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September 27, 2009

Austin’s Pizza

Filed under: Uncategorized — Carly J Hallman @ 9:45 am

Pizza has long been marginalized as college food, football-bro food, drunk food, junk food. And there’s that old joke about pizza being like…birds, bees, something grown people do when they’re really in love: when it’s good, it’s really good, and when it’s bad, it’s still good. But let’s be honest and mature adults here and admit that there is such a thing as bad pizza (I’m looking at you, Mr. Gatti’s, CiCi’s, and Pizza Patron).

Black olives and portabello mushrooms on a whole wheat crust

Black olives and portabello mushrooms on a whole wheat crust

I will give you a minute to recover from the impact of that little truth bomb before I tell you this: there’s also such a thing as good pizza. Really, really good pizza.

Austin’s Pizza, voted Best Delivery in the 2009 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll, proves that pizza doesn’t have to just be a greasy “food item” that exists for the sole purpose of satisfying hunger until a better meal comes along.

With locations throughout Austin, Austin’s Pizza is raising the metaphorical pizza bar (I say metaphorical, even though I love the mental image of pole-vaulting pizzas). Austin’s Pizza provides the pizza-consumer with a dizzying array of pizza-related options. Truly dizzying (but not nauseating as many pizza restaurants tend to be). Portabello mushrooms? Sure! Vegan cheese? No problem! Whole wheat crust at no extra charge? Of course!

Considering the variety, quality, and freshness of their ingredients, Austin’s Pizza is very reasonably priced. A two-topping (large) 14″ pizza runs $12.99. Cheese sticks and small salads start at $4.99.

Visit their website to view menu and locations or to place an order online.



  1. Carly, I do love some Austin’s Pizza. But I insist you try other places: Cippolina has the best oven roasted pizza ever. And Homeslice isn’t bad either. On your next pizza craving, try one of these!

    Comment by Sara O. — September 28, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

    • I don’t like Homeslice. Too greasy.

      Comment by cjhallman44 — September 28, 2009 @ 2:37 pm

  2. But I’ll have to give the other place a shot. Mandola’s in the Triangle also has good pizza.

    Comment by cjhallman44 — September 28, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

  3. Hey: JD Torian, owner of Austin’s Pizza here. Thanks for the nice write up. I am proud of what we put out, and it makes me happy that folks like yourself recognize and enjoy it.

    I do have to say, however, that that particular pie is not the best looking I have ever seen. So, I guess the good news is that we can do even better. Let me know when you want another (on me).

    Thanks again.

    Comment by JD — September 29, 2009 @ 9:21 am

  4. You’ll have to try the Mellow Mushroom sometime. But then again, perhaps I only remember it fondly for my runner-up finish in a Connect 4 tournament.

    Comment by Tristan — September 29, 2009 @ 3:32 pm

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