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302 Tuam, Houston, TX | Directions 7700629.746848 -95.381529
5 p.m.-3 a.m.
Neighborhoods: South Central
Best Late Night Pizza & Bar! – This is the ONLY Late Night Bar and Pizza place that has a nice patio for smokers that I know of. I like the bar atmosphere within the restaurant, too. a couple of times theyve had live music playing, one night was rock another was hip hop. it was awesome. the food is excellent pretty much all the time except when it gets busy. from like two three its slammed and its hard to get your pizza quickly, but what do you expect at 2:30a.m.? if you go expecting everything to go your way you will get disappointed, but late nite pie has got to be one of the coolest places in town. the best part is theyre open till3! if you like delicious pizza and sandwiches, a cool crowd and staying up late, this is the place for you. did i mention the beer and full bar? thats always a plus Guiness Floats For The Win!
HORRIBLE PLACE DONT EAT HERE – Oh, man as my computer was booting up I knew I had to write a scathing review about late nite pie immediately. I have no clue how this place could possibly stay in any business whatsoever. Ive ordered from this place for delivery maybe 10 times (solely because this the only way I can get food past 3 am if I dont feel like driving to whataburger).
Anyways, I can't hear the door from my room, so I always specifically tell the person I'm ordering on the phone with of this and that the delivery person needs to call me. Either this message isn't being passed on or the delivery people are too stoned/idiotic to remember the notice. This has happened about 3-4 times. It happened again tonight, well technically today, its 3:11 as of right now. I ordered the pizza just before 1 am. i call the restaurant to find out where my pizza is at just before 2. He makes up a cockameanie story about the delivery girl having to get gas. Well the pizza girl got here like 2:20 am. The pizza delivery girl just left the pizza at my door and didn't bother calling (I asked why and she said no one told her the message about the doorbell then I asked why didn't you call and she said her phone was dead - yet the guy working at late nite pie managed to call her? how is that possible?) - needless to say it was cold and inedible. When I spoke to the delivery girl who delivered it, I told her this was ridiculous and she just hung up on me.
SUMMARY : DON'T ORDER DELIVERY FROM HERE THE PIZZA IS ALWAAAAAAAAYS COLD AND TAKES 2 HRS TO GET TO YOUR PLACE EVEN WHEN YOU LIVE 2 MIN AWAY.
Not just bad service... NO SERVICE WHATSOEVER – Saw this place on Tuam many times and my partner and I decided we would stop and have a pizza. Visited on Sunday, Feb 28, 2010, around 6:30pm. Walked in and saw one table of people with a pizza. No other customers.
There was a guy at the bar wearing a black cowboy hat. We made eye contact when we walked in, so I know that he was aware we were there. Figured we are supposed to just seat ourselves, so we did so at a booth and found the menus there easily. We reviewed the menu and made conversation. Ten minutes go by without anyone coming to the table. Looked over at the bartender and saw him looking our way and then he went back to watching the tv. We waited several more minutes and considered going to him to order our pie but finally decided that if he couldn't be bothered with even acknowledging our presence that we couldn't be bothered with spending our money there. As we walked out my partner noticed a small sign that said something to the effect of "See the bartender to place your order." Mind you, we did not see this when we walked in and most restaurants don't require you to search for directions on where to sit and how to place your order, so our ignorance of their ordering process is understandable.
The bartender could have easily said, "Welcome, guys. I'll be happy to take your order at the bar whenever you are ready." Or, after we had sat down and waited for 10 minutes he could have then said, "Guys, I'll take your order here at the bar when you are ready." But no. Nada. Nothing. Considering that there was only ONE other table of customers, this is not asking for much.
With as many restaurants as Houston has to offer, we went to another place willing to take our money and serve a decent meal. I see no reason to ever go back to this place.
Unfortunately CitySearch requires at least one star selected for rating a restaurant but Late Night Pie doesn't even deserve that.
Bad service. Underage drinkers. – The worse service ever!!! It took forever for someone to even make eye contact with me while I was waiting at the bar to order food. The bartender was high as a kite. His name is Ace but should be Space. He didn't know what he was doing. The waitress (tall with long hair) was so out of it. She walked passed my table a few times holding my pizza but couldn't remember who ordered it. I even had a number on my table but that didn't help much. The workers are definitely on drugs. I even saw the workers drinking behind the bar. I saw them serve people who look like they were 12 years old and did not ID them. This was the third time I had been there and it will be my last!!
Late Night Pie still fills that hole in my heart – I don't care what the haters say; when I'm in a funk, nothing can pull me out of it like this pizza dive. Yes, the service is spotty and the wait can be long, but only if you don't know how to work it. Just like the murky but colorful building that houses this 2 a.m. gem, the waitstaff here work with what they've got, which is often similar to what the patrons have got — hangovers, neuroses, interesting stories, and more on their plates than they can handle. It helps to be sociable with them and to push them around when necessary. Skip the formalities; act like friends. If you elbow through the wacky painted doors expecting sycophantic respect for the customer or any kind of ceremony, you've come to the wrong place. This isn't even Katz's; this is a dive. You can expect top-notch people-watching here, a pool table and arcade (I've heard there's a playground but somehow I've missed it), a few choice leerers (or a shady corner from which to leer), a stellar classic rock soundtrack, and something interesting on the TV at all times. The atmosphere can be loud, but it's always chill and welcoming of anyone and everyone. You can also expect inventive thin-crust pizzas — sardines, anyone? — with fresh ingredients — spinach is a mood-booster, you know — and more garlic butter on the side than you'll ever need. Pair that with some good friends, a cheap pitcher of IPA or my personal favorite, a Guinness float, and a few well-placed yells at the waitress dawdling across the room, and you'll leave satisfied. And yes, there's pie here, too.
more like long wait pie. – I have friends that swear by this place. After a show recently a bunch of us trickled in and took up different tables over a 30 minute period. My table of 4 was the last to show. We waited close to 15 minutes for someone to visit us. I am from Austin; I know how to wait and it's not a problem. I was going to go to the counter when our server appeared. It took another 10 minutes to receive our drinks. There were a bunch of servers and runners working and the place was busy but probably standard for a Saturday night. We weren't real hungry and I decide to just order a slice of pie and the table just wanted to munch on bread sticks. I am not kidding when I tell you that after 1:15 minutes we walked. I left money to cover our beer but after making "hungry" jestures to our server and her multiple apologies we couldn't wait. Aren't slices of pizza from a pie already made up? Breadsticks? I kept seeing tables getting served that arrived long after us. All of our friends were leaving full and satisfied and left. I can't see going back. Sad that I have to review food that I never even got to taste. I think I would have to be drunk or dragged to return for another chance at this place.
Woo Hoo new bar outside! – We eat here about once a month. They have cheap beer, and reasonable slices. I am most excited, however, about the full bar outside. There's also a playground, a pool table and an arcade, so as long as the weather is cool it's a really nice place to hang out. Now this is not gourmet pizza, but i like it better than any chain that's out there.
Over Rated – They don't pick up the phone when you call them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The most ridiculous service ever....the owner of this place should be embarrassed. Stop hiring people from Montrose off the streets!!!!!!!!!!!!
OK Pizza - Really Bad Service and Attitude – The first couple of times I went to late nite pie I really liked it - the cowboy hat guy was super nice and the pizza was good. The last couple of times though, there has been a girl there with serious attitude and the pizza was undercooked. The last time I was there the girl was profane and would not take my order. I waited patiently for over 30 minutes at the bar only to be yelled at when I asked, very politely, if I could place an order - she made eye contact with me would not acknowledge me for that whole 30 minutes. When I gave up 15 minutes later and my girlfriend told the girl she was very rude she screamed that she's busy and that you have to order at the bar. My response was "what Have I been trying to do for the last 45 minutes." I will not be back as long as she is there - cowboy hat guy - you're our only hope.
AVOID THIS DIVE – Let's see....I'm at home at 3:55 AM, writing a review. Would you think that would be a good one? If I wanted to use the language we constantly heard from one of the staff, the answer to my question would be..."F**K NO"....it's not a good review. It's also a shame that your first experience in the place was so poor.
1. Order placed.
2. 20 minutes later, told that they didn't have 3 of the 4 ingredients we had ordered on a pizza. (Takes that long to know that)?
3. Pizza finally comes out.
4. Waitress? A whole other story....obviously no clue as to what she was doing. Slow....no clue as to what she was even able to take orders for, and certainly lacking in the personality department. Of course in comparison to the other staff there, she fit right in.
5. Time to close the tab. Ran credit card but unable to give receipt. (Out of paper?)
Then, the fun begins...some tall idiot decides to get in a yelling match, insistent on preceeding every word with the "F" bomb. Including...."GET THE F...OUT"
"Yeah, so we were out of a few things....SHIT happens"
If this is the type service you enjoy, by all means visit there. You will definitely be "F-d" over.
You would think whoever owns this place would want to spend a few minutes looking online at reviews people post. It's obvious he doesn't do it, since 90% of them are all negative. Or, he doesn't give a F*** like the rest of his staff and allows those dumbasses to continue working there. Thus, the negative reviews continue. I can honestly say, one of the top 3 WORST experiences ever in regards to service and attitude.
So, in the words of one of your BEST employees....to the entire LATE NIGHT PIZZA staff, crew and owners....."F*** OFF"
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