Five Best Underrated Pizzas in Houston (According to You)

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Photo courtesy Bombay Pizza Co.
Not your average pie at the number four spot on our list.

In polling you, dear readers, about your favorite underrated pizzas in town, we received a number of comments that made us say "AMEN," but none quite so much as one from reader PizzaEater:

"Pizza is a lot like sex," he/she wrote. "When it's good, it's amazing. When it's bad, well...it's still pretty good."

The following pizza places may not be as well known as some of the more popular spots in Houston, but they're always far more than pretty good. Did your favorite pizza haven make the list?

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Photo courtesy Kenneally's
Two words: Corned beef.
5. Irish Pub Kenneally's
The words "Irish Pub" and "pizza" don't usually appear in the same sentence, but Irish Pub Kenneally's is the exception. People rave about Kenneally's "Shamrock Special," which features a zesty red sauce topped with cheese, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers and the pièce de résistance, corned beef. Yes, this might be one of the only places in the world where you can get traditional Irish corned beef on a traditional Italian pizza. Kenneally's describes the crust as thin, Chicago-style, meaning it's crispy on the bottom but piled high with toppings.

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Photo by Stephanie Meza
Bombay Pizza wins the award for most unique toppings.
4. Bombay Pizza Company
Commenter cukatero pretty much wrote an ode to Bombay Pizza Company when we first asked for feedback: "Sparing no doubt, Bombay Pizza downtown is the absolute best and most under-rated pizza in town. A perpetual outsider, The Bombay P is a fringe artist battling the marketing antics and over-wrought branding of lowlier-than-thou joints like Star and Pink's. You can eat a whole pizza without gut guilt, and never get bored of the complex and layered flavors halfway through the meal. Bombay, you get my vote." The fusion menu is indeed one of the most unique in town, with combinations like saag, collard greens and paneer topped with mozzarella, fontina and goat cheese or fresh strawberries cooked with onions, tomatoes, pine nuts and paprika topped with smoked gouda and basil. There are also meat-lovers options with tandoori chicken or New York strip steak.

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Location Info

Map

Kenneally's Irish Pub

2111 S. Shepherd, Houston, TX

Category: Music

Bombay Pizza Co.

914 Main St., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Brother's Pizzeria

3820 N. Shepherd Drive, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Luigi's Pizzeria

3700 Almeda, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Romano's Pizza

1528 W. Gray, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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18 comments
lizsharp914
lizsharp914

Huge fan of the Nor'easter pizza at Reginelli's on Kingsride in Memorial- amazing flavors and delicious crust.

Heidi Muro
Heidi Muro

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bkshepard
bkshepard

I'm actually kinda sad that Brother's is on this list.  I've been going to Brother's for years.  I think it's one of the best pizza joints in the city.  If you want NY style pie, there's nothing better.  But only the location at I-10/Hwy6.  Those are the same guys I grew up with when they were in West Oaks.  And the other locations... just don't quite match the consistency of the awesome flavor, in my mind, that you get there.

Claudio Lerma
Claudio Lerma

I think Brothers pizza is about 1.5 miles away on shepherd!

Tom Hensley
Tom Hensley

I sometimes go to Romano's for lunch during work. They have good pizza by the slice. There's a Brother's Pizza near our house, and it's pretty good too.

SirRon
SirRon

Still a crap list. Hands down Mexican Pizza at Taco Bell. And like 5 different kinds of Mountain Dew available. And Fire sauce.


Import that.

Matt Lanza
Matt Lanza

Excellent. We've done Luigi's. I thought it was fantastic. Denise did not.

jeffajonesjr
jeffajonesjr

Underrated is pizza like the pie at Arturo Boada.  All the listed pizza's are well know as outstanding except for Brothers which is way over rated.  

Becky Maywald
Becky Maywald

In case you're looking for something new, Matt Lanza.

Ashley Points
Ashley Points

Can't wait til I move to Houston next month Miles Sterken so we can eat ALL THE PIZZA.

Mark H. Rogers
Mark H. Rogers

Kenneally's should be taken off the list. They used to have good pizza ........

nguyenhm16
nguyenhm16

Luigi's is our neighborhood pizza joint, and we love it but last time I was there they do not have a wood burning oven. Also, you really need to order it crispy or well done for a good crust, otherwise they tend to undercook the crust to move more pizzas (it can get crowded there sometimes). I also order mine light on the sauce, because, again, they tend to put on too much and it ends up a little soggy sometimes.

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