The Backspace

Pizza Place · Downtown Austin
507 San Jacinto Blvd (btwn 5th & 6th St.), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine
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    Austin Chronicle
    "cozy spot shares space with a 2,700-pound Neapolitan brick oven"(2 Tips)
    Green Label Sound
    "Easy & urban new pizzeria tucked away off 6th Street."(2 Tips)
    Lauren P.
    "Of course you can't go wrong with the margherita pizza!"(5 Tips)
    Jackie S.
    "Save room for the salted caramel panna cottage."(2 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • wine
  • neapolitan
  • 6th street
  • happy hour
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • desserts
  • rustic
  • cute
  • fennel sausage
  • great value
  • spicy food
  • chocolate mousse
  • quiet
  • cheesecake
  • meatballs
  • salads
  • beer
  • dinner
  • Allie M.

    Incredible pizza. You can add an egg on top. Delicious sides and appetizers. Get the chocolate mousse for dessert.

    Allie Mahler · March 12
  • Sebastian H.

    Cozy NYC-style room. Best pizza in Austin - Neapolitan style FTW!

    Sebastian Hassinger · September 20, 2014
  • Charles W B.

    Don't expect to get a table if walking in on the weekend. Bar seating is good though. Now to try the pizza ...

    Charles W Basden · August 31, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Andrew Curren, chef of 24 Diner, eats here on his nights off. He loves the White anchovy pie. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
  • Clark W.

    Get the blistered shishito peppers and a side of focaccia.

    Clark Wimberly · August 15, 2014
  • Cristian G.

    Great spot for a pizza and wine dinner. Margherita pizza hit the spot.

    Cristian Gonzalez · August 8, 2014
  • Phil C.

    Easily the best pizza you can get downtown. I'm a big fan of the Margherita, Fennel Sausage and Bianca pizzas. Get here early for lunch or make a reservation because space is limited.

    Phil Coffman · August 6, 2014
  • Jackie S.

    The Bianca pizza is fabulous! Save room for the salted caramel panna cottage.

    Jackie Shepherd · July 9, 2014
  • Erika S.

    Tiny restaurant - make reservations and order the Margherita.

    Erika Strong · June 12, 2014
  • Carla A.

    The white arugula pizza is a must

    Carla Albertuni · March 7, 2014
  • Jessica F.

    The pizza was delicious but the salted caramel panna cotta stole the show!

    Jessica Fradono · January 15, 2014
  • Luke

    Very Very Tiny Place Make a Reservation

    Luke · January 10, 2014
  • Nadine

    The bar stools are so uncomfortable. Don't have date nights here.

    Nadine · December 20, 2013
  • Bill J.

    The meatballs are a requirement not a suggestion, you do NOT want to miss them!

    Bill Jacaruso · December 11, 2013
  • rob j.

    Pizza was good, but you have to try really hard to make caprese that bad.

    rob johnson · November 7, 2013
  • Raif R.

    One of my favorite spots in Austin! And yes the crust is supposed to have spots of char! Start with the meat and cheese platter. And for sure save room for the chocolate budino dessert.

    Raif Raiford · October 27, 2013
  • Willem S.

    Being from Europe and a frequent Italy visitor: the oven-baked pizza's here are true Italian and probably the best in Austin. While you there, try one of their delicious wines.

    Willem Spruijt · September 26, 2013
  • Corey W.

    Happy hour with half price antipasto and wine by the glass! 5:00-6:30pm

    Corey Ward · August 17, 2013
  • John S.

    A bit expensive and not great pizza. Beer was unimpressive.

    John Sharpe · July 6, 2013
  • Freddy R.

    Great little place ! Will definitely be back next time I'm in Austin!

    Freddy Rodriguez · July 3, 2013
  • Sydna M.

    Get the Pizza Bianca with Prosciutto! You won't be sorry. And, best green beans I've ever had. :-)

    Sydna M. · June 13, 2013
  • April B.

    [MMMMHhhhhmmmm] Get the Texas peach & fontina pizza - it's spicy and delicious! (Seasonal)

    April Bennett · May 17, 2013
  • Douglas N.

    Fantastic quiet refuge from the craziness. The staff and the wine list are great!

    Douglas Naegele · March 11, 2013
  • Will C.

    Get the Brussel sprouts

    Will Cooke · March 11, 2013
  • Elysa E.

    must try the Ricotta Cheesecake, the cherries are ahhhhmazing!

    Elysa Ellis · March 10, 2013
  • Matt S.

    Pizza with arugula. Whoa.

    Matt Smith · March 8, 2013
  • Dan M.

    Good food but I was expecting more of a dirty, self-regrettable experience.

    Dan Mateer · February 27, 2013
  • Kyle B.

    Behind Parkside, this is a good spot to hit for quality Italian when you're downtown.

    Kyle Bunch · February 24, 2013
  • Yasmin Y.

    Brussels sproutssssssss

    Yasmin Yusri · February 18, 2013
  • Austin Chronicle

    This cozy spot shares space with a 2,700-pound Neapolitan brick oven firing rustic, insanely good pizza. For antipasti, we flip for the roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta and Pecorino Romano. Read more

    Austin Chronicle · February 15, 2013
  • Emma

    The Priimitivo wine is amazing and even better paired with the Margherita pizza.

    Emma · January 4, 2013
  • Liz F.

    Wonderful! Tiny space, wonderful pizza. Get the marinaded olives

    Liz Finkelstein · December 24, 2012
  • Christopher H.

    It says it's a pizzeria but it feels more like a cozy wine bar! Two thumbs up!

    Christopher Horsley · December 20, 2012
  • Lauren P.

    The brussels are fantastic! The cheese plate is rockin' and the beets are wonderful. Of course you can't go wrong with the margherita pizza!

    Lauren Phillips · December 20, 2012
  • Perry N.

    Great spot for a pizza, salad and a bottle of vino. Calm spot in a sea of 6th street chaos.

    Perry Nelson · August 29, 2012
  • Allyson D.

    Delicious pizza!

    Allyson D · June 24, 2012
  • Alberto N.

    One of the best happy hours hands down.

    Alberto Nuche · May 23, 2012
  • Gray P.

    Hard to find but worth your time! Only draft beer they have is Peroni, but that's all you need.

    Gray Pou · April 24, 2012
  • Lina

    An oasis, away from the maddening crowd of 5th street

    Lina · March 16, 2012
  • Paweł C.

    You might wait a while to get your pizza, but it's totally worth it!

    Paweł Czerski · March 16, 2012
  • David M.

    All is good in the world when Backspace is open for lunch durring sxsw!!!!

    David M · March 8, 2012
  • John C.

    If you like this place, you'll like No. 246 in Decatur GA (and vice versa)!

    John C. · March 6, 2012
  • Kirk C.

    awesome pizza! get speck as an appetizer. I approve!

    Kirk Coleman · January 6, 2012
  • Natanya A.

    The marinated olives are a must. Simple but so tasty. Try them with a glass of prosecco.

    Natanya Anderson · December 21, 2011
  • Eleanor G.

    Cute place, good Italian wine and pizza - perfect for date night

    Eleanor Garth · August 30, 2011
  • Shane W.

    Best pizza in town

    Shane Weaver · August 21, 2011
  • Danielle R.

    Won't let you call ahead for take out because pizzas cook in 90 seconds. You have to come in, order and wait. All fine and good until they get backed up, then it's 30 minutes while you wait. #fail

    Danielle Royston · July 3, 2011
  • Storm H.

    Solid but expensive. Prosciutto and mozzarella app is good.

    Storm Holloway · June 7, 2011
  • Duane S.

    Awesome food great atmosphere. We spent $500 which wasn't bad for 8 people but our waiter became demanding in attentive and left trash standing on our table. My tip is eat at the counter not a table

    Duane Sherman · April 6, 2011
  • Kathryn Y.

    Try the picante salame pizza.

    Kathryn Yu · March 23, 2011

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