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Spencer Jan 9, 2007 11:58 PM

Going to be staying in the Houston downtown/convention center area at a hotel this weekend and I need a good pizza place that delivers, preferably Cicilian.
Any help?
Thanks
Spencer

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    Fracocious RE: Spencer Jan 10, 2007 02:38 AM

    Star Pizza is about 3 miles and Candelaria's is about 4 1/2 miles west - both on Washington Ave. They deliver, but you'll need to call to see if they deliver downtown. I would think so.

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      texnosh RE: Spencer Jan 10, 2007 03:32 AM

      Star is very good, closer to Chicago deep dish style than NY Sicilian. Try the Joe's pizza with the deep dish crust. Garlic and spinach, yum.

      New York Pizzaria has a location near downtown, and it's a decent Brooklyn style pizza. I like their egglplant and garlic.

      Candelaria's gets great write ups, I at there once in Bellaire and was underwhelmed.

      Too bad the Vietnamese restaurants in Midtown don't deliver, that's your best bet for cheap food in downtown Houston at night.

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        BabsinTX RE: texnosh Aug 12, 2007 05:16 PM

        I lived in New York for 9 years, and my family thinks New York Pizzeria is really good. We go everytime we're in Houston.

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        oltheimmer RE: Spencer Jan 10, 2007 04:06 AM

        Sicilian is not my style so I can't give specific recommendations, but here's the websites for the 3 mentioned:

        http://www.candelaris.com/menu.html

        http://www.starpizza.net/home2.htm

        http://www.nypizzeria.com/welcome.html

        Doesn't look like Candelari does delivery anyway; Star does and includes downtown according to the map. NYP has Sicilian on the menu but I've never had it. Their thin crust is among the better ones in town. Locations differ however and I've never eaten at that one.

        Ponzo's Italian on McGowen has a Sicilian on the menu. I've had PoBoys there but not pizza. They've been tasty but the bread has been mediocre. Difficult to find a poboy shop that uses good bread here in Houston.

        http://www.ponzos.com/

        I liked Candelari's at first but I'd have to say I think they slid downhill pretty fast. Notable for great sausages, though.

        According to a Chron article a couple of years ago, many New York expats thought Romano's on W. Gray was the best NY thin style; they have Sicilian on the menu but their take out menu doesn't mention delivery (and they don't appear to have a website). 713-526-1691. Maybe TakeOut Taxi?

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          montroseguys23 RE: Spencer Jan 10, 2007 09:45 PM

          I'd suggest Ponzo's in Midtown (McGowen/Brazos Streets) or Star Pizza (Washington/Heights) as best bets for pizza that would deliver to your hotel in downtown.

          Starburst at Star and Beachcomber at Ponzo's are my favorites.

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            oltheimmer RE: Spencer Jan 11, 2007 05:40 PM

            I came across this blurb in the Press's Dining Guide on Romano's, according to which they do delivery.

            So does the fact they're from NY mean they know how to do Sicilian?

            http://www.houstonpress.com/search/re...

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              jscarbor RE: Spencer Jan 17, 2007 01:50 PM

              There is also Franks Pizza Dowtown on Travis? I remember the pizza being good.

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                veromoda23 RE: jscarbor Mar 8, 2007 08:00 PM

                I ordered at Franks once and the pizza was wretched. The margarita pizza I ordered had plasticy cheese, unripe tomato slices and dried basil. Yech.

                I just ate at Barry's Pizza in the Richmond/Hillcroft area and their deep dish was awesome.

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