Who would think that a small pizza place, located about 15 miles outside the heart of downtown Austin, would be the #2 rated restaurant in all of Austin on Trip Advisor? It’s second only to Uchi, the OG of badass restaurants in Austin, which is quite an impressive feat. (Update, Pieous has recently taken over the Numero Uno position).
It’s hard to impress someone that grew up in New York with pizza and pastrami, but Pieous knocks it out of the park. Their pastrami is hands down the best in Austin, with a perfectly peppery bark. Sliced thick and piled high on fresh baked sour dough bread, this enormous sandwich tempts me to order sandwiches over pizza, which is an unbelievable feat for this pizza lover.
Bring and friend and share that delicious pastrami sandwich, so you have room to try some of their phenomenal pizzas. The Fat Queen, topped with crushed tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, hot sopressata, Italian sausage and pepperoni has more toppings than one would think possible. The yeasty, chewy crust has the perfect amount of char.
It’s a go to anytime heading all points west of Austin, but their pizza and pastrami are worthy of the drive on their own.