The quest for a good slice in Austin rages on. I never would have found Saccones if a friend hasn’t pointed me there, because it’s located
at the edge of the solar system in North Austin. Like, really, really far from where I live. Which is a shame because they deliver…and the pizza is awesome!
This is the real deal, you guys. The owner is from New Jersey. This is New Jersey pizza. In Austin! It can be done. The speculations that it takes NJ water to make good pizza can be put to rest.
There is some real New Jersey pride in this place, too. You walk inside and see New Jersey license plates lining the walls. (Even the old school blue and yellow ones! Remember those, Jersey peeps?) Some turnpike signs, pictures of the Manhattan skyline, and Sopranos memorabilia round out the decor. Ahhhh, home.
The cheese is right. The sauce is right. Dear lord, the crust is THIN! And not weird cracker thin. Pizza-folding-thin. There’s nothing about this place that I would change. Except the location. At least 45 minutes from the cool part of Austin, it’s a hike. But a relief to know that in a pizza emergency, I don’t have to get on a plane for a decent slice.
Saccones gets an A+.