One of my Top 10 pizza places from my 2015 list has closed. House Pizzeria on Airport Boulevard, a 2016 Austin360 Dining Guide Critic’s Pick, closed following service last night, according to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page. The restaurant opened in a green-renovated KFC building in 2009 and was an early mover in the Austin restaurant in scene in bringing unexpected quality and craft to casual food. It also helped spur the Renaissance of Airport Boulevard as a dining destination. In addition to great pizzas and fresh salads, House also featured an excellent jukebox and strong local beer selection. House was #6 on my list of the best pizza places in Austin in 2015, and would certainly have had a spot in the Top 10 were the list updated today.
There was no word given as to the closure. The statement on their Facebook page read as follows:
Thank you to all who helped make House Pizzeria everything it has become during the past 10 years. From the renovation of an old fast food place in 2007 to our first day of business in 2009, we’re proud of our accomplishments large and small and are full of gratitude for the friendships formed with staff members and guests in the 8 1/2 years since.
Our last day of business is Sunday, September 24.
Cheers to you. We created something special together.