Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal at 3 Train Pizzeria for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. I was not financially compensated for this post.
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 to find pizza places that remind me of the way pizza tastes in NYC. 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!
Well folks, we were not disappointed! Quite the opposite, in fact. Read on for more details about our experience at 3 Train.
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.
The boys could barely wait for me to take a picture of the salad before they started picking through it for their favorite ingredients!
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.
As a garlic-loving family through-and-through, I had to try the Garlic Knots at only $3 for four pieces. It was very garlicky, and very good. Not the best I've ever had, but definitely worth ordering.
My oldest was drooling while waiting for our main course!
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).
The Pizza Margherita was great with a sprinkling of crushed red pepper
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.
Get in my belly, you beautiful, meaty temptress!
S approves of the Meat Lovers pizza at 3 Train Pizzeria
A thumbs up for 3 Train Pizzeria!
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!