For centuries, pizza and pasta battled for the title of Italy’s most beloved dish, an honor that was ultimately bestowed upon Sophia Loren. Cast your vote for the Boot’s best culinary creation with today's Groupon to Austin Pizza Garden on Highway 290. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get a pizza dinner for two (up to a $31.79 value). The dinner includes the following:
- One regular order of garlic bread (a $2.60 value)
- One 10-inch signature pizza (up to a $14.79 value)
- Two small salads (up to a $5.45 value each)
- Two soft drinks (a $1.75 value each)
- For $10, you get $20 worth of pizzeria fare and beverages for dine-in, carryout, or delivery. Delivery is available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday; the $3 delivery fee is not included in this deal.
Austin Pizza Garden grows a bounteous bouquet of casual Italian treats embodied in a titanic list of pies, sides, and appetizers. Split a buttery roll of garlic bread to start off a saucy sojourn, then segue to the pizzeria's 27-strong menagerie of signature pies, the first-draft subject of one of Tennessee Williams's most prided plays. A fiery Mexican pizza dons a top hat of spicy sausage and refreshing avocado offset by a deposit of tongue-toasting jalapeños, and the bogglingly cheese-free Senza Formaggio sports layers of fresh basil, eggplant, and grilled red onions. Reinforce a rounded repast with a side salad, such as the shrimp- and artichoke-heart-peppered antipasto or the feta-filled Greek salad, a philosophical collection of lettuce, onions, and olives best enjoyed by staring at its shadow while hiding in a cave.
Austin Pizza Garden
People looking for the best pizza in the world flock to two places: New York and Italy. Debbie, the daughter of Austin Pizza Garden's owner, and an award-winning pizzaiola, was no exception. To hone her culinary craft she visited both locales on a transatlantic quest for the perfect pizza recipe. Once she felt she'd mastered one—preferring the thin-crust variety for its unmistakable texture—she flew home to Indianapolis, where she founded Bazbeaux. In no time, the pizzeria took off, earning it a top spot in Indy's pizza scene, an honor that still endures nearly three decades later. To spread her success, Debbie taught her recipe to her family in Austin, who set up a pizzeria of their own in one of the city's century-old historical buildings.
Today, the chefs at Austin Pizza Garden still lovingly make pies using Debbie's carefully crafted recipes, and spice up the original flavor with their own distinctive spin. They throw jalapeno slices into the mix of the texas fajita pie, for example, which is crowned in fajita chicken and avocado and served with a side of sour cream. They've even expanded beyond the traditional pizza sauce, swapping out classic marinara for walnut pesto or black-bean dip. Whether baking up familiar flavors or unique creations, Austin Pizza Garden blows a longhorn of plenty that gathers Austinites near and far.
East Oak Hill
6266 W Hwy. 290
Austin, Texas 78735