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Well it's certainly NOT Pink's Pizza....

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8783351

"At Pink's Pizza at 2726 Bissonnet, inspectors found potentially hazardous food off temperature, and employees were told to throw away ham, beef, chicken, bacon and cheese; 16 pounds of food in all had to be discarded."

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Title says it all: what's the best pizza place in Houston?

 

As a side-note, back in 2011, I had a pretty good take-out pizza while at the Texas Medical Center, but I forgot the name of it (it wasn't Brothers, and it seemed rather expensive for a take-out, upper end of the spectrum)

 

 

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Regular pizza, Frank's. I love the atmosphere there, it's always busy, and when we're stuck at work, they deliver.

 

 

 

 

For specialty/ hippy pizzas, Reserve 101 at Dallas at Caroline, across from HoB.

 

the BBQ chicken and pineapple pizza is to die for, and the pepperoni/feta pizza is awesome  :)

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Downtown pizza on my boycott list:

Frank's: They lobbied City Council not to allow food trucks to operate with permission on private property Downtown.

Bombay Pizza: They weren't paying overtime to kitchen staff, some of which were working more than 80 hours a week

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I consider myself something of an expert here as I have tried literally dozens of places.

The best is

Pizza King in League City, which is near where my parents live.

Also in that general area is a new place called Slices and Ices, which has a good grandma slice, and Dan's which is excellent for full pizzas.

In the city, I think the best overall is Pizzeria Solario, but the service is slow, and it's gourmet.

For Deep Dish, Pizza L'Vino, followed by Candelari's and Chicago Pizza.

For Italian style, Solario followed by Piola and nundini.

For slices, Romano's, then Frank's.

For value, Pizza Patron followed by Daddy O's (hole in the wall off Antoine)

For overall, Solario, then Pizza L'Vino (provided you don't order just cheese), and then Pink's/Daddy O's

Happy's is on my list I need to try. But overall I wasn't impressed by Luigi's, Tastee, Brother's, New York Pizzeria, Pizaro, Ponzo's, Texas Pizza, Flakey's, Gotham, Capone's, Napoli, Collina's, and Star (the MOST overrated)

Luna is a new place, pretty good too but kind of greasy.

If you're ever in south Dallas aka woodlands gozetti's is pretty good.

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Happy's is on my list I need to try. But overall I wasn't impressed by Luigi's, Tastee, Brother's, New York Pizzeria, Pizaro, Ponzo's, Texas Pizza, Flakey's, Gotham, Capone's, Napoli, Collina's, and Star (the MOST overrated)

If you're ever in south Dallas aka woodlands gozetti's is pretty good.

   I'd certainly agree with Star being overrated.

 

   I may have to try Gozzetti's...

 

   Grimaldi's in The Woodlands is pretty good, but not worth the wait when they're busy.

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I'm curious as to what kind of pizza those who consider Star overrated have had there. I've eaten pizza at a lot of places, and IMO the deep-dish Joe's at Star has very few peers. 

 

   Soggy from the veggies that should have been cooked before going onto the pizza.

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I'm curious as to what kind of pizza those who consider Star overrated have had there. I've eaten pizza at a lot of places, and IMO the deep-dish Joe's at Star has very few peers.

Deep dish, regular crust. It seems like it's more of a place people feel cool about saying they're at than the pizza itself.

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I'm curious as to what kind of pizza those who consider Star overrated have had there. I've eaten pizza at a lot of places, and IMO the deep-dish Joe's at Star has very few peers. 

I've had several different pizzas from Star. If you eat in, they are passable, but for take out, or if you eat slow, the crust gets soggy, and I've had a couple that weren't completely cooked. As mentioned above, they need to cook the water out of the veggies as well. Their lunch buffet isn't too bad, but I still prefer Candelari's.

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I've had several different pizzas from Star. If you eat in, they are passable, but for take out, or if you eat slow, the crust gets soggy, and I've had a couple that weren't completely cooked. As mentioned above, they need to cook the water out of the veggies as well. Their lunch buffet isn't too bad, but I still prefer Candelari's.

 

This occurred to me after I posted, and I think there's definitely something to it. I've never had a bad meal there when dining in, but have been underwhelmed by takeout. The other thing that occurred to me is that they've been around for quite a few years, and it's possible that they're coasting on their past glory, when there wasn't nearly the amount of competition that there is now. 

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There might be some truth to that, I've been eating there for decades and it seems to me that it isn't quite as good as it used to be.

eating in is okay, but I stopped takeout there for the same reasons.

now when I do takeout for Pizza, I hit up franks.

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Pizza L'Vino is my new go to for hand tossed. Their ingredients are very fresh. For deep dish the two times I tried from there, it was way undercooked for my taste (delivery). I just popped it in the oven on a pizza stone for a few minutes and then it was pretty good.

 

I haven't had Star in a while, but always loved their wheat deep dish. Never had any problems with soggy toppings.

 

Franks for a late night slice for sure!

 

I wish I could like Pink's more since I can walk there, but its just too expensive...

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Has anyone tried the new pizza/pizza by the slice place that opened up at the corner of montrose and westheimer in the location that was Montrose Photo Booth? It just opened last week:   http://www.pepperonis.net/

 

Montrose Now Open!

(713) 526-0202
2710B Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

 

Hours

Mon - Sat: 7am-10pm
Sunday: noon-10pm

Slices only after 10pm (with a cool little walk up window for slices after 10 till late...2 or 3am maybe?)

 

 

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Pepperoni's next to BBs. I was going by and saw they were giving away a free slice as part of their soft opening. Got a slice of pepperoni, pretty good. I guess its a local chain with several locations in the burbs. Pink's is probably the closest thing I could describe it as (both the place and the pie). The guy said they were planning on being open til at least 2am Thursday-Saturday for slices. 

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Barry's Pizza closes after nearly 40 years

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/05/27/barrys-pizza-restaurant-closes.html

 

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Barry’s Pizza has closed. The 37-year-old Italian restaurant at 6003 Richmond Ave. announced the closure on its Facebook page May 26. 

 

The restaurant directly cited the coronavirus pandemic as the reason for the closure. The restaurant closed March 28, with a sign saying “Hibernating,” and never reopened. 

 

Barry’s William P. Hobby Airport location is listed as temporarily closed on the airport’s website.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Montrose1100 said:

The best Pizza in Houston is in Bellaire -  Fire House Pizza. They deliver to the Galleria area if you order 2 large. They delivered to the East End when I had my summer 2019 party. 

 

We apparently do not have the same taste in food.  Fire House Pizza is kind of gross.

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  • The supreme at Pepperoni's is not bad and the Hawaiian is ok too. Prices and service are great.
  • Collina's on Richmond is still excellent (and still BYOB/W)
  • Dolce Vita is overpriced (thus they closed last month)
  • Romano's is average but the other dinner dishes are pretty good and include a huge salad and garlic bread
  • Star is average but at least has a buffet lunch (or did)
  • Stuffed pizza at Chicago Beef and Pizza is not really Chicago stuffed, just about ten pounds of cheese.
  • Double Dave's is average but lunch buffet is a bargain (if it reopens) and pepperoni rolls are unique 
  • Pink's is kind of bad
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during this crazy weather, Russo's in midtown has remained open as we had pizza monday night and it was awesome to say the least...so thankful they were open and made sure to give them a nice tip.

having said that, hope everyone out there is safe and warm and happy...

 

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