A New York-Style Slice at Romano's Pizza

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I'll admit I was scared when my fiancé and I first decided to make the move to Houston. A born and raised Jersey girl (with a few stints overseas -- I'm not totally sheltered), I'd been living in Hoboken and working in the Big Apple right out of my four years at Rutgers.

I loved New Jersey; I loved New York. But more importantly, I loved their pizza.

Luckily, I found a little bit of home at Romano's Pizza on West Gray. With its owners born in Italy and raised in Queens, this restaurant's New York-style pies remind me the most of the ones I'd get at the local pizza joints back home.

The dough is made fresh daily and is rolled out nice and thin, allowing the pizza oven to work its magic and making each bite both crisp and chewy at the same time. The thin layer of tomato sauce, a great take on a classic marinara, is slightly sweet, balancing perfectly with a sprinkling of salty and stringy mozzarella cheese that comes out of the oven gooey and bubbling.

They offer your typical Italian toppings like mushrooms, olives, pepperoni and sausage in addition to some specialty items like fresh garlic, grilled chicken, spinach and feta cheese. While you could certainly have a grand time loading up your pie, this slice is best topped lightly so as to keep the crust nice and crispy. That way, you can fold it up in true New Yorker fashion.

My suggestion: Stick to the classic plain or mushroom and get a side of the delicious fried mozzarella to share. The marinara makes for a perfect dipping sauce for that extra crust.

Romano's has most definitely become one of my go-to spots for a gratifying New York-style slice in Houston. Oh, and their chicken parm subs ain't so bad, either...



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Romano's Pizza

1528 W. Gray, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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GUEST
GUEST

The Goose's Acre in The Woodlands has a very good white pizza! Just don't order it with any additional toppings... I have tried that, and each time they mucked it up. I got it with pesto - WAYYYY too salty. Ordered it with garlic - WAYYYY too much garlic. Pepperoni added made it a greasy, gooey mess.   Trust me, just order the white pizza and it is excellent! (and cheap too - about $7 for a whole thin crust brick oven cooked pie)

Bruce R
Bruce R

 She said "My suggestion: Stick to the classic plain or mushroom ..."

ec
ec

Which pizza is good here?  I've been 3 times with friends and was underwhelmed. 

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard

 I want to like it, but I don't.  I'm the same with Chicago deep dish.  Not a fan. On another aside, how do I get a pic in for a gif?

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard

I've never understood how or why New Yorkers get so worked up over a slice of cheese pizza.  And, yes, I've had a couple when I was there.  Complete MEH.

brooke viggiano
brooke viggiano

I've had Russo's make a white slice before, I believe I just requested it. You can probably do that at most places, just tell 'em what you want.

JB
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Romano's is our go-to as well.  Try the calamari.  

Shirtsleeves27
Shirtsleeves27

I tried a surprisingly great pizza last week: lobster and shrimp at La Fisheria. Other than that, Dolce Vita is my favorite and can't wait till they re-open.

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