4 top options for cheap Italian fare in Austin

4 top options for cheap Italian fare in AustinGiovanni's Pizza Stand | Photo: Julio R./Yelp
Published on June 29, 2020

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Italian restaurants around Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Giovanni's Pizza Stand

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Topping the list is Giovanni's Pizza Stand. Located at 2900 B S. Lamar Blvd. in Barton Hills, the pasta shop, which offers pizza, salads and more, is the highest-rated low-priced Italian restaurant in Austin, boasting 4.5 stars out of 216 reviews on Yelp.

We found this about the business's signature items: "Pizza, pasta, salads," it notes on Yelp in the section highlighting specialties. "With family and friends is better!"

2. Tucci's Southside Subs

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Next up is West Oak Hill's Tucci's Southside Subs, situated at 7101 W. Texas 71 A5, Suite 12. With four stars out of 181 reviews on Yelp, the deli and Italian spot, serving sandwiches and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an inexpensive option.

The site can tell you a thing or two more about Tucci's Southside Subs.

"Owner David Tucci has been making subs in Austin for 25 years," per the history section of its Yelp profile. "First as part of a chain then independently since 2008. It's like an east coast sub shop without all the attitude."

Interested so far?

"David Tucci has been making sandwiches for over 21 years," per the bio section of the business's Yelp profile. "He knows what he likes to eat, and he would not serve anything to his customers that he would not want to devour himself. David's Italian subs are as true as his name (you betta believe that Tucci is Italian)."

3. Mama Mal's Italian Cuisine

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Zilker's Mama Mal's Italian Cuisine, located at 1320 S. Lamar Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the affordable food truck and Italian spot 4.5 stars out of 41 reviews. 

The site has lots more information on Mama Mal's Italian Cuisine.

"Mama Mal's serves Authentic Italian Dishes," per the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "She learned how to cook from her full blooded Italian Grandmother, Bianca Esposito and her full blooded Italian Father Joseph Mario Barese Sr. Mama Mal's features home grown organic ingredients to her dishes. 5 Year Anniversary 2012!"

Want to know more?

Regarding signature items, "Authentic Italian Cuisine, Mama Mal's Food Truck is located at The Saxon Pub!" it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "Catering for all events, private and public. Available for weddings, private parties Bands available with catering services that feature Blues, Country, Western Swing"

4. Jersey Giant Pizza

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Jersey Giant Pizza, an Italian spot that offers pizza and more, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 99 Yelp reviews. Head over to 7318 McNeil Drive, Suite 109 to see for yourself. 

Yelper Estefania M., who reviewed Jersey Giant Pizza on May 23, wrote, "Awesome pizza. As an old New Yorker, this is the closest thing I've found to good NY style pizza"

Yelper Aarti P. wrote, "As far as pizza delivery goes in my area it has been disappointment after disappointment, dollars thrown down the disposal. Somehow Jersey has been missed on my radar until literally five minutes ago."

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