Many pizzerias with roots in a college town are famous for some greasy side item that keeps the students fueled whether studying or bar hopping. DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks started in College Station (home of Texas A&M), and I believe their Peproni Rolls are that very item for many Aggies. In fact, they somewhat remind me of Kilroy’s stuffed breadsticks from my college days at IU. However, while I may be biased as a Hoosier, I would say the stuffed breadsticks at Kilroy’s are a little better. I will admit that the pizza at DoubleDave’s is much more enjoyable than that of Kilroy’s though.
Despite the fact that a single tasty Peproni Roll is about the equivalent of a slice of pizza, I did save some room for actual pizza and tried one with sausage and pepperoni and another with ham, bacon, and extra cheese. I would say that both pizzas were good, but no part of them stood out as truly exceptional. Their fresh hand-tossed dough had good consistency but not too much flavor. However, they do a nice job of countering that by including ranch dipping sauce with their pizzas. The meats on both pizzas were fairly flavorful and were my favorite part of each. I didn’t notice a big increase in cheese on the one that was ordered with extra cheese, so I wouldn’t recommend paying extra for that. Again, I did enjoy the pizzas, but there was just nothing too special about them. My order was a carryout one, so they may also be better if enjoyed when they are fresh out of the oven.
DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks is definitely a solid pizza option in a state that is generally more focused on BBQ and steak, but just be sure to try some of the Peproni Rolls in addition to their pizza. The location I ordered from in The Woodlands appeared to have the setup for a lunchtime buffet. I would like to return to try it if that is the case, assuming Peproni Rolls are also on it.
What I Ate: Sausage and Pepperoni, and Ham, Bacon, and Extra Cheese
6777 Woodlands Parkway #314
The Woodlands, TX 77382