Perhaps more sophisticated than your usual pizza joint, this North Austin place serves infinitely satisfying Neapolitan-style pizza from a genuine wood-burning Italian oven. Order this to go: Every ingredient shines on these pies, from the slightly tangy charred crust and robust tomato on the Margherita to the mild fontina and creamy sauce on the Vodka Arrabbiata (adding tiny pepper-flecked sausage crumbles to that pizza takes it to the next level). As for vegetables, preserved lemon and pine nuts punctuate roasted cauliflower, while an herb-laced Bibb lettuce salad is the antithesis of the soggy, pepperoncini-clogged afterthought you normally find. The tricked-out marinara sauce that bathed an appetizer of hefty meatballs was perfect for the dunking of pizza crusts (which were better than the serviceable focaccia that came alongside). An interesting and affordable bottle from the wine list made busing our own dinner table a little more enjoyable. Pro tip: There is only one telephone line, no voice mail, and no text messaging, so you may have to be persistent at pickup.
Drinks: Beer & wine