Where do you go for pizza when it’s time for a slice of this savory treat? If you’re new to the Lake Travis area or an LT-lifer seeking a new spot to indulge in your pizza cravings, today we’re dishing about the best pizza place in Lake Travis according to fan favorites. Since pizza is such an epic food, we wanted to give this guide a snazzy name to honor it accordingly like Game of Calzones | Winter Is Coming To Dinner or Oregano Is The New Olive Oil or Breaking Bread. I liked The Leftovers, but HBO beat me to it.
Enough with the chit chat. Let’s dive into our ultimate (drum roll, please!) Lake Travis Pizza Guide 2023 brought to you by Amber Hart Homes featuring 15 fan favorites you should check out the next time you’re wanting to grab a slice in the Lake Travis/Bee Cave area. What’s your favorite pizza place? Did we leave anyone out? Chime in on Facebook and let us know in the comment section!
Looking for coffee, provisions and pizza? You’re in luck, because your new neighborhood hangout, Winston’s, has it all. They’re serving up wood fired pizza from Just Cheese to Truffle to Prosciutto and Arugula. They offer gluten free crust from Thursdays through the weekends too. Beyond serving up some of the best pizza in Lake Travis, Winston’s features coffee, not coffee, juices, breakfast, sweet treats and an extensive wine menu. Check out their wine club because nothing pairs with pizza better than vino.
4900 Bee Creek Road, Lakeway, TX 78669 | Instagram: @winstonsatx
Lefty’s Pizza Kitchen
If you’re like Goldilocks when you eat pizza, because the crust can’t be too thin or too thick – it needs to be just right, Lefty’s is where you need to be. They offer a wide variety of pizzas from thin crust to pan pizza, including Chicago cut (Da Bears!). From Italian Beef and Giardiniera to BBQ Chicken, you’ll find tasty homemade pizzas that LT locals are raving about. Another thing to know about Lefty’s is their salad selection is top-notch, so if you’re the “just a salad” type, you’ll be set.
18101 State Hwy 71 #600, Austin, TX | Instagram: @leftyspizzakitchenaustin
Craig O’s Pizza & Pastaria
I think all of the long-time Lakeway-ers can agree, Craig O’s is still a top pick for pizza and pizza rolls. I mean, who hasn’t enjoyed a slice on the back patio with friends, watching the kids run around on Craig O’s awesome playground and accidentally drinking a whole bottle of wine…er, uhm, a whole glass of wine. Anyway! What makes Craig O’s a standout is their sauces, doughs, pastas and dressings are made fresh daily in their scratch kitchen. They also offer catering for events and they have some terrific daily specials. And one epic patio, because it’s finally patio weather. Woohoo!
2501 Ranch Road 620 South Lakeway, TX 78734 | Instagram: @craigositalian
Jersey Giant Pizza
Inspired by their family tradition of passionately operating New Jersey Pizzerias, Jersey Giant Pizza is dedicated to sharing the classic old-world flavor that has made their pizzas incredibly popular throughout history. Fresh ingredients from the dough to the topping, including organic veggies sourced locally. The other key to their delish pizza is the four deck custom crafted brick oven, designed to Jersey’s specifications and capable of cooking fourteen giant pizzas at 650 degrees. Noiccce. So many pizzas to choose from and don’t forget a bib for Mamma Millie’s Meatball Dinner, a fan favorite.
13908 W Highway 71, Bee Cave, Texas 78738 | Instagram: @jerseygiant.pizza
Mangeri’s Pizza Cafe
Who remembers when Mangeri’s first opened in Lakeway and we were all like, “Yessss, delicious food and a playscape for the littles? Bonus points!” Mangeri’s has been a top choice for the “best pizza place in Lake Travis” for years. Hello, Capo! And don’t forget the Hot Pig. Oink! Mangeri’s menu features calzones and strombolis too, as well as salad, pasta dishes, baked subs and more. Plus, they use a cold fermentation process on their dough, their flour is unbleached, unbromated and non-GMO. They also offer cauliflower and gluten-free crust options.
2133 Lohmans Crossing Rd., Lakeway, TX 78734 | Facebook: @mangeris
From Chicago to New Jersey to Detroit! That’s what Via 313 is known for, Detroit-style pizza. What’s the 9-1-1 on the 3-1-3, you ask? This is how Via313 explains it, “Detroit-style pizza is known for its rectangular shape and sauce across the top. Baked in a heavy pan similar to the auto parts trays found in Detroit in the 1940’s, the light, focaccia-like dough develops a golden crunch on the bottom. On top, cheese is spread to the very edge, so you can enjoy every bit… right to your fingertips.” There you have it! And that’s why Via313 is the Cadillac of pizzeria’s in the Lake Travis area.
3944 S. FM 620 Rd., Bldg 3 Suite 100, Bee Cave, TX 78738 | Instagram: @via313pizza
Plate by Dzintra
Served up fresh Tuesdays-Sundays from 4pm to close, you can enjoy delicious, handmade seasonal and gourmet pizzas at Plate by Dzintra. Made with the freshest ingredients and sustainably sourced, Plate will treat your tastebuds to an array of savory yumminess. Pizza Del Nando has a twist of lemon zest, Gourmet Mushroom Pizza has a drizzle of white truffle oil and Carne Delight has a smear of vodka sauce, and it’s shaped like a heart. Aww. All of the thoughtful, little details you’ve come to expect from Plate, but in pizza form. A gluten-free cauliflower crust is available too.
12823 Shops Parkway, Austin, TX 78738 | Instagram: @platebydzintra
ZZA Pizza + Salad
When it comes to pizza, ZZA’s motto is “never settle.” They believe you should be able to enjoy delicious meals without making compromises on speed and price. And hey, why not apply that to pizza and salads to that equation. At ZZA, you’ll be treated to the freshest of ingredients, interesting flavor combinations and wonderful customer service. Another little factoid about ZZA is their pizzas are individually sized, 17″ x 7″ ovals. That’s right, friends, ovals! Just when you think you know everything about pizza, here comes a new elongated pizza that does not self-intersect at any point. Geometry for the win! Regardless of the shape, ZZA pizza is a fan favorite here in Lake Travis. From the Sweet Heat to the Garden Greco to the Thai Dye, the food has us all feeling the #sayzza love.
Colinas Crossing, 15511 West HWY 71, Bee Cave, TX 78737 | Instagram: @zzaaustin
You just take it home and bake it. Bake what? The pizza. How do I bake it? You just bake it. There’s no folding in the cheese here, folks! Papa Murphy’s has a loyal following in the Lake Travis area and for good reason. Their yummy pizzas can be made to order and all you have to do is supply the oven. Take’N’Bake, baby! Like your pizza crispy or perhaps less so? It’s all up to you, because you’re running the show. Papa Murphy’s offers a menu full of goodies beyond pizza. And if you have diet restrictions, they do that too with gluten-free, dairy-free, keto-friendly crustless pizzas and vegetarian options. So maybe the best pizza place in Lake Travis is your own kitchen? Yesss.
2303 Ranch Rd 620 S, Lakeway, TX 78734 | Instagram: @papamurphys
Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza
It’s a rule you might not know about. You can’t live in Lake Travis without dining at Tony C’s. There, I said it. Also, you have to dine there when you aren’t rushing to the 7:05 Barbie movie, so you can relax and really enjoy the food and the atmosphere. Because pizza is what they do best. Tony C’s has been delighting diners since 1949, when Dominick Ciola opened their first restaurant, Ciola’s, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. (I bet you didn’t know some of the most talented minds hail from Virginia Beach. It’s true. Tony. Me.) Anyway, Tony C’s, third-generation restaurateur, Tony Ciola, features some of his favorite family recipes along with New York Style Pizza prepared in Austin’s original coal fired ovens just like the first pizzerias in America. It’s just one of the many reasons why Tony C’s is the perfect place for your next slice.
12800 Hill Country Blvd., Suite G-160, Bee Caves, TX 78738 | Instagram: @tonycspizza
Another popular family-run restaurant on “the best pizza in Lake Travis” list is Giovanni’s Table in Bee Cave. Featuring traditional Italian cuisine inspired by family recipes passed on for generations, the pizza at Giovanni’s is ev-er-y-thang. Their recipes are simple, authentic classics with a specialty in seafood, pasta and pizza. You can find N.Y. style pizza, strombolis and calzones including the mother of all strombolis, the Supreme Stromboli with pepperoni, canadian bacon, sausage, hamburger, onions, bell pepper, mushrooms and black olives. Added bonus, Giovanni’s offers family size specials that can easily feed 5 people (or 10 children or 2 teenage boys). At Giovanni’s, you’ll feel right at home with friendly service and delicious food. As they say on the website, “forget-about-it.”
11701 Bee Caves Rd #105, Bee Cave, TX 78738
When you think of your hometown Italian spot where the food melts in your mouth, the ambiance is inviting and you feel like you’ve been part of the family forever, that’s Carmela’s. What you might not know is Carmela’s actually opened in Dripping Springs in 2011, and then opened a second location in Lakeway in 2021. Anyone from St. Louis in search of toasted rav? We know you love your “rav” and you can find it at Carmela’s. You can also find a terrific Philly Cheese Steak pizza, a Meatball pizza, a Chicken Pesto pizza and many more. Plus, Carmela’s has a great wine selection from renowned winemakers.
900 Ranch Rd 620 S Unit 108C Lakeway, TX 78734 | Instagram: @carmelaslakeway
It just sounds pretty, right? Like when you say “Sorellina Pizzeria,” you already know what the pizza looks like and tastes like. And, you can guess they’ll be a few patrons in felt hats. Sorellina in Spicewood has raised the bar on pizza refinement with a wild array of unique flavor combinations that all work. When you read the menu, your brain might get confused, but your tastebuds will thank you. The Outlaw and the Verde could throw you for a loop…walnuts…hmmm. The Spicy Pig boasts Pickled Lunchbox Peppers. (Note to self, that’s a real thing.) The location is gorgeous, the wood-fired creativity is delicious and now that we have cooler temps, Sorellina Pizzeria is a must for your “best pizza place in Lake Travis” list!
23526 Texas 71, Spicewood, TX 78669 | Instagram: @pizzeriasorellina
Yaghi’s New York Pizzeria
Last, but not least in our guide to the best pizza in Lake Travis is Yaghi’s New York Pizzeria. The name pretty much says it all. You’ll find authentic New York-style pizza made from the freshest ingredients including handcrafted meats. From sausage to meatballs to hamburger, Yaghi’s makes their own meats in-house from scratch with no added preservatives or artificial flavors. Their specialty pizzas are vast with something for everyone. Looking for a gyro pizza? They’ve got that. How about a Buffalo Chicken Wing pizza? Yep, got it. Yaghi’s has calzones too and other menu items like salads, subs, pizza rolls and more. Stone baked since 1999, ya’ll. Yay for Yaghi’s.
12400 Highway 71 West, SE corner of Highway 71 & 2244 | Bee Cave, TX | Instagram: @yaghispizzeria
Best Pizza Place in Lake Travis
Well, folks, that’s a wrap on pizza! We hope we mentioned your favorite spot! Thanks to everyone who voted. We have more tasty topics in the pipeline from margaritas to markets to Happy Hours. Stay tuned! We welcome your comments on Facebook!