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Best pizza in Austin? Then I'm afraid to taste the rest of them....
Tried this place simply for the fect that it was rated high on this list (plus it has our hometown in the name). The sauce was like a canned spaghetti sauce. Cheese was ok. Mushrooms, canned.
The menu was large so perhaps other items are better. The pizza is just not that great (especially if you're used to a good pizza like in the east or midwest). Rudino's is much better on 620 & Volente.
Oh how I miss my Lou Malnati's in Chicago!
Chicago Pizza Overrated. Having lived in Chicago for a number of years, and also New York and Boston for 10 years, I have to say Boston's italian district is the benchmark for pizza. New York also has better pie. I agree that this place isn't authentic Chicago style pie, and to quote Martha Stewart, "that's a good thing" Hell, Conan's pizza is better than just about anything I've found in Chicago. Giordano's is the only Chicago pizza place that is truly worth the trip. That place kicks everyone's butt. Mangia is A+ one time and C- the next. It lacks consistency, but when the chefs bring their "A" game it's def very good pie
Chicago in Austin?. I have only ordered from Mangias, so I know nothing of its ambiance, but I can definitely speak for the food. The Chicago stuffed pizza is the best in Austin, but mainly because I don't think there is much of a comparison. The crust light an crispy, just the way I like it. The pizza was not as thick as I wanted it to be, but it was good nonetheless. I have been to Chicago and it is almost on par with one of the Chicago restaurants there I have been to, but it is FAR FAR FAR FAR from Giordano's Chicago Stuffed Pizza in Chicago! I hold Giordanos to be the best stuffed pizza I ever have and it will be VERY hard to beat. As for Austin, I say MANGIAS!
Best pizza ever. This has got to be my favorite pizza place. It's a little pricey for my budget but well worth the money! We got the pizza with garlic, mushrooms and broccoli and it was heaven. It was cheesy and thick. We also got a sub and that was delicious as well. We brought our own beer and sat out in the picnic table. Great dinner with friends!
Worse than frozen. I can only imagine that they lost the recipe that garnered all the good reviews. This stuff is just awful.
How can this be?. I don't understand how this place stays in business and gets such good reviews. Being from Chicago I had high expectations, but was very dissapointed. This is among the worst pizza I've ever tasted, it's overpriced, and just plain lousy. I've heard people compare them to Lou Malnati's, what a joke. This place would never make it in Chicago!
Editorial Review by Citysearch Editors. A Chicago-themed local chain with authentic deep dish, featuring traditional toppings mixed with Southwestern fare like barbecue chicken and picante.
The only pizza I will eat!. Have have only been to Chicago once, but this pizza is just as good, if not better than real chicago pizza! I love it. You can create you own combo's and order it just how you want it! The service is always great, pizzas are made on time and it is in a great location.
Closest to a hardy Chicago style Pizza!!. Being from Chicago, Mangia's the closest to the deep dish from home. The crust's not as heavy as the crusts that are served on a Chicago pizza which is positive because you don't leave REALLY full from all the bread. I would recommend this pizza joint to any Chicagoian visiting the Austin area.
seriously my favorite thin crust pizza. Mangia's deep dish pizzas get alot of mention here but the thin crust is my favorite. The corporate places (i.e. pizza hut, domino's) just dont compare. I really love the type of thin pizzas with a really crisp crust, you can pick up a slice and it won't bend or sag. That is how Mangia's are, (unless of course you really pile on the toppings) and the whole wheat crust is excellent. I have also tried the philly's and they are good, just a little bit smaller than places that specialize in sandwiches. Burgers are good here as well. The fries are delicious, they are batter dipped in a slightly spicy batter.. And the chicken tortilla soup is worth trying. It's true the guad location doesnt have alot of seating, but if one of the picnic tables is open I'd say thats a perfect place to enjoy some great pie.
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