Where to Find a Proper White Pizza In Houston

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Coppa Osteria's pizzas are baked in a high-temperature gas-fired oven until the bottom of the crust chars and the cheeses bubble.
Where: Coppa/ Coppa Osteria
What: The Bianca

It's not just ricotta and mozzarella on the 900 degree oven-fired white pizza at the sibling Coppa restaurants. The cheeses are on it, of course, but so are mounds of fontina, parmesan, and scamorza, a silky-smooth Italian cow's milk cheese. Green olives and oregano make this blistering pie one of the best white pizzas in the city.

Where: Coal Vine's Pizza & Wine Bar
What: White Pie

Dallas import Coal Vine's serves up hand-tossed coal-fired pies with thin and crisp New-York-style crust. Try the white pie, made in true "white-pizza-style" with mozzarella, ricotta, parmesan, plus a hint of oregano; or the white special, which adds sliced tomatoes. Having a look at their wine list won't hurt, either.

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Go ahead and add ricotta to your Le Pizza Bianche at Piola.
Off the Menu Specials

Where: Brother's Pizzeria
What: Pizza Bianca (White Pizza)

Loyal fans of this no-frills pizzeria recently jumped to the message boards to vote Brother's Pizza in for one of the 5 Most Underrated Restaurants in Houston. Visit one of three locations to enjoy classically delicious, thicker-crust pies like the off-the-menu white pizza, made with mountains of gooey mozzarella and milky ricotta.

Where: Piola
What: Le Pizze Bianche w/ Ricotta

International chain Piola will happily adjust any of their authentic Italian pies to your liking. I love the ordering the Tours -- a sauceless pizza made with a mozzarella, spinach, mushroom and bacon -- and adding ricotta. Dollops of the creamy, silky cheese practically melt in your mouth, making each bite pure pizza bliss.

Where do you go for white pizza?

Location Info

Grimaldi's Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria

20 Waterway Ave., Spring, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fuzzy's Pizza Italians & Sport Cafe

3905 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coal Vines

1550 Lake Pointe Parkway, Sugar Land, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coppa Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

5555 Washington, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Coppa Osteria

5210 Morningside Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Piola

3201 Louisiana St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brother's Pizzeria

1029 Highway 6, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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14 comments
Michelle Jasmín
Michelle Jasmín

Isaac and Kristi, I wonder why Flakey's did not make it on to the list! Lol!! :')

thequesoqueen
thequesoqueen

The Scamorza at Coppa is a smoked mozzarella (smoked over pecan shells in Dallas, to be specific). 

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Sorry to be a naysayer but white pizza is yuck; though the magic mushroom at pizza la vino is pretty good..

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

@gossamersixteen  

Looking at the Pizza la Vino menu, I see that they don't even have white pizza (pizza with white sauce is not white pizza).  Perhaps you've never had a decent white pizza?  It need not have ricotta on it.

ESandler
ESandler

@Bruce_Are @gossamersixteen  

Quite right, ricotta is not a melting cheese on its own, and you'd have frighful results if you topped a pizza with pure ricotta. 

james.brock
james.brock

@ESandler @Bruce_Are @gossamersixteen  Not so, my dear sir. I love using homemade ricotta on my pies. 


"One of the best ways to use sour milk is to turn it into a fresh cheese. Combine sour milk with fresh milk up to a total of two litres. Bring the milk to a simmer (85C) and stir through four tablespoons of white vinegar. Simmer for a minute without stirring, then remove from the heat and allow the milk to stand and curdle for 10 minutes. Strain the curds through a tea towel and let it drain until it is the consistency you like. Season with salt and it's ready to eat and use on pizzas.

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