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A Holy Pizza Experience at Pieous

04.18.2016 by: Leah McGarry
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Set in the outskirts of Austin on Highway 290, Pieous serves up some of the best Neapolitan pizza in town - and that's not all. When was the last time you went to a pizzeria that also specialized in pastrami? You might be scratching your head, but the chef/owners of Pieous have a passion for food, and it's certainly not one dimensional.

Salad topped with delicious, homemade pastrami at your neighborhood pizza joint! {Photo via Pieous Facebook page}

Let's start with the pizza. Baked on house-made sourdough, the crust is a real standout in Neapolitan style pizza. You can select from traditional pizzas like margherita or pepperoni, vegetarian-inspired like the "Shroom," or meat lovers including their house smoked Italian sausage. One of my favorite of their specialty pies is the Bacon Bleu, made with bacon marmalade, gorgonzola and arugula. Sweet and savory is a very accurate description! On our last visit we stuck with a traditional margherita to really savor the fresh ingredients used on all the pies.

Margherita style pizza with fresh mozzarella and basil

We also started with a Caesar salad, and this was no ordinary Caesar. They use their same house-made sourdough to bake fresh croutons that I was literally scraping off the family-style serving. It's hard to understand how a small restaurant can have so many specialities, but they outdo themselves with every dish.

Some of the best Caesar salad I can ever remember having, with a side of Peroni

Pieous isn't just known for their pizza pies but also their desserts! Order a cookie the size of an entire paper plate, or indulge in this gooey, fudgy brownie topped with a generous heap of powdered sugar. They also just recently opened Pie-e-tea, a coffee and pastry shop located just outside Pieous - giving you another opportunity to try more of their delicious baked goods. (Read about it here!) If you even think you might want dessert, it would be wise to place your order at the same time as your meal so you don't have to wait in line again. You can also request it to go.

Incredibly indulgent brownie, perfect to share

As for the atmosphere, it's bright, cheerful and kid-friendly - complete with a chalkboard wall the kids can decorate. That being said, it gets packed. If you go for dinner on the weekend, you really need to arrive around 4:30 or expect to wait in line for a while to place your order. But it's a pleasant place to hang out, there is patio seating, and you can enjoy a Peroni, local beer, or glass of wine while you wait. Tip: if they run out of patio seating at Pieous, you can bring your pizza to the Pie-e-tea patio just outside.

Pieous is one of my favorite spots in town for delicious, casual eats, and even when the wait is long I'm always happy to see this suburban spot succeeding in such a competitive food market. Head out near Dripping Springs and try it today!

{Official Facebook page: Pieous}

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