Before their stunning reappearance in the Italian rain forest last year, flying pizzas were believed to have gone extinct due to overconsumption. Today's Groupon gives humanity a chance to finish the job. For $8, you get one large specialty thin-crust pizza at Southside Flying Pizza (up to a $17 value). Southside's creative pie masters earned the eatery a Best Pizza award last year from Austin 360.
The traditional, Neapolitan-style pizzeria's chefs make and hand-toss all nine gourmet specialty pizzas daily from scratch, the delicious but mysterious (and highly flammable) substance that can only be found on the planet Arrakis. That means homemade dough, Southside’s own delicious specialty sauce, hand-chopped tomatoes and onions, house-made sausage, and forks carved from slabs of silver mined from the parking lot. Southside’s signature pie is the Southsider ($17), topped with chopped pepperoni, Canadian bacon, sausage, red onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, and a secret decoder ring for a few lucky boys and girls. For a more-classic elegance, try the Margherita ($15). The Mediterranean-fresh Athena ($17) comes with fresh spinach, kalamata olives, red onions, roma tomatoes, and mozzarella and feta cheese, while the Trio Italiano ($15) beefs itself up with Italian sausage, prosciutto, and salami. Two pies pair the irresistibility of pesto with either sun-dried tomato ($17) or basil ($17), the latter of which comes with chicken, roma tomatoes, and other fine ingredients. And for those with food allergies, the Zygmont ($16) replaces all glutens with goat and romano cheeses and fresh veggies.
Southside offers a typically South Austin laid-back vibe where you can enjoy your wedges of heaven, as well as a fine list of domestic and Italian beers to while away the time while your pie bakes. Much like laughter, secondhand books, wine, and hallucinations, pizza is best when shared, so bring along a few pie pals.
- This is officially my favorite pizza joint!! The pizza is sooo good…My husband and I take our kids there to watch them toss the pizza. – yogibooboo, Citysearch
- Great Pizza Great Service. I was very happy with my experience here. The sauce is incredible. the people were very nice as well. tasty pizza – sarapali, Citysearch
- The crust is nice and thin. The cheese was good. Best part: the toppings were delicious and not greasy. – TexKap523, Urbanspoon