Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue

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.