Where can I find good pizza in Dallas?
- Adrian Barker Aug 3, 2001 10:32 AM
I've just discovered this web site and its for me! I have just moved to Dallas and really miss a good pizza pie. The best I have found so far is in Carrolton, a place called Alfredo's.
I would be particularly interested in a good deep dish style pizza place.
Thanks for your help
I just dont understand why people like Campisis pizza. I consider that place more of a 'be seen' establishment, people dont necessarily go there for great quality food. The pizza reminds me of a Totinos frozen pizza.
I recomend Cigarz on Gaston. The sign just says PIZZA, but it has great, all homemade pizzas. The Greek Pizza has been in the papers and D magazine.
Check out Pastazios(sp?) in Addison Circle. I'm not a really big fan of NY style pizza but my buddy is and he loves that place.
The best NY style pizza in the Dallas area is Cozzoli's in Allen and Covino's in Plano. I personally think Campisi's pizza isn't very good but that's me.
I have a bold proposition for you. Sentimental Dallasites hold out for their Campisi's. Yet the best pizza in Dallas is not in Dallas, but in the outlying suburb of.....McKinney, 30 miles north of downtown.
The place is called Jim's Pizza. (Not the execrable Mr. Jim's. No relation).It is on highway 380, around 3 miles east of 75 central expressway. Jim and Mrs. Jim operate this fine establishment in a long-abandoned Pizza Hut (probably abandoned when Jim drove them out of business some years ago and expanded into their digs from his old spot). Nightly AND lunchtime buffet which with soda will set you back less than $7.00 and includes spaghetti and homemade sauce (and on some nights, Mrs. Jim's own lasagna). Big variety and lots of meats unlike many others featuring a buffet as a substantial part of their revenue mix. A combination pizza that features green and black olives and just the right payload of meats. Great sausage and pepperoni. Cheese like you haven't had since...well, maybe the 60's? A thin yet substantial handmade crust. Not too much sauce. Try the bacon cheeseburger pizza. Or the hamburger/jalapeno. Not fancy, not too inventive, just right. If you don't see what you want on the buffet, just ask and they will make you your favorite and put it on the buffet.
No ambiance. A big crowd of salt-of-the-earth locals and great pizza. RC Cola and Big Red on tap. Even the yuppies in nearby west McKinney have left this gem largely undiscovered. A booming but somewhat laconic delivery. I almost hate to mention this place in fears it will be overrun. But the Jim family deserves your custom. And many will be turned away by the lack of curb appeal, only to miss one of the finer pizzas available in N. TX.
re: Mike McClaskey
okay, whoever wrote this must either have been high or never left the McKinney area!! We went to Jim's yesterday (solely because of this article) and here is our honest opinion:
The positive: everyone was VERY friendly and nice.
The negative: Even Cici's pizza is a better place to eat: The pizza's quality is comparable and Cici's at least has a brownie type dessert which this place does not...
Saying that this is the best pizza place in DFW is like saying that the local Applebees has the best steak! There are hundreds (who knows maybe thousands??) better places for pizza in Dallas. My personal favorite to this point is Nonna in Highland Park.