**This is a Mini Review while working in Austin, TX this summer**
Address: 1415 South Congress Austin, TX 78704 512-444-7437
Links: Home Slice Website
Atmosphere: Home Slice is such a popular place that there are actually two restaurants side-by-side. The original Home Slice is the restaurant where you can sit down and order froma menu, the shop next door is More Home Slice, specializing in Pizza-by-the-Slice and Take-Out. The aroma of pizza coming from either of the locations is enough to make just about anyone within a mile of South Congress salivate with a sudden craving for Pizza!
The original Home Slice location has a patio in back where you can eat pizza ordered next door at More Home Slice. There is no service on the patio. This is a faster option if you don’t have an hour to wait to be seated at the restaurant. Fans and umbrellas help keep it cooler during the hot summer days.
What we ordered: We started with an order of Garlic Knots. Baked to order, these soft, fresh rolls were hot, dense and perfectly toasted with garlic butter until brown and crusty on top. They were served with a side of marinara.
Garlic Knots @ Home Slice ~ Austin, TX
My companions and I also shared a 16″ Pizza with pepperoni and sausage. The slices were cut into giant wedges, forming eight large pieces. We enjoyed the pizza quite a bit, a true New York Style pizza with hand tossed crust with was crispy ont he bottom yet still chewy like NY pizza should be. The sausage was sliced slightly thicker than the pepperoni and both were piled over just about every surface, making it perfect for meat-lovers. The cheese was also plentiful. I personally thought the only thing lacking was the sauce, it was a bit too mild/boring for my taste, but the overall pizza was still excellent and my companions enjoyed it quite a bit.
Overall Impression: I dare you to walk down South Congress and not be tempted to stop and get a pizza at Home Slice! The smells are extremely inviting and the prices are very reasonable. You can expect to wait for a table at the original location but service is much faster at More Home Slice if you want to take your pizza to-go.