At The Brick Oven on 35th, which has run under its current owners since 2000, grains from around the world pervade the crusts of 10 signature pizzas baked in wood-fired brick ovens, and housemade bread accompanies pasta plates such as baked spinach ravioli. All-natural, range-free chicken and beef adorn dishes, and the staff also concocts vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free pies and entrees. Feasters can savor their Italian treats while sitting amid white tablecloths in the indoor dining room, luxuriating on the outdoor patio, or in the middle of a high-speed gondola pursuit via delivery and catering services.
Chicago-style stuffed pizzas. New York–style thin pizzas. Round pizzas. Six different sauces. Flatbread crust, gluten-free crust, wheat crust, white crust.
Pies at The Pizza Bistro's two locations are endlessly customizable and handcrafted from a 60-year-old dough recipe. Toppings include Italian-imported meats, beef raised in Yoakum, Texas, and locally grown veggies. With specialty pizzas like Texas BBQ Brisket and the rosemary-laced Potato, Bacon & Egg, it's clear that some Italian creations flourish with an Austin flare. Chef-curated, patron-customized, or woven on a dough-and-cheese loom, every pizza can be complemented with one-of-a-kind libations: The Pizza Bistro infuses local Texas liquors in-house, and servers fill frosty glasses with Austin craft beers. Rounding out the menu is an eclectic selection of Italian-American dishes that include homemade pastas, sandwiches, and small plates.
At Cipollina West Austin Bistro, patrons can sample a tantalizing mélange of flavors without blending the entire contents of their freezer into a potent paste. Specializing in the deft preparation of locally sourced food, Cipollina acquires its ingredients from sustainable area growers and artisans such as the Bastrop Cattle Company in Bastrop and Village Farms in Alpine. Menu offerings include delectable plates such as braised pork belly with polenta, endive, and salsa verde ($10), oyster-mushroom risotto with grana padano ($12), and ruby-red trout with couscous, summer squash, and olive tapenade ($17). Diners can also nosh on pizzas, such as the margherita with basil and house mozzarella ($11), and small plates, such as the wild-boar pate with balsamic reduction and dijon mustard ($9).
As a young chef just starting out, Jason Tallent had cooked his way up the ladder, working directly under James Beard Foundation Award–winning chefs. After moving to Austin, he took the reins on the 34th Street Café, designing a farm-to-table menu of upscale New American comfort food. He and his team layer hormone-free meats and local, organic veggies to revamp beloved lunch sandwiches such as the BLT, Reuben, or ham and swiss. During the dinner rush, the menu throws on its formal wear for dishes such as crispy risotto with truffle cheese or panko-crusted chicken picatta drizzled with beurre blanc and sprinkled with capers. Affable owner Eddie Bernal keeps the restaurant’s laser-like focus on serving ethical, delicious café cuisine, while high ceilings and a spacious dining room offer guests plenty of room to relax during lunch, dinner, or Twister matches that determine who’s picking up the tab.
Salvation Pizza dishes up from-scratch New Haven-style pizzas in a cozy bungalow that's more than 80 years old. Every day, Salvation's expert hand-hurlers toss dough high and dice up fresh fruits and veggies with the help of an added arsenal of animatronic arms. Guests can elevate taste buds to rapturous heights with savory selections of thin-crust Neapolitan pizzas, such as the asparagus, bacon, and jalapeño pie ($12.50 small, $17 large) or white-clam pizza ($13 small, $18 large), each served with homemade sauces and dressings. A daily lunch special ($5.99) sates thrifty diners with two hand-tossed slices, a crisp, small salad, and 16-ounce soda. Salvation's adventurous staff encourages diners to propose substitutions and bring in their own gluten-free crust, soy cheese, and crushed-up Noid action figures.
Best known for our incredible Panini style sandwiches, daily specials, and professional business catering...We are quietly know for the upscale private affairs that really showcase our staffs talented passion for great food. The Beer & Wine will be flowing soon to accompany our Locally Sourced Dinner menu. Stay Tuned!