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Long-awaited pizzeria from top Austin restaurant team opens soon

Long-awaited pizzeria from top Austin restaurant team opens soon

Apis Restaurant and Apiary Pizzeria Sorellina sign
Pizzeria Sorellina opens January 18. Photo by Paul Brick
Chef Paul Brick Apis Restaurant and Apiary Pizzeria Sorellina
Chef de cuisine Paul Brick prepares Sorellina's house-made dough. Photo courtesy of Paul Brick
Pizzeria Sorellina interior
Sorellina is intended to be a casual counterpart to sister restaurant Apis. Photo by Paul Brick
Apis Restaurant and Apiary Pizzeria Sorellina sign
Chef Paul Brick Apis Restaurant and Apiary Pizzeria Sorellina
Pizzeria Sorellina interior

Spicewood's long-awaited pizza joint has an opening date. Pizzeria Sorellina, the casual offshoot of Apis Restaurant and Apiary, will debut with dinner service on Wednesday, January 18.

"With Pizzeria Sorellina, we want to offer something complementary to the special occasion restaurant that Apis has become and create a casual and inviting space with an open and honest look at food — food that we really enjoy eating and sharing with our families," says chef/owner Taylor Hall in a release.

The focus is authentic Italian pizzas that start with fresh sourdough crusts and end in a wood-fired oven. The menu also includes salads; salumi; and a curated list of wine, beer, and cocktails. Like its sister restaurant, ingredients at Sorellina are locally sourced when possible. The restaurant will focus on milling its own grains, stretching and shaping its cheeses, and curing meats in-house.

Sorellina is nestled on Apis' 6-acre property off Highway 71, where you will also find an onsite apiary. These neighboring bees keep busy making honey for both restaurants to utilize in dishes and cocktails.

Pizzeria Sorellina's hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 5-9 pm; Friday and Saturday, 5-10 pm; and Sunday, noon to 8 pm.