The Backspace - Austin
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- 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
- Staff temperature check required
We absolutely love this restaurant and make it a priority stop when visiting Austin. Admittedly we are pizza snobs and we are never disappointed.
First time back since COVID hit. Fantastic pizza - with right amount of crisp. Burratta was fresh and savory. Great, friendly service. And Peronist on tap! Perfect dinner
Really good food but not so great service. We were sat 20 mins after our reservation and we showed up right on time. It took about 45 mins for appetizers to come to our table. I wouldn't come back here based on that experience
Our favorite place to eat before running the Austin half marathon. Can’t wait to eat her again next year!!!!
Great food and very attentive servers!
Food is fine. But didn’t honor our reservation. We arrived early...were told to go next door to sister restaurant to have apps & drinks till our reservation time. The bar seating was empty and the 4 person table was also empty. Since we were early, they wouldn’t seat us. So we went to sister restaurant next door to kill time. Came back at our reservation time, only to be told to wait at the bar. Our reservation time went by, still no table available. Now we are told we can sit at the bar and have our dinner. There are no tables available for our reservation and they didn’t put a time limit for dining so they couldn’t honor our reservation. The manager says how can he force diners to leave? But it’s ok though to not honor our reservation. So we ended up dining at the bar....which we could have done when we stopped by earlier instead of going next door!! This was a special occasion marking a milestone birthday. They gave us 2 free desserts to appease us. But what’s the point of having a reservation if the restaurant doesn’t honor it? Won’t be going back.
I love the Backspace! Always good food, nice people, and it's a super cute spot.
Nice, hip and cozy. The best place to get a pizza napolitana.
Best pizza in town
It was very good, the servers were super nice and helpful. I wish they had more food options but if you are looking for great pizza this is definitely the place to be.
Amazing wood fired pizzas served in romantic rustic surroundings. The Happy Hour deals are fantastic too!
Delicious food and ambiance as always!
What an awesome experience, great service and food. The pizza was to die for! Haven't had that good of a Neapolitan style pizza crust in forever, would definitely recommend this place.
Great spot, felt like we had escaped to Italy for the evening. Vegan options! Very romantic.
Usually a great spot for a quiet date, but we had a poor experience on Friday. There was a large piece of paper in our salad, the waitress said “that’s weird” and offered to do nothing else at all. I asked to order a glass of wine and the waitress said “we closed at 9”. She never came by to ask if we wanted to order anything before they closed. They didn’t let us know that they closed when we arrived at 8:30. Overall, our experience on Friday was awful. The food tasted good but the service was garbage. To add insult to injury, there’s a note on the receipt that if you’re going to tip less than 20%, then you need to speak with the manager. What a joke. They also charge a 1.5% wellness surcharge for who knows what. You should go here, but don’t let them get away with poor service.
Cozy spot with great pizza and juicy wines.
We were only one of 3 groups on Dec 23. Great cozy place with nice smell from wood burning oven. I loved the music that was playing. It was a nice family dinner. The 1/2 off glass of wine and antipasti was a nice treat for happy hour.
The best pizza hideout for a cozy date. We love this spot for a bottle of wine and freshly made authentic Italian pizza.
Great spot for dates or small group gatherings. Very small pizza spot with a super cool environment and awesome relaxed vibe. Music isn’t too loud. Had a great time and would definitely go again!
Food and service was excellent.
Pizza was excellent. The burrata was so tasty. Great intimate meal. Highly recommend!
Wait staff was pleasant. Food and ambiance were amazing. Great happy hour. Always feels a little like New York.
Excellent customer service and food.
A very cozy restaurant, great for catching up with friends or going on a date. Our server Elissa was amazing! She was hospitable, knowledgeable about the wide wine list and helpful with guiding us through the menu. Delicious dishes, beautiful presentation, and wonderful dessert. I recommend to everyone! I will be coming back here again and again.
Not a fancy place, but the food speaks for itself. Top notch pizza!
Great little place.
Some of the best pizza we ever had. Great service. Nice atmosphere.
Awesome atmosphere and top notch service. Given the requirements for social distance, we made reservations for 8:30 and the small staff did an amazing job with the 4 different groups at the restaurant while managing all the to-go orders.
Cute little place with wood fired pizza made right by the bar
Had the meatballs, they were outstanding and the marinara pizza, also outstanding. Service was great.
Dinner with friends.
everything was great. Amazing space with a great menu
This is a very small and intimate spot. They have a wood fire oven for making homemade pizza. It is a perfect place for date night.
Team is super friendly and attentive. I love the small space that makes me feel like I am at a hidden sweet spot in NYC. The Farro Salad is delicious, something I now crave. Pizza is classic Neapolitan pizza with high quality ingredients.
I love this place! Cozy and unique and it never disappoints. The food and service are exceptional.
Such a quaint nice pizza joint!! Calm and dark, had a great time with my group.
We were just looking for a place we could walk to from the hotel after checking in. What a find! Their Neopolitan pizza is LEGIT, my wife and I would put it on par with Matt Bianco's in Phoenix. Seriously. And their Garden Board appetizer is worth the trip even if you don't feel like a pizza -- roasted and pickled/marinated vegetables, olives and pepitas.
Good pizza in small local restaurant with good buzz and nice environment. Downside was leaving smelling of fire / ash from the open over.
Great pizza dough!
It was one of the best dining experiences. I loved everything about it including the food and service. We had to wait a little longer for our reservation and the manager bought us a round of drinks and dessert. Great customer service. I will definitely visit again.
You can order delivery directly from The Backspace - Austin using the Order Online button. The Backspace - Austin also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 474-9899.
The Backspace - Austin is rated 4.7 stars by 534 OpenTable diners.
The Backspace - Austin does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://egift.technology/Main.aspx?key=thebackspace.
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.