This Way In >>

Damn good pizza awaits at new Irving pizza joint

persona-pizza-by-michael-hiller-5 persona-pizza-by-michael-hiller-2 persona-pizza-by-michael-hiller-2 persona-pizza-by-michael-hiller persona-pizza-by-michael-hiller-4 persona-pizza-by-michael-hiller-4 persona-pizza-by-michael-hiller-3I found some damn good pizza at a new place opening in Las Colinas today. From-scratch kitchen. An 800° oven, Italian-milled 00 flour, dough rested 24 hours. Nice ink on the chef, too.

Ninety seconds is all it took to turn out the pies shown above.

New-to-Texas Persona Pizza specializes in pizzas that are chewy, crusty hybrids between floppy, saucy, VPN-style pies and the kind of thin-crusted, sturdy, foldable beauties you find in pie joints across Northern California, which is where founder and exec chef Glenn Cybulski hails.

“We make everything here from scratch every day,” says Cybulski, who learned his pie craft in Naples, Italy, where he was also once crowned “World Pizza Champion” at the Citta Di Napoli world pizza competition. Pies start at an affordable $8 for a classic Margherita (San Marzana tomato sauce, good mozzarella, fresh basil, EVOO), one of the best buys in the city.

“A simple pizza here costs $8,” says Cybulski, “but our goal is to have you say it’s the best pizza you’ve ever had in your life, regardless of price.”

Two additional Persona Pizzas are in development in the Dallas area.

8704 Cypress Waters Blvd., Irving; (972)-556-2200.

Recently Published


Self-serve wines and whiskeys star at new Social Oak Wine & Whiskey Lounge in Trophy Club

A new Trophy Club restaurant has debuted with an interesting twist: ...


Smoked, steamed, house-made pastrami and Akaushi burgers lead a craft menu at this new McKinney restaurant

House-made pastrami, Akaushi beef and high-quality Scottish salmon ...


Trinity Groves chefs Julian Rodarte and Aubrey Murphy launch Nitro Burger with one of the city’s best $8 burgers ever

Anyone who’s been to Beto & Son in Trinity Groves ...


VIPeek: The Finch at Mockingbird Station opens Monday with a veto-proof menu — and one irresistable entree you’ll only find in London and France

Good stuff. The folks at Milkshake Concepts, the locally grown ...


Restaurateur and seafood expert Jon Alexis, chef Stan Rodrigues score with new Tex-Mex spot, with two other big-deal concepts slated for 2023

Seafood guy Jon Alexis (TJ’s Seafood Market. Malibu Poke) has his ...


The best pecan pies you’ve ever tasted come from this restaurant’s pastry kitchen – and now you can take one home for Thanksgiving

The best… Maybe it’s the chill and the falling leaves, ...


How many nachos can you really eat? Test your limits at El Chingon’s FREE Nacho Day competition this Sunday

Yeah, we get it. You love nachos. So do we. But you’d never ...


West Texas vibes, killer elotes, smoked brisket tacos are winners at this Las Colinas restaurant

Verdict: Muy sabroso Open nearly four years, Las Colinas’ ...


2022 State Fair of Texas wraps up its 24-day run with big numbers. Here’s how many pounds of sugar were used to make all that cotton candy

The State Fair of Texas wrapped up its 24-day 2022 run Sunday with ...