Southside Flying Pizza

1224 South Lamar Blvd.

With more than 30 toppings to choose from, the possibilities are endless at Southside Flying Pizza. Their pies are hand-tossed to perfection, creating a crust that’s not too thick and not too thin. Everything can be customized, making this an ideal option for more picky eaters. Pro tip: head to Southside for two large pizzas for $20 every Tuesday.

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Home Slice Pizza

1415 South Congress Ave.

An Austin institution, Home Slice Pizza’s New York-style pies are inspired by Italian grandmothers and served in both North and South Austin. Pizzas are available by the slice at their dine-in spots, as well as at More Home Slice, a take-out and delivery-only operation next door to the South Congress restaurant. Stone-baked crust, authentic toppings and local produce make Home Slice a family-style meal everyone will enjoy.

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Pinthouse Pizza

4729 Burnet Rd.

Pizza and beer are a match made in heaven, and Pinthouse Pizza is the Austin mecca for both. Pinthouse’s hop-forward beer is made by a team of brewers focused on having balanced and flavorful options on tap. Their pizza is so good you’ll want to come back for the rotating monthly specials, as well as perennial favorites like the Honey Pear and Cannonball. Everything is hand-crafted and served in a casual environment that’s perfect for gatherings with friends.

Bufalina Due

6555 Burnet Rd.

Known for their incredible happy hour, Bufalina Due is for Neapolitan pizza fans. Cooked in a 900° Stefano Ferrara wood-burning oven for approximately 90 seconds, Bufalina’s pies are slightly charred, but still chewy in the middle. Their flavors range from the classic, like the Margherita and Sausage & Peppers, to the more unique, like the Vodka Arrabiata and Pickle Pie. Don’t skip the wine, as Bufalina carries an amazing selection — and even has a wine club!

The Backspace

507 San Jacinto Blvd.

Although The Backspace has plenty more to offer than just pizza, their pies are amazing, made in a wood-burning brick Italian oven that lends authenticity and flavor to each pizza creation. The restaurant’s intimate setting will transport you to Italy for the evening, and they have a great happy hour from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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1108 East 12th St.

For gourmet pizza served straight out of a trailer, make a visit to Sammataro. After opening in Westlake in late 2020, the pizza truck developed a large following and eventually made the move to Arbor Food Park. Fresh basil in every bite, a crispy, crunchy crust and natural ingredients all contribute to this being a New York slice worth trying.

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Love Supreme

2805 Manor Rd.

A new addition to Manor Road, Love Supreme Pizza Bar is the spot for large groups thanks to its 5,000 square feet of indoor space and 3,000-square-foot patio and outdoor bar. The kitchen, led by Executive Chef Russell Victorioso, is churning out Neapolitan-inspired round pizzas and square deep dish pies, making it the best of both worlds for pizza lovers.

Big Nonna’s

12601 Tech Ridge Blvd.

Vegans can get their pizza and ice cream fix at Big Nonna’s, a plant-based pizzeria that also offers gluten-free options. Their New York-inspired pies are a fun spin on the classics: the Beetaroni features beet “pepperoni,” while the Supreme is topped with a variety of vegetables, plus the Flying Tempeh Bros.’ smoky tempeh. Make it a dairy-free feast with soft serve made from organic soy and coconut milk.

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Salvation Pizza

51 Rainey St.

Salvation Pizza is serving up delightful thin-crust pizza at their locations on Rainey Street and Domain NORTHSIDE. Known for their New Haven-style pizza, made with a hand-pounded crust and fresh ingredients, Salvation Pizza is dedicated to being a hang-out spot for the community. The Chicken Bacon Ranch is a popular option, along with the Truffle Spinach Mushroom and Spicy Hawaiian.

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Favorite Pizza

801 West 6th St.

What’s in a name? At Favorite Pizza, it’s the bold claim that they’re serving up some of the best slices in town, but it might just be true. Open “noon to late,” Favorite Pizza offers whole pies and slices. We recommend the Knuckleball, which is loaded with pesto, shredded mozzarella, ricotta cheese and sister restaurant Sammie’s meatballs. To drink, there’s the frozen Favorite Slush made with aperitivo and sparkling wine, along with bottles of wine, house cocktails and more.

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Via 313

3016 Guadalupe St.

An Austin original that expanded to more cities after opening in 2011, Via 313 makes Detroit-style pizza with rich, bubbly dough and scrumptious toppings. The pizza is authentic, as founders and brothers Brandon and Zane Hunt were born and raised in the Motor City. If you’re looking for something sweet and savory, try the Cadillac, a satisfying combination of prosciutto, fig preserves, gorgonzola and balsamic glaze, all on top of that perfect crust.

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Austin’s Pizza

3638 Bee Caves Rd.

A favorite for the college crowd, Austin’s Pizza is a tasty go-to when looking for a delivery option. Better than the big chains, but still budget-friendly, the pizzas are cheesy and unfussy, served with Austin-inspired toppings combinations. Try the pizza rolls, served with a side of marinara sauce or homemade ranch.

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East Side Pies

1401 Rosewood Ave.

East Side Pies is no longer just on the East Side, as they’ve expanded to multiple locations around town. Their team works with local farms and ranches to provide fresh ingredients for their pizzas, including 100% whole milk mozzarella and seasonal vegetables. They even offer a daily Farm to Table pizza special, celebrating the local produce they source. With names like Homer, Epoch, Buscemi and Stagger Lee, the flavors are always interesting at East Side Pies.