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A ‘Slice’ of the Hill Country, Texas Pizza at its Finest

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Here in the Texas Hill Country, there is no shortage of Tex-Mex, barbeque, or German food.  Ever wonder where to get the best pizza?

We started by Googling local pizza places in several Hill Country towns, looking at Yelp reviews, and Google ratings to determine where the best place to start was. Then we began our quest to visit each one and rated them by quality of food, service and atmosphere.

Here are our top five picks:

5. West End Pizza Co.

West End Pizza

Photo: wayoutwestaustin.com/west-end-pizza-co

Located on West Main St. in Fredericksburg, West End Pizza Co. is a cozy little place with good service in an industrial atmosphere. It has a strong selection of beers and local wines. You can enjoy your meal outside in the Biergarten if you wish. The pizza was average, but the service and friendly attitudes of the staff made this one of our top picks.

4. Mustang Pizza

Mustang Pizza-Marble Falls

Photo: Yelp/Brian R.

After a beautiful drive north on US 281 through the City of Marble Falls, on the north end, you find Mustang Pizza — a tiny little place located in a strip mall. With only two small bistro type metal tables and chairs in the dining room, it’s obvious they do most of their business as take-out.  Dough and Sauces are made from scratch daily, and they have expanded into a larger dining room and offer catering after their relaunch in April. The kitchen was very clean, however, the menu is very limited and no beer or wine is offered here. The pizza however, was excellent and worth a stop if you’re passing through Marble Falls.

3. Stonewalls Pizza Wings & Things

Stonewalls Pizza Wings & Things

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Located in the historic downtown district of Llano, the dining room remains unrestored with the original brick charm and hardwood floors. They carry a full menu, including seafood, frog legs (even), and burgers. We came in during Spring Break, and the place was extremely busy.  However, the entire staff seemed composed and taking things in stride. Even a server who wasn’t serving our table stopped to chat with us, and we felt welcomed and relaxed. The pizza was excellent. The dough was made fresh daily and hand stretched, light, airy, and cooked to perfection.

2. Pizza Cave

Pizza Cave

Photo: Yelp/Wendy M.

Located on the corner of RR12 and US290 in Dripping Springs, Pizza Cave is a quaint little pizza shop, also serving a selection of pastas with beer and wine offerings. The dough is handmade daily and hand tossed in an open kitchen. Friendly staff and great service only add to the appeal of this very Italian atmosphere. The pizza is outstanding, with a crispy crust and plenty of toppings to choose from, as well a specialty pizzas. Expect to pay a little more here than most pizza places, but the quality of food and service are well worth the extra cost. Be sure and plan a stop here when passing through Dripping Springs.

1. Pecan Street Brewing

Pecan Street Brewing pizza

Photo: Yelp/Amanda S.

Our top pick for pizza, located in historic Johnson City on Pecan Street, across from the courthouse, is Pecan Street Brewing. Offering a full menu of hamburgers and comfort foods, as well as pizza, they are a brewery as well with their own brand of craft beers and a large selection of local wines to choose from. They also offer a craft Root Beer and Ginger Ale with a part of the profits going to charity. The quality of pizza with fresh dough, hand stretched, and baked in a brick oven is unmatched. It would definitely be worth planning a trip to Johnson City just to eat here.