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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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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #40 on: February 28, 2009, 10:17:12 PM »
Traveling to Austin...as a pizza freak, this thread was a savoir.  Just had Home Slice.  Speechless.  Epic.  True NY.  Pristine...beautiful, just flat out impressive.  Ordered the Pep mush (they call her #5) with extra sauce, being a sauce guy.  More critique to come later in the week when we head home and try a few more stops...but for now, suffice it to say, if you love pizza, and you are within 300 miles of this place - visit.  Waited an hour to get a seat at peak lunch on a Saturday...more than worth it!  thanks guys.     

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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2009, 11:15:12 PM »
Back from my mid-winter Texas trip.  Friends from the area (who are not pizza freaks by any means) steered me towards a small pizzeria near our hotel on the south side of Austin.  It was called Classic Pizza.  Good crust, very poor, acidic, pasty sauce, better than average cheese.  A 7.5 out of 10 for me, which is a pretty dang respectable score (my scale isn't like figure skating.)  Overall, quite edible, much better than the Double Dave's and Gatti's Pizza that locals told me to try.  They did not let me down with the BBQ and Mexican leads (necessary sidebar trips to appease the wife), but these friendly folks clearly do not know quality pizza. 

After the mind-blowing trip to Home Slice posted above, that's all I could think about (and talk about, as my wife will attest.)  That changed my plans - it was to be a Home Slice, Rounders and Saccones finish to my long pizza weekend.  Instead it was Home Slice, Rounders, Home Slice, Home Slice and Home Slice (yes, I had it twice in the same day!)  Not since il Forno in Bethesda, MD in 2003, or I guess Gino's East in 2005 have I passed up the shot at a new pizzeria just to have a phenomenal pie for lunch and dinner.  So, I missed out on Saccone's, unfortunately.  For me, a sauce freak, Home Slice was as good as it gets.  I ordered the Pep Mush with extra sauce 3 times and Pep Mush with regular sauce once (they don't offer ham).  All just lovely, the extra sauce got the nod for me.  I could live off that sauce alone I think.  Great cheese too...the real whole milk moz deal I think, a touch of Prov maybe, and a dusting of some hard cheese if I had to guess.  Killer crust - crisp, crunchy bottom, soft, chewy, moist inside...had a wondefully soft, oil-free, lovely, aged taste.  Dang I'm hungry.  I've given 4 pies a perfect '10' out of the 800 or so different pizzerias that I've tried.  This was one.  I also really, really enjoyed Rounders, gave it a 9, but there's a reason I went back to Home Slice again and again!  Had a couple good chats with the friendly, alternative-type college cooks and waitresses about their sauce, I'll post on that in the ingredients section I think.  Also had a few other random stops on my Texas trip, nothing else got better than a 5/10.   

thanks to all for the tips on what to try!       


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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2009, 01:45:21 PM »
I'm glad you enjoyed Home Slice. They RAWK!

Rounders has some killer Garlic Knots (better than Home Slice's knots)... at least they used to. I haven't gone there in awhile.

Next time you're in town, you should check out Saccone's. Seriously. It's very good too.
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Re: Best Pizza Places in Austin, TX
« Reply #43 on: April 16, 2009, 11:06:06 AM »
*bump* for CookEmHorns

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