Steven Dilley burst on the food scene in 2013, turning out such perfect Neapolitan-style pies that Bufalina immediately became the belle of the pizza ball. Though Dilley had no prior restaurant experience, he studied with master pizza makers in both New York and Italy to achieve perfectly chewy, bubbled dough in a white, dome-like brick oven he had shipped straight from Naples. Due to popular demand, Dilley opened a second (and bigger) location on Burnet Road this past winter, and will soon offer brunch and lunch in addition to dinner.
Once upon a time, Austin was a pizza wasteland. The opening of Home Slice on South Congress Avenue in 2005 was nothing short of a godsend for the dough-deprived masses. Just as with sushi in Austin, the Austin pizza scene has positively flourished in the last decade with new spots opening up all over town. Today, some of the best restaurants in Austin are pizza joints. But what kicks some restaurants to the top of this ever-growing heap of fantastic Austin pizzerias? It was no easy task, but we tasted the good, the great and the just okay (come on, it’s still pizza) to bring you the top pie joints in Austin. So when you need a break from some of the best BBQ in Austin, but still need a hefty comfort-food fix, you know where to be.