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Good Pizza in S. Lewisville, Coppell, or N. Carrollton

Can anyone give me a good recommendation of a quality place for pizza in the S. Lewisville (Vista Ridge Mall), N. Carrollton (Down to Sandy Lake) and Coppell area? I have a craving every so often for some pizza.

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  1. Cavalli Pizza will do it , its a small family owned pizza place
    www.cavallipizza.com

    1. Parmas Pizza is the best around. 291 E Round Grove Rd. Not open on Sundays but it is a small BYOB place, friendly staff.

      1. Cavalli is outstanding. Maurizio's at the corner of Sandy Lake and Denton Tap in Coppell is very good.also. You can't go wrong with either place if pizza is what you are after.

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        1. re: supeRex

          Could you go into some more detail about what you liked about Maurizio's? How is it different versus Cavalli?

          1. re: air

            Cavalli is mostly pizza, some salads ( I like the Irving Salad ) a few pasta items. Place your order at the counter and pay, then someone brings the food out. Very casual. The pizza here is true Neopolitan style pizza from a wood burning oven, and it is consistently excellent. Maurizio's is a sit down neighborhood Italian place with pizzas, pastas, salads, and mains. They also have a wood burning oven, and though it opened only a few weeks ago, I have had their pizza three times already. It is way above average. With some time using the oven and getting their process down, they may rival Cavalli at some point. Right now I would rate Cavalli higher on their pizza. The pizza at both places is worth seeking out and is some of the best I've had, especially in the Coppell/Lewisville/Carrolton area.

            1. re: supeRex

              Went to Cavalli's today and was so impressed. I've been to lots of pizza places and as far as I'm concerned, nothing in the metroplex comes close! Go Now!

        2. I guess I am one of the few people that wasnt impressed with Cavalli Pizza. I mean, it tasted okay and the ingredients were very fresh but it just didnt do it for me. It was just too small and too light. When I eat pizza, I want to feel somewhat bloated afterwards. Like I dont need another meal for the rest of the day. I ate an entire Cavalli pizza and was still hungry when I was done. And no, Im not some huge fat guy. If it is a crappy chain pizza like Papa Johns I am usually pretty much stuffed after 3 slices. I think I could easily down 2 entire pizzas from Cavalli's in one sitting. At that price, its just not worth it to me.

          If anyone is still lookin for pizza in that general area, New York Pizza and Pasta in Valley Ranch is pretty good. It was excellent a few years ago when Sal was still there. That dude made the best pizza that I have ever had. He sold that place and opened another joint in south irving by Northlake. The new owners still make a good pizza compared to everything else in the area, though. You might want to give them a shot. Or take a roadtrip to Sal's place off Walnut Hill in Irving and have your life forever changed. That man is a pizza artist.

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          1. re: down73

            Wow. I beg to differ. Insanely fresh ingredients, light crust that is perfectly crispy with a slight firmness to it with just the perfect amount of char, no grease running off the edges, etc. The best part was that it didn't make me feel sick to my stomach afterwards. Plenty filling for me. Definitely worth the drive!

            1. re: down73

              I don't think Neapolitan style is supposed to be a stomach stuffer like the traditional chain pizzas (or Sicilian or Chicago). The intent is that this is a meal to be savored and leisurely enjoyed (whereas years of chain training have many of us wolfing slices down as fast as the molten cheese lets us). My past Neapolitan experiences have been very similar: a thin smallish pizza, a bit pricey, make with some skill and quality ingredients. If you want to stuff yourself find an (American) Sicilian style square pizza.

              Personally, I despise the stuffed feeling of overeating (especially on dough). I've tried pretty much every style and settled on Neapolitan and NYC (cheese only please) as my styles of choice. I'm making four pizzas tonight, in fact. Small pizzas, different (fresh/freshly made) toppings on each, feeding two (probably with leftovers). I learned to make my own after giving up crappy chain pizza and not wanting to spend so much on top quality pizza. Not the same as having an industrial strength oven but good enough for the pleasures of homemade.

              Oh, and I've only been once but Cavalli was pretty good on my visit.

              1. re: down73

                If you are looking for New York Pizza don't go to a place advertising authentic Neapolitan. Real Italian pizza is supposed to be light almost opaque crust with very little "goop' basically light cheese some sauce and other fresh ingredients. Most pizza places in Italy will be spotted with mozzarella not drowned.

              2. I will have to say that my favorite now has become Pizza Di Mia Madre in Lewisville. It is owned by a great family from the Lakewood area in Dallas. The father is originally from San Diego and the son and daughter are from Dallas. All three of them will be there to greet you on any given night. The pizza is thin, sauce is well balanced which there are three options (marinara, original red, and alfredo), two crust options wheat and white, and garlic butter, parmesan or italian seasoning brushed crust. Over the 8 or so times I have order I have never had any problems with substitutions on the toppings or any problems using coupons/current offers. I have noticed that the toppings, especially the pepperoni is not the typical pepperoni but a quality variety. We have changed from Salerno's having a pretty good pizza to Mia Madre which is cheaper and better quality. Actually the sugar cookies are quite good also. Only con about Pizza Di Mia Madre is they are only open nights, closed on Tuesdays.

                http://www.pizzadimiamadre.com

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                San Diego Restaurant
                1229 N 18th St, Waco, TX 76707

                1. iFratelli is a favorite of mine as well as a big favorite around my office. They are at Sandy Lake and Denton Tap

                  http://www.ifratelli.net/pizza/locati...

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                  1. re: head

                    iFratelli is one of the worst pizzas I've ever had. Terrible crust, rubbery cheese, nothing about it was good.

                    1. re: air

                      In their early existence they were really good. I went several years without ordering one, then did last year. They delivered it, left, I opened it, took a bite, closed the lid and drove it back for a refund. This was the Grapevine location. Maybe different locations make better pizza.

                  2. Pizza di Mia Madre. By far the best!

                    1. It's a chain (and somewhat inconsistent from spot to spot from what I've read), but my wife and I can't shake Palio's from our regular rotation. It's cheap and BYOB with no cork fees. And oh so good.

                      1016 E Hebron Pkwy Carrollton, TX 75010
                      (214) 483-6555

                      Also, and this may be a bit south for you -- Paparazzi Pizza at Josey and Keller Springs -- owned by a really nice family. It's more traditional carry out style pizza (you know, Dominos-style) but definitely not the same source for their ingredients. Delicious, fresh. Plus, they usually have some great baklava for sell along with it.

                      2145 N Josey Ln, #114, Carrollton, TX 75006

                      1. Mama's pizza down FM3040/Round Grove Rd. towards Flower Mound - by biz 121.

                        It's delicious - they are really cheap but it's the best pizza around. Quality ingredients - like REAL Canadian bacon & you never have to ask for extra cheese - it's already on there.

                        It's not salty & you can have them add extra oregano if you want. Take out is great & they have a buffet that they will make a pizza of your choice for - that comes w/salad & it's like $8 with a drink. For adults the 10th buffet is free with their card.

                        Call for pizza prices because sometimes it's less than on the menu.

                        Try it!