51 Rainey, 512/499-0105
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 11am-11pm;
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)
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
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
specializes in the East Coast style of soft and gooey thin-crust pizza that tastes best when you're standing in the mall.
704 Congress, 512/480-8440