Founded by Nolan Marye, the restaurant serves gourmet pizzas, salads, sandwiches, appetizers, beer, wine and more.
The restaurant originally opened in North Austin and moved to the Westlake area in 1996. Marye retired in 2012, and after years of going to the restaurant with his family, Stuart Wilsey decided to change careers and purchase the restaurant to continue the local legacy.
“Talking about what makes us gourmet, for example, we use a mozzarella that has buffalo milk in it, so we’re always trying to figure out some of the best products we can find to source. Something that is going to make us stand out from other businesses,” Wilsey said.
The restaurant makes everything from scratch, and there also are vegan, keto and gluten-free options. Best sellers include the Mother Lode, a pizza with several meats and vegetables, housemade marinara and a mozzarella and provolone blend.
“Our biggest focus is trying to [source local] high-quality meats and cheeses,” Wilsey said. “At the time when I took over in 2012, you didn’t see a lot of that happening. Those are the things that separate us from most other pizza places.”
Although known for its pizzas, salads have come to comprise roughly 50% of the business, Wilsey said. The most popular salad is the Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad, a mix of organic kale and Brussels sprouts with fruits and a house-made lemon mustard vinaigrette.
“It’s a really healthy salad, and it’s more filling than something like organic spring mix,” Wilsey said. ”Even our salad sizes are pretty generous. Our half-size is, in many cases, enough for people to have a regular lunch.”
Since taking over, Wilsey said the restaurant has seen a big increase in customers, going from a primarily takeout restaurant to a busy dine-in location. popular menu items
Marye’s Gourmet Pizza Pub
3663 Bee Caves Road, Austin
Hours: Sun.-Thu. 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.