Steph has declared Little Deli the best pizza in Austin so be prepared for a slice of New York style heaven when you go. And be aware they only have two small tables inside but a large selection of picnic tables outside for you, your pets, a squirrel, maybe a few birds and of course grandma. Steph and I ate inside just to be different. Well, different and closer to the case of freshly baked cakes and treats that I'll get to in a bit. First let's talk about the pizza.
When you enter the shop you'll see a couple pizzas in a case. You might think they'll just grab a slice and throw it at you if you order it but that's not how they roll. You order, get your drink and sit. After the Little Deli staff warms your pizza slice properly they'll bring it out to you. And it's worth that short wait. Just think of that thin crispy crust, on top a nice portion of cheese over a slightly spicy tomato sauce and then adorned with slices of pepperoni to give you a very balanced array of flavors. It was so good we went back and ordered a second slice each. One is probably just enough but two is better.
After we ate our slices of heaven we checked out the case of cakes and cookies and cheesecake and whatever other treats awaited. Actually here's a list from their website: Chocolate Colossal Cake, Italian Cream Cake and Carrot Cake. Homemade Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies and Chewy Chocolate Cookies. They told us their bakery items come from Russel's Bakery. Steph demanded the Italian Cream Cake and well I didn't argue. It was rich, creamy, decadent if you will. We loved it. In fact, as we ate it and started going Mmmmm!!! the lady at the register took the opportunity to ask Steph, "How is it?" She sold three more slices to the people in line.
The staff is great, the food is wonderful, the desserts are decadent. What else do you need to know?
See you at Little Deli!