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