Houston >Food & Dining > Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue
1703 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7700729.775587 -95.409583
Mon. - Fri. 11am - 8pm;Sat. 11am - 3pm;Sun. CLOSED
Neighborhoods: Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, Central
Get the "Top Inside" cut for brisket - it is super juicy and flavorful. Think They are great. Very tasty Ribs.
GREAT FOOD, friendly service – RIBS AND BAKED POTATO, stick to your ribs, do not where a whiteshirt, finger lickng good, wait staff friendly and make yu feel welcome.
nothing fancy but the food is YUMMY
Ribs Oh Ribs! – I can't describe the ribs very well because I'm not a foodie or a writer. But listen to this. I don't eat ribs. I don't like meat on the bone. I've never had a rib that yielded any meat. They are always gristly. They are always slathered in BBQ sauce. I have no idea how I got talked into trying these but THEY ARE SO GOOOOOOOD!!! I keep thinking about them and want to go back! It's $18 for a rack and I have no idea if that's a good price or not, but you won't care, you'll go back!
Great rib-sticking food – Pizzitola's is a no-frills, down-home BBQ place. There are no airs, no frills. The food is what you would expect in a BBQ joint. Service was good, attentive. I would like to see the decor freshened up a bit with a bit of Texana instead of all those fishing pictures! They don't even do fish there! Update: We had a large family rehearsal dinner here on a Friday night. The staff was incredible, providing table service to older family members, serving, clearing tables, etc. They worked tirelessly to provide a wonderful evening.
ribs melt in your mouth – Now the outside may be plain but the inside is full of character and satisfied men enjoying their meals..not too many women there but why? I wasnt shy to dig into the ribs and let myself go! They were great and the service was wonderful. We will be back for the brisket..the dark outside is the best seasoned meat ever! It was a fun experience and awesome food followed by simply great homemade dessert!
Wow, what a disappointment – After having passed by many times and seeing it just packed I was lucky enough (I thought) to be going by there just after opening. It was already busy and the waitstaff were very friendly. I order the rib plate with cole slaw and potato salad. The potato salad was unremarkable as was the cole slaw and the ribs were a bit tough and just not all that impressive. The sauce was different that anything I have had in the past but was actually not a bad experience but would be a staple in my cupboard. Not one to be rude I finished my meal, paid and left disappointed.
BBQ like no other place on earth! – BBQ plain and simple! Must try their brisket which is absolutely delicious! Everything is grilled and smoked the old fashioned way over brick pits. They cook and smoke 24hrs a day making the whole neighborhood smell good.
Editorial Review – Nondescript exterior and kitschy decor don't detract from some famously delicious hickory-smoked brisket and Texas-style barbecue.
Great Ribs and even better customer service!!!! – I've had some of the best homemade ribs ever and each time I go to a bbq place, they slather them with sauce. That's not a real rib! I had been past this place several times and never went in. Today, all the other places around were filled up so we went. Boy was I surprised! The ribs were tender and very flavorful however, a bit on the dry side. The waitstaff were all women who obviously care about their customers, These weren't young girls with attitudes who couldn't care less. Another nice after thought is the warm towel they bring you to wash your hands after eating. . . it's the little things that add up to big, big service. We will be back!!!
I'll be back... – Judging solely from the chopped brisket sandwich, I'd say this is very good Q. They give a generous serving of lean, tender, smoky chopped beef on an onion roll. No need for improvement there - they've definitely got the basics down. The sauce and sides are nothing special, but they do the trick. I'd definitely stop there again, if I'm in the neighborhood.
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