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.
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.
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.
Courtesy Charles Eck.
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.
Originally operating out of a 1955 Spartan Travel Trailer since 2009, Spartan Pizza opened their first brick and mortar in 2014 on the east side of town. From the dough to the sauce, everything on the menu is hand-made in house.
Insider tip: don’t miss the Jalapeno Dip with tortilla chips.
Courtesy Erica WIlkins Photography.
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.
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Contributed by Susan Richardson.