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Pizza Motus Is Now Slinging Roman-Style Pies in West U

The new restaurant is from a former motorcycle racer

Courtesy Victoria Christensen

Pizza Motus, a new Roman-style pizzeria, just opened in West University over the weekend, six months after Eater announced its forthcoming arrival in the area.

The pizzeria at 6119 Edloe Street is a brand new concept from a former motorcycle racer who fell in love with Roman-style pizzas while living in Italy. Pizza Motus (meaning “motion” in Latin) features a walk-up window for diners on the go, plus its 2,000 square-foot space seats 50 inside and another 15 on the patio. Diners will find booth seating and white oak-accented interiors.

The menu offers grain bowls, salads, soups, and sandwiches alongside pizzas like an eggplant parmesan option with pesto sauce; the Veggie Box pizza with kale, artichoke, olive, tomatoes, and onion; or La Francesca with Kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, goat cheese, and arugula. The restaurant is also BYOB, which means that drinkers can bring their perfect bottle of red to pair with a pie.

The press release announcing the pizzeria’s arrival describes its Roman-style pizza as a “savory and crispy pizza cloud” with a “light and airy” crust. “I am extremely excited for Houston to have access to the same Roman street pizza that I grew up loving and eating during the formative years I spent abroad in Italy,” owner Will Gruy said in a statement.

Pizza Motus operates Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.