on artisan pizza such as ‘Fancy Backpacker’ with house tomato sauce, Fior Di Latte, Parma ham, mozzarella and truffle oil or dig into the ‘Dream Catcher’ with goat’s cheese and cherry tomatoes! The Gypsy Poet also serves delicious tiramisu and salads if you fancy a lighter bite.
2. BOH Pasta & Pizza
BOH Pasta & Pizza can be found inside Bravery Chef Hall in downtown Houston. This fine establishment, led by chef Ben McPherson offers creative Italian dishes of fresh pasta and pizza, made from either fresh local or Italian ingredients. Their menus change seasonally, but you’ll always find Roman-style pizza al taglio and small plates with squid ink Bucatini Frutti di Mare and ‘Fennel Sausage’ pizza, served whole or by the slice. Desserts consist of delicious gelato in myriad flavours or cannoli infused with chocolate chips and orange zest.
3. Luna Pizzeria
Luna Pizzeria have 3 locations in Houston, Texas – Upper Kirby, Heights and Westheimer. Each place offers a modern, stylish dining experience with long tables, trendy light fittings and open kitchens where you can see the food being prepared. They offer dine in or delivery and Tuesday is half price pizza night if you fancy sharing slices after work. Their signature 9” personal size pizzas feature delicious toppings like mushroom, pepperoni, spicy andouille sausage and prosciutto and if you’re really hungry you can upgrade to a large pizza for an extra $8!
4. Frank’s Pizza
Frank’s Pizza in Houston’s historic district caters to everyone with whole pizza pies, lasagne, burgers, spicy wings, salads and desserts! This restaurant showcases newly cooked pizzas in a glass fronted cabinet and there’s a board with daily specials on the wall with dishes to choose from. All pizzas are hand-tossed, made with fresh ingredients including made-from-scratch dough and sauces. You can dine in or take away to eat at home while watching the game or enjoying a movie with family or friends.
5. Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston is the oldest craft brewery in Texas. They brew a variety of beers all year round - some are seasonal and some single batch brews. They also serve cider, soft drinks and delicious food including sandwiches, wings, chips and pizzas like ‘The Uncle Jesse’ or ‘La Cicciolina’. If you’re dining in, staff can recommend the best beers or beverages to go with your chosen dishes. If you don’t want to eat in the restaurant, they also offer curb side pickup and drive thru beer to-go from 11am until 8pm daily!
6. Romano’s Pizza
Romano’s Pizza in Houston is run by Frank and Vinny, two cousins from Calabria, Italy. They came to America in the 70s, perfecting their pizza making skills in neighbourhood New York restaurants. They have a loyal customer base, with some who have followed them since their first place opened. These customers come for the New York Style Pizza with as many toppings as you want, they serve pizza by the slice, Chef’s specials, calzones and hot and cold subs. You’ll find them on West Gray in the city, so pop by next time you fancy a scrumptious taste of Italy.
7. Coltivare Pizza & Garden
Coltivare Pizza & Garden offers dine in and take out on White Oak Drive in Houston. Their menus are brimming with delicious Italian food and wine options to tempt all taste buds. Snacks include roasted hazelnuts with thyme and focaccia with rosemary and olive oil, to salads, pizzas like the ‘Revival Pepperoni’ and pasta dishes such as meatballs with parmesan, herbs and tomato reduction. If you’re still in the mood and have room for dessert, you’ll be spoiled for choice with chocolate rum cake, wood roasted Texas strawberry crostata and gelato!
8. Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana II
Home to Houston’s original Napoletana pizza, New York style and Detroit pizzas, Pizaro’s has been serving Houston since 2011. This place is a pizza connoisseurs dream. All of their dough, mozzarella and tomato sauces are made daily in-house and you can choose to dine in or take away. They offer pizza making and cheese classes on weekends for singles and couples and can even show you how to use a wood-fired pizza oven properly! Pizaro’s offer a kid’s menu, build your own pizza options and much more.
9. Rosie Cannonball
If you’re seeking European comfort food, Rosie Cannonball in Houston ticks all the boxes. Chefs cook their food on an open, live fire all centred around a wood-burning oven and grill. The restaurant atmosphere is lively, perfect for families and groups dining together - they serve starters to share, vegetable dishes, meat, seafood, pasta and pizzas. You can sip cocktails with your meal, enjoy wine by the bottle or glass or a cold beer with friends. If you’re dining in for a special occasion, you can order their ‘Donna Meagle Special’ from ‘The Chalet Menu’ – one dozen oysters and a chilled bottle of Krug!
10. Brother’s Pizzeria
Brother’s Pizza has been in Houston since 1980 and is the “Home of Houston’s Best Pizza”. They have several locations – on Highway 6, in Cypress and Garden Oaks serving delicious Italian food with menus suited for all tastes and budgets. You can tuck into hearty salads, fried pickles and mushrooms or opt for one of their famous 12, 14, 16 or even 18 inch pizzas! You can choose from a range of delicious pizza toppings, hot and cold subs, New York hot rolls, pasta dishes and mouth-watering desserts.
11. Luigi’s Pizzeria
This fabulous pizzeria offers a whole plethora of delicious pizzas, buffalo wings, meatballs, gateaux and gelato. You can dine outdoors or indoors, have your order delivered or ready to collect. Many of their loyal customers say this is the best pizza in town and when it’s coupled with a good beer or margarita cocktail, you really can’t go wrong! Their pizza slices are renowned, especially the pepperoni and Mexicana and they are open daily from 11am – 9pm Monday to Thursday, until 10pm on Friday and Saturday and from 12 noon until 8pm Sundays.
12. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
Founded by Rassul Zarinfar and Ryan Robertson in 2011, this celebrated 3 floor brewhouse in Houston has gone from strength to strength. Standing proudly on Summer Street, they are open daily from 11am until Midnight serving an array of tasty beers and food. Open up the menu and sample their ‘Asada I ate your Burrito’ or ‘Saagy Dawg Pizza’ and pair with their 1836, Crush City IPA or Dreamsicle beers! Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. offer typical comfort cuisine with pastrami burgers, collars and greens with red snapper and much, much more.
13. Star Pizza
If you’re looking for an easy, cost-effective meal in Houston, you can pop into Star Pizza. Sample their dine-in lunchtime menu which features personal pizza and small salad for just $12 including a complimentary iced tea or soft drink. Alternatively, you can try their homemade lasagne, chicken cannelloni or ‘no meat treat’ sandwich with a selection of cheeses and vegetables. Their dining room is open all day until 9pm Monday to Wednesday and 10pm Thursday through to Sunday, or you can make use of their curb side pickup and free delivery!
14. Bollo Woodfired Pizza
This stylish, award-winning, Upper Kirby restaurant in Houston has been named in the ‘Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in the Country’ by Gayot.com and has been commended by Eater.com, PaperCity & OutSmart Magazine and KPRC Channel 2 News! This place serves authentic Neapolitan pizza baked to perfection in a 800 degrees wood-fired oven. In addition to pizzas, they offer small shareable plates, salads, entrees and desserts. They cater to dietary requirements too, so everyone can enjoy a delicious feast together. You could try their linguine carbonara, baked calzone or ‘Blanco de Bollo’ pizza next time you visit. They have dozens of pizza toppings which can be added too, ranging from Sicilian sausage and meatballs to sundried tomatoes, black truffle oil and capers, so you can design your pizza to your own specifications.
Worldwide franchise Piola has 2 locations in Houston – both lively, atmospheric venues with mood lighting, booths and long tables where family and friends can get together to tuck into delicious Italian cuisine. This pizzeria is from the heart of Treviso, Italy, serving genuine recipes of mouth-watering, traditional food. They offer a lunch time special - half pizza and half salad or pasta for just $11.95. They also cater to food intolerances and allergens offering gluten free cauliflower or Chia flour crust and vegan cheese on their pizzas. You can sample entrees like spaghetti crudaiola and chicken parmigiana or delve into mom’s popular lasagne recipe. If you wish to sample something outstanding, their gnocchi and pasta sauces made from family recipes are created fresh every day.
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