- $9 for $20 worth of pizza and pasta at the Highway 6, Sugar Land location
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One pizzeria's misfortune was another's lucky break. After Demarco, an engineer with a Masters in Infrastructure Engineering and Management, moved to Houston in 2012, he noticed something missing: his beloved deep-dish pizza. By coincidence, Demarco's favorite mom-and-pop pizza spot in Chicago, Mama Rigetta's, closed its doors around this time. It took a few months, but eventually Demarco tracked down the owners, who generously offered him access to their gold mine of recipes—for their buttery crust, homemade sausage, and their distinctive pizza sauce, among others. Add in cheese and tomatoes with no additives, preservatives, or fillers, and Demarco was in business.
Today d'marcos pizzeria honors both ends of the pizza spectrum, creating both gourmet thin-crust pizzas and Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas. Each style even being recognized in its own right—with pizzas voted Top 15 Deep Dish at International Pizza Expo 2015 and Top 10 Thin Crust at Pizza Pizzaz 2015. The sausage, sauce, and dough is all made in-house and each category features its own lineup of specialty pizzas. On the thin side, there's the Caprese, a crispy crust topped with freshly chopped garlic, oven-roasted tomatoes and sprinkled with fresh basil. As for deep-dish, there's the South Side, a medley of Italian sausage, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. The rest of the menu features pasta platters and sides such as toasted garlic bread topped with parsley garlic butter and housemade marinara, along with hand-crafted, caffeine-free sodas void of high-fructose corn syrup.