3940 S. Lamar
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm
This chain eatery serves reliable, generic Italian food at reasonable prices. A popular family place and a safe choice for those who fear the food-unknown.
It may be described as Chicago-style Italian, but this popular spot offers some sophisticated fare as well. One special, the clams with sweet vermouth and roasted peppers over pappardelle pasta, had our critic swooning.
1321 S. Congress, 512/916-1315
This isn't just some of the best pizza in town; there's a full menu of gluten-free options complementing the traditional, filling pasta dishes, all with a personal touch.
9911 Brodie, 512/292-3939
features a buffet, but not in the classic sense. More than 70 dishes are displayed in numerous food stations, all prepared in-house and from fresh ingredients.
4715 Hwy. 290 W., 512/892-4444