After years devising his ideal pizzeria, David Davydd Miller dispensed his first slices in 1984 to patrons in College Station, Texas. Back then Dave recruited the help of a flourmill and cannery to generate customized blends of his crust and sauce formulas. These days, within DoubleDave's Pizzaworks restaurants' 30 Texas and Oklahoma locations, chefs concoct Dave's signature honey whole-wheat crust daily from hand-tossed dough along with batches of sauce made from scratch with Escalon tomatoes. Those ingredients join hand-cut veggies and meats from Tyson and Burke to collectively form a delectable disk that proves once and for all that pie can be divided evenly. Along with half a dozen specialty pizzas, DoubleDave's Pizzaworks appeases palates with signature pepperoni rolls, sandwiches, and Dave's favorite dish, the philly-cheesesteak stromboli.
Chefs toss mounds of dough in the air to form even disks and sprinkle on ingredients such as meatballs and jalapeños before sliding the fledgling pizza into a stone oven. When not building their signature pies, the chefs at Birraporetti's Arlington ladle pesto sauce onto jumbo cheese ravioli and bury grilled jumbo shrimp in tangles of fettuccini noodles. Hearty house specialties include grilled pork chops, served with a pillow of mashed potatoes for a postmeal nap in the dining room or underneath the brick arches on the outdoor patio. As a live jazz musician plays guitar during Sunday brunches, the chefs cover long tables with made-to-order omelets and waffles, breakfast tacos, and pork chops.
Serving hungry local grub hounds for more than 18 years, the Big Apple Café dishes out a menu of demonstratively delicious wings, burgers, pizzas, and more within its intimate, down-home confines. Catch the big game while sidling up to a plate of wings smothered in a sweet or spicy sauce such as lemon pepper, jamaican jerk, and 911 ($7.99 for 10). Forgo nibbling on a manhole cover in lieu of a Big Apple blackened-chicken alfredo pizza ($13.99 for 12", $19.99 for 18") or deliciously massage palates with a piping-hot cup of Jose's chicken cilantro soup ($3.99).
360 Pizza Company showcases flavors from across the globe, and does so in the form of gourmet pizzas. With its own made-from-scratch dough, sauces, and tomatoes imported from Italy, the business relies on the traditional pizza structure to offer not-so-traditional pies, including ones inspired by Greece, Mexico, and Latin America. 360's global theme also carries over into its wings, which get coated in a Vietnamese-style sauce, and its baked sandwiches, which feature rotated breads influenced by worldly regions. Customers can enjoy their pizza pies in a variety of methods, including dine-in with BYOB, carry-out, take-and-bake, delivery, and an all-you-can-eat buffet.
The “giant slices” at Pizzaiolo's Pizza & Pasta are not named lightly—they’re so big, they require two plates to hoist their cheesy mass. This emphasis on quantity extends to the eatery’s New York-style pies, which range from 16 to 30 inches in size. Sprinkled with toppings such as chicken and jalapenos, the pizzas are tailored to each order, satisfying the needs of vegetarians, carnivores, and elusive omnivores alike. Calzones, meatball subs, and daily pasta specials round out Pizzaiolo’s smorgasbord of Italian staples.
With more than three decades of pie-tossing experience, the friendly crew at Saviano's Pizzeria serves specialty pizzas and robust Italian entrees in a rustic setting. The pizzeria's menu bursts with piping pies, including the Saviano special, which boasts a meaty mélange of pepperoni, sausage, and bacon alongside a cornucopia of vegetables ($19.95). Diners can plunge ravenous cutlery into pillows of creamy lobster ravioli ($14.95) or twirl savory strands of cappelini capri, piled with grilled asparagus and tender chicken ($10.95). Traditional treats such as chicken alfredo ($10.95) and shrimp fra diavolo ($16.95) round out Saviano's kitchen bounty.