The Backspace - Anderson Lane
The Backspace highlights the best of Italy. Our pizzas are made with Italian-imported flour and tomatoes to reflect Neapolitan-style standards and then cooked in our wood fired brick oven
The Backspace - Anderson brings all the best parts of the original downtown location to Crestview
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Food was great and went during happy hour so beer/wine and apps were discounted. They did a great job of making it look like their downtown location, but with more space. Look forward to going back.
This pizza is so delicious and fresh. And the farro salad is our favorite. We've been twice this month!
Great food. Great service. Definitely recommend The Backspace.
Loved our server, very attentive and friendly. The food was amazing and it’s the perfect dinner out with a friend or loved one.
One of our most favorite pizzas in the world!!! We’ve been to Italy in the U.S.A., Chicago, New York, and many other states and this pizza is one of our top 3.
Great food for sharing and easy to talk as it’s not too loud. Great cocktails and wine selection. Appetizers are to die for!
Backspace is consistently fabulous. The fresh pasta is amazing and the service is attentive but not hurried. Terrific happy hour!
Great Happy hour
I loved everything we ordered and the service was great. We didn’t feel rushed and thoroughly enjoyed a much needed night out.
The meatball sandwich was the bomb, looked heavy, but the bread was very light.
Made note we needed handicap accessible - only one parking spot way far away from the restaurant entrance. Someone was parked there illegally. Wouldn’t really say this place is “handicap accessible”
Just opened. Food was yummy and can’t beat the happy hour prices.
So thankful for such a lovely place to have lunch on a weekday and bonus is that it’s not downtown! Amazing food and ambiance!
Every menu item was excellent.
The restaurant could use one more waiter to help during dinner time. Service was slow due to the girl attending us had too many tables to serve. Things like serving water or pick up dirty dishes we had to ask for it. Attention to detail could be better.
The food was excellent, however, the timing of dishes arrivingwas poor. People completed appetizers before others arrived. It appeared that managing to-go orders and in-house dining was not optimal.
Horrible service. Rude waitress
Best meal I've had in a long time! This is REAL Italian food. Everything tasted amazing, ingredients were fresh and our server was wonderful. Highly recommend everything we tried: the burrata appetizer, green beans with ricotta contorni/side dish, farro salad and buccatini pasta. I seriously considered licking the plate. We've found our new favorite restaurant, and love that it's so close to our house!
Food is excellent pizza one of the three best I have had in Austin.
Noise level extremely loud, so loud we changed our order to take out.
So good. Family get together for fun and great food. Thanks and can’t want to see you guys hit your stride as we reopen.
Parking and service were poor.
I enjoy Backspace downtown and was excited to try the new location. The space is lovely and the food did not disappoint. The server seemed unhappy to be there. I understand it is hard right now but it was disappointing for us.
One of the top happy hours in Austin (not one of those "we'll take $1 off your $10 cocktail" sort of happy hours). Nice open environment, easy vibe from the servers, good food and tasty drinks.
I think we just ordered the wrong thing... it was a "platter" of chicken parmesan for $32; I guess meant to be a shareable but nothing that special. My hubby ordered a pizza and he said that was great. I'm definitely going back because I liked the vibe and personality of the place - I'll maybe just stick to their pizzas... perhaps the specialty? Ran into some people there that we knew and they are somewhat 'regulars' so definitely reinforces the 'try again' decision!
Incredible food, super friendly service, nice spacing between tables (due to pandemic)... standouts were the rigatoni and the arancini.
Hands down the best pizza in town, but so is their pasta, so it makes menu selection really tough!
Love the Happy Hour, service and food were great.
Great meal at a reasonable price
Had a great time. Food and service was fantastic. Will be back!!
It's pretty pricey for pasta, considering the atmosphere but the food, particularly the spaghetti carbonara was excellent.
Backspace is a quaint, quiet neighborhood place to hang out. Love that it is in the Brentwood area and walkable from the neighborhood. Pizza was great and the crust was thin enough to be crispy but doughy enough to be indulgent. Chicken Parm platter was plentiful to take home and eat again. Enjoyed the Italian wines they have on tap. Overall great place and hope they stay. Service was great and friendly.
The ambiance would definitely be better if Covid restrictions were not in place, it’s a large space, and with only a few diners, it’s hard to get a “vibe”, but otherwise it’s perfect! We have been back several times!
Good food, great waitress. Don’t think anyone knows this place is there. There was no signs on the building—& no one else came into the building for the 2.5 hours we were there (6:30-9).
Food was great - just weird not a single person walked in all night
The Backspace - Anderson Lane offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 474-9899 ext. 2.
The Backspace - Anderson Lane is rated 4.6 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.