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Sep 29, 2007 04:44 PM

Non-chain pizza deliveries in Westlake Hills?

I've called the following places to ask if they would deliver to westlake hills, and all declined so far -

1) Yaghi's New York Pizzeria
2) Mangia's

I was somewhat shocked that yaghi's declined, as they have delivered to us in the past and then one day suddenly stopped. They are a 10 minute drive from our house.

Are there any non-pizza hut/dominos/papa johns/gattis pizza places that would deliver to Davenport Ranch in Westlake Hills?

Thank you for your time.

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  1. What about Uno's at 360 and Westlake Drive?

    Uno's Pizza
    3801 N Capital of Texas Hwy
    Austin, TX 78746
    (512) 327-5505

    I've never been able to confirm that they're related to the Chicago-based Pizzeria Uno, so I can't tell if they're a chain. I also haven't personally tried their pizza. This is just a possible source of pizza delivery to Davenport Ranch.

    Flying Tomato Pizza Kitchen delivers to parts of Westlake Hills, but I'm not sure of their range. Their pizza is only good compared to other delivery options; it's not truly good, in my opinion. Their salads are fairly fresh. Be warned that FTPK often takes at least 45 minutes for delivery, even to an office that's probably only a mile away.

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    1. re: MPH

      Thank you very much for the prompt reply.

      I will give Flying Tomato Pizza Kitchen a try today. I have been to a "360 Uno's" - located essentially at the intersection of Westlake Drive and loop 360. I tried a pasta dish there and was not impressed, though their pizza may be better.

      1. re: MPH

        I totally agree. Uno's Pizza is not good. If you want a topping of half mushrooms and half pepperoni, they won't do it. You must get all pepperoni and all mushrooms. If their pizza was great, you might be OK with their ridiculous policies. However, it is lousy on top of it.

      2. Hmm. I just gave Flying Tomato Pizza Kitchen a call and they said they don't do deliveries.

        Looks like I'm just going to have to do take out in order to receive some decent pizza.

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        1. re: dcx1287

          Have you called Pizza Nizza? They're located on Bee Cave Road.

          1. re: dcx1287

            That's too bad, but thank you for following up—especially when you're probably hungry! FTPK used to deliver after 5 P.M., but I guess they gave up. You might want to try menu-delivery services like eatoutin or Dine on Demand sometime, just to see what they offer?

            1. re: MPH

              I just gave Pizza Nizza a call. Phone rang about 20 times - no pick up.

              Second attempt - busy signal

              Third attempt - phone rang about 30 times - no pick up.

              This "Dine on Demand" sounds intriguing. I am looking into it right now. I perked up when I saw that Artz Ribhouse delivered in my area, but unfortunately they do not deliver on Saturdays.

              I'll try eatoutin as well. Thank you very much for these suggestions - I had no idea that such services existed.

              1. re: dcx1287

                Just a word of warning. These services, while sometimes convenient, charge quite a premium for their services and can take upwards of an hour to an hour and a half for the food to arrive. About two weeks ago, the SO and I were both home sick and wanting food that we didn't have to cook. We had tired of pizza and chinese so we called Dine on Demand to get wings from a nearby place (we actually thought the wing place delivered because of a flyer we had but when we called the number DoD answered). There was more than a five dollar charge tacked on for delivery (i think it was $8), and the air headed girl that answered the phone (and was also not familiar with the took her some time to "dig" up a copy...sounded very disorganized) informed us that this "DID NOT include a tip for the driver." We were told it would be 45 minutes to an hour. At an hour and fifteen minutes I was cranky and starving. An hour and 30 simply PO'd and about to call DoD back to stop the order when "DING DONG" it arrived. The food was cold; the driver was an ass and complained about not being able to find our house (we are approx. two-three blocks from Metric...not too hard to find and not a lot of winding in the burbs...just two turns), and he forgot my blue cheese. Needless to say, I won't be calling again.

                1. re: ashes

                  Thanks for pointing out the downside, ashes. These delivery services charge customers a premium for the convenience factor. All you have to do is sit back and wait for the food, but their drivers have to go to the restaurant, wait for the order, make sure it's right, and fight traffic to get the order to you within a reasonable amount of time.

                  I've used eatoutin before (when my mobility was limited) and never had a problem with cold food or missing items, but I imagine that can vary with the time of day, individual driver, and restaurant that fills the order. Their representative usually warns you on the phone that delivery will take 60 to 75 minutes. I believe they also let you pre-order, like in the morning or afternoon, for delivery at a later time. Eatoutin charges 15% of the total or a minimum of $5.95, whichever is higher, just for delivery. They also suggest a tip for the driver of 15-20% of the total, minus the delivery charge. When I've tipped in that range, however, the drivers have seemed stunned by my largesse. This suggests that most people don't tip that much. This is just an observation, not a statement on how much one should tip.

                  1. re: MPH

                    And, thanks MPH for pointing these things outa as well. I think I should have better edited the above post to be specific to Dine on Demand. I have used Eat Out In previously and had relative success.

                    The tipping issue is something else to bring up. I always tip on the generous side....almost always more than 20%. And, I don't mind (I worked in the industry and I know what it's like to live on tips....and what its like to get stiffed). I think my problem is that I was "told to tip" in a relatively aggresive manner. This is a pet peeve of mine. I understand the many people still don't know how to tip....but say it with a smile.

                2. re: dcx1287

                  We got Pizza Nizza.. once. The pizza was soggy and overpriced. There was just too much of everything and not cooked long enough. The dough was cooked, but it couldn't hold up to the toppings (all veggie). The person there gave us some free pasta with an alfredo sauce on it. One bite and into the trash... yes, it was that bad.

                  1. re: shan

                    I suppose it's fortunate that Pizza Nizza did not pick up on my three call attempts. I was going to order a pizza + fettucine alfredo, as I am somewhat of a fettucine alfredo fanatic.

                    So I tried Dine on Demand for Romeo's. I thought the Dine on Demand service was quite acceptable. The food arrived hot, and the driver was very polite.

                    We ordered some stuffed mushrooms, Fettuccini Florentine, Chipotle Pork Lombardo, and two Tiramisus for dessert. The food was just decent -nothing spectacular. Although, I suppose I should warn others reading this "review" that I have extremely high standards when it comes to italian food.

                    Romeo's, to me, is like a respectably improved version of Olive Garden. Of course, given the fact that I feel Olive Garden is, generally speaking, quite atrocious, I wasn't terribly impressed with Romeo's on an absolute scale.

                    Vespaio still ranks as my favorite italian restaurant.

                    But, I digress. The important point here is that Dine on Demand's service was quite acceptable, and I will certainly be using it again in the future when necessary.

            2. Does Marye's Pizza on Bee Caves Road deliver?

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              1. re: Hsien_Ko

                No, it's take-out only, unfortunately. Marye's, Pizza Nizza, and the chains are the only options in the area.