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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2005, 10:05:51 PM »
Ron,

I tried the pie there.  The crust was very different from what I'm used to, but I loved it.  I had the 14" mushroom pizza, which while expensive ($13), was worth it to me.  Wife had the panni sandwich.  She thought it as great also.


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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2005, 03:51:33 PM »
I'll have to remember that about Tuscany. Thanks for the tip.

You try Brooklyn Pie company yet?


Try their slice before you buy a full pie.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2006, 11:16:53 AM »
OK, I think I have to change my picks here... After eating at Rounders a few more times, I really think they have beaten Saccones out for the # 1 spot in Aistin, in my book, and I'll tell you why...

The crust.

They bottom of the crust is crisp, but chewy, at Rounders, but Saccones, they use screens and the crust is too soft on the bottom.

Yep... OH! And they have garlic knots, really "GARLICKY" garlic knots. Big honkin' garlic knots, the size of a tennis ball. Two for $2.

www.rounderspizza.com


And their Capresse salad... fuhggheddabowdit!
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2006, 10:15:56 AM »
Just found out about a new (new to me at least) place here in Austin that I need to go check out.


"Homeslice Pizza"

Check out the "Meet the Queen of Pies" flash video.

LOL

I'll post a review once I check 'em out.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2006, 11:23:11 AM »
Just found out about a new (new to me at least) place here in Austin that I need to go check out.


"Homeslice Pizza"

Check out the "Meet the Queen of Pies" flash video.

LOL

I'll post a review once I check 'em out.


Ok, so my wife and I visited Homeslice last night.

It's Austin/NYC fusion. It's on South Congress Ave ("SoCo") so, it's got the quirkiness of Downtown Austin, with some NYC touches thrown in in the perfect places to create a truly unique atmosphere.

We got the Large, with extra cheese on it, and my wife almost fell out of the booth when she took the first bite. Me, being the semi-pizzasnob that I am, let it sit for a minute so I could dissect it in my head.

I loved it.

The owners, planned for this place for 6 years. The wife went to NYC to study with some of the masters and it shows.

The pizza was phenomenal. Crispy crust that had just enough give. Sauce wasn't overpowering. The cheese was well rounded, and I could taste both the provolone and mozzarella mixing together to give it just the right amount of edginess with the provolone, balanced with the smoothness of the mozz.

I'd say this one is up there with Rounders. The atmosphere is completely different than Rounders, but the pizza is on par with them.

If you're ever in Austin, check them out. You will NOT be dissappointed.

They're on South Congress, directly across the street from the famous Guero's Taco Bar.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2006, 07:15:58 PM »
saccones in leander is pretty good. not as good as florio's in San antonio, but pretty damn good. also, for a late nite fix, after a concert...hoek's pizza on 6th isn't too bad. not much of a restaurant, more of a pizza window.

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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2006, 12:39:02 PM »
Homeslice is still at the top of the list, along with Rounders.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2006, 01:12:16 PM »
Homeslice is still at the top of the list, along with Rounders.
I hated homeslice; way too greasy, way too floppy, way too "insert NYC pizza stereotypes." In fact, with regards to local pizza places, it could be at the bottom of my list.

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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2006, 08:49:48 PM »
They have a new pizza chain called Red Brick Pizza in the Austin area.  Have any of you been?
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2006, 12:44:44 AM »
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2006, 02:21:58 AM »
New Q&A: how many of those pizza joints make 26" pies DAILY?

None.

Brooklyn Pie Co. over in Round Rock

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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2006, 10:06:30 PM »
New Q&A: how many of those pizza joints make 26" pies DAILY?

None.

Brooklyn Pie Co. over in Round Rock
Should I care about a 26" pie?  ???

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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2006, 04:21:24 PM »
Interesting thread on Chowhounds:  http://www.chowhound.com/southwest/boards/texas/messages/23680.html

Read the replies also.

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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2006, 12:00:43 AM »
East Side pies guy talks a lot of smack about other places in town... I didn't see much in the way of his pies posted on his site though. Site is a little (ok, a lot) on the cheap side...

The few pies I did see looked like some foo-foo California style stuff... not something I'm into.

I'm going to have to go check his place out though.


By the way, Homeslice is not crappy low quality mozzarella. He probably tasted the sharp twang of the provolone in it.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2006, 12:04:27 AM »
I hated homeslice; way too greasy, way too floppy, way too "insert NYC pizza stereotypes." In fact, with regards to local pizza places, it could be at the bottom of my list.

Well, NY pie isn't your thing then, I guess.


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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2006, 12:05:33 AM »
New Q&A: how many of those pizza joints make 26" pies DAILY?

None.

Brooklyn Pie Co. over in Round Rock

The only thing I'm not cool with at Brooklyn Pie is the sauce... after going there a few times, it seems like it's just too thick.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2006, 02:05:49 PM »
Well, NY pie isn't your thing then, I guess.



That's rubbish. In fact Grimaldi's is one of my favorite pizza places.

I like good NY Pie; homeslices was (the time I tried it) an overly greasy, too-much-cheese-to-hide-the-sauce-and-crust, average NY pie at best.

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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2006, 09:20:47 AM »
That's rubbish.

No need to get nasty...
It's just pizza dude. Not politics.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2006, 09:11:31 PM »
FYI... Damian Mandola has opened an Italian Market in Austin.

Mandola's Italian Market...

http://www.whatsmandolas.com/


They make fresh Mozzarella cheese, bake bread fresh, and sell all types of Italian imported food.

They also have a restaurant with some excellent Italian food.


Worth the visit.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2006, 02:25:42 PM »
They have a new pizza chain called Red Brick Pizza in the Austin area.  Have any of you been?

Red Brick is just another one of those chain pie places. It's about as 'good' as any other chain, honestly. It'll do in a pinch, but for the same price, you can get some really great pizza at Homeslice, Saccone's, or Rounders.


They have Gelato there (at Red Brick), and it's decent. But that's coming form a guy who's never had real Italian Gelato, so I'm no 'expert'.
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