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.

(Originally published in 2017.)

The Best

New York-style pizza from this iconic local chain

Brothers Pizza Express

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Pizza
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. The environment is basic but comfortable; no frills, but a great place to grab a pizza. Brother’s was the winner of our 2022 Pizza Shootout.

$ and $$ | Pizza
Delivery by Restaurant, Family-Run Small Business, and Good for Kids

2260 Buckthorne Pl #173 | The Woodlands 77380
(also in Sterling Ridge Center)
281-298-9299
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Elevated pizza in a hidden strip center location

Jackpot Pizza

🥇 Best Pizza

Pizza lovers in the know rave about Jackpot Pizza. This unassuming strip center location turns out well conceived gourmet pizzas made from a variety of top quality ingredients. Their standard pizzas are very good, but the creativity of the kitchen shines in their gourmet pizzas. Jackpot owner Mary Ann Ledesma sweats the details; her team shreds blocks of cheese daily rather than using a preshredded product, and you can taste the difference. Gluten free and cauliflower crust available; those avoiding gluten, or on a keto diet can rejoice; it’s a far better pizza than you find in overpriced “gluten free eateries”.

$$ | Pizza
Catering, Delivery by Restaurant, and Family-Run Small Business

6450 Louetta Rd | Spring 77379
281-257-0762
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A Woodlands classic for great takeout and delivery

Pizza Tonight

🥇 Best Pizza

Locals keep talking 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. There’s no seating at Pizza Tonight; you don’t have to take your pizza home, but you can’t eat it there.

$ and $$ | Pizza
Delivery by Restaurant and Family-Run Small Business

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

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Pizza
🥈 Recommended Italian

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
Family-Run Small Business

501 Sawdust Rd | Spring 77380
281-298-4663
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Creative pizzas featuring high-spec ingredients and a fanatical focus on quality

Zalat Pizza

🌟 — Notable in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Pizza

This Dallas-based chain rolls into the Woodlands offering their version of hand-tossed pizza. Beef-based pepperoni is a calling card, as are unique pizzas that stretch from the expected to the unexpected. Refreshing corporate culture (employees have stock options!) and fanatical dedication to quality (staff makes, tastes, and judges pizzas every week) makes this a pizza place to check out. As predicted, Zalat’s strong offering has been consistently delivered and has earned them a coveted spot on our “Best” list.

Read our full review >

$ and $$ | Pizza
Catering, Good for Kids, Late Night, and On the Radar

1620 Research Forest Dr Ste 200 | Shenandoah 77381
832-621-0420
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Modern Italian in a chic, upscale setting

Zanti Cucina Italiana

🌟🌟 — Among the best restaurants in the Woodlands area.

🥇 Best Italian
🥇 Best Pizza

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.

Read our full review >

$$ and $$$ | Italian and Pizza
Full Bar, Happy Hour, Live Music, Private Room, and Upscale

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

Boardough Vino

🥈 Recommended Happy Hour
🥈 Recommended Pizza

Research Forest gets a new, tucked-away wine bar offering a peaceful hideaway from the day’s stresses. Boardough Vino offers a curated wine list along with well priced bites ranging from pizza and sandwiches to charcuterie. We were pleasantly surprised by the reasonably priced 18″ pizzas featuring cracker crusts, high quality toppings, and nicely balanced sauces; they’re one of the best thin crusts pizzas in the Woodlands. Expansive bar, comfortable seating, and a cozy patio make for a great happy hour spot or romantic getaway with that special someone. Casual atmosphere, friendly staff.

$$ | Charcuterie and Pizza
Full Bar, Happy Hour, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, and Romantic

4223 Research Forest Dr Suite #100 | The Woodlands 77381
281-719-8938
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Local Pizza Chain with Numerous Locations

Crust Pizza Co

🥈 Recommended Pizza

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
(also Alden Bridge, Rayford Road, and Creekside Park locations)
281-298-8844
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Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches, and more

Jet’s Pizza – Kuykendahl

🥈 Recommended Pizza

Detroit-style pizza is a big thing right now, and Jet’s Pizza are the experts, having been offering it since the 1970’s. Our western Jet’s, located on Kuykendahl Road, serves an excellent rendition of the thick pillowy Detroit crust, complete with crispy edges on every piece. Jet’s sauce is nicely balanced and gently tangy. Texans may not be familiar with Detroit-style pizza, and that needs to change. We generally don’t recommend chain pizza places, but we’re happy to make an exception for Jet’s. We think you’ll like it.

$$ | Pizza and Sandwiches
Catering

24225 Kuykendahl Rd | Tomball 77375
281-942-4520
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Detroit-style pizza, sandwiches, and more

Jet’s Pizza – Rayford

🥈 Recommended Pizza

Detroit-style pizza is a big thing right now, and Jet’s Pizza are the experts, having been offering it since the 1970’s. Our local Jet’s, helmed by transplanted northerner Alex Mangiapane, serves an excellent rendition of the thick pillowy Detroit crust, complete with crispy edges on every piece. Jet’s sauce is nicely balanced and gently tangy. Texans may not be familiar with Detroit-style pizza, and that needs to change. We generally don’t recommend chain pizza places, but we’re happy to make an exception for Jet’s. We think you’ll like it.

$ and $$ | Pizza and Sandwiches

2222 Rayford Rd | Spring 77386
346-500-5387
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Mod Pizza

🥈 Recommended 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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Flavorful, handmade pizza from a small, family-run spot

Pizza Zone

🥈 Recommended Pizza

Pizza lovers in the know have flocked to Pizza Zone for years. They’re brought back by the very good and seriously flavorful handmade pizzas, made in a variety of styles (hand tossed, thin crust, thick crust deep dish, no crust, and gluten free) with a wide range of toppings. Well thought out specialty pizzas or build your own. Lots of non-pizza options like wings, sandwiches, salads and plated Italian dinners, too.

$$ | Italian and Pizza
Catering and Family-Run Small Business

4660 Louetta Rd #130 | Spring 77388
281-288-8500
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Modern Italian in a sleek urban setting

Porta’vino

🥈 Recommended Italian
🥈 Recommended Pizza

The Grogan’s Mill / Town Center area gets an outpost of the hugely popular Washington Avenue Italian hotspot… Porta’vino.

Combining moderately-priced pastas, entrees, and appetizers with BYOB wines (and a reasonable corkage fee), Porta’vino brings a new, modern Italian offering to hungry Woodlands foodies who love wine but don’t want to pay restaurant prices for it. Tucked away at the entrance to the tony East Shore neighborhood, Porta’vino offers a full Italian menu, from sharable and pizzas to salads, pastas, entrees, and desserts.

Read our full review >

$$ and $$$ | Italian and Pizza
Catering, On the Radar, Outdoor Dining, and Private Room

207 E. Shore Dr #130 | The Woodlands 77380
346-237-5380
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Iconic Chicago pizza chain

Rosati’s Pizza

🥈 Recommended Pizza

Chicago expats and others looking for Chicago-style pizza have a new option: Rosati’s. Offering both Chicago-style deep dish and tavern-cut thin crust, this local Rosati’s franchise is bringing the taste of the Windy City to the Woodlands area. Carry out and delivery only.

$$ and $$$ | Pizza
On the Radar

4150 Farm to Market Rd 1488 Suite 120 | Conroe 77384
936-266-0278
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Restaurant Listings

BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse $$ American (Traditional), Burgers, and Pizza   I-45 Corridor
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Boardough Vino $$ Charcuterie and Pizza   Research East
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BonFire Grill $$ and $$$ American (Traditional) 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 $$ Pizza, Salads, and Sandwiches   Creekside Forest West, Panther Creek, and Rayford Road
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Gino’s East - closed $$ Pizza   I-45 Corridor
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Grimaldi’s Pizzaria $$ and $$$ Pizza   Waterway
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Jackpot Pizza $$ Pizza   Louetta and Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Jet’s Pizza – Kuykendahl $$ Pizza and Sandwiches   Creekside Forest West and Kuykendahl
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Jet’s Pizza – Rayford $ and $$ Pizza and Sandwiches   Rayford Road
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Mod Pizza $ Pizza   Indian Springs
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Pizza Tonight $ and $$ Pizza   Panther Creek
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Pizza Zone $$ Italian and Pizza   Louetta and Outside the Bubble: Spring
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Porta’vino $$ and $$$ Italian and Pizza   Grogan's Mill
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RC’s NYC Pizza & Pasta $ and $$ Italian and Pizza   Sawdust
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Rosati’s Pizza $$ and $$$ Pizza   1488 West
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Sorriso Modern Italian Kitchen $$ and $$$ Brunch, Italian, and Pizza   Waterway
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Zalat Pizza $ and $$ Pizza   Research East
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Zanti Cucina Italiana $$ and $$$ Italian and Pizza   Research West
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Zoner’s Pizza $ and $$ Pizza   Sterling Ridge
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