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The best pizza deal in town

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Willing1 Jun 10, 2008 08:26 AM

Hands down, it's the happy hour deal offered at the Red House Lounge on Manor, the cool little bar attached to Stortini. Ever since a certain trend making Italian restaurant downtown closed a few years ago, I forgot how much I missed good quality pizza. If you like your pizza the way pizza is meant to be prepared--old world style, thin and crispy with just the right amount of cheese--this is the place for you.The kitchen at Stortini spits out some of the best pizza in Austin. (Definitely the best East of I-35. East Side Pies? So overrated and so overpriced).

Although Stortini doesn't have a wood-fired brick oven like that Warehouse District joint I miss so much, I think they use a pizza stone that approximates the flavor and texture of a wood-fired pizza. They offer five different choices: a margherita pizza, pepperoni pizza, sausage pizza, white pizza, and an artichoke pizza. (They also serve Calzone, which I've been meaning to try if I could only break myself from the grip of their margherita).

Get there before 7 p.m. M-F and you can order any of these for half-price. Six bucks for a large, scrumptious, perfectly cooked margherita pizza loaded with garlic and basil? Yes, please.

Check it out. It's located on Manor Rd just east of I-35, about a block past El Chile.

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  1. sweet100s RE: Willing1 Jun 10, 2008 01:56 PM

    >> Six bucks for a large, scrumptious, perfectly cooked margherita pizza loaded with garlic and basil? Yes, please.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

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      NirvRush RE: Willing1 Jun 10, 2008 04:07 PM

      are you sure about the oven? i thought when we tried out Stortini's many months ago, they told us they had just gotten some oven from italy or something and that we should try out their new pizzas. i don't remember what kind they said they had, though.

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        Willing1 RE: NirvRush Jun 10, 2008 05:39 PM

        I believe our waiter told us that they used a special pizza stone, but I could be mistaken. Either way, it tastes just like a pizza from a wood-fired oven.

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