KATY MAGAZINE l AUGUST 2019
By Jennifer Miko
Sauce, cheese, another slice please! As more people have moved into the area from other states and countries, Katy's dining landscape has evolved. Restaurants have expanded their flavor horizons with chefs adding fresh, new ingredients to their menu offerings. Let's celebrate the delicious options for pizza in our corner of the world.
1. Quattro Formaggio
Mozzarella, asiago, parmesan, pecorino Romano and gorgonzola cheeses
Grimaldi’s Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria
2643 Commercial Center Blvd.
Grimaldi’s serves up delicious New York-style pizza in Cinco Ranch. Red and white checkered table cloths and wine bottle chandeliers combine to offer guests an old-world charm with a contemporary flair. Sit at high tables by the full-service bar, in the cozy dining room, or on the patio overlooking the lake that runs through LaCenterra.
The restaurant’s coal brick oven prepared pizzas have a distinctive taste that blends well with their thick sauces, cheese and generous toppings. Work your way through their specialty pizzas to savor the Traditional White with Garlic Pesto and the Don - Grimaldi’s traditional pizza topped with Italian sausage, meatballs end pepperoni.
2. Joe's Pizza
Mozzarella cheese, spinach and garlic
24210 Westheimer Parkway
The Katy location of Star Pizza has maintained the stellar reputation of the owners’ Houston locations – in Upper Kirby and the Heights. Their deep-dish pizza could possibly weigh more than five pounds of doughy goodness. Add on their sauce, cheese and toppings then throw away the scale.
Choose from Star Pizza’s made-to-order New York-tossed or Chicago-style pizzas, in white or whole wheat crust, or an 8” personal sized gluten-free crust.
3. Adrian's Art
Mozzarella, Italian sausage, Wagyu beef, pork shoulder bacon, pepperoni, basil, ricotta, red pepper and garlic ranch
Grazia Italian Kitchen
22764 Westheimer Parkway
The impressive wood fired pizza oven takes center stage in Grazia, the anchor restaurant in Villagio Town Center. Guests can create their own pizza with homemade red sauce or Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and select from delicious toppings. A stand-out topping is the Wagyu beef, which is sourced from a local farm, R-C Ranch.
Adrian Hembree, founder, owner and chef, offers diners a full menu of salads, pastas and entrees too.
4. Heart Healthy Veggie
Fresh spinach, artichokes, white onions, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, basil and Wisconsin mozzarella, with Sicilian extra virgin olive oil garlic sauce
Russo's New York Pizzeria
Multiple locations in Katy
The Russo family has been serving up New York-style pizza for years. Their hand-tossed dough comes from 100% Italian semolina wheat with no additives or preservatives. Russo's proudly uses the freshest ingredients like vine-ripened California tomatoes and fresh mozzarella cheese to prepare their pizzas from recipes that originated in Naples and Sicily.
Planning a party? Order one of Russo's 28-inch pizzas, and make it your own with traditional and premium toppings options.
Russo's offers gluten-free options too.
5. Chicago 7
Pepperoni, Italian sausage, red onions, black olives, green peppers, sliced mushrooms and cheese
Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom
24515 Katy Fwy
Old Chicago Pizza stays true to authentic style and flavor of this iconic pizza style. Unlike New York-style pizza, Chicago-style pizza comes served in a deep dish that hugs the thick dough until it's released by the first cheesy slice.
The chefs at Old Chicago prepare their recipes with high quality, fresh ingredients to pay homage to the classic. Although the style is "Chicago" the restaurant features Hawaiian and Thai-inspired pizzas too.
6. Texas BBQ Brisket Pizza
BBQ Sauce, mozzarella, brisket, bacon, onions, cheddar cheese, drizzled with BBQ Sauce
The Pizza Shoppe
5815 Franz Road
The Pizza Shoppe in Old Katy offers diners an extensive menu of tempting traditional and specialty pizzas. The small, mom-and-pop restaurant features a homemade sauce and dough and prepares their pizzas with fresh ingredients. However, you'll have to ask what's on the "Heart Attack" pizza - you won't find the ingredients description on their menu.
7. Piggy Pibil
Mexican sauce, mozzarella cheese, pork piggy pibil, fresh cilantro and pickled red onion
981 South Mason Road
El Canton proudly serves up the bold flavors of Mexico with traditional Italian ingredients. Their specialty pizzas come loaded with delicious ingredients, plus, patrons can customize their own pizza with their endless combination of fresh ingredients.
Diners at El Canton love the non-traditional pizza crusts offered - cauliflower, broccoli and cheddar and gluten-free.
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