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Luisa and Bruce, original founders of Luigi's Pizzeria


Luigi’s Pizzeria was founded by our family matriarch, Luisa Ward. After spending her younger years in Italian-occupied Libya and Florence, Luisa emigrated to the United States in 1958. She spent the majority of her career working in the medical field, but she always loved to cook meals for friends and family inspired by her Italian roots.
Luisa and her husband Bruce dreamed of sharing their pizzas and favorite Italian dishes with Houston. So in 2008, at an age when most people are starting their retirement, they began the first Luigi’s Pizzeria in Midtown. The Bellaire location followed in 2014.

In 2016, Luisa and Bruce passed Luigi’s on to their daughter, Daniela, who added a third location in League City in 2020.
Daniela and her husband, Sam, take pride in continuing the family legacy and bringing quality New York-style pizza and Italian food to their Houston neighbors...just like Daniela’s parents!