Detroit Style Pizza

About VIA 313

Together brothers Zane and Brandon Hunt have a combined 25 years experience in the independent pizza, restaurant, bar, and customer service fields. They have also been ordering pizzas on the phone as soon as they could remember the digits to dial on the phone (see the pic from 1987 as proof).

We proudly serve Austin authentic Detroit Style Pizza out of our customized pizza trailer on East 6th and Waller (in front of the Violet Crown Social Club). Our dough is prepared daily using the finest flours and classic baking techniques. We take great pride in the quality of our cheeses and meats and continue to work to source as much of it as possible from local farmers and butchers.

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On December 8th, 2011 two brothers from a hard-working, blue collar area of Detroit opened Via 313 Pizza out of a small & nondescript trailer on East 6th and Waller in East Austin with the dream of turning the city of Austin on to a different kind of pizza experience.

The pizza at Via 313 is inspired by our memories of traditional Detroit-Style pies from our youths (Cloverleaf, Buddy's, Loui's, Niki's) and the best traditional pizzas in the region. We visit Detroit yearly to continue to sample the old classics as well as newcomers to the scene. If you ever want to join us on a trip just ask!

We had talked for years about bringing Detroit Style pizza to the public and after migrating to Austin in 2009 the work began on opening Via 313. Perfecting the dough and cheese blends became a ritualistic experience as we baked pizzas 3 to 4 times a week and hosted pizza parties on the weekends with local friends until the recipes were set in stone.

We are thrilled to serve you a slice of Detroit right here in Austin and nothing makes our day more than chatting about pizza while educating fellow Austinites about the power and virtues of Detroit Style Pizza.

If you have yet to have your first experience - swing by and see for yourself what it's all about!