Daddyo's or Daddy 'NO's? Another Adventure in Pizza

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Photos by Christina Uticone
Our Lady of Perpetual Pie, deliver me a New York slice.
Sometimes my approach to choosing a restaurant is detailed, complicated; I might spend a few days asking around, and searching the Internet for information on a place to eat. It can be fun to see what others think, to have time to leisurely peruse a menu and to compare it to others at the same price point.

And then, sometimes, my approach to choosing a restaurant is as simple as pulling up my house on Google and searching nearby for "restaurants."

And that approach, spurred by hunger and a fight about who was cooking dinner, is how I ended up ordering mozzarella sticks, pizza and a pound of* wings for delivery from Daddyo's Pizza on Antoine.

*Yeah, I don't get that, either.

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Crispy, oozing cheese and served with room temperature dipping sauce, as God intended. Such a small detail, but so crucial.
Let's start with the pros:


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MizLiz
MizLiz

Daddyo's is a small, mom-and-pop neighborhood pizza place. We order pizza from there a couple of times a month. The food's acceptable, the prices reasonable and the delivery service quick. We don't expect gourmet pizza from Daddyo's in the same way that we don't expect gourmet hamburgers from McDonald's.

This post didn't do anything to inform customers. It just gave you an easy headline. Even over a holiday, we expect more useful information from your reports. I could have gotten all this same information from some random online user reviews.

jeeterbug
jeeterbug

as a native upstate new yorker living the past 18 yrs in houston, I'm always up for another new yorker's opinion on pizza in houston considering good pizza places are FEW & FAR between.  no matter how authentic ny they claim to be, most amount to nothing more than a glorified tortilla w/some tomato sauce on it w/some cheese on top...mmmmmmmm! (sarcasm) I'm not saying I prefer my ny cuisine to take over or trump the tex mex fare here by any means, but when you get a craving from home it's quite a task to find anywhere that compares.  this pizza place has been discussed and recommended as well on my neighborhood page (as it's nearby), but I hadn't been up for paying for a $20+ pie disappointment.  needless to say, I appreciated the review!

Linda Rogers Weiss
Linda Rogers Weiss

James you are killing me with all this good looking food! Oh gosh I want that pizza!

TosshiTX
TosshiTX

There's a Daddy-Os in Spring Branch as well, and it's your only option for a pizza not from a national chain. It's fine, but I don't order there often. The pizza isn't quite on par with the fresh HEB pizzas from the Bunker Hill location, and HEB's is half the price.

ching_chong_cheeba
ching_chong_cheeba

the latest installment of trust-fund "foodie" bi**h complains about food in Houston not being as good as the East Coast. let me get this straight, in an effort to fill your blog quota, you diss a likely average / serviceable pizza joint that no one gives two rats about... just so you can complain about something. you thing TexMex is good on the East Coast?

conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

@jeeterbug My husband owned a pizzeria in upstate NY for many years, so maybe we're even harder to please than most. Daddyo's wasn't bad. It won't scratch the itch, but for last-minute weeknight pizza it's fine. The only pizza I go out of my way for here is Pi Pizza Truck. They don't get the "New York Style" thing totally right, but they get the "bomb-ass pizza" thing totally right. 

I never lived anywhere near a Tex-Mex place until I lived in TX, so I don't even have crappy NY Tex-Mex baseline to compare it to--I just know it's good here. 

I also think Luigi's on Almeda is pretty good--and they have a bocce court, so bonus points there.

Mr505
Mr505

@ching_chong_cheeba Helen Corbitt, the queen of Texas cooking for now and evermore, came here reluctantly from upstate New York.  She didn't like Texas cuisine when she arrived, and declared that her job was to make it better.

MadMac
MadMac topcommenter

So much anger and vitriol and yet...stars? Seriously, there are so many options other than intelligent and civil discourse but this--personal attack coupled with SFW profanity--is the combination you chose? Please, always remember, you can always get back to work.

MizLiz
MizLiz

@JohnKiely @ching_chong_cheeba No disrespect to Helen Corbitt, but as a consumer, I don't want a queen. I want honest, informed reviews from an unbiased source. 

conebaby
conebaby topcommenter

@JohnKiely I love All The Foods in All The States. Unfortunately, because, thighs.

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