Pizza In Houston: 7 Hotspots To Explore For Mouthwatering Pies
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The love for pizza is booming in Houston. Since last year, this city has witnessed a major influx of Italian-inspired pizza places that welcomed several new pizzerias in the city. Coexisting with the city’s famous barbeque joints, these pizzerias are redefining the city’s true flavours and celebrating the fusions in the cuisines with a bang.

There are several dynamic spots where you get to witness a coming together of different flavours and inventive eats. Institutions like Gold Tooth Tony’s and Tiny Champions are known for whipping up the best Detroit-style pies, while Romano’s Pizza and Antonio’s Flying Pizza serve the best New York-style crust. With so many options to try, there's something for everyone in this city.

Try out these amazing pizzerias in Houston and get to know yourself what's the newfound hype about pizza in this city. On your expedition, you will experience a world of delectable flavours dripping from your pies as you eat your way up.

7 Amazing Places For Pizza In Houston

1) Gold Tooth Tony's

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Gold Tooth Tony's is known for serving the best  Detroit-style pizzas with thick chewy crusts and creative toppings like the 181 Heights with arugula pesto, almond, chilli flake, lemon zest, and fennel pollen. This place is one of the newest pizza spots in the city owned and operated by  Anthony Calleo. Apart from Detroit-style pizza, you should also try  Sebastian’s Big Idea with Spam, togarashi-roasted pineapple, and furikake seasoning. For some tasty twist, order up General Tso’s chicken wings or pizza tots to pair with your meal.

Location:  1901 N Shepherd Dr Suite 4, Houston, TX 77008

Open Hours: Mon-Fri: 11:30 am–10 pm; Sat-Sun: 11 am–10 pm

Must Try: Detroit-style pizzas, General Tso’s Chicken Wings,  Pizza Tots

Price for 2: $30 approx.

2) Betelgeuse Betelgeuse

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Betelgeuse Betelgeuse gives a fascinating funky vibe with its cosmic theme. This pizza joint with a bar is a perfect place to enjoy some drinks with fresh pizza along with friends.  Enjoy thick-crust "ironclad" pizzas baked in cast-iron pans, ensuring a sturdy base and charred edges. Try classics like the Pepps or cheese pizza, or venture into space with the Alpha Centauri featuring house-made sausage and Calabrian chilli oil. Don’t miss the Space Balls—garlic bread-beignet hybrids served with marinara. Sip on martinis and cocktails while exploring the universe of flavours at this out-of-this-world spot.

Location: 2101 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007

Open Hours: Mon-Thu: 4 pm–2 am; Fri-Sun: 12 pm–2 am

Must Try:  Alpha Centauri, Spaceballs, Martini

Price for 2: $40 approx.

3) Antonio’s Flying Pizza

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In the wave of new pizzerias coming to town, this old timer stands tall with its traditional pies and flavours. Antonio’s Flying Pizza helps you enjoy the cosy nostalgia with every dining experience. Founded by Antonio and Rosalba Rosa, this timeless landmark still draws crowds with its speciality pizzas like the biancorosso topped with burrata, pepperoni, and caramelised onions and also the famed New York-style crust. You can choose your own toppings from the several options available or trust the staff's recommendations. For a satisfying feast, Pair your pie with fried calamari or a pasta dish.

Location:  2920 Hillcroft Ave, Houston, TX 77057

Open Hours: Sun-Mon: Closed; Tue-Thu: 11 am–9 pm; Fri: 11 am–10 pm; Sat: 12–10 pm

Must Try: Biancorosso, New York-style crust

Price for 2: $30 approx.

4) Frank's Pizza

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For the best nightlife experience, head straight to Frank's Pizza located Downtown. In the heart of Market Square Park, this decades-old pizzeria crafts fresh dough and delectable sauce every single day from scratch to give their customers an ultimate feat of authentic flavours.  Choose from classics like New York Style cheese or pepperoni, or opt for speciality pizzas like the Cajun-inspired boudin and bacon or the loaded Scrumptious Supreme. Try the whooping 18-inch pie which is a highlight on the menu.

Location: 417 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002

Open Hours: Sun: 11 am–11 pm; Mon-Wed: 11 am–10 pm; Thu: 11 am–1 am; Fri-Sat: 11 am–3 am

Must Try: New York Style Pizza,  Scrumptious Supreme

Price for 2: $30 approx.

5) Romano's Pizza

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Romano's Pizza is where you will get authentic New York-style slices loaded with classic toppings like pepperoni and Italian sausage along with spinach and feta. This no-frills cafe brings you the true taste of the Big Apple's famed treats. For a card-loaded treat, try the Sicilian deep dish, or go beyond pizza and order cheesy calzones, subs, and legendary baked ziti dinners. The old-school vibe of this pizzeria gives a perfect backdrop to enjoy a cosy lunch with friends and family.

Location: 1528 W Gray St, Houston, TX 77019

Open Hours: Sun: 12–8:30 pm; Mon-Thu: 11 am–9:30 pm; Fri-Sat: 11 am–10:30 pm

Must Try: New York Style Pizza, Cheesy Calzones

Price for 2: $30 approx.

6) Tiny Champions

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Tiny Champions is a sister restaurant of the nearby bustling Nancy’s Hustle restaurant. This place is known for its imaginative 14-inch pizzas like spicy salami with hot honey and chevre ricotta garlic and Fennel Sausage Pizza. On the menu, you will also get several selective cocktails and drink options to pair with your pizza pies. For the taste of Detroit-style pizza, come early on a Wednesday to get your slice. While pizzas steal the show, fresh salads, butter beans, and pastas are also must-tries.

Location:  2617 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77003

Open Hours: Mon: Closed; Tue-Thu: 5–10 pm; Fri-Sat: 5–11 pm; Sun: 4–10 pm

Must Try: Fennel Sausage Pizza, Spicy Salami Pizza, Butter Beans, Pasta, Salads

Price for 2: $40 approx.

7) Star Pizza

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At Star Pizza, you get the option to choose from the best New York and Chicago-style pizzas.  With the choices for wheat and white crust, you can customise your pizza pie the way you want. However, many choose wheat crust which pairs amazingly with their house-made ranch dressing. Try out the favourites like Starburst with ground meat and Italian sausage, or the Cowbell loaded with slow-smoked brisket and barbecue sauce. On Tuesdays, they serve taco-inspired pizzas, including birria to make a memorable taco Tuesday. Top off your meal with a dessert pizza featuring apple cinnamon and chocolate sauce.

Location: 2111 Norfolk St, Houston, TX 77098

Open Hours: Mon-Wed: 11 am–9 pm; Thu-Sun: 11 am–10 pm

Must Try: Starburst, Cowbell, Taco Pizza

Price for 2: $30 approx.

Savour the best pizza in Houston in these amazing pizza hotspots and enjoy a flavourful feast. Whether you like the loaded deep-dish pizza or saucy thin-crust pizzas, these pizza places in the city will help you get the perfect slice for yourself.