Wonderful as always. We like adult conversation with out the kids running around. Thank you
Food was great but menu and bar very limited.
The waitress suggested to order a pie for each of us. It was way too much food so we took half a pie home with us. We also ordered two of the appetizers . She had suggested three and that certainlty would have been too too much.
Super delicious; best pizza in TX that I've had. I had the mushroom pizza and the citrus and herb appetizer. Everyone in my group was very satisfied with their meal. The only downside is the small building size, which limits the number of guests. You will likely need to make reservations. The prices are a bit high but not outrageous. This place is definitely worth the wait and the price.
Fantastic spot! Haven’t been let down yet! Wine selection is great also!
Get the meat platter, it's delicious. That an a pizza should be enough for a couple.
I had not been to Backspace in a few years and really needed to go back. I love the rustic interior and th pizza still is some of the best in town. Despite its downtown location it is priced right.
Only downside was we didn’t get seated for our reservation until 40 minutes later. That’s just bad management. But they did make up for it with a free app and a free dessert.
Love the quaint atmosphere! GREAT Pizza. Just really charming
It was wonderful! Yummy food!!!
Great food. Great space. Great vibe.
Great food and service as usual!! This is our go to spot when we have guests in town because of the cozy, intimate atmosphere.
Excellent food, excellent service!!
The food was priced very reasonably and was absolutely delicious. I will say the wine was a bit over priced especially for the limited selection of wine by the glass. Would definitely recommend dining here!
A small, intimate, date spot with amazing pizza and great service. We had to wait an extra 10-15 for our reservation and the staff promptly brought two comped appetizers. It’s always a great experience dining here!
The restaurant has good food, not great. Small and with great service.
Great spot for an intimate birthday dinner.
Went to dinner for a double date with my girlfriend and her sister & boyfriend and was pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere and small dining area. The food is very affordable but wine is a bit pricy. We got a bottle of the Bartolino Red and it was definitely worth it for the unique taste paired with the environment of the restaurant. If you’re looking to have a fantastic, authentic Neapolitan pizza with a few drinks, this is the place to go in downtown Austin. But if you’re looking for a buzz with your dinner, you may want to look at places with a bit more affordable wine pairing. Overall an Excellent experience and I plan on returning. 8.8/10 (Would be a solid 10 if the wine prices were just a bit cheaper.)
The Margherita pizza at the Backspace is the best I have ever had, and I have had a lot!
My appetite was satisfied. Bread was excellent. Great customer experience. Clean restroom. Nice view of frost bank.
Consistently excellent; we visit Backspace fairly regularly and they never fail to deliver. The pizza is authentic and delicious, the wine list is excellent and fairly priced and the small plates fresh and yummy.
My husband and I ate here on a Friday night. The dining area is very small, so reservations are highly recommended. We sat next to each other so could easily hear each other despite the bustle around us. I'd suggest this restaurant more for smaller parties because of the size of the space and your ability to hear one another. The two pizzas we ordered were great. (We shared with each other, but they are personal size.) The beer and wine list could be a bit more robust. A split dessert was okay but messy per how they had presented a crumble type thing in a tiny glass container and no plate underneath. The meal was a little over $50 with alcohol, which is very reasonable in Austin. I'd definitely go back for another casual meal. The service was good, too.
A very small and busy place with mostly locals. Great pizza and apps. Wine list was excellent and happy hour prices were fantastic. Highly recommended.
We had an excellent experience at The Backspace!! The food was phenomenal and we loved the feel of the space. It was perfect for good conversations, amazing food, and excellent service. Can’t wait to go back!
I love this place everytime we go! We usually go for my husband's birthday and we always have a wonderful time. The mood is so intimate and the service is always so prompt and kind. The food is on another level. It's within steps of austin nightlife, so it's perfect for date night. This place makes my heart happy. Wish we could go more often!!!
Wouldn’t recommend unless you’re looking to get in and out. They brought our check with our food and told us how much time we had before the next reservation was due for our table. We weren’t offered dessert (which we’re planning to order) and they made a point of taking our plates and glasses as soon as we appeared to slow down. We weren’t just hanging out, we ordered appetizers and then a couple of pizzas to share. Service was good until they wanted to turn the table and they made us feel rushed.
Great spot and super kind staff
This is a very small venue. It took some time for seating, they added an additional table near the kitchen for us. Best Pizza light crust but authentic and tasty. Great find in the heart of Austin! A favorite of locals so it was packed.
Love this place.
Great ambiance! Delicious food! Outside of happy hour, the wine is a bit pricey; however, beyond that, it's a great value too.
Tasty, Tasty, Tasty! Wish I could have eaten more
Wife and I really enjoyed our first try of The Backspace. Ordered antipasti and the Bianco with prociutto on top and everything was excellent. Great wine selection. We will definitely be coming back.
Best in Austin.
Just fabulous. Gosh they make great pizza. Everything was terrific.
One of my fav cozt Austin restaurants...great pizza, cheese board and wine!
Small, charming restaurant with candle lit tables. Simple dishes prepared well. A great place to meet friends, enjoy delicious food, a nice glass of wine, and quite conversation. So glad we gave this a try.
We greatly enjoyed the food, had pizzas and an appetizer, which were all spectacular, however the sun was shining into the windows and into my husband's face throughout the meal, and it was also uncomfortably warm. The blinds were closed but were sheer. I would return based on the food quality but probably would not go during the day in summer.
The service was the only item I can complain about and fortunately it was the first time we have experienced substandard service. Our server was relatively prompt in greeting us and got us set up with drinks and then appetizers. Soon after he came to take entree orders and we were not ready. We had not seen one of our guests in some time and were engrossed in conversation so we had not taken time to decide on pizza. He returned and we again explained we were not ready. A third visit and we good naturedly suggested that on his next visit we would be ready.
Ready to order I was keeping an eye out for him and was disappointed that he passed the table a couple of times without even making eye contact. I flagged down a woman to ask that she notify our server that we were ready and she said, "I'm training but I can take your order." She did a fine job other than a mix up with water and wine so the night continued in a positive manner. Our server seemed to give up on us until the end of the meal when he cleared some plates and asked if we wanted anything else.
Good pizza and wine, with a little 6th St riff raff out the window.
My husband and I always make it to The Backspace every time we go to Austin for a trip. We were only in town for a night this time and this was a must-have for our dinner date! Always a great ambiance, FANTASTIC pizza(!!) and this time we brought our 7 month daughter. The staff was very accommodating and we felt very welcome! We will return next time we are in the Austin area!
Hidden gem. Every dish is tasty with some unexpected combinations of flavors. Great wine choices.