We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best pizza in town” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Piola

Piola
3201 Louisiana Street Suite 103, Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-8222
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #54 of 7,487 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $29 - $31
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Elgin
Transit: Bus stops right in front of Piola and the metro rail is at a 5 minute walking distance.
Description: In 1986, in the heart of Treviso, ITALY, a new idea takes shape: the re-invention of the most quintessential Italian establishment: the Pizzeria, that idea is now a wonderful reality called PIOLA. The success achieved in Italy by Piola has started to spread around the world: Piola’s quality is now sought after by discriminating and trend-setting international clientele in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Turkey and coming soon Honduras. At Piola, the most genuine Italian tradition of simple and delicious food combines cleverly with a particular service and ambiance for the demanding and modern customer, who chooses Piola aware of the fact that feeling comfortable is as important as eating well. People from all walks of life and backgrounds meet and gather at Piola, since they are sure to find their own space in an atmosphere that balances freedom and well being with good taste.
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Best pizza in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Excellent pizza, much better than many ones you get in Italy, with a bunch of options. I came once with my family and then I came back alone with great satisfaction for the food, the easy going atmosphere, the service ..... and the bill: for a pizza margherita and a beer I spent 14.50 $.
One of the best Italian restaurant in Houston.

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    39
    24
    4
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Antonio
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great pizza find just a ways from downtown.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Very cute and lively neighborhood restaurant with a friendly staff and amazing selection of pizzas. Unique drinks--alcoholic and non alike--the pineapple juice with mint was very refreshing for Houston in August!

Visited August 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Good NY style pizza...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Good crispy thin crust pizza. Staff willing to make substitutions of ingredients, so don't be afraid to ask. Noise level and atmosphere so-so.
Interesting soccer art.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
League City, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best Pie in Houston!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is, by far, the best pizza in Houston. It was so good I insisted my daughter check restaurants in the Dallas area and the closest is in Ft. Worth. So she will try it when she is in the area. My husband and I devoured our pie -- the crust was spectacular and the cheese was fabulous. You won't go wrong when you're in downtown Houston and gotta have a pizza -- this is where you gotta go!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Close your eyes and you could be in Italy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Came here after a recommendation from Italian friends. We arrived early, before 6pm, and even though husband was late, we were allocated happy hour prices for pizza ($8 each). The restaurant is not huge but there is outside dining available. It is tiled, colourful with a bar along one wall. It has Italian staff and the feel is of a pizzeria in Italy.

The menu has many different pizza options: both with and without a tomato sauce base. There are some pasta and meat dishes along with more salads options. The starters were not very inspiring, though.

Husband and daughter had Diavola with pepperoni sausage. Comment was that it was not nearly devellish enough, but tasty after a generous addition of chilli flakes. Son had Carbonara with egg and bacon and cheese and that was polished off and I had Parma with eggplant. This last was good, especially after I added plenty of chilli flakes, too. The dough was thin and crispy with a wood-fired taste. There is an option for a thicker crust, if you want.

There are also some desserts, but we did not have room for them, we greatly enjoyed this restaurant and will definitely come here again if we want pizza.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Piola also viewed

Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
Houston, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to Piola? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Piola, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.