The pizza makers at Palio's Pizza Cafe crown regular, whole-wheat, and gluten-free crusts with fresh vegetables, preservative-free sauce, and roasted chicken. Chefs take the burden of putting together the best toppings with 17 specialty pizzas that pair gourmet ingredients such as artichoke hearts, roasted chicken, and fresh basil pesto. Ovens create bubbling pies, stuffed calzones, baked ziti, and italian sub sandwiches that servers carry through both chic, cozy locations. Leather-lined booths and flat-screen televisions keep diners comfortable and entertained while they enjoy Palio's BYOB policy and sip wine or Capri Sun pouches brought from home.
In 1969, Colonel Eure opened the first Mr. Gatti's Pizza in Austin. The small pizza shop—which received its moniker from his wife’s maiden name—focused on handcrafting pies using real cheese, yeast-risen dough, and a signature tangy sauce. Today, more than 40 years later, the Mr. Gatti’s Pizza has expanded into 140+ locations across 13 states. But despite the brand’s growth, its mission to make quality eats remains the same.
At one of Mr. Gatti’s appetizing outposts, patrons can build-their-own pie with fresh toppings, or select favorite pizzas such as the bacon double cheeseburger loaded with smoked provolone, beef, and bacon. Sides including four-cheese breadsticks and spicy chicken wings round out plates, and dessert pizzas topped with apples and streusel offer a sweet end to a savory meal. The restaurants also provide hot and cold buffet bars, allowing guests to sample every item on the menu without having to sneak into the kitchen.
Il Palazzo, a seasoned veteran of the pizza trade, outfoxes unrelenting appetites with 22-item, halal-friendly lunch and dinner buffets that spotlight authentic Italian fare from its mouthwatering menu. Appetizers offer an enticing inlet to the ample repast before the rotating cast of salads, chicken, fish, and beef dishes work to sate palates in the mood for multifarious flavors. Adorn your barren plate with the buffet’s piping panoply of pizzas, pastas, and calzones, treating the belly to a feast that surpasses Winston Churchill’s fabled Chuck E. Cheese birthday spread. After main courses, diners can enjoy fresh desserts—including New York–style cheesecake and tiramisu—as they guzzle soft drinks and all-you-can-sip creamer packets amid the eatery’s spacious surroundings and charming décor.