Authentic New York Pizza

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Sometimes you just need a pizza. In Corpus, your best bet comes courtesy of Authentic New York Pizza, owned by Brooklyn transplant Alan Kruger. This bustling, no-frills joint offers all the expected toppings, plus others that range from good to weird, like barbecued brisket and penne pasta. The house-made sauce…


Jun 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Neighborhood barbarians toss good pizzas, salads, and cocktails.

Brick Fire Pizza

Feb 16, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Boasting more than 200 combinations of toppings, Brick Fire lets you build the pizza of your dreams.


Mar 21, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Chewy, properly blistered Neapolitan pies served in a tiny, comfortably minimal space.

Bufalina Due

Mar 9, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Newly fashionable NoBu scored the second location of this East Austin favorite; the cinder block and concrete space is almost stark, the decor limited to stacks of cardboard pizza boxes, orderly rows of wine bottles and glasses, and simple wood tables packed with your fellow diners (many of them pint-size).

Café Italia [West]

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Grab a bottle (or two) at nearby Wine Attitude, then make your way to Café Italia, where delicious sourdough-crusted pizzas await. Start with the seasonal wood-roasted vegetables (grown locally, of course); the fennel and eggplant are especially good. Then try the Bianco, a white pizza that boasts mozzarella, ricotta, Parmigiano…

Cane Rosso

Sep 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

All the rage in Dallas, this hip pizzeria just slid into the St. Philip spot in South Austin. The staff is friendly and happy to explain the Cane Rosso way, which is Neapolitan-style thin crust with fresh ingredients. However, the crust was not just soft, it was doughy—i.e., not cooked…

Cane Rosso (White Rock)

Jun 22, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Brunch on the tree-shaded patio is inviting; the indoor space can be cacophonous at this popular, family-friendly White Rock location. Sip on a mimosa and enjoy a breakfast panino or perhaps an individual iron skillet filled with eggs, Swiss chard, kale, mushrooms, and other goodies. Dessert pizzas are worth…

Capital Pizza

Jun 26, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Since its opening nearly five years ago, Capital Pizza has become a staple of the Tech community, providing more than one hundred craft beers and the sort of pizza we love to eat: hand-crafted crusts, flavorful sauces, and a mix of traditional and creative toppings. Our favorite pie is the…

Crown Pizza

Nov 20, 2015 By Texas Monthly

The shipping container that houses this pizza place can get a little cramped, but it’s fun to watch the kitchen crew pop those little pies into the big shiny oven. The patio offers a bit more elbow room to maneuver those yummy slices, whether they be one of the house…

DeSano Pizza Bakery

Jan 27, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Mountains of 00 flour bags and towers of industrial-size cans of San Marzano tomatoes would be kitschy somewhere else but somehow work here. Perhaps because the Austin outpost of this small chain really does feel like a bakery, a bright, humming operation where white-clad pizzaiolos tame 6,000-pound wood-fired ovens. Grab…

Il Forno

Nov 4, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Serving camaraderie and hand-crafted pizzas in equal measure.

Mama Teresa’s Flying Pizza

Feb 3, 2016 By Texas Monthly

After Hurricane Ike shut down this popular spot on the Bolivar Peninsula we thought that was the end. But thankfully all is not lost. This tasty pizza parlor has, at last, found a new home near the Strand, and it is as delicious as we remembered. They really do toss…


Apr 4, 2018 By Texas Monthly

A lively spot specializing in Neapolitan pizza, salads, meatballs, and wine.


Nov 17, 2016 By Texas Monthly

This appealingly casual location of Olivella’s (we prefer this one to the SMU spot because of its wonderful patio) will satisfy lovers of thick and thin crusts alike. Regarding the latter, that round brick oven in the corner turns out crusts that ought to be in the Guinness Book of…

Rx Pizza

Jul 27, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Breathing new life into old buildings is a burgeoning business in downtown Bryan. The area’s latest trendy eatery is Rx Pizza, named for the pharmacy that long occupied the premises. A lively bar and retro touches lend a mid-century feel, making the place fun (and very loud). From the commendable…

Scalini’s Pizza & Pasta

Sep 27, 2016 By Texas Monthly

One of our favorites at this Lakewood haunt, the All the Way pizza—sausage, salami, mushrooms, black olives, green onions, and green peppers on a deceptively strong, thin crust—has to be one of the best versions around. The shrimp scampi over linguine, particularly enjoyed in the back room while listening to…

Southtown Pizzeria

Jun 30, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This recently transformed space echoes a rustic cousin somewhere “over there”: two small dining rooms have a handmade charm (no doubt because of the owner’s own hand in the furniture and decor), and the menu goes far beyond the promised pizzas (which are, by the way, fabulous). Blackboard menus promise…

Stefano’s Brooklyn Pizza

Oct 6, 2015 By Texas Monthly

The Valley’s worst-kept secret for authentic New York–style pizza and pasta has moved out of its hot, cramped location in the back of a convenience store into a spacious new site suitable for a proper family-run pizzeria. At the newly expanded spot, we were relieved to find the same hand-made…

Taste of Chicago

Sep 24, 2015 By Texas Monthly

We almost hate to tell you how much we enjoy this place, because the wait for a table is long enough. And on top of that, the deep-dish pizzas (which can easily feed four people) take about 45 minutes to prepare. But it’s worth the wait to indulge in a…

Urban Crust

Aug 25, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Thin-crust pizzas and other wood-fired goodies are on offer at this historic building in downtown Plano.


Jan 7, 2020 By Texas Monthly

A lively, family-friendly spot that serves far more than good pizza.