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“Brick Oven Pizza from Scratch” 4 of 5 stars
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Backspace
507 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701-3623
512-474-9899
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Ranked #107 of 3,124 restaurants in Austin
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 6th Street
Bishop, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Brick Oven Pizza from Scratch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Small bar and café atmosphere where you can watch them make the pizzas and have a draft beer while you wait. Food was above average and service was good.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Cozy, small place with great pizza, service, and clientele. Am not a wine drinker, but the selection was large. This is a great little find.

Visited January 2013
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Tupelo, Mississippi
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Enjoyed great food in fun surroundings. Service could use some improvement--do not interrupt meal to remove one diners plate and tried to force more wine by pouring everytime she came by the table. Will try one more time.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Love, Love, Love This Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We enjoyed this fresh tasting menu so much we returned the following day for lunch while on vacation in Austin. The fire cooked pizza is soooo good. We tried the one topped with Arugula the first visit and the Margherita the second. The cheese and meat tray was absolutely delicious and was perfect to split along with one pizza for two people. The antipasti menu is so simple yet so tasty. I would love to have this restaurant in my home town. I would most definitely be a regular. All the food was fresh and had a lot of flavor.
The decor is very small and pretty dark. Small tables and a long counter are the seating choices. The entire place probably only seats about 25 people. I guess we got lucky because we got right in for dinner and lunch. Lunch was the least crowded. I did enjoy the old world feel to it but if you're looking for bright and cheerful, this is not it. Service was great for us as well.
Small list of wines and beer but we were able to find something we both enjoyed.
We will most certainly go back to this restaurant if ever back in Austin which was a great place to visit by the way. Especially in early Spring.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Real good wood fired pizza!
The restaurant is small and personal.
Pizza with an egg on top, how can you go wrong?

Visited October 2012
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