Arcodoro – Good
California Pizza Kitchen (W. Gray) – Poor – Ugh. There is absolutely no reason in Houston to ever go to a California Pizza Kitchen. If you do, don’t order a margherita. Get something else with a stronger flavor to cover up the base, and an alcoholic beverage will probably help, too.
Cane Rosso (Fort Worth) – Satisfactory
Cane Rosso (Montrose) – Good / Satisfactory
Ciao Bello – Satisfactory
Collina’s (Richmond) – Poor – This pizza was truly awful, and along with Frank’s, the worst I have had. Do not. Repeat. Do not order a margherita pizza from Collina’s, unless you like the taste of cheap cardboard mitigating with inexpensive industrial-quality mozzarella-like cheese and the worst, most under-ripe tomatoes you can imagine.
Grotto – Fair
Pizza L’Vino (Waugh) – Satisfactory / Fair
Prego – Good
Romano’s Pizzeria – Satisfactory
Russo’s New York Pizzeria – Satisfactory
Thankfully, Prego and Arcodoro, and to a lesser extent, Cane Rosso provided some nicely made pizzas along the way.
To note, for the ratings, I have ripped off the verbiage used by the New York Times in their restaurant reviews, from best to worst (Extraordinary, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Satisfactory, Fair, Poor).
Thankfully, the pizzas at Arcodoro are still worth ordering.