I had a 4 day visit to Dallas, and lo and behold, found the best New York Style Pizza in the state! Giovanni’s is located in the Historic Stockyards in Fort Worth, and is just a stone’s throw from Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest Honky Tonk. It is the real deal, owned by Jerry Giovanni, and scores a 100 on the Sliker Scale, as follows:
Thin Crust Pizza (40%)
Pizza by the Slice Availability (10%)
Large Slices (10%)
Traditional Pizza Ovens (10%)
Sicilian Pizza Availability (10%)
Run by Italians (10%)
Red & Green or Italy Theme or Name (5%)
Pizza or Pizzeria in Title (spelled correctly!) (5%)
And five stars out of five on the “Yummy Factor”.
I also visited Roma Express, located at 1601 Main Street in downtown Dallas, just a few blocks from the convention center. It scored a 85 (no Sicilian, no Italians), but only 3 out of 5 stars on the yummy factor. I put it in the same class as mall pizza.
For more info about New York Style Pizza in Texas, check out http://www.newyorkpizzafinder.com/tx.htm