A new pizza truck, Sammataro, is coming to Austin in December The cheese and pepperoni pizza slingers is permanently located in Westlake at 1158 Lost Creek Boulevard as of December 3.
Sammataro’s menu is slightly expanded from their East Austin pop-up. While the focus is still on cheese and pepperoni pizzas (the latter of which use custom pepperoni from the famed Ezzo’s) covered in fresh basil, and the truck is adding toppings like anchovies, Sicilian peppers, mushrooms, olives, anchovies, and more. Sammataro’s crust also features a flour from Barton Springs Mill and a 48-hour fermentation for improved texture.
The truck will serve sodas, plus sides like garlic knots, and salads as they get more established. The trailer has outdoor seating, and will support walk-up orders, with online ordering to come later.
Sammataro is the product of former Brooklyn hospitality professionals Daniel Sorg (Regular Visitors), Isaac Flores (Home Slice, Dick and Jane’s), Townsend Smith (who has experience with baking and wood-fired cooking), and designer Kelsey Flores (who is married to Isaac). Sorg and the Floreses relocated to Austin during the pandemic with the idea of starting an old-school New York pizzeria. (Smith splits his time between New York and Texas, as he is opening his own restaurant, W. Smith’s at the GrayBarns Inn in Connecticut.)
When the group quickly realized they didn’t want to commit to a lease, they decided to open a truck instead. The name is Sicilian, and comes from Kelsey’s family. They fabricated a mobile trailer on a friend’s lot in Springdale and held pop-ups in October as they awaited permitting.
The quartet still plans to eventually open a physical restaurant to showcase their hospitality and design backgrounds, but, as Sorg says, “We’re not in a rush. We want to do things simply and do right.”
Sammataro is open 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.
Update, December 14, 10:35 a.m.: This article, originally published on November 20, has been updated to include Sammataro’s opening status.