Are you looking for the best pizza in the Woodlands? We’ve assembled a guide to the restaurants that serve the best we’ve found in the Woodlands area.

Our criteria is simple: Who makes the most delicious pizza? Our guide is based around the Woodlands, but we’ll venture outside the immediate area if the food is worth the drive… and we found some that is.

In each section, restaurants are listed in alphabetical order; they are not ranked within the section.

Updated July 2021. Originally published in 2017.)


The Best

Pizza Tonight

Locals rave about this hidden gem located in a tiny strip center on Glen Loch. Take out or delivery are your two options, and you’ll be glad you did. Thin crust is the specialty, with hand-tossed crust, plentiful real cheese, and good quality toppings. Savvy customers jump on the bargain carry out special; a one-topping extra-large for $10. Calzones, subs, and salads round out the offering. You don’t have to take it home, but you can’t eat it there.

$ and $$ | Pizza

27190 Glen Loch Dr | The Woodlands 77381
281-465-4774
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Brooklyn-style pizza with a Texas accent

RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta

The Woodlands has no shortage of great pizza places. But one name comes up over and over when asked for recommendations. RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta serves honest-to-Vito New York street pizza, either traditional (cheese only) or with your choice of toppings. They’re serious about pizza: RC himself travels around the nation competing against the best pizza makers in the country, and has repeatedly brought home the hardware.

RC’s goes beyond pizza, with outstanding wings, delicious calzones, and great plated entrees. This isn’t your average pizza spot, which is why it earned a spot on our list.

$ and $$ | Italian and Pizza

501 Sawdust Rd | Spring 77380
281-298-4663
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Modern Italian in a chic, upscale setting

Zanti Cucina Italiana

Upscale Italian cuisine comes to the Northwest Woodlands with the opening of Zanti Cucina Italiana, the brainchild of three brothers who bring extensive food & beverage background to this new endeavor. Outstanding housemade pastas, Neapolitan pizzas, and strict attention to detail are the draws here. You don’t have to drive downtown for a great Italian meal anymore… or even to the front of the Woodlands.

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$$ and $$$ | Italian and Pizza
Happy Hour and Private Room

10000 Research Forest Drive | The Woodlands 77354
281-259-1300
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Recommended

New York-style pizza from this iconic local chain

Brothers Pizza Express

This long-time Woodlands standby serves big New York-style pizzas to hungry patrons who’ve been visiting for years. Calzones and pastas are also offered.

$ and $$ | Pizza

2260 Buckthorne Pl #173 | The Woodlands 77380
(also in Sterling Ridge Center)
281-298-9299
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Crust Pizza Co

Freshly cut toppings on a Chicago-style thin crust (yes, that’s a thing) are the draw at this local chain of pizza spots. From the original location, Crust has spread out all over the Woodlands area, bringing its popular gourmet pizzas, big salads, and Italian entrees to hungry families. Each Crust location has a different feel, but all share the same focus on fresh ingredients (dough is made several times a day, and never frozen or refrigerated) and great customer service.

$$ | Pizza, Salads, and Sandwiches
Outdoor Dining

4775 W. Panther Creek Drive Suite 530 | The Woodlands 77381
In the Panther Creek Center (also Alden Bridge and Creekside Park locations)
281-298-8844
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Grimaldi’s Pizzaria

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, this high-end pizza chain boasts a coal-fired oven and old school New York-style pizza. The craft approach uses great ingredients (don’t pass up the Italian sausage) and an artisan sensibility to put together pricey pizzas that appeal to refined pizza palates. Our only beef is the inconsistency; a hot coal oven requires constant attention, and too often our pizza is either undercooked or over done. But when they’re on, they’re superb, and at these prices, they should be.

$$ and $$$ | Pizza
Outdoor Dining

20 Waterway Ave #100 | The Woodlands 77380
281-465-3500
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Mod Pizza

This Seattle-based pizza chain brings a new approach to making pizza. There are no family-sized pies; all the thin crust artisan pies are personal (either small or medium). The hungry pizzaphile travels down the assembly line, selecting sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Pick all you want; the price doesn’t change.

The result can be thin or an inch thick, and goes right into Mod’s custom pizza oven. In a few minutes, the pizza you designed is ready to devour. Those of you who’ve given up on pizza chains could be pleasantly surprised by Mod; its a solid choice, especially if everyone wants something different.

$ | Pizza

6777 Woodlands Pkwy, Suite 314 | The Woodlands 77382
(in the Indian Springs center)
281-719-0148
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Modern Italian in a chic hotel setting

Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen

This casually ambitious Italian eatery bursts onto the Woodlands Waterway scene with a playful approach to Italian dining. Chef Enzo Fargione brings traditional Italian techniques to the Woodlands by way of Washington DC, and our first look at his food is very promising. Well priced appetizers, pizzas, pastas, and desserts take center stage, and the completely rebuilt dining room is both modern and inviting. Excellent wine list.

Read our full review >

$$ and $$$ | Italian and Pizza
Happy Hour, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

2 Waterway Square Place | The Woodlands 77380
In the Westin Waterway hotel
281-419-4300
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Restaurant Listings

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse $$ American, Burgers, and Pizza   I-45 Corridor
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BonFire Grill $$ and $$$ American and Pizza   Outside the Bubble: Tomball
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Brick & Brews $$ Pizza   Outside the Bubble: Magnolia
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Brothers Pizza Express $ and $$ Pizza   Grogan's Mill and Sterling Ridge
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Crust Pizza Co $$ Pizza, Salads, and Sandwiches   Panther Creek
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Gino’s East - closed $$ Pizza   I-45 Corridor
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Grimaldi’s Pizzaria $$ and $$$ Pizza   Waterway
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Mod Pizza $ Pizza   Indian Springs
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Pizza Tonight $ and $$ Pizza   Panther Creek
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RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta $ and $$ Italian and Pizza   Sawdust
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Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen $$ and $$$ Italian and Pizza   Waterway
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Zanti Cucina Italiana $$ and $$$ Italian and Pizza   Research West
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Zoner’s Pizza $ and $$ Pizza   Sterling Ridge
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