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MidiCi Will Bring Its Customizable, Neapolitan-Style Pizza To Houston Next Year

Two locations of the California-based chain are in the works.

Neapolitan-style pies imported from California.
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Thanks to the arrival of spots like Cane Rosso, Houston’s Neapolitan-style pizza scene is certainly heating up. Next up is a California-based newcomer with plans to bring their spin on the classic Italian pies to Houston next year.

The Houston Chronicle reports that MidiCi, a quick-service pizza chain that offers customizable Neapolitan-style pies, will debut at the One Grove Street development in Upper Kirby early next year. Pronounced “mee-dee-chee,” the chain is known for its “fully customizable” pies topped with premium ingredients (like mozzarella di bufala) that are baked to order in a brick oven.

As far as the pizza is concerned, MidiCi boasts that its dough is made with only four ingredients — non-GMO double-zero flour imported from Naples, sea salt, and active yeast, and will offer a selection of fresh, sometimes locally-sourced toppings. The chain’s executive chef, Peppe Miele, serves as the President of VPN Americas, the U.S. based organization that certifies authentic Neapolitan style pizza.

Also in the works is a suburban outpost of MidiCi in Katy at 21784 Katy Freeway. No opening timeframe has been announced as of yet for the Katy outpost — it will likely come second — but the Houston proper location of MidiCi is expected to debut early next year.

MidiCi Neapolitan pizza picks Kirby Grove for Houston debut [Houston Chronicle]