The Fab Fam recently had a night out at northwest Austin’s 3 Train Pizzeria (8127 Mesa Drive, Suite B-202, Austin, TX 78746). We all love pizza, so we were looking forward to trying this place for the first time. I was also eager to check it out for comparison purposes, as it is described as a New York-style pizzeria, and I am always looking for authentic New York pizza that reminds me of the way pizza tastes in NYC. Well folks, I can tell you that this place is LEGIT! I have finally found New York style pizza in Austin! It might also just be the best pizza in Austin (as you’ll see in my full review below). You’ll definitely want to come to Three Train if you want real New York pizza here in Austin, and bookmark this post for my recommendations when you’re looking to go out for pizza in Austin.
Another thing that appealed to us about 3 Train was that it seemed family-friendly. They have board games for the kids to play, and even have family night on Tuesdays where kids eat FREE! Keep reading for our full review and more of our experience at 3 Train Pizzeria for some of the best pizza in Austin!
3 Train Pizzeria has more than just pizza (you can see the menu here). On Google I saw that the Athenian Salad (a Greek salad) was well-reviewed, so we started with that. It was delicious! Our family shared one, and we ate every last bite. I especially loved the dressing.
Next, we tried the Pepperoni Rolls. Again, I could barely snap a picture before little hands were reaching in! The big hands would have done the same, but he knows better, being an #InstagramHusband, and all. The pizza rolls were doughy and delicious, and the crust very buttery. The marinara that came as a dipping sauce was also very tasty. They really had the taste and feel of eating a rolled-up slice of pepperoni pizza.
We were getting pretty full, so didn’t have the chance to try some of the other items on the menu (the Calzone and Stromboli looked tempting). Plus, we were ready to get down to business and try a few of the NY-style pies!
3 Train has pizza by the slice or whole pie, and even has a gluten-free crust option. But none of that for the Fab Fam… we wanted to try a good-ol’ traditional pie.
We started with the Pizza Margherita. Man, oh man, was this yummy! I was surprised that it did taste pretty close to New York pizza (in 3 Train’s credit, I have never once found a slice of pizza outside NYC that tastes exactly the same).
Next, we had a smaller Meat Lovers pie, which has Italian sausage, pepperoni, smoked ham, and Genoa salami along with minced garlic. We thought we’d end up with some leftovers… we were wrong. The kids and adults both gobbled this up. I highly recommend trying a Meat Lovers if you visit 3 Train.
Overall, I would highly recommend 3 Train Pizzeria if you live in Austin, or if you are travelling to Austin and need a break from Tex Mex and BBQ. Our family will be back for sure.
Have any of you found good NY-style pizza outside of New York? If so, leave your recommendations and the city in the comments!