Fri August 9, 2013
Austin: One of the Nation's Best Pizza Places?
Austin’s seen its share of boom-and-bust food cycles: Think the explosion of cupcake places, or proliferation of upscale burger joints. One of the newest beneficiaries of Austin’s irrational culinary exuberance is the pizza place. The last few years has seen a marked increase in the number of posh pie purveyors: Umami Mia, backspace and Winflo, to name a few.
Austin’s pizza scene garners some shine in controversial rankings from TripAdvisor – controversial, as Austin’s sixth place ranking puts it just two spots behind behind pizza mecca New York City.
Plenty of commenters note the irony in the winning cities’ descriptions, most of which hold up NYC as a pizza paragon – despite NYC ranking fourth place overall. And Chicago didn’t even make TripAdvisor’s list.
Three Austin pizza places got mention in TripAdvisor’s write-up, based off the travel website’s user-submitted data:
- Traditional pie purveyor Frank & Angie’s
- Giovanni’s Pizza Stand, at S. Lamar and Barton Skyway, and
- Sixth Street stalwart Roppolo’s: “Best pizza outside of NYC,” says TripAdvisor.
What do you think about Austin’s sixth-place showing? Let us know, along with your favorite pizza places, in the comments section below.