1209 Red River
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-9pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-9:30pm; Sun., 5-9pm
This restaurant serves some of the best homestyle thin-crust pizzas (including plenty of gluten-free options) and has Italian lunch specials that can be enjoyed alfresco.
Some things never change, like the quality of these pies, and the De Niro sandwich – homemade foccacia with giant meatballs. Baked Eggplant Provolone on spaghetti sounds good to us, as well. The wine list is well-curated, and pairs well with the main courses here.
508 West Ave., 512/472-3534
A wood-fired oven turns out pizzas as well as some entrée selections, and a wine mezzanine is stocked with 100% Italian wine selections. Lunch and dinner menus are based on seasonal Northern Italian dishes enhanced by local produce. Also look for rustic Italian artisan breads and desserts like various flavors of gelati, sorbetti, and fruit crostatas.
123 W. Sixth, 512/660-5390