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10 Pizzas You Need to Try Right Now in Houston

By Ellie Sharp  |  October 17, 2016
Credit: Julie Soefer

Actor Kevin James is credited with saying “there’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.” We raise you one, Kevin, and say there's nothing better than pizza in your mouth. Get in on the fun with Houston's incredible variety of old-school favorites and innovative modern creations ideal for pizza parties any day of the week. 

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    The Outdoorsman at Pi Pizza
    Sweet meets savory in this signature pie that features Broken Arrow Ranch Wild TX venison sausage and cherries in a port wine syrup accompanied by tomato sauce and a blend of mozzarella and provolone cheese.
    Price: $22/$28

    181 Heights Blvd.; 832-767-2433

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    Pepperoni pizza at Coltivare
    Chef Ryan Pera designed this pizza as an homage to delivery-style pies — but the comparison stops there since this version involves Revival Market pepperoni (made a few blocks away), fresh greens, tomato sauce, mozzarella and generous curls of Parmesan cheese. Bonus: Other items rotate with the seasons but you can order this mainstay year-round.
    Price: $14

    3320 White Oak Dr.; 713-637-4095

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    Carnissima at Coppa Osteria
    Italian sausage, pepperoni, salumi toscano, coppa, prosciutto, smoked mozzarella and panna make this wood-fired pizza the ultimate meat and cheese lover's dream.
    Price: $19

    5210 Morningside Dr.; 713-522-3535

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    Gateway of India and Bombay Ranch at Bombay Pizza Co.
    The hardest part about ordering a round meal at Bombay is deciding between the multiple best-sellers. Take the easy way out and snag a half and half: Tandoori chicken, fresh crab meat, provolone and cilantro-mint chutney headline the Gateway of India while grilled chicken, fresh tomatoes, red onions and homemade chile-garlic ranch anchor the Bombay Ranch.
    Price: $9/$15.75/$20

    914 Main St. #105; 713-654-4444

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    Honey Bastard at Cane Rosso
    ​Order this off-menu stunner comprised of fresh mozzarella, hot sopressata, bacon marmalade and habanero-infused honey for a sweet, spicy and gooey fix.
    Price: $19

    1835 North Shepherd Dr.; 713-868-0071

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    Pizza Al Salmon E Provova Affumicata E Spinaci at Amalfi
    It only takes 90 seconds in the oven to finish this brunch-y offering smothered in house-marinated salmon, heirloom tomatoes, spinach, roasted red onion and two kinds of cheese: smoked Buffalo mozzarella and shaved aged ricotta salata. 
    Need Price: $16

    6100 Westheimer Rd.; 713-532-2201

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    Mushroom and spicy andouille at Luna Pizzeria
    Appease your inner vegetarian and carnivore in one easy step. The first half includes four kinds of mushrooms like oyster and shiitake plus spinach, whipped ricotta and rosemary while andouille sausage, fresh jalapeños and crunchy veggies headline the second half, all on dough from local bakery Angela's Oven.
    Price: $9.50/$16

    107 Yale St. #400; 832-834-7532
    3435 Kirby Dr.; 832-767-6338

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    Motor City at Pizaro's Pizza Napoletana
    Discover the cheesy charm of a thick-crust Detroit "Red Top" pizza (sauce is added last) with five variations like the Motor City (pictured) highlighted by roasted artichokes, black olives, red onions, red bell peppers and crimini mushrooms. A hearty helping of Wisconsin cheddar, brick mozzarella and a thick cheddar crust complete every Detroit-style pie.
    Price: $14/$23 (prices for others vary based on topping selections)

    1000 W. Gray St.; 832-742-5200

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    Classic pizza pie at Arthur Ave.
    This New York–style delight is a purist's dream with its signature blend of mozzarella, provolone, pecorino and Parmesan, housemade red sauce and oregano — no more, no less.
    Price: $11

    1111 Studewood St.; 832-582-7146

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    Barry's special at Barry's Pizza
    Deep-dish Sicilian-style pizza lovers can't get enough of this menu favorite with a 33-year track record that features pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, bell pepper, onion and Italian sausage on a twice-risen crust.
    Price: $18.69/$24.99

    6003 Richmond Ave.; 713-266-8692