A new pizza truck, Sammataro, is coming to Austin in December. The cheese and pepperoni pizza slingers will be permanently located in Westlake at 1158 Lost Creek Boulevard from December 3rd.
Sammataro’s menu has been expanded slightly compared to the East Austin popup. While the focus is still on cheese and pepperoni pizzas (the latter use custom hot peppers from the famous ezzos) topped with fresh basil, the truck adds toppings like anchovies, Sicilian peppers, mushrooms, olives, anchovies, and more. Sammataro’s crust also features a Barton Springs Mill flour and 48-hour fermentation for improved texture.
The truck serves sodas as well as side dishes like garlic knots and salads once they’re established. The trailer has outdoor seating and supports walk-up ordering. The online order will be made later.
Sammataro is the product of former Brooklyn hoteliers Daniel Sorg (regular visitor), Isaac Flores (Home Slice, Dick and Jane’s), Townsend Smith (who has baking and wood cooking experience, and designer Kelsey Flores (married) to Isaac). Sorg and the Floreses moved to Austin during the pandemic with the idea of starting an old-school New York pizzeria. (Smith split his time between New York and Texas when he opened his own restaurant, W. Smith’s, at the GrayBarns Inn in Connecticut.)
When the group quickly realized they didn’t want to sign a lease, they decided to open a truck instead. The name is Sicilian and comes from Kelsey’s family. They made a mobile trailer on a friend’s property in Springdale and ran pop-ups in October, just as they expected.
The quartet are still planning to open a physical restaurant at some point to show off their hospitality and design background, but as Sorg says, “We’re in no rush. We want to make things simple and right. ”
Sammataro is open Wednesday to Saturday from 4pm to 9pm.
Update, December 14th, 10:35 am: This article, which was originally published on November 20th, has been updated and now includes Sammataro’s opening status.