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Backspace

#76 of 2,938 Restaurants in Austin
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507 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-3623 (6th Street)
512-474-9899
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, very fresh

We had several glasses of Lambrusco. It was tasty and reasonably priced. Out appetizers were excellent and consisted of brussel sprouts and bruschetta. The bruschetta had a lard and fresh toppings on a soft bread--out of this world. The pizzas were simple and delicious. I will return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
JPax
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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175 reviews 175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had several glasses of Lambrusco. It was tasty and reasonably priced. Out appetizers were excellent and consisted of brussel sprouts and bruschetta. The bruschetta had a lard and fresh toppings on a soft bread--out of this world. The pizzas were simple and delicious. I will return.

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LA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This small wood fire pizza lace has a great feel and great food. From the meatballs, cheese plate to the pizza all top notch. Service was friendly and effecient. The place is small so our table of 6 was

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

An authentic Italian meal. Smallish establishment. Felt like I was in Grandma's kitchen. Menu was limited but delectable. Waitstaff was attentive and helpful. Would definitely go back. Oh wait, I did!

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New Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

There aren't many places to eat in the 6th Street area. We tried to get a seat at the Parkside, but was told there was a 2 hour wait. The host at the Parkside was super nice and recommended this restaurant. He escorted us out the back door to the Backspace Restaurant and told us to tell them that the... More 

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New York, NY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Calling this a pizzeria is a severe understatement. Yes, they serve delicious, tasty pizzas, but they also have a selection of antipasti and small plates that are absolutely divine. We arrived at 7pm on a Tuesday without a reservation, and were so lucky to get a table. (They have about 15 seats at the bar and about 8 tables.) Everything... More 

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Houston,TX
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My wife and I visited Austin the weekend of February 7th to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Awesome location in downtown Austin on SanJacinto and 6th St. We arrived at ~ 5:15 p.m. without a reservation. It is a small dining area with approximately 8 tables. We were promptly seated and beverage order was taken. We also ordered an appetizer of... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I was in Austin on a business trip and at at the restaurant on a referral from a coworker. The pizza was delicious and savory and just the right amount. I would recommend getting a bottle of wine versus a glass if there are 2 or more people in your group. The waiter was very attentive and friendly. When in... More 

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NJ
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11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We came to Austin (from NJ) without a dinner plan and felt like checking out the 6th St scene. The pepperoni pizza and field greens salad were really enjoyable, I'm kind of craving it now. The place is small and uses the bar as seating, I was put on the corner of it and every single person hit me so... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My boyfriend and I went to backspace last night. It's one of the Parkside Projects including Olive & June as well as Parkside which seemed to be attached to backspace. We looked at the menus of all three online beforehand and were really impressed with backspace's great happy hour deal. We thought it would fill up quickly so went at... More 

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Pennsylvania
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We went for lunch.Very good margherita and pepperoni pies,nice thin and crispy base and good cheese/sausage.Tasty caponata and baked okra.Great selection of wine and beer-prosecco outstanding.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 507 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-3623
    (6th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-474-9899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?