908 Congress, 512/476-3131
Hours: Mon.-Thu., 11am-10pm; Fri., 11am-11pm; Sat., 1-11pm
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.
1209 Red River, 512/477-7006
This restaurant offers an upscale Italian and Continental menu in a beautifully restored Downtown railroad hotel. Catch live accordion music five nights a week.
504 E. Fifth, 512/477-7497
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