The art of the perfect pizza takes many forms, and these local restaurants are making mouthwatering masterpieces for all pie connoisseurs. Deep dish, thin crust, Detroit, New York and Neopolitan, here are some great restaurants in south Austin that are dishing out a plethora of pies for all pizza palates.
This independent restaurant offers authentic New York style pizzas with nearly infinite topping possibilities. Whether you’re more into cheese or more into veggies, Home Slice is a great neighborhood pizzeria that has something good for everyone. And in the true spirit of Austin, they even have live music and special events like pie eating contests. Order a custom slice and select your toppings from fried egg plant to fresh basil, or try one of their “Tried and True” pies with classic New York recipes like white clam and margherita. For a NY staple inspired by eggplant parmesan, try their Eggplant Pie and pair it with a select wine or IPA.
Bringing one of the only Detroit style pizzas to south Austin, owners Brandon and Zane of Via313 are masters of their craft. What began as a simple food truck camped behind Craft Pride has now grown to three brick-and-motar restaurants around Austin that serve authentic Detroit style deep dish pizzas. Their pies are loaded with fresh ingredients and quality you can taste. Locally sourced organic flour goes into their cheesy-baked crispy crusts and savory toppings like genoa salami and gorgonzola go onto their saucy pies. Order bar style and sip on a cocktail, or try one of their genuine Detroit style flavors like the Cadillac or the Detroiter. If you can’t decide what you want, order the “Omnivore” with just about everything.
This south Austin shop serves authentic New York style pizzas straight from Italia. Inspired by family matriarch Mama Garducci and her classic Italian recipes, Garducci’s packs their pizzas with tasty ingredients and old school traditions to create an authentic eating experience. Order a customized pizza with a delicious mix of hand picked toppings from sweet Texas onions to artichoke hearts, or try one of their famous Mama Garducci pies. For a true taste of Italy, try their “Guido” pizza with spicy sausage, crushed meatballs, pepperoni, black olives, fresh jalapenos, mushrooms and roasted garlic.
Located on south 1st, this cool pizza truck caters to the late night slice seekers. The Pizza Shop offers “in your face” slices that you can barely fit your mouth around. Their names are funky and their flavors are fantastic. They even offer late night delivery for the midnight munchies! Each recipe at the Pizza Shop is more ingenious than the last, and they offer a range of flavors from basil pesto to white truffle. For something savory and super saucy, try their Homegrown”Huntsman” pizza, with meatballs, bacon, pepperoni and sausage.
A new addition to the south Austin pizza scene, Toss Pizzeria brings a little something different to the table. With a multitude of options in size, flavor, and ingredients, you can have your pizza any way you like. Toss prides itself on sourcing locally whenever and wherever they can, and they are dedicated to making delicious, one-of-a-kind pizzas for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Their versatile menu includes everything from wings to build your own pies – you can even order a $2 beer for the kitchen staff if you’re feeling generous! In the mood for something totally new? Try their specialty Pork Belly Carbonara pie with pancetta, egg and romano cream sauce.