Pizza Heats Up in Fort Worth: What’s About to Open and What’s Open Now

By Kayla Roberts

In case you haven’t noticed, several pizza joints have chosen to expand to the Fort Worth area this year. If pizza gets you fired up, here’s a roundup of what’s new to the area.

629 Stayton Ave.
Status: Opening this winter

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Headed to new Left Bank shops in Fort Worth by the end of the year is MidiCi, a spot renowned for Neapolitan-style pizza baked in two minutes. The pies are customizable with 20 combinations and then fired in a signature wood-fired, gold-tiled oven. The menu offers 15 specialty pizzas including a shrimp scampi pizza. But aside from pizza, MidiCi’s locations are well-known for the olive trees sprouting out of the ceiling in the dining room.

Mr. Gatti’s
3268 W 7th St.
Status: Open

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After much anticipation Mr. Gatti’s, known for its doughy pies and the kid-friendly arcade, finally returned to Fort Worth. Hailing from Stephenville, Mr. Gatti’s first opened its doors as The Pizza Place in 1964. It offers “build-your-own” pizza, which has a gluten-free crust option, and specialty items including the Pig Pie — a pizza with bacon, ham, jalapenos and an over-easy egg.

724 Grapevine Highway, Hurst
Status: Opening Nov. 14

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Hurst is getting in on the pizza action with Firenza, a chain from Virginia. Firenza will offer eight set pies like the Big Kahuna, featuring bacon, ham and pineapple, or the Texas BBQ with barbeque sauce and red onion. Each pizza can be customized with a selection of about 40 toppings from mushrooms to jalapenos — all fired in a traditional stone hearth oven and ready in just a few minutes.

Flippin Pizza
4601 W. Freeway
Status: Opening late November

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Flippin Pizza will open at Chapel Hill Shopping Center in west Fort Worth later this fall. It hails from San Diego but boasts traditionally huge New York-style pies prepared in a brick oven. The menu offers a Bronx pizza with sausage, bell peppers and mushrooms, as well as Garden pizza with broccolini, mushrooms and olives.

Ristorante Mulino
1125 Davis Blvd., Southlake
Status: Open

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After the opening this summer, Southlake was unsure of the success Ristorante Mulino would bring but found a large wait list just weeks after opening. Mulino is a BYOB pizzeria that wood fires its pies, noted for their Neapolitan-style crust. The menu features 10 different 14-inch pizzas with a variety of toppings including wild mushrooms, spicy calabrese salami and artichoke hearts.