Piping-hot Houston pizzeria fires up second locale in buzzy Garden Oaks destination
One of Houston’s favorite pizzerias has quietly opened a second location. Bollo Woodfired Pizza is now open in Garden Oaks at the Stomping Grounds, Revive Development’s food-focused property at 1223 W 34th St.
Whereas Bollo’s original location in Upper Kirby is a full service restaurant, the new Garden Oaks restaurant doesn’t have any indoor seating. Instead, customers may either get their orders to-go or eat them outdoors in the Stomping Grounds greenspace. Orders are placed via a kiosk or online.
With less space comes a more limited menu of pizzas, salads, and desserts. Those who want appetizers or pasta will have to go to the original location.
Thankfully, the ingredients and cooking procedures are the same at both locations. That means wood-fired pizzas made with Italian 00 flour and locally-sourced ingredients such as 44 Farms beef. Bollo has brought some of its most popular pizzas to Garden Oaks, including the Margherita, Shrimp Scampi Pizza, and Carne Trio (fresh mozzarella, prosciutto di Parma, Sicilian sausage, and EZZO pepperoni).
“We are thrilled to open our second location in Oak Forest and bring our great woodfired pizza to a new audience,” owner Ray Salti said in a statement. “We look forward to serving the community and becoming a part of the Oak Forest family.”
Bollo joins a growing group of restaurants at the Stomping Grounds. They include LuLoo’s Day & Night, a fast casual concept from the owners of Blood Bros. BBQ and pastry chef Alyssa Dole; Rooster & Rice, a California-based restaurant devoted to Khao Mun Gai, Thai-style poached chicken and rice; ice cream shop Fat Cat Creamery; and Little Dreamer Coffee. Coming soon are food hall favorite The Pho Fix, a new location of Sonoma wine bar, and a new sushi restaurant.
"Having a first-class pizza operator was always part of our leasing strategy at the Stomping Grounds," Revive leasing director Monica Danna tells CultureMap. "We are fortunate to team up with such an experienced operator like Ray and his team, who have already been warmly welcomed by the neighborhood."