Recently, I stumbled upon a really good find – Candelari’s Pizzeria at 7425 Hwy. 6 South in Missouri City, Texas. Candelari’s Pizzeria was co-founded by native Houstonians Michael May and Greg Wheeler. This year, Candelari’s Pizzeria won third place out of 35 contestants for the best pizza in the greater Houston area in the Click2Houston’s Best Pizza Contest.
The atmosphere at Candelari’s Pizzeria is casual and kid-friendly, but their approach to pizza is serious business. Speaking of kid-friendly, kids eat free Monday through Wednesday each week.
Candelari’s Pizzeria has more than just pizza. They have a menu full of mouth-watering items, such as Chicken Parmesan and Grandma Tina’s Meatballs which are served with linguini marinara. They have several delicious sandwiches and grinders, such as the Italian Sausage Grinder. For those with a sweet tooth there are beautiful, decadent desserts which are big enough to share.
I must point out the unusually wide range of vegetarian options available at Candelari’s Pizzeria. They have four signature pizza vegetarian options. My favorite is the Margherita pizza. It has a very thin crust with an olive oil base that is simply delicious. The pizza is topped with fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced Roma tomatoes and fresh basil. If you are an eggplant lover, I know you would love the Melanzane pizza. Of course there is a pizza for spinach lovers – the wonderful Spinaci pizza. A non-pizza option at Candelari’s Pizzeria is Elecia’s Eggplant which is breaded and topped with ricotta cheese and tomato parmesan sauce and then served with a salad, cheese ravioli in cream sauce and your choice of a vegetable medley or angel hair pasta with pomodoro sauce.
Candelari’s Pizzeria has a daily lunch buffet that includes all you can eat of their award-winning pizza, pasta, salad and a drink for $9.00 Monday-Friday and $9.50 Saturday and Sunday.
If you are looking for a neighborhood happy hour, Candelari’s Pizzeria is the place to go . Happy Hour is Monday through Friday 3:00-7:00 p.m. You will find $2.50 frozen Margaritas and Bellinis, $5.00 top-shelf Margaritas and $1.00 off all wines and beers.
If you don’t feel like eating in Candelari’s Pizzeria delivers or you can pick it up. Just call 832-947-0440, or you can order online from their website at www.candelaris.com.
If you are having a party or work event, Candelari’s Pizzeria also caters.
Candelari’s Pizzeria in Missouri City is open Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.