i Fratelli Pizza, a 30-year-old chain that originated in the suburbs of Dallas-Fort Worth, will open its first Houston area outpost.
An update posted to the chain’s Facebook page indicates that the forthcoming pizzeria will debut at 11300 Katy Freeway from husband-and-wife franchisees Bruce and Callie Redden. Callie is from the DFW suburb of Coppell, which is home to one of the chain’s first locations after it originated in neighboring Irving in 1987.
i Fratelli, which means “the brothers” in Italian is from the minds of the four Cole brothers (George, David, Mike, and Darrell). They keep it simple with six signature pizzas or build-your-own options with the ability to substitute red sauce for white and gluten-free crust for regular dough. Varieties include a vegetarian, meat lovers, and margherita served up in the pizzeria’s signature rectangle shape with dough made daily in-house that’s been baked in stone deck ovens. i Fratelli also offers salads with house-made dressing, breadsticks, and desserts like brownies and cheesecake.
Stay tuned for i Fratelli’s official Houston debut and hours of operation.