51 Rainey, 512/499-0105
photo by Adrienne Whitehorse
This place specializes in New Haven-style "apizza" with fresh, Texas ingredients like jalapeño. The clam pie is the real deal.
- 2006: Critics Best Italian Renaissance (Austin's Pizza and Gelato Explosion)
Formerly a very popular trailer, 40 North now serves its craveable Neopolitan pizza out of a homey house near the Downtown ACC campus. The Hot Honey – tomato, ricotta, coppa, parm, fresno chile pepper, Mike's Hot Honey – is a cult favorite.
900 W. 10th, 512/660-5779
Winner of 2011’s Best of Austin Critics Pick for Best Dinner Destination on a Damp, Cold Night, this place is about as authentically Italian as you can get without jumping on a plane to Parma. Antipasti, Neopolitan pizza, and a good wine list make for good shelter here.
507 San Jacinto, 512/474-9899
New York style slices and whole pies, plus wings, paninis, calzones.
601 W. Sixth, 512/953-8145