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The Best New Pizzas In Austin

Neapolitan, Roman, DIY, and more - these are our favorite new pizzas.

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Updated November 5th, 2020

Over the last few months, we’ve all spent a lot of time at home. And we’re not sure about you, but our PPD (Pizzas Per Day) intake has gone up nearly 85%. We even tried that frozen cauliflower crust pizza that we panic bought back in April. Fortunately, there are so many styles of pizza that we could order from a different spot every day and never really feel like we’re eating the same meal twice. We even wrote a guide with some great spots to get pizza for takeout and delivery. And now, there are even more spots in Austin to get a great pie. Here are five new ones we think you should try.

Raphael Brion

Swedish Hill Bakery & Cafe

$$$$ 1120 W 6th St

Pizza used to be available only on Tuesdays at at Swedish Hill, the all-day cafe in Clarksville. And lucky for you it’s now available every day of the week. The pizza is exceptional. Cooked in a brick oven, it’s a hybrid of Neapolitan and New York pizza styles, with a blistered and bubbly crust. You should most definitely get the pepperoni pie, but there’s also a white pie with anchovy and broccolini, as well as a hot honey pie cheekily named “Roberta’s.” And while you can get vegetable sides from Swedish Hill’s regular menu, do yourself a favor and get the pizza day-only Italian salad, a sort of riff on a pizzeria salad, with greens, red bell peppers, pepperoni, provolone, and salami.

Nicolai McCrary

Phantasma Kitchen

$$$$ 3403 S Lamar Blvd

Phantasma - a cloud kitchen concept out of South Austin with exclusively takeout and delivery options - sets itself apart from the local pizza scene by focusing on thin crust Roman-style pizza, a style that we haven’t seen much of in Austin. The pies here - baked in a 900° oven with 72 hour-fermented dough - pair a crispy crust with a firm, but chewy base for the toppings that range from the classic margherita to one with potatoes and pancetta. And if you can handle a little heat, our favorite was the Incarnate - topped with San Marzano tomato, house-made mozzarella, capocollo, hot coppa, spicy sopressata, and peperoncino. Despite not having a physical storefront, they do have an adjoining patio if you’re worried about the pizza surviving the car ride home.

Raphael Brion

Dough Boys

$$$$ 1108 E 12th St

Dough Boys is the new truck in Arbor Food Park in East Austin making wood-fired Neapolitan pizza. The pizza dough is hearty - unlike anything else in town. It’s made with a locally-sourced flour from Barton Springs Mill, and it’s fermented for 36 hours for a chewy, puffy, and tangy crust. The short menu of 12-inch pizzas includes the Green-Go, with garlic cream, smoked mozzarella, spicy pork sausage, a “secret” green sauce. We think about this pizza a lot.

Nicolai McCrary

Assembly Kitchen is a new delivery and mealkit concept started by the folks at Comedor. And while these take-home kits may have started off by featuring some of Comedor’s signature dishes, they’ve since expanded to include a number of other additional options, from cocktails to pizza. Currently, there are five pizza options available, including a couple collabs, like their Uncle Nicky’s Meatball Pizza. All of the ingredients come pre-cut and seasoned, and just need some assembly and heat to finish off. Unless you have a pizza oven at home, these kits might not quite live up to your local Neapolitan pizzeria, but they’re fun and tasty enough for a great date night activity or solo adventure. And while you can’t toss the dough in the air for the full experience (the crust comes par-baked), you can throw in one of their custom baking steels with your order if you want to really feel like a pizzaiolo.

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