There are two pizza ingredient distributors that generally dominate the local 'mom and pop' pizza scene in Dallas. One of them is Lisanti Foods and the other is Roma's. It's very easy to tell which one you are getting just by the cheese and the crust. Generally, Lisanti foods gets the most recognition due to the awards Coal Vines and Piggie Pie's collect. Roma's is also a good quality distributor w/ great pizzas being produced, most notably by Brother's.
When I'm in a hurry, a pizza by the slice sign is a beacon to me. I don't have high expectations and generally go with something simple...plain cheese or just 'shrooms. Due to the two main suppliers, I feel most pizza by the slice restaurants are making almost the exact same pizza. There are variables to consider like oven type/temp. and when the pie was originally baked, but generally they all seem to taste the same per supplier.
Today I walked into Luigi's Pasta & Pizza on 1636 W. Mockingbird Ln. I'm sure we've all driven past it at one point or another and probably overlooked it; I know I have a dozen or so times, but the sign stood out like a sore thumb today--PIZZA BY THE SLICE! When I entered the cafeteria style line and saw the two pizzas laid out in front of me, plain cheese and sausage, I was a little discouraged and hesitant. I thought to myself, it's 12:30pm and this is all they have out? Not a good sign, but I was up at bat and didn't want to be rude and walk away. I ordered one slice of cheese, paid my $2.11, and hurried to my car. I let the slice cool down for a second while I rodeoed around traffic on Mockingbird. After my first bite I turned my vehicle around and headed right back to Luigi's. I walked in and said, "That is the best slice of pizza I have ever had. I would like another, please." The owner smiled and said, "I know." As I was waiting for my second slice I spotted a Lisanti foil box. I was confused. I looked at him and said, "You use Roma right?" He confirmed my observation and we briefly talked a little about the two distributors. Luigi's slice of pizza is ultra-thin and and had just the right amount of cheese, sauce, and oregeno. Like I've said before, balance = bliss. So the next time you guys are on your way in and out of Love Field, stop by Luigi's for a slice...
Luigi's Pasta & Pizza
1636 W. Mockingbird Ln.
214 634 9054