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Austin Pizza Restaurant the Backspace Opens in Crestview

To-go and delivery Neapolitan pizza, pasta, and chicken parmesan on West Anderson Lane

The fennel sausage pizza at the Backspace
The fennel sausage pizza at the Backspace
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Downtown pizza restaurant the Backspace opened its second location in Crestview at 1745 West Anderson Lane, Suite 400, as of Sunday, July 19. For now, the dining room remains closed to dine-in service, because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and it’s only operating with to-go services: curbside pickups and deliveries.

The restaurant, which falls under the Parkside Projects restaurang group, mixed up the menu just a bit for its second location. This means spaghetti and meatballs, bucatini all’ amatriciana, fettuccine with shrimp and poached tomatoes, and more. Pasta isn’t new to to the restaurant group seeing as one of its restaurants is Bryker Woods Italian restaurant Olive & June.

Elsewhere, Backspace’s Crestview menu is similar to the one at its downtown counterpart. There are Neapolitan pies, ranging from the margherita to the roasted mushroom to the fennel sausage, appetizers and sides (burrata, roasted sweet corn, etc.), and paninis with eggplant or crispy chicken cutlets. There’s also a larger two-portion chicken parmesan dish with spaghetti and pomodoro sauce. The dessert menu is simple: three flavors of budino: chocolate hazelnut, salted caramel, and lemon. Then there are wines, beers, and cocktails.

Takeout orders can be placed online, and delivery orders can be placed through third-party apps, such as Favor. Ordering hours are from 4 to 8:45 p.m. daily.

Parkside Projects is run by chef and owner Shawn Cirkiel. He announced that he was opening this Backspace location back in February. Just down the block, Sunrise Mini Mart manager Sam Rozani is meant to open a wine bar with a potential Neapolitan pizzeria aspect at some point.

Other Parkside Project restaurants include downtown New American restaurant Parkside, Tex-Mex restaurant Vamanos, and juice bar Jugo.

The Backspace

507 San Jacinto Boulevard, , TX 78701 (512) 474-9899 Visit Website

The Backspace [Crestview]

1745 West Anderson Lane, Suite 400, Austin, Texas 78757 Visit Website