Best Pizza in Downtown, Austin

Whether you’re hanging out with family, spouse or a group of friends, you deserve the best of pizza memories. There are places where you could get that pizza that will help you create cheerful memories right here in Downtown Austin. Austin pizzas vary, ranging from New York, Detroit and then Neapolitan Styles. 

There’s a quote that says, “Keep your friends close and your pizza closer.”  You see, you don’t have to be stuck between choosing both. You can have them both. Are you new and visiting Downtown Austin? This guide is the map to help you find the best pizza restaurants that leave you craving more. This article strictly focuses on the peculiarity of the pizza and the drinks, not the extras that are offered by the restaurants. Here goes!

DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana:

They offer the perfect recipe for centuries-old Neapolitan pizza. Their menu is heavily influenced by Italian cuisines. You can also order pizza with a bottle of wine. Their restaurant has a picnic-style table that allows you to feel at home with your buddies. They don’t sell pepperoni pizzas. The cheese on the pizza is mozzarella. And it’s spread sparingly in Italian style. 

Margarita is one of their oldest pizzas. San Frances pizza and San Gennaro are also the all-time favorites of many customers who have been patronizing them for a long time. On the San Frances Pizza, is the mozzarella, pancetta (made from pork) and piccante peppers. Now let’s get to the best part. The crust! You’d find ricotta cheese stuffed inside. The blend of freshly baked dough and creamy ricotta will leave you savoring the taste with your eyes closed. The marinara sauce doesn’t come with San Frances pizza; it is served separately. So you dip your pizza and crust into the Marinara sauce like you’d dip your chips into tomato sauce. Sprinkled on the whole pizza is pecorino. Yummy! You should be preparing to leave for this pizzeria as you read this.

Desano Pizza in Austin

This pizzeria dresses its San Gennaro pizza with tomato sauce, peppadews, garlic, caramelized onions, sausage and pecorino romano. Imagine dipping your crust into garlic butter. You can also dip your pizza into the butter. The taste is heavenly. If you still haven’t satisfied your pizza craving enough, you can try their decomposed cannoli. This dessert pizza comes with Nutella spread over it. Then there’s crushed cannoli sprinkled over it; you’d also find ricotta and chocolate stuffed in it. These three are the only basic flavors on their menu.

The Backspace:

This pizza place is unique in that it offers you wood-fired pizza. So it’s handmade right in your presence. And it is made fresh. Their pizza is also of Neapolitan style, which includes Margherita, Marinara and antipasti. Their desserts are Italian native meals like Tiramisu and Budino. Their wine list is Italian and wine is offered by the glass. It’s a cool place to wine and talk. Seats are limited. So customers are advised to stay for at least 1hr 30 mins. It’s small and cozy- perfect for a romantic night out. Their menu includes:

  • Marinara: tomato, oregano, garlic
  • Margherita: mozzarella, tomato, basil
  • Pepperoni Americano: piccante, salame, tomato, mozzarella, basil
  • Bianco: arugula, mozzarella, ricotta, pecorino, romano
  • Roasted mushroom: ricotta, tomato, caper, thyme
  • Chicken meatball: tomato, ricotta, red onion, calabrese

Customers also testify to how exquisite their delicious mushroom pizza is. It has capers and thyme in it. Fantastic combination! The flavor in their pizza sauce is intense too.

Fratelli Pizza Downtown Austin:

The other regular pizzas include pepperoni, mushroom and pineapple. Fratelli pizza is thin, crusty and crispy. They also offer sides and desserts which are: Famous House Salad, and Breadsticks. You can take your pizza with bottled water or Moonshine Teas. Are you gluten-sensitive? You can order one with simple sausage and mushrooms.

If you want to order for a large group, there are provisions; party bowls are prepared for you. You can order Famous House Salad which serves between 10-20 people. The Classic Caesar Salad is made available for a group of 10-20 people too. There’s room for outdoor seating. So it can accommodate a larger number of people.

They have signature pizzas that can be ordered in either medium or large sizes. 

  • Big Brother- pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushroom, bell pepper, green onion. You can order either medium or large.
  • Del Bianco: Bianco sauce, breakfast bacon, fresh spinach, Roma tomato
  • Vegetarian:green olive, black olive, mushroom, bell pepper, green onion
  • Carne Classico: pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, meatball, hamburger
  • Staff’s Special: grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, Roma tomato
  • Margherita: Roma tomatoes, fresh basil and olive oil

Salvation Pizza:

This pizzeria is committed to offering you freshly baked pizza using Neapolitan methods. Their pizza is New Haven-style, made with fresh ingredients from Texas like jalapeño. Have you tried the clam pie? It’s the bomb. They also offer salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes. On the side, you are provided with a vino, spirits, canned soda and beer.  There is room for outdoor seating in this pizzeria. Folks in wheelchairs can easily access the arena too. Their cuisines are vegetarian friendly too. Their Speciality Pizza includes:

  • Supreme: Pepperoni, sausage, white onion, bell pepper, mushroom and black olive.
  • Truffle Spinach Mushroom: Olive oil and fresh garlic, mixed with baby spinach, roasted mushroom, and goat cheese. Then it’s doused in truffle oil.
  • Chicken Bacon Ranch: This topping includes olive oil and garlic, with grilled chicken, bacon, red onion and chopped tomato.
  • Margherita: This is an old Italian pizza that comes with fresh mozzarella, basil and garlic.
  • Spicy Hawaiian: It comes with pineapple sauce, together with Canadian bacon, red onion, and fresh pineapple.
  • Prosciutto & Goat Cheese: Toppings of garlic cream sauce, prosciutto, caramelized onions and goat cheese. It is finally sprinkled with lemon balsamic drizzle and arugula.

Some pizzas come in large sizes (12 slices), small sizes (8 slices), and the Gluten-Free Cauliflower (8 slices).

Salvation Pizza:

Home Slice Pizza:

This pizza is cooked in New York style. It’s thin and easy to fold because of its softness. Their pizza is freshly made in a hot stone oven. It’s delivered while it’s sizzling hot. They have drawn customers that love pepperoni and white slices. The white pizza, which is part of their menu, has provolone and mozzarella cheeses, combined with chopped garlic, baked ricotta cheese and blanched spinach; they are all in a layer. The size of their large pizza is 18 inches, which can feed 6-7 people. The pieces are huge. So you’re likely to get filled and still have left-overs.

Their Margherita is also amazing, especially when it’s taken with Greek salad. There’s provision for you to sit for a while or dine in an open space or on the back patio. If you’re in a rush, you can patronize More Home Slice for takeout services. They offer a variety of wine to go with your pizza; they offer beer also, both canned and bottled. There are options for those who are vegetarian. Their pizzas come in both large and medium sizes. Asides from the wine, they offer beer, bottled sodas, lemonade, organic milk, iced tea, wine cocktails, coffee and dessert. Their Pizza by the Slice is in the form of cheese, pepperoni, Margherita and special slices. Here is a variety of pizza:

  • Margherita:
  • WhitePie with Spinach
  • Eggplant pie
  • Spinach, Roasted red peppers, green olives, onion
  • Pepperoni and mushroom
  • Sausage Ricotta Cheese and Roasted Red Peppers
  • White Clam Pizza

40° North: 

Like some pizzerias in downtown Austin, the pizza is Neapolitan. Aside from pizza, they offer fried chicken sandwiches and labneh with flatbread, salads, plates and desserts. It’s a small place. It’s more advisable to place your order and leave as soon as your pizza is ready. They still make use of pie recipes from the 40s- the hot honey. Some of the pizza models flavors in their menu include:

  • Pizza Marinara: tomato, garlic, oregano, basil, evoo
  • Margherita: tomato, mozz, pecorino, basil, evoo
  • Pepperoni: tomato, mozz, Park, Fresno, chili
  • Mushroom: mozz, garlic, pecorino, parsley
  • Dandelion: fontina, mozz, dandelion green, onion jam, pancetta, Park
  • The Barbe: tomato, Fennel sausage, coppa, red onion, chili, basil, parm
  • Boar: mozz, parm, garlic, caramelized onion, shishito pepper, wild boar, soppressata
  • Eggplant: mozz, garlic, ricotta, olive, parm, chili flake, parsley
  • Kale: mozz chili, fennel sausage, parm
  • Hot honey: tomato, ricotta, coppa, parm, Fresno, Mike’s hot honey

With these different pizza flavors spelt out, you’re free to choose the ones you crave. Bone marrow is one of the new additions to their pizza menu. The feedback about that pizza has been mind-blowing. You should try it. The blend of flavors is unique. The crust is woodfired, which reminds you of the Neapolitan pies you’d get in Italy.

40° North:


From the following list, you are open to options to know which of the pizzerias suit you. The ingredients are spelt because of folks that might have food allergies or those that are picky. You’d have a good time exploring these pizza places with this list. Make your memories in Downtown Austin. But don’t leave pizza out.