Sammataro Set to Sling East-Coast-Style Pies at New Physical Store
Pizza place to move in to former 40 North location
By Leena Alali,
12:10PM, Fri. Oct. 14, 2022
On Monday, Sammataro Pizza announced via Instagram they will be adding a brick-and-mortar shop on 900 W. 10th St. in December, the former pizza-dough-tossing grounds of 40 North, to expand on their current trailer in East Austin.
The decision came after 40 North announced on Instagram back in August that they were “out of dough” and would serve their last pie on Oct. 9. Their departure made way for the next food team, CEO and owner Isaac Flores at Sammataro, to take over the location. Previously, the shop was home to Tex-Mex burger joint El Sapo and before that, Bacon, a restaurant specializing in its namesake.
Similar to 40 North, Sammataro transitioned from a culinary project to a trailer until graduating to a physical store. The two both built their brand on a small menu meant to highlight quality ingredients.
Sammataro has had its fair share of adventures serving Austin their East-coast-style pizza pies through an Eastside trailer and participating in collaborations with shops such as Meanwhile Beer, Two Hands, and Smallhold’s Austin-grown mushrooms.
The shop has built its own cult-like marinara culture through various pop-ups, partnerships, and adult pizza parties with local brews and DJ sets.
“I can't wait to see what we can do to activate the (new) space as much as possible,” says Flores. “I come from a bar background at bars in Brooklyn. And the way that we would get people to come to see us was by throwing parties. And what's better than a pizza party?”