does the phrase “dinner’s ready” make your mouth water? If so, the expression “Pizza’s Ready” should make you dribble with delight. Pizza’s Ready, a new pizzeria in Little Elm, certainly doesn’t disappoint. Boasting their one-size colossal 18” pie, all of your senses will be elevated upon entering their shop.
Pizza’s Ready offers authentic New York style Neapolitan pizza in a modest atmosphere that is reminiscent of any neighborhood pizzeria you’d find in the northeast. The inner workings of the kitchen provide all of the essentials of course, while the counter does double duty as a pick-up counter and as a show-stopping and entertaining preparation station for patrons, especially the children.
They use organic ingredients that are locally sourced and are of the finest quality. They don’t take shortcuts in their preparation either. “The difference is in the quality, passion, and love,” said Chef Christian Argueta. The Neapolitan dough is hand-made, aged for 3 days, and is never frozen. The aging process creates a unique, crispy crust, not often found in other pizzerias. From their hand-tossed dough, to carefully seasoned sauce, one might feel they have entered another era, when things were done “the old-fashioned way.”
The menu has just enough variety to satisfy all palettes. The margherita pizza is an excellent choice for those who are seeking a mild flavored pie. The toppings include fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, shaved Parmesan, and garlic infused olive oil. The ricotta cheese was carefully selected by Chef Christian to give the pie a subtle yet satisfying flavor. For those who are a bit more adventurous, give Momma’s Pizza a try or Daddy Jeans, which was inspired by General Manager Charlie Cantu. These distinct pizza names each have a light-hearted story behind them, says Chef Christian.
In addition to nearly perfect pizzas, they also offer wings which are fried, not baked. By frying the wings, they are able to create a more flavorful wing experience than their baked counterparts. The wings come in a variety of flavors including garlic Parmesan, buffalo, BBQ, and lemon pepper. And what’s more–the wings are affordable, too, at less than $1 each.
You will also find custom-crafted salads, dressings, and desserts on the menu. These items are also created in-house. The delectable Caprese Salad was plated with a flare you’d find in a fine dining establishment. And they haven’t forgotten about the kiddos, either. You will find kids chicken tenders and fries and a smaller 8” pizza on the menu.
they recently launched a new special called “Hot and Ready.” As the name suggests, simply walk-in and purchase either a hot cheese or pepperoni pie instantly. This special is available weekdays, from 4-8pm. An 18” cheese pizza is just $14 and for just 95¢ more, you can have pepperoni too. They will also be rolling out a “Blue Menu” for first responders and medical personnel who visit the shop in uniform. The Blue Menu prices start at just $1.99 for a personal pizza with one topping and a drink. This is a value that certainly can’t be beat.
The food is scrumptious, and the prices are comparable to other pizzerias. You simply can’t go wrong with Pizza’s Ready. They aim to please and welcome custom orders. The small staff functions as though they are family. You will find them to be especially welcoming, friendly, and accommodating. Chef Christian’s passion for outstanding pizza is undeniable.
chef Christian chose Little Elm for the small-town community feel. Both the chef and general manager Charlie Cantu are hopeful for a very bright future, despite a relatively slow start. Following a glowing social media post from a patron, the business exploded overnight. Excitement and orders came pouring in. Initially, they suffered from some growing pains, but today, they appear to have things in good order and they ready to face new challenges as they present themselves.
Chef Christian was professionally trained at Pizza School NYC by instructor Mark Bello. There, he learned the ins and outs of classic pizza preparation, but the recipes are truly his own. While he doesn’t partake in his creations on a daily basis, he does often taste-test to ensure that the food he serves is not good, not even great, but “amazing.”
The have many goals and plans for the future. Their blessings are bountiful, and they feel grateful for their successes, especially during a pandemic.
The hours of operation are 11am – 9pm Sunday – Thursday and 11am – 10pm Friday and Saturday. Orders are accepted by walk-in, phone, or online. Delivery via Grub Hub, Uber Eats, and an in-house delivery option are all on the horizon. All orders are prepared to-go, as dining-in is not an option at this time.