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18 Excellent Houston Pizzerias

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There’s no denying the comforting, convenient appeal of a perfect slice of cheesy, meaty pizza that’s delivered right to the door.

Instead of propping up a major national chain with your pizza dollars, consider one of these 18 essential Houston pizzerias. Slinging everything from creatively topped New York-style pies to Neapolitan traditional and tons of creative options beyond the basics, these local pizza favorites are a hit every single time.

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1. Brother's Pizzeria

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3820 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 692-2020
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With four decades of Big Apple-inspired pizza-making experience, Brother’s Pizzeria brings a feast of pizza parlor favorites to Garden Oaks. Score a single slice or spring for a feast with pies up to 18 inches featuring toppings like meatballs, hamburger, salami, and anchovies. Hungry for more? The menu also boasts Italian subs, red sauce plates, meat-filled calzones, and New York-style cheesecake.

2. Pink's Pizza

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3404 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 861-7465
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Beyond traditional toppings like pepperoni and anchovies, Pinks offers a slew of specialty pizzas in 12-inch and 16-inch sizes. The Big Boss piles on a hefty mix of pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, beef, and Canadian bacon, while the Southwestern packs a punch with barbecue chicken and jalapeños. For those with dietary restrictions, Pinks also offers dairy-free mozzarella and gluten-free crusts.

3. Fuzzy's Pizza

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823 Antoine Dr
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 682-8836
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For more than three decades, Fuzzy’s has been slinging quality New York and Chicago-style pies in Houston. From traditional toppings like Canadian bacon and pepperoni to specialty ones like eggplant and steak, pies up to 16 inches are made just the way you like it. For Texas-sized appetites, there is the 28-inch “Big Texan” pie.

4. Coltivare Pizza & Garden

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3320 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 637-4095
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This rustic Heights restaurant keeps things simple and sophisticated with pizza offerings built with farm fresh toppings. Standouts include a pie topped with Gulf shrimp, broccoli rabe, capers, and lemon, or a braised beef pizza with gruyere cheese, caramelized onion, and garden greens. For something more traditional, spring for the Revival Pepperoni, a comforting pie topped with meat, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan.

Coltivare

5. BOH Pasta & Pizza

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409 Travis St suite a-365
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 364-5502
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When a craving for Roman-style pizza hits, pay a visit to BOH located within Downtown’s Bravery Chef Hall. Helmed by chef Ben McPherson, BOH’s pizza al taglio boast a crisp and airy crust, resulting in bite after bite of bread-y perfection. Offerings are available by the square slice or as a whole four-sided pie with toppings like mushroom with truffle cream and fennel sausage with piquillo pepper.

6. Frank's Pizza

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417 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 225-5656
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With its prime location among Downtown’s buzziest bars, Frank’s is synonymous with late night eats. Its pizza also ranks among the best in town. The decades-old pizza parlor, situated at one corner of Market Square Park, prepares its own dough and sauce in-house daily and offers a menu of mouthwatering pies up to 18 inches. Plain cheese and pepperoni slices entice from behind glass cases, but you can order specialty pizzas like the chicken fiesta with fajita chicken, queso, and jalapeños too.

7. Romano's Pizza

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1528 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019
(713) 526-1182
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Romano’s is the place for those seeking out a true New York-style slice. Despite its ritzy River Oaks address, the sights and sounds within the no-frills cafe are true of an old-fashioned pizza parlor. Pies are prepared on fresh dough baked daily with toppings that range from traditional pepperoni and Italian sausage to spinach and feta cheese. For a carb-loaded bite, there is the Sicilian deep dish presented in thick square slices. Go for the pizza, but stay for all of the additional Italian eats. Along with cheesy calzones and hot and cold subs, Romano’s offers a legendary baked ziti dinner.

8. Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana II

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1020 W Gray St Ste 400
Houston, TX 77019

At this Napoletana-style pizzeria, red and white pies are baked at 900 degrees in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. Choose your own adventure with toppings like Iberico de bellota, prosciutto, and goat cheese or select from favorites like the fragrant, truffle oil-topped patata y funghi. Detroit and New York-style offerings are available too. Insider tip: Pair your pie with a vino of choice, since Pizaro’s is BYOB.

9. Vinny’s

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1201 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 750-9433
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This EaDo pizza destination is a crust-lovers haven. Thick, bread-y slices provide a solid base for hearty meats, veggies, and cheese. The provolone-topped classic pairs pepperoni and Italian sausage with mushrooms, red peppers, onions, and olives, while the Maui Wowie layers roasted pineapple with prosciutto and pickled jalapeños. Visit for lunch and enjoy a pizza-combo meal for a cool $11.

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10. Tiny Champions

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2617 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 485-5329
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Fans of Nancy’s Hustle — and there are a lot of us — will agree that sister concept Tiny Champions is a huge win for Houston’s End. Imaginative pizzas like the fennel sausage or anchovy filets with garlic grace the menu, along with a quality wine list and interesting beverages, including plenty of zero-proof cocktails. Pies are all 14 inches, making them totally shareable (or not).

11. Love Buzz

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408 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 521-2899
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Part dive bar, part pizza parlor, Love Buzz serves up slices and creative whole pies on house-fermented dough until the wee hours of 2 a.m. Have your breakfast pizza for dinner with the Wake and Bake, a one-of-a-kind egg, bacon and hash brown-topped pie, or try the sweet and fiery Spittin’ Venom with fresh jalapeños, fresh habaneros, and chipotle honey.

12. The Gypsy Poet

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2404 Austin St
Houston, TX 77004
(281) 888-8663
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Rock on with Parmesan at the Gypsy Poet Studio. Not only does this Midtown hideaway sling a curated menu of 13-inch artisan pizzas, but it serves as an artist’s studio featuring local musicians. Take in the sounds of the Axiom Quartet or sit in on an active rehearsal session while noshing on the Sicilian Journey, a white pizza topped with Italian sausage and ricotta.

13. Piola

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3201 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-8222
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At this pizza favorite in the heart of Midtown, thin crust pizzas are inventive and unique. There are several “no sauce” pies to pick from, like the Odessa with prosciutto crudo, caramelized onions, and goat cheese, or the mozzarella-less burrata which simply pairs the thick, fluffy cheese with fresh basil. Looking for alternative cheese and crust options? Here, you can substitute vegan cheese or opt for a cauliflower or chia seed crust.

14. Bollo Woodfired Pizza

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2202 W Alabama St A
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 677-0391
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Team red sauce or white? This River Oaks pizzeria offers a slew of options for fans of both bianco or rosse pies. The white sauce-topped shrimp scampi boasts Gulf shrimp with mozzarella and romano cheeses, while the red-sauce topped margherita is fragrant with fresh tomatoes and basil. Either way is a win.

15. Luigi's Pizzeria

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3700 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004
(281) 793-3333
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Hidden in plain sight at Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown, Luigi’s is one of the city’s best-kept pizza secrets. Oversized slices are available in varieties like margherita, Caprese or the Mexicana, built with fajita meat and pico de gallo. Plus, New York-style pies up to 16 inches can be ordered and enjoyed throughout the sprawling grounds. Pull up a hammock and stay awhile.

16. Luna Pizzeria

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3435 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 767-6338
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Few deals beat the $10 personal pizza special at Luna Pizzeria. Six varieties are offered, including margherita, pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, spicy andouille, and prosciutto and arugula, along with a Build-Your-Own option. At 9 inches, the individual pies are perfect to keep all to yourself — but for $8 more, score a large to share.

Luna Pizzeria

17. Capone's Oven & Bar

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2303 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098
(832) 767-1794
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Enjoy pizza with a side of live music at this buzzy River Oaks hangout, where live music artists grace the dining room on weekends. Pies range from traditional (as in the veggie or margherita), to adventurous like the skirt steak, smoked chicken and applewood-smoked bacon-topped Big Otis. Insider tip: Visit on a Monday for half price pizza all day.

18. Star Pizza

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2111 Norfolk St
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 523-0800
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Star Pizza allows guests to choose from white or wheat crust on its New York and Chicago-style pizzas, and the wheat crust has a cult following. Carb-heavy pies like the Starburst with ground beef and Italian sausage taste even better with a side of house-made ranch dressing. Here, dessert is pizza too. Save room for the apple cinnamon dessert pie topped with seasoned apples, toasted walnuts, and chocolate sauce.

1. Brother's Pizzeria

3820 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018

With four decades of Big Apple-inspired pizza-making experience, Brother’s Pizzeria brings a feast of pizza parlor favorites to Garden Oaks. Score a single slice or spring for a feast with pies up to 18 inches featuring toppings like meatballs, hamburger, salami, and anchovies. Hungry for more? The menu also boasts Italian subs, red sauce plates, meat-filled calzones, and New York-style cheesecake.

3820 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018

2. Pink's Pizza

3404 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018

Beyond traditional toppings like pepperoni and anchovies, Pinks offers a slew of specialty pizzas in 12-inch and 16-inch sizes. The Big Boss piles on a hefty mix of pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon, beef, and Canadian bacon, while the Southwestern packs a punch with barbecue chicken and jalapeños. For those with dietary restrictions, Pinks also offers dairy-free mozzarella and gluten-free crusts.

3404 N Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77018

3. Fuzzy's Pizza

823 Antoine Dr, Houston, TX 77024

For more than three decades, Fuzzy’s has been slinging quality New York and Chicago-style pies in Houston. From traditional toppings like Canadian bacon and pepperoni to specialty ones like eggplant and steak, pies up to 16 inches are made just the way you like it. For Texas-sized appetites, there is the 28-inch “Big Texan” pie.

823 Antoine Dr
Houston, TX 77024

4. Coltivare Pizza & Garden

3320 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Coltivare

This rustic Heights restaurant keeps things simple and sophisticated with pizza offerings built with farm fresh toppings. Standouts include a pie topped with Gulf shrimp, broccoli rabe, capers, and lemon, or a braised beef pizza with gruyere cheese, caramelized onion, and garden greens. For something more traditional, spring for the Revival Pepperoni, a comforting pie topped with meat, tomato sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan.

3320 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007

5. BOH Pasta & Pizza

409 Travis St suite a-365, Houston, TX 77002

When a craving for Roman-style pizza hits, pay a visit to BOH located within Downtown’s Bravery Chef Hall. Helmed by chef Ben McPherson, BOH’s pizza al taglio boast a crisp and airy crust, resulting in bite after bite of bread-y perfection. Offerings are available by the square slice or as a whole four-sided pie with toppings like mushroom with truffle cream and fennel sausage with piquillo pepper.

409 Travis St suite a-365
Houston, TX 77002

6. Frank's Pizza

417 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

With its prime location among Downtown’s buzziest bars, Frank’s is synonymous with late night eats. Its pizza also ranks among the best in town. The decades-old pizza parlor, situated at one corner of Market Square Park, prepares its own dough and sauce in-house daily and offers a menu of mouthwatering pies up to 18 inches. Plain cheese and pepperoni slices entice from behind glass cases, but you can order specialty pizzas like the chicken fiesta with fajita chicken, queso, and jalapeños too.

417 Travis St
Houston, TX 77002

7. Romano's Pizza

1528 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Romano’s is the place for those seeking out a true New York-style slice. Despite its ritzy River Oaks address, the sights and sounds within the no-frills cafe are true of an old-fashioned pizza parlor. Pies are prepared on fresh dough baked daily with toppings that range from traditional pepperoni and Italian sausage to spinach and feta cheese. For a carb-loaded bite, there is the Sicilian deep dish presented in thick square slices. Go for the pizza, but stay for all of the additional Italian eats. Along with cheesy calzones and hot and cold subs, Romano’s offers a legendary baked ziti dinner.

1528 W Gray St
Houston, TX 77019

8. Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana II

1020 W Gray St Ste 400, Houston, TX 77019

At this Napoletana-style pizzeria, red and white pies are baked at 900 degrees in the restaurant’s wood-fired oven. Choose your own adventure with toppings like Iberico de bellota, prosciutto, and goat cheese or select from favorites like the fragrant, truffle oil-topped patata y funghi. Detroit and New York-style offerings are available too. Insider tip: Pair your pie with a vino of choice, since Pizaro’s is BYOB.

1020 W Gray St Ste 400
Houston, TX 77019

9. Vinny’s

1201 St Emanuel St, Houston, TX 77003
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This EaDo pizza destination is a crust-lovers haven. Thick, bread-y slices provide a solid base for hearty meats, veggies, and cheese. The provolone-topped classic pairs pepperoni and Italian sausage with mushrooms, red peppers, onions, and olives, while the Maui Wowie layers roasted pineapple with prosciutto and pickled jalapeños. Visit for lunch and enjoy a pizza-combo meal for a cool $11.

1201 St Emanuel St
Houston, TX 77003

10. Tiny Champions

2617 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77003

Fans of Nancy’s Hustle — and there are a lot of us — will agree that sister concept Tiny Champions is a huge win for Houston’s End. Imaginative pizzas like the fennel sausage or anchovy filets with garlic grace the menu, along with a quality wine list and interesting beverages, including plenty of zero-proof cocktails. Pies are all 14 inches, making them totally shareable (or not).

2617 McKinney St
Houston, TX 77003

11. Love Buzz

408 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Part dive bar, part pizza parlor, Love Buzz serves up slices and creative whole pies on house-fermented dough until the wee hours of 2 a.m. Have your breakfast pizza for dinner with the Wake and Bake, a one-of-a-kind egg, bacon and hash brown-topped pie, or try the sweet and fiery Spittin’ Venom with fresh jalapeños, fresh habaneros, and chipotle honey.

408 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

12. The Gypsy Poet

2404 Austin St, Houston, TX 77004

Rock on with Parmesan at the Gypsy Poet Studio. Not only does this Midtown hideaway sling a curated menu of 13-inch artisan pizzas, but it serves as an artist’s studio featuring local musicians. Take in the sounds of the Axiom Quartet or sit in on an active rehearsal session while noshing on the Sicilian Journey, a white pizza topped with Italian sausage and ricotta.

2404 Austin St
Houston, TX 77004

13. Piola

3201 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77006

At this pizza favorite in the heart of Midtown, thin crust pizzas are inventive and unique. There are several “no sauce” pies to pick from, like the Odessa with prosciutto crudo, caramelized onions, and goat cheese, or the mozzarella-less burrata which simply pairs the thick, fluffy cheese with fresh basil. Looking for alternative cheese and crust options? Here, you can substitute vegan cheese or opt for a cauliflower or chia seed crust.

3201 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77006

14. Bollo Woodfired Pizza

2202 W Alabama St A, Houston, TX 77098

Team red sauce or white? This River Oaks pizzeria offers a slew of options for fans of both bianco or rosse pies. The white sauce-topped shrimp scampi boasts Gulf shrimp with mozzarella and romano cheeses, while the red-sauce topped margherita is fragrant with fresh tomatoes and basil. Either way is a win.

2202 W Alabama St A
Houston, TX 77098

15. Luigi's Pizzeria

3700 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77004

Hidden in plain sight at Axelrad Beer Garden in Midtown, Luigi’s is one of the city’s best-kept pizza secrets. Oversized slices are available in varieties like margherita, Caprese or the Mexicana, built with fajita meat and pico de gallo. Plus, New York-style pies up to 16 inches can be ordered and enjoyed throughout the sprawling grounds. Pull up a hammock and stay awhile.

3700 Almeda Rd
Houston, TX 77004

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16. Luna Pizzeria

3435 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098
Luna Pizzeria

Few deals beat the $10 personal pizza special at Luna Pizzeria. Six varieties are offered, including margherita, pepperoni, mushroom, sausage, spicy andouille, and prosciutto and arugula, along with a Build-Your-Own option. At 9 inches, the individual pies are perfect to keep all to yourself — but for $8 more, score a large to share.

3435 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098

17. Capone's Oven & Bar

2303 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77098

Enjoy pizza with a side of live music at this buzzy River Oaks hangout, where live music artists grace the dining room on weekends. Pies range from traditional (as in the veggie or margherita), to adventurous like the skirt steak, smoked chicken and applewood-smoked bacon-topped Big Otis. Insider tip: Visit on a Monday for half price pizza all day.

2303 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77098

18. Star Pizza

2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098

Star Pizza allows guests to choose from white or wheat crust on its New York and Chicago-style pizzas, and the wheat crust has a cult following. Carb-heavy pies like the Starburst with ground beef and Italian sausage taste even better with a side of house-made ranch dressing. Here, dessert is pizza too. Save room for the apple cinnamon dessert pie topped with seasoned apples, toasted walnuts, and chocolate sauce.

2111 Norfolk St
Houston, TX 77098

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