New pizza source southside

Oddly enough, it’s called Southside Pizza. Locally owned and operated, it’s on the west side of Congress between Live Oak and Oltorf, in the old Dairy Queen building that has most recently housed the Gandy establishment (selling the old-style metal lawn chairs that now grace Doc’s Motor Works) and then a Fast Freddy’s corte de pelo. Friends have favorable comments about the salads, but that’s second-hand information. The crust is tending toward the New York style. The tomato-cheese balance is excellent, though the tomato side of the equation could, to please the taste of some, have more oregano. The supper order for takeout was for toppings of black olives and anchovies. Anchovies are not available at every Austin pizza place and this pie had plenty, with all toppings artistically disposed. It was a nice surprise to open the carton and find little containers of Parmesan and of hot pepper flakes. Southside Pizza is closed on Sundays and open other days starting at lunchtime. We’ll return for more of these nicely topped honest pizzas.

2 Comments so far

  1. ttrentham (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 10:06 am

    If I’m not mistaken, the proprietor of Southside Pies is a longtime Guero’s employee.

    I’ve heard good things, but hadn’t had a chance to try it out yet. I noticed they were doing work on that building. I’ll definitely have to check it out.

  2. wae (unregistered) on July 19th, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    Since my last phone-in to Home Slice yielded a 75-minute wait (just for pick-up, not even delivery), I’ll be happy to have another quality pizza source in South Austin. ‘Course, Rounders is still consistently my fave if crossing the river is in order.

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