Food & Drink

The best pizza place in 12 Austin neighborhoods

Published On 10/22/2014 Published On 10/22/2014
Anastacia Uriegas
JW WALTHALL
Anastacia Uriegas
Anastacia Uriegas
Via 313
DAN GENTILE
Pinthouse Pizza
St. Philip
Aroma Italian Kitchen & Bar
Salvation Pizza
Southside Flying Pizza
Pieous
Due Forni
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1. Bufalina 1519 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

All it takes is 90 seconds for one of Bufalina's delicate Neapolitan pizzas to bake in the 900-degree wood-burning oven. The East Cesar Chavez restaurant knows how to deliver delicate and charred 12-inch pies; some come in classic margherita and marinara varieties, while others, like the chorizo and potato variety, are truly experimental. No matter, Bufalina will satiate any and all thin crust cravings.

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2. Home Slice Pizza 1415 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

The Home Slice employee pilgrimages to New York's most iconic pizza shrines are the stuff of legend. The slices are large, homemade, and hand-tossed. All the classics are delicious, like the Margherita or pepperoni pizza with the perfect amount of grease, and the white pies are heaped with balloons of ricotta.

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3. House Pizzeria 5111 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751 (North Loop)

House Pizzeria, in Austin's North Loop, puts a sophisticated spin on your neighborhood parlor. A small but innovative selection of Neapolitan style slices are served at this sit-down pizzeria. Hit up the retro juke box while chowing on a goat cheese and rosemary potato slice.

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4. Via 313 1111 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 (Central East)

Detroit-raised brothers Brandon and Zane Hunt are bringing their hometown's deep-dish pizza style to Austin at Via 313. The pizza is made the authentic Detroit way, which means square-shaped pies with Sicilian crust, a layer of pepperoni, cheesy edges, and a tangy red sauce. The pies come in slices of four, and if you'd like a more, er, mainstream pizza, thin-crust rounds are also available. Aside from pizza, Via 313's two full-service restaurants serve salads and a few appetizers, like cheese bread and house-made meatballs.

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5. Little Deli & Pizzeria 7101 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757 (Crestview)

It doesn't get much more wholesome than Little Deli. Tucked into a quaint Crestview strip mall that's quizzically on an otherwise residential street, this sandwich shop excels at big northeast-style slices cooked in two inch stone hearth ovens. There's nothing fancy going on here, just an old-school dough recipe executed to perfection, plus gluten-free options.

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6. Pinthouse Pizza 4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (Rosedale)

Nothing pairs better with beer than a slice, so get doubly sauced at Pinthouse Pizza: a Rosedale brewery/pie shop whose character's expressed via long community tables and a mural inviting you to relax and have a whale of a good time, though technically that means you can still act like a Dick.

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7. St. Philip 4715 S Lamar Blvd, Sunset Valley, CA 78745

St. Philip, both pizzeria and bakery, serves up gourmet slices and meatballs. Special feature: build your own pizzas. Choose from a variety of toppings, like Idiazabal cheese or roasted red pepper. And try not to drool over the baked goods counter on your way out.

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8. aRoma Italian Kitchen & Bar 3403 S Lamar , Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)

aRoma serves up authentic Neapolitan slices in South Austin, alongside a full bar. Mozzarella is made in-house and and pies are cooked in an brick oven shipped directly from Italy. And you thought you were passionate about pizza. Happy hour special: discounted pizzas and $4 Prosecco!

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9. Salvation Pizza 624 W 34th St, Austin, TX 78705 (Utwest Campus)

This casual, barn-like venue serves up reasonably priced, New Haven-style slices. Don't miss the #1 White Pie -- creamy white sauce with fresh basil and Roma tomatoes. The happy hour special features $2.50 pints of beer and cheap slices.

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10. Southside Flying Pizza 2206 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 33406 (Congress District)

Southside Flying Pizza is king of the customizable pie. Customers first pick their crust (regular, whole wheat, or gluten free), then choose from a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies, fruits, and sauces to top. Crane your neck towards the kitchen to get a peak at some pizza dough-tossing action. In a hurry? Order a pie from your smartphone.

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11. Pieous 12005 HW 290 W, Austin, TX 78737 (West Austin)

A classic Austin pizza joint serving up pies from the traditional, to one with BACON MARMALADE. They've also got local brews on tap and WHY HAVEN'T YOU LEFT YET AFTER READING "BACON MARMALADE"?

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12. Due Forni 106 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Due Forni is a casual pizza and wine spot where you can watch spaghetti Westerns and choose between pies from one of two ovens -- a Roman oven turning out thin and crispy-crusted 'zas, and another Neapolitan oven making a thicker, softer bread.

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13. Hoboken Pie 718 Rred River St, Austin, TX 78701 (Downtown)

Hoboken Pie is a small, tucked away pizza joint in downtown Austin's Red River Cultural District. Customizable New York-style pizza with just the right amount of bend act as a transport for nostalgic East Coasters. This spot also boasts vegan options, plus great lunch specials that vary on a daily basis.

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