Houston, Texas is well known for its barbecue, Southwestern cuisine and hot and spicy dishes, but if you're a dyed in the wool pizza fan and planning a trip there soon, you're in luck. Houston has some of the most amazing pizza places in the state. You can find traditional, authentic and new twists on the popular pie and in Texas, they believe in going big with everything. We know that a true pizza connoisseur can only go so long without a fix, so here is a list of the five best pizza places in Houston.
You'll find Frank's Pizza is the historic sector of down town Houston. If you're wondering what makes it so special, they just happen to serve the most delicious pizzas in the area.It They're usually busy and that's a good sign that the food is good and it's in high demand. One of the all time favorites of the Frank's Pizza regulars is their Scrumptious Supreme. They begin with a special pesto sauce that has an amazing and unique flavor. They top the pie with sausage, pepperoni, hamburger, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, black olives and green peppers. Then they smother it in mozzarella cheese and cook it to perfection. They also offer a Chicken Fiesta that is the Italian version of a tasty chicken fajita pie, with a superb pesto sauce, tender chicken and fresh and tasty fajita ingredients. These are just 2 of the many you have to choose from.
Bollo Woodfired Pizza
Bollo Woodfired Pizza is a little gem that is located in the Upper Kirby area. The chefs go over and above expectations with their version of a Roman style pie that features a crackly thin crust. Each pie is precision cooked to perfection in an 800 degree wood fired oven. They offer a Texas Wagyu Beef version that features Kobe ground beef as a topping along with fresh jalapeno peppers, red onions and fresh mozzarella. Other specialties include a Shrimp Scampi Pizza and a menu that is brimming with traditional toppings and some combinations you've probably never heard of yet. Bollo Woodfired is a must try when you're in the Houston area because they offer mouth watering Roman Style pizzas that you won't be able to find anywhere else.
Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca
Dolce Vita Pizzeria & Enoteca is located in the Montrose area of Houston. Chef Wiles is in charge of creating their signature authentic wood fired pizza pies. What makes Dolce Vita's so special is a combination of their quality ingredients enclosed in a smoky crust, and the rustic Italian ambiance of the eatery. You'll think that you stepped into a different world and the environment along with the wonderful pizzas and other dishes that are served are remarkably good. If you don't at least check Dolce Vita's out, you're going to miss outu on a unique pizza experience.
Cane Rosso opened a new establishment in the Heights, and since that day, a steady stream of visitors are getting in line for their one of a kind "Bianca" pie with a slightly salty crust, and a variety of fresh premium ingredients that make a notable difference in the total taste experience. They top each pie with an extra creamy Mozzarella cheese, imported of course. You can find a variety of house pizzas that are specific to Cane Rosso, or more traditional types. One thing each has in common is that the ingredients and toppings are high quality and they don't skimp on the amounts. No trip to Texas is complete without visiting Cane Rosso.
Coltivare Pizza & Garden
If you enjoy the taste of authentic pizza pie in a contemporary Italian style setting, then Coltivare Pizza and Garden is your place to eat. Guests who have tried to describe Coltivare's pizza give it thumbs up for their enhance toppings, such as la Quercica prosciutto, smoked cheese, shredded pork and revival pepperoni. There's nothing particularly plain or ordinary about Coltivare's pies and their specialty pies have received rave reviews. If there's a line, don't let that dissuade you. Sometimes you can get right in, but if you get there behind the crowd, it's well worth the wait.
Written by Garrett Parker
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