Katy's Top 7 Top Pizzas You Must Try

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

Star Pizza

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

El Canton

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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