Our guide to the best stops for pizza and pints around Austin

Thin-crust or deep-dish? Greek or Sicilian? Tomato or pesto? No matter what side you’re on in the great pizza debate, Austin has a spot for you.

A group enjoying pepperoni pizza at Home Slice

Home Slice

This New York-style pizzeria, located in the South Congress area, has been satisfying pizza fans for more than ten years. In a rush? Check out More Home Slice next door for pizza by the slice and to-go orders.

Via 313

Brothers Zane and Brandon Hunt serve Austin genuine Detroit-style pizza out of their customized pizza trailers (East Sixth Street and Rainey Street) and from their brick-and-mortar locations of Via 313.
Insider tip: if you have room for dessert, order the Piadina (hazelnut filling inside of warm dough).

Little Deli & Pizzeria

Little Deli & Pizzeria is a locally owned and operated, northeastern-style deli and pizzeria in the popular Crestview neighborhood. Offering the best of both worlds – great deli sandwiches and authentic New Jersey pizza.
Insider tip: Little Deli is BYOB, so pop over to the market across the street to grab wine or beer. 

Personal size pizza salad and beer from Pinthouse Pizza
Courtesy Charles Eck.

Pinthouse Pizza

Founded by six guys who share a passion for craft beer, Pinthouse Pizza marries award-winning beer with delicious, hand-crafted pizza. Check out their original location on Burnet Road or newest location off South Lamar Boulevard.

The Backspace

Located (literally) in the backspace behind the Parkside restaurant is one of Austin’s original Neapolitan pizzerias, The Backspace. The 30-seat intimate space sits on the corner of Sixth Street and offers diners tapas-sized portions and an all-Italian beverage list, including Peroni on tap. 


The classic Neapolitan pies at Bufalina and Bufalina Due, the restaurant's second iteration, are rapidly cooked in a wood-burning oven with an open kitchen concept so you can watch your pie being cooked. In addition to killer pies, the restaurant boasts an expansive natural wine list for diners to choose from. 

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Contributed by Susan Richardson.