Tucked away in the Hill Country Galleria is a restaurant called Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza. Quaint, romantic, family-friendly, modern and dimly-lit are all words that would aptly describe this nice little restaurant, an unexpected gem where one could only imagine some sort of chain-like restaurant should be.
After heading out there on Super Bowl Sunday only to find that they decided to close that day (I guess Super Bowl Sunday is now considered a national holiday?), we were not quite sure if we would make it back that way again since it is a 45 minute drive, without traffic, from my humble abode. Unfortunately, we were meeting several friends there who were also a bit upset about the business being closed. But, we decided to try it again and were pleased that we made the effort.
We gathered up our friends again, including an additional two teenaged boys who were there to entertain my son through the tortuous process of having dinner with his family.
Initially, when we walked in, I was concerned that we would be out of place. Loud teenagers, a five year old and a very large pregnant woman…… I wasn’t entirely sure that it was a family-friendly atmosphere. As we were taken to the upstairs seating area, I had the opportunity to survey the other patrons and felt relief as I noticed several families and even another group of loud, misbehaving teens.
Did I mention that I was big and pregnant? So, let’s talk about the food. The appetizers were good. Nothing to knock your socks off, just good. We ordered calamari, bacon-wrapped figs, Italian sausage and peppers, and the very popular garlic bread knots for the boys . Our waiter was very helpful in guiding us towards the correct appetizers for the different tastes. Our favorite was the calamari.
For the pizza, we ordered Pepperoni for the teens, Eggplant and a Prosciutto and Goat’s Cheese for the adults.
The pizza was excellent! We left with almost all three of the pizzas being completely devoured.
Of course, we had to try the dessert as well just to be sure it was also on par with the rest of the food. It passed with flying colors.
On a side note, I was instructed by the aforementioned teens to share this: their soda glasses were never empty. Our waiter was on the ball with the refills. The boys were most pleased and very energetic that night thanks to the many glasses of soda that they consumed.
If you happen to be in Bee Cave, stop in to try this New York style pizzeria. Bring the family or just your special someone for a romantic dinner. Either way, I am sure they will be able to find a corner that will suit your needs just fine. And if you are looking for a girl’s night out location, they have a special Pamper Party that happens the third Thursday of every month with complimentary spa treatments, appetizers, and drink specials! You can follow them on Facebook for the latest event updates and specials.
GIVEAWAY: Would you like to win a $25 gift card to Tony C’s Coal Fired Pizza? All you have to do is leave a comment here or fill out the form below by March 24, 2012 for your chance to win! A random winner will be chosen at 9:00am and contacted via email. Only one entry per household, please.
Disclosure: LiveMom was not financially compensated for this post. We were given a $50 gift card to use as part of the review. The opinions expressed are my own based on my personal experience.
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered and congrats to our winner, Kirsten!