|Address:||3435 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX 77098, USA|
|Working:||11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM 11AM–10PM|
I am happy to have stumbled upon this wonderful pizza place only a stones throw from my apartment. Every pizza here is outstanding and the service is second to none. I initially went very frequently when they didnt have their liquor license because they were serving free beer & wine ☺ but even after they began to charge for libations, I have continued visiting this establishment. Granted, it helps that I can take my own beer or wine. For a "personal" pizza (that is usually enough to split or make two meals), its only $7 and their specialty pizzas are fancy without breaking the bank. I believe I have tried every single one. Most people would gloss over the pepperoni pizza at a place that serves pies that have a mushroom medley and rosemary whipped ricotta cheese but even the crisp, juicy pepperonis are a delight. I have taken several both Houston residents and out-of-town guests to Luna as a testament of how amazing the food is. The manager, Michelle, is always SO kind and accommodating and remembers my name and my guests if theyve been there before. I love having a go-to pizza place that is consistently wonderful and completely worth the value.
Kristina Do Nguyen
We randomly wandered into this restaurant since we heard good reviews about it but yet wondered why we never went despite living down the street for the past two years. I definitely regret not trying this place earlier. The restaurant seemed kind of small, but it wasnt too busy since we came kind of late. We ordered two personal pizzas to-go and then I found the Pac Man arcade table. They have a Pac Man arcade table. What more could I say!? The bf and I were busy playing Pac Man that the time went by really fast, so it didnt seem we waited long for our pizzas. The pizza itself was delicious, I really liked the crust as it wasnt too thick, just right. However, the personal pizzas seem pretty large since we both could not finish the other half, it is 9 inches while most personal pizzas are 8 inches. They cost $9 for one so you definitely get your moneys worth. I would definitely go back when Im in the mood for pizza (which is all the time). What I ordered: - Spicy andouille personal pizza subbed red peppers for pepperoni Pros: - Good value - Pac Man arcade game - They cut it small slices Cons: - Nothing
Background: Dinner with a friend on a Wednesday night. I have only been here once. Food: - Quality: (3/4) Italian sausage pieces were a nice size and cooked well. The pepperonis were smaller than you typically see and had a nice balance of fattiness and chewiness - soft in the middle yet crispy on the edges. The crust was thin but not super-crispy-burnt-edges thin, which I liked. - Taste: (4/4) Both the pepperoni and sausage had that spiciness you expect, but not too much. Not too cheesy but not under-cheesed either. Look and Feel of the place: 4/4 The restaurant is nice yet casual and theres even an operable pacman machine that doubles as your table. Customer Service: 4/4, attentive and helpful but not overbearing Overall: $20 for a large, artisan pizza with two meats and 2 craft beers in Upper Kirby is a good deal. Also, the pizza came out pretty fast but all the ingredients seemed high quality and fresh. Only negative is that I felt the pizza was a little over-greasy...but it is pizza.
Luna is owned by the folks that run Barnabys. The menu is small but well executed. The personal pizzas are the perfect portion for a hungry diner and are shatteringly crisp with a garlic glaze on the surface. There are several combinations or you can make your own. I had the proscuitto with arugala and sampled the sausage and peppers pizza. For the former they bake the pizza first and then add the meat and prosciutto on top, keeping them fresh and not bitter or dried out. The fresh oregano, sliced parmesan, and chili flakes provided on a side plate to top your pizza shows a personal touch. Hard to imagine a better pizza in Houston for $7. There is a small selection of Italian wines and local microbrews as well as salads and Trentino gelato for dessert. If you are having a first date you can play some icebreaker games or Cards Against Humanity if you want to put your inner self out there.
Pizza made from fresh ingredients? Game stations to fill up the wait time? Yes please! This little pizzeria tucked in the back of a shopping center has that hole-in-the-wall Austin-ish vibe to it. Our party of 7 ordered 4 large pizzas -- Mushroom, Sausage, Spicy Andouille, and Prosciutto & Arugula -- from their Signature selections to share among the 7 of us. Quantity wise, it was just right. Everyone got a taste of each pizza and the bigger eaters finished all that was left over. Quality wise, it was above average. The thickness of the pizzas was just right, not too thin and not too thick. Our favorites were the Sausage and the Spicy Andouille. The Prosciutto & Arugula was probably the most underwhelming one. It tasted like a regular pizza with a bunch of arugula and some prosciutto sprinkled on, every disjointed. I would not recommend it.
Artisan, fresh, crafted, fun, appetizing...are words I would use to describe Luna Pizzeria. This is what a neighborhood pizzeria should be. The pizza has amazing ingredients. They even give you a nice side dish of extra Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes! We had a 9 inch pizza of each specialty except for the Margarita and Pepperoni pizza. Mushroom - didnt care if there was no meat. It was great and I felt healthy afterwards. Spicey Andouille - One of my favorites. Makes me forget about the traditional pepperoni. Prosciutto & Arugula - The sweet tomato sauce was amazing. Really complemented the salty prosciutto. Sausage - the sausage was good but it was the cheese and bell peppers that made it all work. Tip: The do put a bit too much sauce on the pizza so when you pick up the slice dont be surprised if the topping fall right off.
I keep coming back to Luna hoping Ill be more impressed, but I have to say Im not. The menu offers some solid ingredient combos (spicy andouille + onions/peppers, mushrooms + rosemary + whipped ricotta, prosciutto + arugula + lemon vinaigrette), prices arent bad ($9.50 for a 9" personal pizza, $16 for a large), they let you do half-and-half, and there are board games on the tables...but the crust, sauce, and mozzarella they use just dont do it for me, and those are kind of important. The crust is neither thin nor thick and the sauce is thin and sweet. There is better pizza to be had in this city. That being said, I will continue to try to love Luna. I like it well enough for a casual meal with friends. Its food made with quality service and ingredients-- its just not food of great quality.
What a nice surprise in this booming city of what seems to be filled with so much hype about places, you want to let it die down for several months before you go. If you do. Situated in the Upper Kirby/Richmond area, this counter-service, clean and modernly decorated pizzeria is a wonderful Houston addition and perfect for any sort of dining excursion. A Wednesday night had what looked like a first date, a mom and son, a four top of college students playing cards and a few other couples scattered throughout. The pizzas are covered in toppings so you feel absolutely certain that youre getting above value product. We went for the spicy andouille and were able to feed two with leftovers. $12 for a pizza...you can barely get a frozen pizza for that price. Make sure to stop in!