If you like pizza (and if you don't, you probably shouldn't be reading this), then do yourself a favor and head to Pietro's at the Louisiana Boardwalk.
Walking into the restaurant, you're bowled over by the smell of Italian food. High ceilings, big windows, and large reproductions of news clippings of the original restaurant based in east Texas create a nice atmosphere.
Walking up to the counter, you can still see the large pizza oven and are presented with a selection of pizzas, calzones, breadsticks, salads, and pasta.
Now, the calzone is a beautiful, tasty creation. Maybe one of the best around, but when you plop down your money for a pizza restaurant with real ovens, I am a believer you have to get a pie.
On this occasion, I tried a double decker meat combination.
If I had to describe it in a word: Fantastic. The bread tastes homemade, the sauce is tangy and hearty but has the right amount of sweetness, and the meats were fresh.
And forget buffets — one slice is all you need for a meal, here. It has some serious heft. This is a slice you eat with two hands.
Honestly, I have to say it might be the best pizza I've ever had. And that's high praise, because I've always said the last meal I would ever want is pizza.
Now, I guess I know it has to be a pizza from Pietro's.