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Originally from South Carolina, Leslie Silver earned her Journalism degree at Indiana University (Go Hoosiers!) and moved to the Big Apple right after school. After six years in the city she was ready for a change of lifestyle and weather and made the move to Austin. Leslie works in hospitality public relations and loves to take her experience of trying top-notch clients around the world and using those experiences to critique spas and restaurants all over central Texas.

Leslie is a Huge dog lover, outdoorswoman, avid reader and has a healthy obsession with the show Parks and Recreation. Though living in Austin for less than a year, she’s already experience quite a lot and can’t wait to learn, explore and write about everything she discovers in the next year.

Umami Mia Pizza In Austin

I’ve been curious about Umami Mia Pizza ever since the painted sign went up announcing the restaurant opening months ago. It’s such a fantastic location, and I was pretty disappointed by the previous restaurant in the space. Unami did anything but disappoint- I thought the decor, vibe and all the cuisine I tried was great!


Our waiter, Cooper, couldn’t have been more amazing! When debating about wine, Cooper highly recommended the Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon. He offered us a blind taste test: the Goldschmidt versus another Cabernet on the menu that was half the price. After almost spitting out the first glass, I coudn’t get over how smooth the Goldschmidt was. I’m far from a wine connoiseur and usually have pretty cheap taste, but wow I can’t wait to come back here and have another glass (or two) over some appetizers!

My friend and I couldn’t decide on what to try so we split a pizza and pasta. We started with the Ricotta & Spinach Umami Pizza, made with their specialty pizza sauce, roasted cherry tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes and lemon zest. The pizza was so tasty and light, yet really filling.

umami mia pizza in austin

(Photo Credit: Umami Mia Pizza)

For pasta, we tried the Carbonara made with pine nuts, fresh herbs, pancetta, garlic, egg yolk and Parmesan. This was so rich and creamy, but just the perfect flavor and I couldn’t stop taking additional little bits, despite the heavier sauce. This dish is perfect for splitting and trying a few bites of the heavenly decadent pasta. We agreed that this would also be the perfect warm, comfort dish for a stormy night!

Then, we finished our night with the Mud Pie that is made with coffee mousse, dulche de leche, pecans and ‘coffee dirt’ (a special blend of coffee grinds and some other sweet ingredients). This sweet treat was actually the perfect ending- not too sweet but a savory finishing bite after our flavorful, rich dishes.  I’m looking forward to going back soon and trying more dishes and the the new lunch specials- favorite dishes all available for $8.95 from 11:00am-2:00pm Monday-Friday.

Umami Mia Pizza

1500 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX 78704
Ph: 512-428-5175

Delicious pasta dish (Photo Credit: Leslie Silver)

Delicious pasta dish (Photo Credit: Leslie Silver)


Sunday- Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 11 a.m. – midnight

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