When Chicago native and engineer Demarco Jenkins left his Illinois hometown in 2012 to move to Houston for a job in the energy biz, he was quick to search the Lone Star city for the deep-dish pizza he enjoyed back home.
Though he kept coming up short on the pizza front, it wasn’t until his energy job fell through that he decided to pursue a dream of opening a pizza shop in Houston, using the recipes from his favorite Chicago outpost Mama Rigetta’s. As luck would have it, the owners of Mama Rigetta’s had retired and closed their 25-year-old shop a few years prior and agreed to share their secrets with Jenkins with one request, that he make them proud. The entrepreneur continues to do just that having expanded the shop from the first store in Sugar Land to a second in West Houston’s Memorial area.
At both locations, guests rave about the signature deep-dish offerings, though the thin crust remains a standout, too. In addition to fresh ingredients, the menu promises 100% organic beef and chicken toppings, along with pasta entrees and salad options.
D’marcos Pizzeria is open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.