Skip to main content

Persona Pizzeria Irving: Their Kitchen, Your Creation



Usually pizza is just "sit down" or delivery. At Persona Pizzeria in Irving, it's your own pizza-building adventure. The limits are endless. Choose your sauce, and build to your heart's content. You do you.

The motto here (as reflected in the name) is "Pizza that fits your persona".  The concept was created by chef and CEO Glenn Cybulski, an Italian trained Pizzaiolo who has been awarded the title of World Pizza Champion on top of over 100 other culinary awards. Glenn wanted to create a concept that would be "a Chipotle of pizzas", with a serious focus on ingredients and freshness, starting with the dough. Persona begins with 00 flour, imported from Italy, which they knead in house. It's also hand stretched instead of machine pressed, and the dough is made fresh daily.

If you're not feeling inspired to dream up your own recipe, you can't go wrong choosing from one of the chef-developed creations, like the Carne or Chipotle Chicken shown in my photos. They're both delicious, and the Chipotle Chicken has the awards to prove it.

The Carne
In the restaurant, you'll see a shiny, red, gas-fired Italian Marra Forni brick oven, with wood for flavor and consistent temperature. In classic Neapolitan fashion, the pies are cooked at 800 degrees for 90 seconds. The base of bricks to cook the pizza and the mixer are also imported from Italy. The mixer features a giant steel bowl, then the bowl spins while a stainless steel fork slowly kneads it.

Chipotle Chicken Pizza 

One thing you won't find at Persona: a freezer. They chop all veggies fresh, roast their own garlic, and sauté onions in house. Meats are all cooked on site. Even the croutons for salads are made in store from sour dough bread, and each of their salad dressings and pizza sauces are all made right there.

Marra Forni oven from Italy

When I asked one of the Irving franchise owners what made him decide to invest in Persona Pizza specifically, I could tell the concept was something he believes in. "Pizza is something that everybody loves," he explained. Beyond that, he quickly discovered that the quality ingredients required in the making of Neapolitan style pizza won't leave you feeling bloated and lazy all day. In fact, you can have "just one more slice", and thanks to the purity of the 00 flour, it won't slow you down like you typically expect after eating too much pizza. (Yes, I tested the theory - and he's right.)

Persona feels like the kind of place you'd want to make a regular spot for on your restaurant rotation, and its fast casual, quick-fired pies are great for families. Hit them up for Happy Hour from 4-7pm and receive discounts on their beer and wine selection.

Even though Persona is a great spot to visit, it's also of note you can have it delivered via DoorDash.com


Persona Pizza in Irving is open Sun – Thu from 11AM to 9PM, and  Fri – Sat from 11 AM to 10PM.

Persona Pizza Irving
8704 Cypress Waters Blvd #190
Irving, TX 75063
(972)-556-2200


Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Comments

  1. Yum!! Looks great and I really like the details you've provided :)


    ReplyDelete
  2. This made me hungry! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I don't live ANYWHERE near Irving, Texas...but if I'm on a roadtrip, I'm making a stop. I am drooling!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh my this looks so good!! I love pizza and a good pizza oven makes all the difference !

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Make Healthy Choices Simple With The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys recently opened their newest Dallas area location on lower Greenville, the third in the area. The company has plans to expand further in the DFW, with the next being in north Plano in the coming weeks. The company began as a street cart in NY and now has grown to locations throughout the US and worldwide. Talk about a success story!

The Halal Guys is an excellent choice for those who want to eat healthy without breaking the bank.

Wondering what exactly Halal means? I had that very question a few years back upon seeing it on a restaurant door, and googled away. I also recently wrote an article for Richardson Living explaining just that. It introduces the concept and talks a bit more about the Richardson location of Halal Guys and explains their menu. 
The menu is the same at all locations of The Halal Guys. You go through the line, and build your own wrap or platter. Fill it with your choice of gyro, chicken, or combo, then load it up with toppings and sauces. Douse wit…

A Tribute to El Palacio of Mexican Food, Huntsville, Alabama

This week a large piece of my childhood will be laid to rest. I know you think I'm being overly dramatic, but if you've ever had an iconic place where you've spend a large chunk of your life, I hope you'll understand where I'm coming from on this. 
I have literally 24 other restaurant story deadlines to meet, but today the only thing on my mind is the news I received yesterday. I found out by a fluke (an owner's response to a Facebook review I'd posted years ago), and ended up having to be the bearer of bad news to my family and friends who also hold this establishment near and dear to their hearts. 
The first restaurant I ever loved is closing their doors this week. This is my farewell.

El Palacio opened in Huntsville 51 years ago, in 1966. Jimmy and Nonie McClure opened the very first location in Amarillo in 1962 in a remodeled gas station, after the Mexican food they added to their steakhouse menu started selling like wildfire. They wanted to expand, and…

Get Saucy at Razzoo's Cajun Cafe Plano

I've long been a fan of Razzoo's Cajun Cafe, a Texas born restaurant that features scratch-made Lousiana favorites. All locations are locally owned, and the 26-year-old restaurant has most of its locations in Texas, with one in NC, and some new spots TBA in the near future.

Some of my favorite fried indulgences at Razzoo's are the "Rat Toes" on their appetizer menu. If you love a bit of spice, ignore the name and order up some of these jalapenos stuffed with shrimp, crab, then battered and fried, served with a Cajun Buttermilk sauce for dipping. And that's just scratching the slippery surface on all of the house-made delicious sauces at Razzoo's.



National Hot & Spicy Food Day is Saturday, August 19, so in anticipation of that awesome food holiday, Razzoo's  invited us out for our own little sauce tasting, AKA Delia' Paradise. I was NOT aware that Razzoo's cooks up FIFTEEN different sauces in house, and once I found this out, I couldn'…