Umami Mia Pizzeria on Barton Springs Now Open
They opened this weekend in the old Romeo's location. Facebook page says they have a huge patio with stage and will have live music. Menu looks interesting, everything made fresh.
I went during the soft opening. It isn't fair to judge the entirety by a soft opening, but i didn't care for the design. i also think it will be cost prohibitive for the lunch crowd if you order much else besides a pizza.
Finally checked this place out. Very different vibe from the former Romeo's. It's got some techno music blasting and lots of bright colors. Seems like they want the hipster crowd. The bar area has been modified so you can see the kitchen in action including the wood burning oven. They plan to have music on the patio eventually and have an outdoor bar where they also sell pizza by the slice (which I would recommend). They only sell wholes pizzas in the dining room, which seems weird to me. They have a large emphasis on local & sustainable items. They even have their own herb garden and make their own prosciutto, sausage and dough in house.
We tried the Meat Pizza (skipped the onion) which came with very large pieces of pepperoni, a sprinkling of sausage and a couple of pieces of Canadian bacon. I was expecting a lot more meat for $15 for a personal pizza.
I got the Carbonara pasta and added a grilled chicken breast to it. The pasta was creamy, but VERY bland. I added salt, pepper and red peppers flakes several time. However, I like a lot of spice.
Tried a piece of the Here Piggy Pizza which was very unique. It has fired carrot pieces (almost a bacon flavor) with blue cheese. I enjoyed the new flavor profiles of this one.
They also have a separate gluten free menu. We sat a two top and the menus are so big you can't both put them down on the table. Nit picky, but it was annoying.
Hopefully, they'll do more by the slice and some happy hour deals. I realize you're paying for the local, organic, hipster vibe, but hard for me to wanna spend that much.