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The Best Pizza in Houston

The booming city of Houston has grown into one of America's most important cities, boasting a growing economy, blossoming culture and diverse culinary atmosphere. The best pizza in Houston sits at the forefront of the culinary scene, mixing the influences of Houston's population with traditional Italian styles to create a scene all of its own. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in Houston going out to eat when they crave some of the city's best pizza? Welcome to our Tastemaker Lists. Here, we've gathered data from in-the-know diners to determine the best pizza in Houston. From neighborhood pizza joints and lively Italian spots to upscale, sit-down restaurants downtown, the best pizza in Houston have it all. Grab a table at one of these pizza places and enjoy!

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17 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, Arturo Boada Cuisine, La Griglia - Houston
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Galleria / Uptown, River Oaks
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Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

$$$$
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
4.8
1034 reviews

Houston's local-favorite Amalfi Ristorante is an exquisite restaurant that delivers flavors of Italy's Western Coast. This comfortable spot includes prime seafood and meat dishes, along with some of the best pizza in Houston. Try the "Salmone" pizza, with heirloom tomatoes, smoked mozzarella, spinach, and marinated salmon. The special "Prosciutto de Parma" pizza includes tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, and Parma prosciutto. Spice lovers will enjoy the "Diavola" pizza with tomato sauce, imported buffalo mozzarella, and hot soppressata.


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Arturo Boada Cuisine

$$$$
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
4.8
589 reviews

Arturo Boada features some of the most eclectic cuisines in all Houston. Blending Italian, Spanish, and Latin cuisine, Arturo Boada is a colorful spot with one of the most eclectic menus in town. It also features some of the best pizza in Houston. Start with the "Why Not" Margherita pizza, with house marinara, fresh basil, and mozzarella. The intriguing carnitas pie features charred salsa, Asadero cheese, onion, and fresh cilantro. For a twist on a classic, try the stroganoff "Arturo's Style," with beef tips in a mushroom sauce over Farfalle pasta.


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La Griglia - Houston

$$$$
Italian
River Oaks
4.5
2078 reviews

The River Oaks neighborhood favorite called La Griglia is a comfortable, lively spot for some of the best pizza in Houston. Head in during the Monday-Friday happy hour for specials on wine and beer along with Margherita, roasted chicken, or pepperoni pizzas. Grab a bite in the bar area or take a drink out on the patio to take in the city. For dinner, the wood-fired pizza menu includes pies with sausage and pepper, prosciutto and arugula, or bell pepper-infused salami. For an appetizer, be sure to get some of the traditional Italian wedding soup with chicken broth and diced vegetables.


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Roma

$$$$
Italian
Rice Village
4.8
872 reviews

For a traditional Roman-style pizza, the Roma Restaurant is the place to go in Houston. Every day, the talented chefs at Roma whip up a brand-new Roman-style pizza of the day for the patrons of this Rice Village favorite. The rest of the restaurant's menu is full of other Roman-style dishes. Try the traditional spaghetti carbonara with egg, pecorino-romano, and guanciale. The restaurant also features Roman-style veal scaloppine with prosciutto di parma and sage. Pair one of the red or white wine carafes with favorites like meat lasagna or fettuccine with Bolognese sauce.


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Enoteca Rossa

$$$$
Italian
Bellaire
4.6
742 reviews

The hot spot Bellaire neighborhood is the location for Enoteca Rossa, a classic Italian restaurant with a prime selection of favorite dishes and drinks. Head into this traditional Houston favorite for the wood-fired pizzas, like the "Verdura" with mozzarella, ricotta, and eggplant. The spicy "Diavola" pie features red sauce, prosciutto cotto, and Calabrian chile. For a delightful taste, try the "Pear-fetto," with Taleggio cheese, truffled arugula, and fresh green pair. In-house pasta dishes include linguine alle vongole, short rib ravioli, and potato gnocchi.


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Sorrento Ristorante Italiano

$$$$
Italian
Midtown / Montrose
4.8
2825 reviews

One of the most romantic restaurants in the city, the exquisite Sorrento is a cozy place perfect for a night out with loved ones. Grab a selection from the restaurant's excellent wine menu and take a seat in the classically-decorated dining room. Try one of the restaurant's traditional pizzas, like the three-cheese pie with burrata, Parmesan, and fresh mozzarella. The menu also features an Italian sausage and roasted peppers pie along with the buffalo mozzarella, oven-roasted Roma tomato, and fresh basil pizza.


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North Italia – BLVD

$$$$
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
4.7
3378 reviews

One of the most stylish restaurants in Houston, North Italia is an elegant and engaging spot with incredible decor and some of the best pizza in town. Grab a table under the traditional paintings and decorations to enjoy the North Italia pizza specials. Try "The Pig" with pepperoni, soppressata, and Italian sausage. The "Prosciutto" pizza includes mission fig, goat cheese, and arugula. A "Funghi" pie comes with roasted mushroom, cipollini onion, and smoked mozzarella. Grab one of the restaurant's signature cocktails along with the pizza. The "Sicilian margarita" includes lime, blood orange Solerno, and Gran Centenario Anejo.


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Mia Bella Trattoria - Greenway Plaza

$$$$
Italian
Upper Kirby / Shepherd Corridor
4.8
720 reviews

The Greenway Plaza location of this Houston-area chain is a colorful and cozy spot for some of the best Italian in town. Stop in for some of the highlights on its "small plates" menu. Those include the pizza pie, smoked duck tortellini, and lamb meatballs with balsamic glaze. On Sundays, stop in for the "Sunday Pizza Fest" for specials on a selection of pies. The restaurant's brick-oven pizzas include a roasted vegetable pizza with goat cheese. There's also the signature pizza with wild mushroom, truffle oil, and basil pesto sauce. Don't miss the "Pizza Blanca" with Romano cream, grilled chicken, and spinach.


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B.B. Italia Kitchen & Bar

$$$$
Italian
Westside
4.3
371 reviews

This highlight of Houston's "energy district" is a lively place for an Italian meal in the heart of the city. The brainchild of proprietor Benjamin Berg (hence the B.B. in the name), B.B. Italia Kitchen and Bar features some of the best pizza in Houston. Done in an authentic New York-style, B.B.'s menu includes traditional Margherita and Parma pies. The menu also features "The Tommy," with thick-cut bacon and sweet peppers. Meat lovers will enjoy the "Butcher Shop," with sausage, meatball, bacon, and onions. Pair the pizza with one of B.B.'s classic cocktails, like the Vespa with gin, dry vermouth, and orange bitters.


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Grotto - Houston

$$$$
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
4.7
1831 reviews

One of the prime spots for Italian in Downtown Houston, Grotto is an authentic spot with a colorful, creative menu. The Downtown outpost of this acclaimed national chain features some of the best pizza in Houston. Stop in to try one of the Grotto specialty pies. The "Meatzza" is a hearty pie with pepperoni, meatballs, Italian sausage, and pancetta. The menu also features a "Calabrese," with sausage, pepperoncini, and pork belly crumbs. There's also a special chef's daily pie and the chicken bacon ranch with chili honey and grilled chicken.


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Osso & Kristalla

$$$$
Italian
Downtown
4.4
503 reviews

A downtown Houston favorite, Osso & Kristalla is only steps away from Minute Maid Park. The perfect spot for a meal before or after an Astros game, Osso features a full menu of Italian favorites and top-notch pizzas. Stop in at lunchtime for some of the wood-fired Osso pizzas. The "Funghi" pie includes mozzarella, Fontina, garlic, and roasted mushroom. A hearty barbecue pulled pork pizza features smoky red onions, cilantro, and mozzarella. For pasta, Osso features a special rigatoni and meatball dish. This classic includes a giant meatball stuffed with mozzarella, beef, and more.


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Fratelli's Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Spring Branch
4.7
791 reviews

This highlight Italian spot in Spring Branch is one of the places for the best pizza in Houston. Head out to Fratelli's in the summertime for a pizza and a drink on the restaurant's patio. The stone-oven pizza selection includes the house-special "pizza Fratelli." It includes Italian sausage, prosciutto, olives, and mozzarella. An "Americana" pizza features bacon, caramelized onions, and pork belly. For a taste of the Gulf, try the seafood pizza. This special comes with crab, shrimp, and Louisana scallops with white cheddar, basil. and parsley. Don't miss one of the special house entrees, like salmon mostarda or redfish in a garlic white wine sauce.


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Crisp - Heights

$$$$
Contemporary Italian
Heights / Washington
4.4
707 reviews

Variety is critical for the hand-tossed pizzas at Crisp. This Bevis Street favorite boasts a full selection of creative pizzas. They're available in traditional, stone-ground wheat, or gluten-free crust. Try the classic Margherita, with EVOO, aged cheeses, and fresh tomatoes. A "truffle shuffle" includes roasted prosciutto, truffle oil, and shaved parmesan. The "Get 'Em to the Greek #2" features lamb meatballs, feta, black olives, and parsley pesto. Stick around for dessert at Crisp to try the "Death by Brownie" with dark chocolate, red wine chocolate fudge, and vanilla ice cream.


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Ciro's Italian Grill

$$$$
Italian
Westside
4.6
995 reviews

A family-owned favorite off the Katy Freeway, Ciro's Italian Grill is a top spot for some of the best pizza in Houston. Available in either pizza or calzone styles, the menu is full of traditional Italian favorites and creative recipes. Try the walnut chicken with olive oil, cranberries, and mozzarella. A "Napoletana" pizza includes fresh marinara and buffalo mozzarella with fresh basil. The "Spinaci" pie contains olive oil, roasted peppers, roasted garlic, and Gorgonzola. A "Ciro's Pasta" menu features Rigatoni "Frankie" with grilled chicken and linguine "PePa" in a white wine butter sauce.


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Giorgio's Bar & Table at the Hotel Granduca

$$$$
Italian
Galleria / Uptown
4.9
709 reviews

This intimate Uptown Park location is one of the most engaging spots in all of Houston. Stop into this local favorite for some excellent people-watching outside the hotel and an elegant meal of Northern Italian cuisine. Stop in for the brunch menu to try the pizza salmone, with a smoked salmon flatbread, scrambled eggs, and capers. The special brunch menu also features salmon eggs benedict, a Margherita pizza, and Belgian-style waffles with vanilla butter and maple syrup.


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True Food Kitchen - Houston

$$$$
American
Galleria / Uptown
4.7
1225 reviews

Healthy options are on the menu at Houston's acclaimed True Food Kitchen. This local favorite boasts a green menu full of healthy, cleansing cuisine along with some of the best pizza in Houston for clean eaters. The restaurant's pizza menu (available with a gluten-free crust) includes the butternut squash pizza. It comes with caramelized onion, roasted garlic, and organic kale. The Margherita pizza includes crushed organic DiNapoli tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. A chicken sausage pie includes roasted fennel and smoked gouda. For another healthy option, try one of the "Ancient Grains" bowls, with miso sesame-glazed sweet potato, charred onion, and hemp seed.


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Radio Milano

$$$$
Mediterranean
Westside
4.2
219 reviews

Stop into the Hotel Sorella at City Centre for some of the best pizza in Houston at Radio Milano. This classic Italian restaurant is an excellent place for people-watching, a few drinks, and some excellent pies. The signature "Milano" pizza includes San Daniele prosciutto, truffle cream, and aged balsamic. A "Siciliana" pizza boasts seasonal mushrooms along with a three-cheese blend. Hand-made pasta includes seafood fettuccine, pan-seared prawns, and angel hair with Italian olives.


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