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Opinions: Who Has Wichita Falls' Best Pizza?
I've tried some of the best. Let's hear from you.
In the interest of science and the betterment of humanity, I have taken it upon myself to do a scientific study with flawless methodology in which I eat every pizza I see in Wichita Falls and decide which is best.
Flawless methodology aside, I can’t do it. There is so much good pizza in our town, I will not choose. You can’t make me. However, when I ask around, there are some names I’m hearing a lot.
My niece is a big fan of Firo, a franchise fast-casual pizza joint, where they make your pizza in front of you, assembly-line style, and I enjoyed it, but for me, the top three are: Half Pint Taproom, Progress Pizza, and Stone Oven Pizza. I have written about each of them before and what makes them great — the salty ricotta of a Half Pint pepperoni, the saucy-buttery goodness of a Progress Detroit-style, and the garlicky flavor of Stone Oven.
I checked for a few opinions on the Wichita Falls scene and this is what I heard back:
Local singer/songwriter Clint Vines chose Progress, saying “Cheesus Christ is probably my favorite. Although I do enjoy Da Wolf as well.”
Former Falls weatherman and local musician John Cameron said “Half Pint has a pistachio pesto pie that’s pretty fantastic. Honestly, I don’t eat locally made pizzas frequently, so I’m far from an authority.”
Officer Robert Ruff of the Wichita Falls Police Department said “Luigi’s Pizza because it reminds me of the pizza I grew up with back in New Jersey.” He added “They have the gigantic NYC slices.”
Brent Maples, Wichita Falls comedian, said “Stone Oven is great! One of my favorite pizzas is the deep dish from Chicago Pizza Kitchen. Very good!” He added “Bricktown has damn good pizza too. I forget about them sometimes.”
Hellen Bach lead vocalist Larissa Brown said pizza is her favorite food. “I love Half Pint, of course, but I used to drive to Lawton to eat at Firo's Pizza before we got one in Wichita Falls. Their ingredients are high quality with lots of options for toppings, crusts, and even salads if you're into that sort of thing. Plus, who doesn't like gelato for dessert? I love that place.”
Now, let’s hear from you. The comments are open. Who has the best pizza in Wichita Falls?
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