Anyway you slice it, the upper Texas coast has plenty of pizzerias
The upper Texas coast is known for seafood. But sometimes, you just need pizza. And sometimes, you can get seafood on your pizza. These pizzerias serve up traditional pies with some interesting twists.
Bada Bing Pizzeria & Italian Cuisine
Serving up traditional Italian cuisine featuring made-from-scratch recipes daily, this family-owned restaurant features a variety of choices of pizza pies. The Bada Bing, Margherita and Veggie5 pizzas are a must try.
2925 Interstate 45 S., League City, 281.337.0819
Brick Oven Pizza Company
Established in 2004, there’s only four locations in Texas, including one in Kemah. You can build your own pie, or try one of the specialty pizzas like Kickin’ Chickin’ or Italian Blush, featuring the signature Blush sauce with meatballs.
903 FM 518, Suite K, Kemah, 281.334.2626
A fan of New York-style pizzas? You don’t have to travel too far to enjoy Brooklyn-style gourmet choices such as spicy buffalo and the popular Brooklyn’s House topped with pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and extra cheese. Want beer or wine? It’s BYOB.
1007 Grand Ave., Bacliff, 281.339.3300
This popular pizza haven is known for its “Peproni” Rolls, and its extensive collection of hand-crafted favorites such as bruschetta “Cheestyxz.” Beyond pizza, there’s also Buffalo chicken pizza, Philly Cheese Steak Stromboli or meatball sandwiches. Take your appetite.
2500 Marina Bay Drive, Suite A, League City, 281.549.6491
Gio’s Flying Pizza & Pasta
This popular family-style Italian restaurant has a loyal following. There’s all the traditional toppings and the untraditional — grilled chicken, feta or ricotta cheese, artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and pesto.
650 FM 517 W., Dickinson, 281.337.0107
Featuring freshly made dough daily and family recipes, these pizza pies include a specially seasoned pizza sauce, which is simmered for at least six hours. Like it spicy? Ask for the Hot & Sweet Seasoning Shake. Build your own just the way you like it, or try one of the specialty pies such as seafood pizza with a crab-pollock blend, garlic butter and red onion.
12995 state Highway 6, Santa Fe, 409.925.6525
Mama Teresa’s Flying Pizza
After losing its original location in Crystal Beach during Hurricane Ike, this pizza joint is now serving up hot hand-tossed pizzas and more in Galveston’s downtown. You can’t go wrong with the tangy chicken wings, or crispy calamari, before diving into a pizza created just for you and baked in a brick oven. Options range from the Mama Teresa Supreme to the Sweet & Sour version of homemade specialty pizzas. Save room for dessert — you’re going to need it.
416 21st St., Galveston, 409.765.6262
Mario’s Ristorante & Mario’s Pizza
If you want tradition, this eatery serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Established in 1967, Mario’s is prized for its lunch buffets, featuring pizza pies topped with pepperoni to its specialty pie topped with bacon, bell pepper, black olives, hamburger, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, onions and pepperoni. And, if you’re on island’s West End, Mario’s has a pizzeria there, too.
2202 61st St., Galveston, 409.744.2975; and 13708 Termini, San Luis Pass Road, Galveston, 409.443.5556
Hungry and in a hurry? This pizzeria likes to boast about its “original super-fast pizza experience” in which patrons decide what they want on their Artisan-style pizza with more than 30 toppings from which to choose. Not in a decision-making mood? Try the classic cheese pizza, or if you like meat, how about the Mad Dog? Wash it all down with a milkshake.
2875 E. League City Parkway, Suite 100, League City, 281.334.1005; and 2945 Interstate 45 S., Suite F, League City, 281.678.8097
For more than 46 years, Papa’s Pizza has been creating some of the best pies around. Known for its New York-styled pizza choices with hand-tossed, thin, deep-dish or gluten-free crusts, Papa’s also serves wings, calzones, sandwiches, desserts or family-sized Italian dishes. Did we mention you can dine-in and enjoy the beach view, too? Yeah, this pizza palace has it all.
4400 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, 409.766.7272