From Late-Night Shops to Upscale Casual Restaurants, the Best Pizza in Austin Can Be Found Anywhere
If you’re like us, pizza is one of your go-to dishes. Whether you are looking for a late-night snack after hitting the bars or you want a filling lunch to tide you over during the rest of the workday, pizza is almost always a solid choice. Luckily, there is no shortage of restaurants that could vie for being recognized for serving the best pizza in Austin. From upscale, casual cafes to late-night restaurants, we are covering all of the places in the city serving the best pizza in Austin.
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1007 E 6th St. East Austin | spartanpizzaaustin.com
There are few things more satisfying in life than biting into a warm, savory piece of pizza. Handcrafted pizza baked from handmade dough brings a delicious twist to a person’s taste buds. That’s why Spartan Pizza continues to be one of the most popular pizza parlors in Austin. All pizzas are made from an original dough recipe that was five years in the making and is topped with the restaurant’s in-house recipe. Spartan Pizza is also dedicated to serving only the freshest ingredients, which is why they hand-cut all of their vegetables and toppings every day. In addition to their house-made dough and sauces, Spartan Pizza roasts its own garlic and blends its own salad dressings.
Guests can choose between ordering a specialty pizza made with shredded mozzarella or building their own pizza. Their specialty pizzas include inventive options such as the Spartan, which is made of marinara, green bell pepper, and white onion and the Helen, which is topped with roasted garlic oil, fresh milk mozzarella, and fresh basil. All pizzas come in 10”, 14”, and 16” cuts.
“Check out this place and you won't be disappointed! I'm not a Chicago or Detroit style pizza fan, but I LOVE me some NY style pizza. This place has that. There is a cute bar-style area to sit at if you want to eat there. The chefs and staff are right in front of you joking around within each other. You can tell they are all passionate about pizza! They give great recommendations and have an interesting selection of slices.” - Yelp Review
11521 N Ranch to Market, Suite 450, Austin | modpizza.com
Need a place that gives you options? Somewhere that offers more than five of the same toppings you can find at any pizza parlor? Head to MOD Pizza for your next dinner out. With over 30 toppings, one set price, and its assembly-line style of ordering, MOD Pizza is the perfect destination for a quick, but a delicious bite of pizza. Customers can select an 11-inch classic pizza from the menu or build their own pie. Mini 6” and mega dough 11” thick-crusted pizza are also available. Want something a little lighter? Check out their wide selection of salads and sides.
“I got the Lucia pizza 11 inch which is pretty big for one person I had to take it home to my husband. It was so good and I really love the crust!! they make it in an open oven so it gets the darker crust on the edges. The Lucia has ricotta, a spicy red sauce and cheese, and basil and pepperoni!” - Yelp Review
1100 Center Ridge Dr. Suite 320, Austin | nikispizzamenu.com
For years, Niki’s Pizza has served as one of the go-to destinations for the best pizza in Austin — and for good reason. With a comprehensive selection of pizzas, salads, calzones, and homemade pasta, customers are guaranteed to find something that satisfies their taste buds. Whether you are craving a bell pepper pizza slice or a cheese calzone, Niki’s Pizza has it all. Not in the mood to go out? Don’t worry. Niki’s will deliver for free.
“I can't recommend Nikki's highly enough. Their eggplant parmigiana is absolutely wonderful. As is their eggplant sub and meatball sub. and their greek salad. oh and pizza! do yourself a favor and try this place out.” - Yelp Review
2702 E Cesar Chavez St. East Austin | southsideflyingpizza.com
Located in East Austin, Southside Flying Pizza is a local hot-spot for artisan-quality pizza and filling entrees. Along with their regular menu items, Southside Flying Pizza offers an array of daily specials, such as the $8 for any sub deal on Mondays and the late-night special for a large 3-topping pizza for $15. Weekday lunch specials offer deals for a $10 combo of pizza, salad, and a drink or a special for any sub, side salad, chips, and a drink for $15. Bicyclists can even ride in and receive 10% off of their orders.
Not sure what to get? Start with some garlic bread bites to share with the whole group. Then, get ready for some savory pizza. Choose the Margherita pizza for a hit of mozzarella cheese and spinach or experiment with the Flyin’ Hawaiin pizza with BBQ sauce, chicken, ham, and red onions.
“After placing our order at the counter, we sat down and the pizza was brought to us when it was ready. Fresh from the oven, with that oozy cheese shot, it was delicious! Even though I wasn't that hungry, I still had to go back for the second slice since it was just so tasty and perfectly cooked. I cannot wait for my next Southside experience!” - Yelp Review
4800 Burnet Rd. Rosedale | gustoitaliankitchen.com
Found in the neighborhood of Rosedale in North Central Austin, Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar encapsulates the special, warm flavors of Italian cuisine in each of its menu items. Along with its hand-formed pizza, Gusto serves carefully-made salads, pressed paninis, pasta, and entrees featuring Texas farm-raised meats. Guests can also select a craft cocktail, Italian wine, or beer to accompany their meals. Gusto Italian Kitchen offers four pizzas — the Margherita, Salsiccia, Funghi, and Bacon. Customers can add extra toppings such as anchovy, chicken, venison sausage, and pepperoni.
“Mushroom Pizza (add prosciutto), I'd go back this alone. This pizza was simply one of the best I have had in a long time. The crust was perfectly rolled, nice and thin, and the proportion of cheese ricotta truffle oil mushroom and prosciutto were perfectly balanced. 4 out 5.” - Yelp Review
1600 W 35th St. Austin | austinspizza.com
For pizza lovers looking for a good deal, Austin’s Pizza is going to be your new favorite pizza place. From pickup specials for $7 cheese and $8 pepperoni pizzas to its extensive list of inexpensive options, Austin’s Pizza offers a way to enjoy high-quality artisan pizza without breaking the bank. Looking to try something new? Order the Mediterranean pizza topped with spinach, Kalamata olives, red onions, artichoke hearts, and garlic. For something a little meatier, try the Meaty Madness special. Topped with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, and hamburger, this pizza is every meat lover’s dream. For vegetarians, the Vegetated and Super Cheese items are delicious and savory options that suit their diets.
“The pizza here is the best. It's just fluffy enough, just crispy enough buttery crust pizza that melts in your mouth. My partner and I REALLY enjoyed the cheese pizza that we split last night, especially because it only too 8 dollars and something cents and it was more than big enough to split.” - Yelp Review
Pizza is a classic staple among residents of Texas — and for good reason. What’s your go-to pizza place in Austin? Let us know in the comments!