Devouring Houston: Exploring Houston One Bite at a time

Houston has so many incredible food establishments...from sumptuously designed restaurants to fun storefronts selling gourmet cookies. From Mexican Food Carts to the Best BBQ in the World. And...I want to expore it one bite at a time.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Usually skeptical of chains, I headed to Grimaldi's Coal-Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria in Sugar Land.  Let me put to rest any was really delicious, delectable, distinctive pizza.

I am a fan of thin crust pizzas, but I believe truly good, authentic ones are hard to find.  The crust can be too hard or too crisp.  Or, too soggy, not able to withstand the ingredients on top.  Or too greasy.  Well, Grimaldi's did not have these issues.  The crust was thin, yes.  But, still left a little chewiness.  The crust was crunchy, but not too crisp.  The tomato sauce was full of tomato flavor, but yet still mild.  The mozzarella was fresh and melted well.  No pre-shredded stuff here.  A genuinely enjoyable pizza. (16 inch pizza = $14).

Cheese Pizza

The menu selection is small -- the focus is on pizza (the thin crust pizzas, white pizzas, or pizzas with pesto as the sauce).  However, they do offer several salad choices that are served family style.  We ordered the House Salad with Grilled Chicken.  The salad was about what you'd expect, but included roasted red peppers, which were delicious.  The chicken was very tender and moist.  (House Salad: Small $5.  + $4 for chicken).

House Salad with Grilled Chicken

Also of note, for children, Grimaldi's provides raw pizza dough for the kids to play with while waiting on their order to be served.   It is a super fun and different way to pass the time while waiting for your pizza to be delivered hot and fresh to your table. 

I plan on returning to Grimaldi's.  I really dug their pizza.

Grimaldi's Coal-Fired Brick Pizzeria
First Colony Mall
Sugar Land, Texas
The Woodlands, Texas

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