Houston’s Best Pizza Restaurants

Raise your hand if pizza nights are a weekly occurrence at your house. Raising all the hands over here! We love the delivery life, but sometimes, we want something new. Houston has many pizza options – from the Heights to the Northwest side, we polled some busy parents who shared their pizza love with these local options. Check out our list of Houston’s best pizza restaurants, all across our city.

A family of four enjoying eating at one of Houston's best pizza restaurants

Piola’s Pizzeria

Multiple Locations : Memorial and Midtown

Piola’s Pizzeria brings authentic Italian dishes to the Houston area. Their fresh dough and unique pizza sauce is made in-house. Go for the pizza, but they also serve pasta and other delicious Italian dishes. If you go soon, you can try their Pumpkin Gnocchi to satisfy those fall cravings.

Star Pizza

Multiple Locations : Upper Kirby; Washington Avenue

Star Pizza is that place where you bring out-of-town guests to for a big impression. It has been around in the Houston area since 1976, when two native Chicagoans decided to make high-quality, tasty pizza. The first Star Pizza location on Norfolk is a homey two-story house. Since then, the brand has expanded to the Heights area. You can get thin crust, whole-wheat, and Chicago-style, among others, and there are endless choices for toppings. The “Starburst” has ground beef, Italian sausage, pepperoni, onions, mushrooms, and green peppers.  You can also get pizza by the slice, and there are plenty of other food options including pasta and sandwiches.

margherita pizza

Brother’s Pizza

Multiple Locations : Cypress, Garden Oaks

Northwest Houston moms highly recommend a slice at Brother’s Pizza. Not in the mood for some pizza? Try their hot or cold subs! Stop in for a taste and watch the big game on their big screens. Brother’s brings a taste of the Big Apple to the Lone Star State. Family-friendly so meet up with your friends and enjoy!


Multiple Locations : Cypress (Grant Road; Fry Road)

If you know me personally, you know I am going to recommend our go-to pizza spot. For a slice (which is really two pieces) of their Stuffatelli pizza or a snack of Toasted Ravioli, we drop in here at least once a week. Their family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for watching sports and even some live music on the weekends. Do yourself a favor and split some Rho Rho rolls with a side of ranch. You’re welcome.

a supreme pizza surrounded by sauces, garlic cloves, and ginger.

Collina’s Italian Cafe

Multiple Locations : 502 W 19th St; 3835 Richmond Ave; 8800 Katy Freeway

One word… BYOB. {That’s one word, right?}  You can bring in your own bottle of wine and enjoy fresh, hot pizza. We have been going to Collina’s since pre-kids, and it’s definitely worth the drive if you don’t live close by. Try the Margherita pizza, or you can’t go wrong with the Hawaiian.

Pink’s Pizza *Grab & Go!

With 8 locations around town, Pink’s Pizza has made its mark in the Houston area. These authentic hand-tossed pizza pies are great for take-out, and they also deliver. One specialty is “The Marie” which is topped with rosemary chicken, artichoke, sundried tomatoes, roasted garlic, black olives, and mozzarella.

Whether for a meet-up with friends, an easy dinner when you just can’t cook, or a celebration of a special event, Houston’s best pizza restaurants offer some pretty great pies! Are we missing any of your favorites?  Chime in below!


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Kim R. was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but is a Texan now! She graduated from Texas A&M University {Whoop!} in 1999 and moved back to Houston to start her high school teaching/school counseling career. That Houston move resulted in meeting a cute next door neighbor at her apartment complex who later became her husband. Kim and that cute neighbor moved to the Cypress in 2005 where they now raise Griffin {October 2008} and Emmy {August 2013}. Life has had some hardships, and Kim is open to sharing her story of enduring grief and encouraging moms to take care of their mental health. Her other passions include reading all the books, watching reruns of Friends, sweating it out at Orangetheory Fitness, and a good margarita. Kim also believes in working hard to make each day better than the one before. Read more on her blog – alwaysanewdayblog.com.



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