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Best Little Slice Of NY In N. Austin

Reale's Pizza & Cafe

When the moon-ah hitsa yooo eye like-a bigga pizzzzzzzz-ah-pie, that's Reale's! Resident cranky Chron food guy Robb Walsh gave them the nod in our pizza issue this year. But since his last name is Walsh, we took our own hot roman blood to the family-owned pizzeria way up on 183 to taste for ourselves. Mama mia! It isn't just the hundreds of Chianti bottles that line the walls, it isn't just the Dino and Frank pumped through the PA, it isn't just the buff manager whose real name is Gino that convinces us. It is the amazing attention to detail, replicating experiences hard to come by this side of NY's Little Italy! It is delicate, cruncy crust, slathered with real Italian tomato sauce! It is The Cheese! As they say in the Big Apple: We heart Reale's!

Reale's Pizza & Cafe
13450 Hwy. 183 N., 512/335-5115

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