When it comes to finding great pizza, it is always a good bet to look for smaller places without much pizzaz. While there seems to be a chain pizza place on every corner, they rarely offer more than the most basic pizza taste for the customers. However, there are some great locally owned pizza places in the DFW area that may not look like much on the outside but offer the best pizza that you will find anywhere. Here is at look at where pizza lovers can find the best meat lover’s pizza options in the DFW area.
Hysen’s Nizza Pizza
401 University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 877-3900
www.hysensnizzapizza.comWhile Hysen’s Nizza Pizza started out in Manhattan, New York back in 1975, they packed up and moved to the friendly confines of Fort Worth in 1997 and remain there to this day. They now operate two pizza restaurants in Texas, the second located on Colleyville, and offer some of the best meat lover’s pizza that a person will find in the DFW area. They also offer subs and pasta, and Hysen’s is the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover. While they don’t look like the best restaurant on the outside, they serve some of the best New York styled pizza in the entire DFW area.

Roma’s Pizza And Grill
2555 Walnut Hill Lane Suite 500
Dallas, TX 75229
(214) 350-0000
www.romaspizza-grill.comRoma’s Pizza and Grill isn’t only a great place to find delicious meat lover’s pizza in the DFW, but they are also a top choice for delivery in the Dallas area. This is authentic New York styled pizza, with the pizza and sides all handmade by the owner and chef, who basically are the staff at all times. This is also another place that, from the outside, doesn’t look like a quality restaurant. However, like many pizza places around the country, that is not the case as this restaurant makes some of the best pizza in the DFW area.

Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana
3406 McFarlin Blvd
Dallas, TX 75205
(214) 528-7070
olivellas.comOlivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana has four different Dallas locations, so anyone who wants to get some of the best meat lover’s pizza in the DFW area doesn’t have far to look. USA Today actually named Olivella’s as the best pizza in all of the state of Texas, so that is high praise that the restaurant tries to meet up to during every visit. The pizza restaurant traces its origins to Naples, Italy, and the recipe for their pizza comes from generations of pizza makers in Italy. The big selling point here is that Olivella’s uses homemade crust and cheese on all their pizzas.

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Palio’s Pizza Cafe
4855 Bryant Irvin Road
Fort Worth, TX 76132
(817) 294-7254
palioscafe.comPalio’s Pizza has two locations in the DFW area for meat lover’s pizza fans. They have the restaurant in Fort Worth and a second one in Mansfield. Palio’s Pizza makes their dough from scratch every day and not only sells great pizza but also gyros, subs, and more. They are open seven days a week, opening at 11 a.m. and closing at 9 p.m. on weeknights and 10 p.m. on weekends. For budget conscious shoppers, there is also a large number of coupons available online on their website to save some money on dinner.

Bay34th St Pizzeria
13605 Midway Road
Dallas, TX 75244
(214) 774-9469
bay34th.comFirst of all, despite the name, this is not located on 34th Street but is instead named for the street that owner Tim Ajro grew up on in New York. When it comes to the meat lover’s pizza in the DFW area, Ajro named his pizza house Bay34th St Pizzeria because he wanted to bring the feeling and atmosphere of New York into his restaurant as he serves authentic New York styled pizza. Bay34th St Pizzeria makes their dough from scratch every day and they use only the freshest produce and the meat on the meat lover’s pizza is 100 percent beef and turkey products.

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Shawn S. Lealos is a freelance writer who graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He writes for a variety of national publications and has over 15 years of sports journalism experience. Follow Shawn on Twitter @sslealos. Examiner.com.