It is National Pizza Day today and what better time to take a brief look at some of your various pizza options in Denton and the surrounding area. Denton being a college town is well familiar with the circle-shaped combination of delicious dough, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce otherwise known as "the pizza" and therefore has a plethora of options for you to choose from when you decide to break your "Whole 30" diet. Read on to find out some of our favorite pizza destinations in Denton.
Pizza Snob on Hickory Street is one of our favorite pizzas in town. If you're ready for a pizza that needs to live up to your high culinary expectations, this is the place for you. The owners of Pizza Snob have a long history in the culinary field (and more recently in the seasoning field), and have used their extensive knowledge to create what would become for them the 'perfect pizza' as far as quality and convenience goes. The beauty of it all is that the crust is perfectly crisp, light, and flavorful and their toppings are simple but different from your usual suspects. Even better, the pizzas cook in 90 seconds and will cost you less than $10.
There is no massive menu with a bunch of sizes and weird ways to 'stuff your crust' or anything like that. They will have three chef-created options on a large sheet of butcher paper every time you're there. So if you want something they've already tested and determined is delicious, you're good to go. Otherwise, you build your own, and the toppings include great things like buttered meatballs, peppadews, and sriracha mustard.
One of our favorites is the Spicy Italian pizza that comes loaded with candied jalapenos, buttermilk Alfredo sauce and, you guessed it, spicy Italian sausage. The combination of creamy, spicy and sweet is absolutely killer in the best of ways. We also love the Baked Potato complete with sour cream and chives. If you haven't had a pizza with potato and sour cream, you're kinda missing out. Wanna know more about Pizza Snob (or just look at more pretty pictures?) check out our review.
EARL'S 377 PIZZA
On the edge of Denton and Argyle is the new Italian food and pizza parlor dubbed Earl's 377 Pizza. The space is perfect for a night out with friends, family, or just to satiate your pizza cravings. While it is a slight bit of a drive from downtown Denton, the delicious brick oven pizzas they sling are worth the distance.
Earl's cooks their pizzas with made-from-scratch scratch dough and fire them in the high temp pizza ovens. Their classic pizza - a combination of crushed tomatoes, mozzarella and basil is cheesy, fresh, and comforting. We also dig their pizza with roasted yukon gold potatoes, big chunks of thick slab bacon, roasted onion and rosemary. Our favorite has to be the pizza topped with spicy prosciutto spread, ricotta and shallots. The prosciutto spread had that glorious umami saltiness to it, which was balanced by the lightness of the ricotta and the mild flavor of the shallots. Better still - you can get a half liter of wine served in a small hand painted pitcher from Italy to go along with your 'za. Wanna know more about Earl's? Click here.
BACKYARD ON BELL
Backyard on Bell, the new food truck park on Bell Ave. is surprisingly one of the best places to score pizza in Denton, TX. In fact, nine times out of ten the pizza they cook is probably better than whatever the nearby food trucks are serving. The pizzas with "prosciutto" come with thick little cubes of meat that are wonderfully salty and the crust is just thick enough to hold the substantial amount of cheese and various toppings. We aren't sure where they're getting their mozzarella from, but if they could tell us, we would really like to gain another ten pounds of straight-up cheese weight.
Pizza delivery is a wonderful thing. Domino's, Pizza Hut, and Papa John's don't always fit the bill. Jonuzi’s Pizza on Teasley, though, is some of the best pizza you can get in the City of Denton. The space once housed the most holy of all Denton pizza places, the late Si'z. Jonuzi's makes up for Si'z absence, though. Big, east coast style slices that are both delicious and reasonably priced. Grab some and hang out on the patio of Wine Squared with a bottle of wine during their happy hour and thank us later. If Jonuzi's isn't your thing (or out of your delivery area), there's always TJ's or Roman's for some good local pizza delivery.
J & J'S
Keep in mind that when you order a "slice" of pizza at J & J's you actually get two very large slices. The gooey pizza these dudes have been slinging for years at their location on Oak St. on the square is worth the wait that can build up on the weekends. If you've never tried getting anchovies on your pizza before (like me before September 2016), J & J's is the place to give it a shot. There's no fishiness at all, but a strong Parmigiano-Reggiano like flavor instead. Order one and go hang out at the patio at Wine Squared for a wonderful evening.
Roman’s Pizza is tucked away on Windsor in North Denton by North Lakes park. While they’re actually the “oldest independent” pizza option in town, they don’t get much attention. That said, they’ve been serving up delicious, cheap pizza for the entire time they’ve been open. For the price, it’s hard to find better pizza in that neck of the woods. We’re partial to the canadian bacon and pineapple there.
Crooked Crust has some really delicious options. We happen to be obsessed with their Mean Green, which consists of chicken, artichokes, pesto and mozzarella. It's light on the wallet, too, with $6 getting you two slices and a beverage. However, if you order your pizza at the wrong time of the day, you may find yourself with a pretty stale slice of crunchy bread and cheese. If you're the type who gets hungry for pizza at three in the afternoon, you're going to suffer this fate. However, if you're out late at night on Fry and get hungry for a slice, you're more than likely to get a fresh piece of one of the best pizzas in town.
And let's finish this off with Fishboy's famous video for their song "IMAVOLCANO" with some interesting landmarks in town.