Tue May 22, 2012
The Last Slice: Campus Gatti's Pizza Closing After 40 Years
After four decades in business, local pizza purveyor Gatti’s Pizza is closing its campus location on Martin Luther King Boulevard this Monday, May 28.
The location is currently Austin’s oldest continuously running pizza place. The restaurant is closing its doors after it lost its lease with the landlord of the property.
The restaurant is somewhat of a fixture in the campus area, it’s buffet having filled untold numbers of undergraduate bellies since its founding in 1972. When KUT News visited this afternoon, the line was stretching out the door. (It doesn’t hurt that from now until closing, all buffet customers pay the “kid’s price” of $5.49.)
In a nod to its location just south of the 40 Acres, the restaurant's walls are lined with UT memorabilia like football photographs and posters. The decorations are being auctioned off to support the family of general manager Jeremy Barta, who was killed in a collision with a Capital Metro commuter train last month.
The auction last through June 18th, and can be found here.