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28 places to get your pizza fix in Austin

Dig into Austin’s must-try pizza shops including New York-style, Roman pizza, wood-fired, Detroit-style, and creative pies.


There’s nothing better than ending the day with a DeSano pizza and beer in-hand.

Photo courtesy @desanopizzaaustin

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Whenever we’re feeling saucy, we like to dig into a slice of local pizza.

Austin’s pizza scene is bubbling with options — and we keep finding ways to top ourselves. If you’re on the quest for the perfect slice, we’ve pie-oneered a list of 28 places to grab pizza that are definitely worth the dough.

Unless otherwise noted, vegan and gluten-free options are available.

Local legends


Aviator Pizza is known for its expansive beer gardens — the better to eat pizza with.

Photo courtesy @aviatorpizza

Austin’s Pizza, five locations
This local pizza joint serves up classics, build-your-own pies, and creative originals like the “pesto a go-goat” or “Mopac” pie.

Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse, four locations
Enjoy dozens of craft pies, calzones, salads, and grinder sandwiches, plus 50+ brews on tap.

East Side Pies, three locations
I spy creative pies at this beloved pizzeria. This is the spot to try pies with ricotta, black bean, and chimichurri sauces with toppings like smoked salmon, jerk chicken, and Li’l Smokies.

Southside Flying Pizza, three locations
A longtime Austin favorite, this pizzeria offers a robust menu of pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, and subs, plus a wide array of gluten-free pies.

Oddwood Brewing, 3108 Manor Rd.
Think outside the pizza box at this neighborhood brewery, which specializes in pizza and beer. Pro tip: try the seasonal Harvest Pie with a pumpkin base, balsamic reduction, and roasted pumpkin seeds.

Pinthouse Pizza, four locations
Pair a selection of craft brews with a burger, pretzel, buffalo wings, boiled peanuts or a sourdough pie.

Italian origins

Three pizzas on a cutting board

From left to right, these are Baldinucci’s Quattro Funghi, pepperoni, and Diablo pizzas.

Photo by ATXtoday

Baldinucci Pizza Romana, 3300 Bee Caves Rd., Ste. #110, West Lake Hills
This family-owned spot specializes in Roman pizza, which is made on a thick and airy crust, and also offers a collection of imported wines.

Pedroso’s Pizza, two locations
Have your pizza and eat it too at Pedroso’s, which serves strombolis and calzones, plus New York-style, Sicilian-style, grandma-style, and American-style pizza. Pro tip: don’t skip the cannolis.

Roppolo’s Pizzeria, five locations
This local pizzeria sells slices out of windows, trucks, and standalone shops to get pies in the hands of Austinites, often those in West Campus and on 6th Street.


You’re looking at Toss’s October Pie: the Shrimp Po’ Boy pizza.

Photo courtesy @tosspizzeria

Toss Pizzeria & Pub, two locations
Have your pizza made into a pretzel, get some queso, or enjoy a traditional pie at this Tex-Mex-inspired pizzeria with 10+ beers on tap.

Fire(d) pizza

Bufalina, two locations
Crispy wood-fired pies are available at both Bufalina Pizza and Bufalina Due — don’t skip a wine pairing from these restaurants’ impressive lists.

DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana, two locations
DeSano will satiate your wood-fired Neapolitan pizza needs, but make sure to bring home a cannoli or nutella dessert pizza.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, 11700 Domain Blvd., Ste. #148
Look no further for coal-fired, brick oven pizza with all the toppings you could ever want.

Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza, three locations
Like the name suggests, this pizzeria serves up toasty pies, pastas, and upscale appetizers like bacon-wrapped figs.

Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria, 908 Congress Ave.
This “old world” pizzeria is family-run, with a menu of curated pies and pasta dishes in a romantic setting.

Seriously New York-style

Favorite Pizza, 801 W. 6th St.
This downtown spot is open into the wee hours on weekends, selling pizzas, Italian ice, and desserts from sister restaurant Sammie’s.

Hoboken Pie, 718 Red River St.
This New Jersey-inspired spot has been hand-tossing pies since 2008, and stays open every night until 2 a.m.


Home Slice is one of Austin’s most well-known pizzerias, with a prominent storefront on South Congress Avenue.

Photo courtesy @abbyburgy

Home Slice Pizza, three locations
By the slice or by the pie, this restaurant has kept Austinites fed since 2005. This restaurant proudly serves New York-style pizza, calzones, subs and salads.

Salvation Pizza, two locations
This pizzeria is always a welcome sight, especially if you’ve been out drinking on Rainey Street or Rock Rose Avenue.

Fancier fare

Allday Pizza, two locations
Lovers of specialty pies won’t want to miss “The Sampler,” which allows you to build a pie with six slices of your choosing, or you can build your own calzone.

Three pizzas with charred crusts on wooden boards from above. The first is a Margherita pizza, the second is an arugula pizza with a fried egg on top, and the third is a pepperoni.

You can get any pizza from The Backspace topped with a fried egg.

Photo courtesy @backspaceaustin

The Backspace, two locations
Pizza, and pasta, and prosciutto, oh my. This pizzeria serves up traditional Neapolitan pies with thin crusts, plus, you can get any of them topped with a farm fresh egg. Don’t miss the happy hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. daily.

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza Pub, 3663 Bee Cave Rd.
This Tarrytown spot has a full menu with much more than just pizza, but the unique pies (like “The Belgian”, topped with Brussels sprouts and bacon) will wow you. Plus, gluten-free Austinites will have plenty of options at this pub.

A thin-crust pizza as shown from above, topped with small pepperonis with the edges turned up, parmesan, and whole basil leaves.

Sammataro’s pizza will make your mouth water.

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Sammataro, 2907 E. 12th St.
You’ll feel like a New Yorker at this upscale pizza joint, which specializes in just four curated flavors of ‘za: a classic Margherita, supreme, a no-cheese red pie, and vodka pie.

Not to sound cheesy

Possum Pizza, 2324 E. Cesar Chavez St.
Have your pick of plant-based pizzas at this 100% vegan pizza truck, which serves classic takes and quirky pies like the “Bac’n Mac” with mac and cheese, bac’n, and buffalo ranch drizzle.

Big Nonna’s Pizza & Ice Cream, 12601 Tech Ridge Blvd., Ste. #300
Peddling all-vegan-everything, this restaurant serves pizzas by the slice or by the pie, dessert pizzas, vegan soft serve, garlic knots, and fried Brussels sprouts. Psst — you can also find this restaurant’s food truck, Li’l Nonna’s, at 2908 Fruth St.

Cross-country crusts

Conan’s Pizza, two locations
You’d be hard-pressed to find authentic, Chicago-style deep dish pizza in town, so look no further than Conan’s, which also serves thin crust.

Little Deli & Pizzeria, two locations
Grab some New Jersey-style pizza by the pie or by the slice (which is made in a stone hearth oven for a crispy crust), a sandwich made on freshly baked bread, or some comforting soup.

Via 313, five locations
Fill up on delectable Detroit-style pizza — a spin on Sicilian pies — and dessert pies at this acclaimed spot.

We know, this is just a piece of the pie. If your favorite place to get pizza wasn’t mentioned, let us know so we can show it some love in the future.

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