Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue

1703 Shepherd Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
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  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • $; $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Catering, Delivery, Private Party, Takeout
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
The comfortable dining room of this Heights barbecue joint sports faux-wood paneling, vinyl chairs and Formica tabletops plastered with gimme caps and fishing trophies. Interspersed throughout are photos of loyal customers. The slow-cooked barbecue at Pizzitoloa’s is still produced in the original pit. It’s the oldest and only indoor wood-burning pit in Houston and was grandfathered in by the City of Houston due to the age of the restaurant. Famous for its fork-tender brisket, Pizzitola's also serves up admirable smoked chickens and dry-rubbed ribs. Don't miss the coconut cake for dessert.

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