Houston’s Best Pizza Restaurants

Nothing is more American, more nostalgic, more traditional or more delicious than pizza on a Friday night! There is always take out, or “mom’s saving grace for the end of a week!” And yes, pizza and movie night is a thing! But sometimes, heading over to a yummy pizza joint, where let’s be real, the pizza is a little more elevated, and it’s always nice to eat out too, can be a good change of pace. 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.

Updated May 2023

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

Rotolo’s Craft & Crust

Location: Spring- 21101 Gosling Rd.

A Houston Moms favorite, Rotolo’s Craft & Crust makes the most delicious pizzas in a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere. This restaurant is perfect for a casual family night or team party. Rotolo’s uses only the freshest ingredients, and make their original dough fresh daily. Combine that with thier homemade sauces and freshly prepared vegetables, and you have a recipe for a delicious meal!

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.


Location: Midtown, 3701 Travis St.

If you are a fan of all things Austin, Texas, well guess what?!? Homeslice has come to Houston! This Austin based Pizza Joint is now open in Midtown! Authentic, cheesy and glorious New York Style Pizza by the slice or pie. You can not go wrong with any of their toppings, plus special toppings like fired eggplant, ricotta chees, meatballs and more. Plus they have salad and appetizers and some good ol’ subs. The inside/outside dining is eclectic and fun and has all the feels of Austin. Don’t forget to try their tiramisu!

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 : Hwy 6 and I-10, Cypress, Garden Oaks

Brother’s has been around since I was in high school, which was, well, a while ago! In fact I remember when Brother’s was in West Oaks Mall! My boyfriend worked at Eddie Bauer and sometimes I would meet him for lunch on a Saturday and get the BEST New York style Pizza. Yum! Today, whenever we find ourselves around Memorial and I-10 it is never a question, we order one large pie and 3 slices (which feeds our family of 5 including a 17 year old boy!) and enjoy every bite! 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!

B.B Italian Bistro & Bar

Location: Sugar Land Town Square, 16250 City Walk

This bistro is, with their red front doors and checkered pattern floors and bar is a great Italian Eatery in the Sugar Land area. Featuring some great Italian items, including the yummiest, Margherita Pizza. They have live music Wed-Saturdays, the bar is lovely and lively and your booth is just a reservation away. If you are not in the mood for pizza, the menu is full, from Lobster bisque, a 20 layer lasagna and even steaks. A great place for a date night or a night out with friends!


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.

Rosati’s Chicago Pizza

Multiple Locations: Cinco Ranch, 9111 FM 723; Conroe, 4150 FM 1488

This one is a NEW Family Favorite! The deep dish is delectable and the best Chicago deep dish we have found. If you want the deep dish order as soon as you arrive because it does take 45 minutes, but I promise it is worth the wait. Located in the Richmond/Katy area across from Cinco Ranch, you don’t want to miss this pizza joint. They have some really yummy things on the menu outside of pizza, and my kids would say don’t say no to the garlic bread sticks that are dripping in butter! It’s a great place to hang out, with some outside seating and a bar.

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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Andrea Portilla
Andrea is a true Houston native! Other than her college years at Baylor and a few summers with family in Guatemala, she has lived around the Houston area forever and cannot imagine living anywhere else. Especially because of family nearby as built in babysitters, so many friendships built throughout the years, and the great people of this city, Houston is so dear to her heart. In junior high her family moved to the Sugar Land area, but she attended a high school in town and spent as much time as possible at the Galleria in the 90s! After graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Secondary Education, she married her high school sweetheart, Orlando, and they moved to the Richmond area where they have been ever since and where she homeschools their son and 2 daughters, ages 15, 12 & 9. Andrea is very active in Women’s ministry at her church and in her community. She began writing for more therapeutic reasons when the kids were small and soon began writing publicly, remembering her love for writing and realizing the gift and calling that it was in her life. She published her first book, Breathless: Prayers from a Mother Learning to Exhale in 2018, a devotional last year and is currently working on a few new projects. In her down time, Andrea loves alone time, especially because she’s an enneagram 4! She also loves coffee, hanging out with her family and friends, traveling, New York City, musicals, especially Hamilton, fair trade jewelry, and charcuterie boards! You can find her writing at www.andreaportilla.com or follow her on Instagram @dreaportilla and on Facebook.



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