Not just great pizza at Corvina in Round Rock

polenta

Above: oven-fired polenta with roast mushrooms and a dollop of goat cheese paired exceedingly well with Langhe Nebbiolo 2007 by Produttori del Barbaresco on a stormy night in Round Rock (Austin).

Pizzeria Corvina
3107 S I H 35
Round Rock TX 78664
512-310-2625

Mosaic Wine Group stopped by the newly opened Pizzeria Corvina in Round Rock (Austin) last night to find a packed house of happy happy diners (despite a tornado advisory for Travis County).

We knew that chef Cody Krause’s pizzas are awesome (and indeed, we munched down an excellent Margherita there as well) but we were not hip to the fact that Cody is also doing some fantastic classic Italian dishes beyond his coal-fired pizza menu. The earthy flavor of roasted mushrooms over the creamy mouthfeel of oven-fired polenta were mind-blowingly good with the 2007 Langhe Nebbiolo by Produttori del Barbaresco, which they serve by the glass. The earthiness of the wine and the earthiness of the dish were in perfect harmony.

cody

Above: Chef Cody Krause of Pizzeria Corvina has brought fine Italian cooking and irresistible coal-fired pizza to Round Rock in Austin.

“I love to show people that it doesn’t have to be loaded with garlic to be classic Italian cooking,” said Chef Cody, whose beautiful wife and newborn were also dining at Pizzeria Corvina last night.

Pizzeria Corvina features 20 wines by the glass nightly, including a number of Vias Imports selections like the Langhe Nebbiolo by Produttori del Barbaresco and Super Tuscan NC by Argiano, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, and Sangiovese sourced from some of the best growing sites in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation by one of the great producers of Brunello di Montalcino.

Next time you stop by Corvina, don’t forget to check who’s sitting at the bar scarfing down some pizza (or polenta): it will probably be us!

3 responses to “Not just great pizza at Corvina in Round Rock

  1. Ann and Van Pardue

    We will be in Austin in July and can’t wait to dine at Corvina’s! It sounds awesome. We’ll be bringing the entire clan!

    Ann

  2. I agree that Cody is an outstanding chef! We visited Corvina a couple of weeks ago and I can’t wait to come back to Austin and dine there again. Not only were the pizzas great, but the appetizers were a huge hit, as well! And the wine that was paired with our meal was a perfect match! I’m planning my next trip to Austin and Corvina will definitely be on the itinerary!

  3. We found Pizzeria Corvina a couple weeks ago and it has already become our new regular Tuesday night place. We were searching for better-than-pretty-good pizza in Austin, and this is it! Cody rocks.

    We’ve been working through the menu each visit and haven’t hit a dud yet.

    We’re also pleased with the wine list. Nicely chosen and not overpriced.

    What’s not to love about this place??

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