Pieous

Pieous is ranked #11 best restaurant in Austin on Trip Advisor and #1 for both Italian food and pizza.  Those rankings definitely got my attention and piqued my curiosity.  So we made the fairly long trek out to 12005 W. Highway 290 to try Austin’s best pizza for ourselves.

Here’s what Pieous looks like inside…

We got in line and then placed our order at the counter…

Then we watched as they made our pizza…

And then placed our pizza in the wood-fired oven for less than 90 seconds…

How do I know it was less than 90 seconds?  Because that’s what it says on their sign…

So what did our Neopolitan-style Fat Queen pizza look like?

The Fat Queen with Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, Pepperoni, House-smoked Italian Sausage, and Hot Sopressata

And another look…

As you can see, they were very generous with the pepperoni.  However, very skimpy with the sauce and cheese.  So, although our pizza was good, I don’t quite understand it being ranked #1 in the Austin area.  I would probably give it 4 stars, compared to the 4 1/2 stars given to Pieous by both Trip Advisor and Yelp reviewers (Ranked #263).  

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