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12 Must-Order Sides & Desserts at DFW Pizzerias

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Pizza can certainly function perfectly well as a standalone meal — after all, it's got dairy, grains, meat, vegetables, all your essential food groups — but plenty of DFW pizzerias have more to offer than just pizza pie. Here are 12 can't-miss pizza sides and desserts, from a beast of an ice cream sundae to fried mozzarella and more.


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1. Bryan Street Tavern

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4315 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 821-4447
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Bryan Street Tavern isn't necessarily a pizzeria, per se, but you'd be a fool to go there and not order one of the incredibly awesome, ultra-thin and crispy pies -- and the beer-basted chicken wings make the perfect accompaniment. There are several sauce options but the spicy ranch dry rub is a favorite.

2. Coal Vines

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2404 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 855-4999
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Mozzarella sticks are a dime a dozen, but Coal Vines puts a unique twist on the deep-fried favorite by adding prosciutto to them and serving them with a tangy little caper and roasted pepper salad -- a condiment far better than the usual tepid marinara sauce.

3. Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

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11909 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 788-4600
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Fresh housemade mozzarella is a specialty at this San Antonio export, and they put it to good use in the rollatini (which you may have seen featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives). The creamy cheese is layered up with prosciutto, arugula and truffle shavings before being rolled up and sliced and served with flatbread.

4. Eno's Pizza Tavern

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407 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 943-9200
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A trip to Bishop Arts' laid-back pizzeria and craft beer destination isn't complete without the Sundae Sack. A chocolate "sack" is filled with a plethora of sweet ingredients including vanilla ice cream, berries, crushed graham crackers, pecans, whipped cream, marshmallow sauce and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.

5. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

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1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-5404
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The pizza poppers at this drunk-food staple are worth a try for the sheer novelty factor alone: It's pizza! Stuffed into a mini eggroll-ish casing! They're also a hell of a lot better than the ones found in your grocer's freezer section, especially after a night of boozing on Lower Greenville.

6. Louie's

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1839 N. Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 826-0505
The Caesar salad at this dark, divey Henderson favorite is almost as legendary as the thin-crust pies themselves. There's not particularly extraordinary about it -- it's just the requisite romaine, tangy dressing and croutons -- but it somehow adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Be warned: There's certainly no shortage of garlic, so have breath mints on hand for afterward.

7. Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana

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2340 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219
(214) 522-9898
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At Neo you may be tempted to eat an entire Metro pie by yourself (and we would not dissuade you), but do not sleep on the Nutella mousse. It's topped off with a thin layer of gooey caramel and walnuts, and somehow manages to be light yet rich at the same time -- mind-blowing. (It's available at both the other Olivella's locations, too.)

8. Paparazzi Pizza

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2145 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 820-8686
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Paparazzi has a loyal following in Carrollton, and evidence of the owner's Mediterranean roots are evident all over the menu. Hummus with pizza might not seem like a natural pairing, but the housemade version here is creamy, garlicky and served with toasted pita for dipping. (And come on, it's a lot more healthy than the cheese bread you'd usually get.)

9. Pizza Lounge

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841 Exposition Av
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 887-6900
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Pizza Lounge is known for its offbeat pies (including a cheeseburger version complete with pickles), and the appetizers follow the same format -- where else can you find sauerkraut balls? Jimmy's sausage is mixed with sauerkraut, rolled into balls, breaded and deep-fried, then served with two sauces for dipping, Russian dressing and a creamy basil version. A great precursor to a pie, or just paired with one of the many beer options.

10. Scalini's Pizza & Pasta

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2021 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 821-8088
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Garlic bread is garlic bread is garlic bread... right? Well, mostly — at Lakewood standby Scalini's, they offer a few dressed-up versions, including one with slightly spicy jalapeno-pecan pesto. (Yes, you want it.)

11. Urban Crust

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1006 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074
(972) 509-1400
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Cheese fries with pizza sounds like the dream of teenage boys everywhere, but stay with us: The Tuscan blue cheese fries at this downtown Plano pizzeria are surprisingly refined. Perfectly golden brown French fries are tossed with melty blue cheese chunks and herbs for an admittedly indulgent starter.

12. Zoli's NY Pizza

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202 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 942-9654
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Zoli's garlic knots are buttery, greasy, garlicky little carb-bombs that might just find you neglecting your pizza in favor of wolfing down as many as possible. (We hear they're also pretty good dipped in the housemade jalapeno ranch.)

1. Bryan Street Tavern

4315 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
Bryan Street Tavern isn't necessarily a pizzeria, per se, but you'd be a fool to go there and not order one of the incredibly awesome, ultra-thin and crispy pies -- and the beer-basted chicken wings make the perfect accompaniment. There are several sauce options but the spicy ranch dry rub is a favorite.
4315 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204

2. Coal Vines

2404 Cedar Springs Rd, Dallas, TX 75201
Mozzarella sticks are a dime a dozen, but Coal Vines puts a unique twist on the deep-fried favorite by adding prosciutto to them and serving them with a tangy little caper and roasted pepper salad -- a condiment far better than the usual tepid marinara sauce.
2404 Cedar Springs Rd
Dallas, TX 75201

3. Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

11909 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230
Fresh housemade mozzarella is a specialty at this San Antonio export, and they put it to good use in the rollatini (which you may have seen featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives). The creamy cheese is layered up with prosciutto, arugula and truffle shavings before being rolled up and sliced and served with flatbread.
11909 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75230

4. Eno's Pizza Tavern

407 N. Bishop Ave., Dallas, TX 75208
A trip to Bishop Arts' laid-back pizzeria and craft beer destination isn't complete without the Sundae Sack. A chocolate "sack" is filled with a plethora of sweet ingredients including vanilla ice cream, berries, crushed graham crackers, pecans, whipped cream, marshmallow sauce and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.
407 N. Bishop Ave.
Dallas, TX 75208

5. Greenville Avenue Pizza Company

1923 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The pizza poppers at this drunk-food staple are worth a try for the sheer novelty factor alone: It's pizza! Stuffed into a mini eggroll-ish casing! They're also a hell of a lot better than the ones found in your grocer's freezer section, especially after a night of boozing on Lower Greenville.
1923 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

6. Louie's

1839 N. Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
The Caesar salad at this dark, divey Henderson favorite is almost as legendary as the thin-crust pies themselves. There's not particularly extraordinary about it -- it's just the requisite romaine, tangy dressing and croutons -- but it somehow adds up to more than the sum of its parts. Be warned: There's certainly no shortage of garlic, so have breath mints on hand for afterward.
1839 N. Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

7. Olivella’s Neo Pizza Napoletana

2340 Victory Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75219
At Neo you may be tempted to eat an entire Metro pie by yourself (and we would not dissuade you), but do not sleep on the Nutella mousse. It's topped off with a thin layer of gooey caramel and walnuts, and somehow manages to be light yet rich at the same time -- mind-blowing. (It's available at both the other Olivella's locations, too.)
2340 Victory Park Ln
Dallas, TX 75219

8. Paparazzi Pizza

2145 N Josey Ln, Carrollton, TX 75006
Paparazzi has a loyal following in Carrollton, and evidence of the owner's Mediterranean roots are evident all over the menu. Hummus with pizza might not seem like a natural pairing, but the housemade version here is creamy, garlicky and served with toasted pita for dipping. (And come on, it's a lot more healthy than the cheese bread you'd usually get.)
2145 N Josey Ln
Carrollton, TX 75006

9. Pizza Lounge

841 Exposition Av, Dallas, TX 75226
Pizza Lounge is known for its offbeat pies (including a cheeseburger version complete with pickles), and the appetizers follow the same format -- where else can you find sauerkraut balls? Jimmy's sausage is mixed with sauerkraut, rolled into balls, breaded and deep-fried, then served with two sauces for dipping, Russian dressing and a creamy basil version. A great precursor to a pie, or just paired with one of the many beer options.
841 Exposition Av
Dallas, TX 75226

10. Scalini's Pizza & Pasta

2021 Abrams Rd., Dallas, TX 75214
Garlic bread is garlic bread is garlic bread... right? Well, mostly — at Lakewood standby Scalini's, they offer a few dressed-up versions, including one with slightly spicy jalapeno-pecan pesto. (Yes, you want it.)
2021 Abrams Rd.
Dallas, TX 75214

11. Urban Crust

1006 E 15th St, Plano, TX 75074
Cheese fries with pizza sounds like the dream of teenage boys everywhere, but stay with us: The Tuscan blue cheese fries at this downtown Plano pizzeria are surprisingly refined. Perfectly golden brown French fries are tossed with melty blue cheese chunks and herbs for an admittedly indulgent starter.
1006 E 15th St
Plano, TX 75074

12. Zoli's NY Pizza

202 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
Zoli's garlic knots are buttery, greasy, garlicky little carb-bombs that might just find you neglecting your pizza in favor of wolfing down as many as possible. (We hear they're also pretty good dipped in the housemade jalapeno ranch.)
202 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

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