Home Slice, the essential Austin pizzeria known for its New York-style pizza, finally opens its North Loop home today at 501 East 53rd Street. As part of the new location, it’ll feature Sicilian square pies, buffalo chicken wings, and a full bar with cocktails. For the following two weeks, it will operate under limited service and seatings until it gets its bearings straight.
Much like the original South Congress home, Home Slice North Loop will offer New York pizza by the slice or pie, along with sandwiches, salads, and cookies for dine-in and takeout.
The 53rd Street pizzeria is larger than its South Congress counterpart. There’s a patio, indoor and outdoor bar areas, booth and banquette seating There will be a dedicated takeout counter.
It’s the first time Home Slice is offering a full bar, with cocktails like the Soul Fashioned, Negroni Danza, and It’s Aperol Good. There will be local draft beers as well as the Italian Peroni, as well as Italian wines.
Home Slice North Loop’s hours are from 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
The North Loop edition of Home Slice was announced back in fall of 2015. The 53rd Street lot used to be home to sandwich trailer Melvin’s Deli Comfort, which closed in April 2015. Home Slice opened on South Congress in 2005 by co-owners Jen Strickland, Joseph Strickland, and Terri Hannifin.
This article has been updated to reflect Home Slice’s limited service for now, as well as its hours.