Review: Luigi’s Pizzeria, Houston TX

Did Willie Nelson or LBJ come to New York and check out the BBQ joints? Probably not, but nonetheless on our Texas visit to the land of slow-cooked and marinated meat, we consulted some “best pizza in Houston” lists to find a pizza target. We were happy to get a recommendation from a local that matched one of the pies on aClick on any image for full size version

Luigi’s Pizzeria has long been a local cult favorite, but its popularity has soared by the addition of the Axelrad Beer Garden, which shares a large open yard. On a pleasantly warm night in late May, Axelrad was jammed with after-work hipsters enjoying the beer garden, and Luigi’s was doing a brisk business of selling pies to be consumed at the outdoor picnic tables.

Luigi’s picnic tables; Axelrad Beer Garden in the back

Luigi’s can’t sell you a beer, but will permit you to walk over to Axelrad to get one. The draft beer list is so long that it’s nearly overwhelming; I paid $7.50 for a pint of pecan porter in a plastic cup.

Where the magic happens

For our group of 5 diners, we opted for 3 medium 12″ pies: one Margherita, one white pie with mushrooms, and one conventional pie topped with pepperoni. When the pies arrived after a short wait, they came with paper plates and small packets of Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Pepperoni pizza

The Margherita

White pizza with mushrooms

As always, the …read more

Source:: Pizza Quixote