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The Backspace


507 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin
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Located approximately 17 short steps away from a busy part of Dirty Sixth Street downtown, The Backspace is a pizzeria that will make you feel like you’re in a tiny old warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn. The dining room is mostly candle-lit, surrounded by semi-exposed walls with peeling paint, all anchored together by a giant brick oven. 

The pizza here is Neapolitan style. And while we’ve had some good pies from time to time, we’ve also had some that lacked the distinct blistered and bubbly crust that makes eating a Neapolitan pizza so much fun. Outside of pizza, the menu is pretty classic, including dishes  like baked ricotta, burrata, and pork meatballs. Grab some apps, a couple glasses of wine, and a pizza to share before heading up the street for cocktails—The Backspace is near some of the best speakeasies in town, and you’re going to need all the carbs you can get.

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