Community Pizza and Beer Garden now open in Wimberley

When a town only has about 3,000 residents, a new restaurant opening is pretty big news. When the restaurant is as good as Community Pizza and Beer Garden, the latest addition to Wimberley’s dining scene, it’s pretty great news, as well.

A pizza from Community Pizza and Beer Garden. (Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

The husband-and-wife team of Michael and Morgan Mekuly opened the restaurant and bar about eight weeks ago in the Lumberyard Office and Retail Space at 111 Old Kyle Road, just steps from the main town square.

The restaurant from the two longtime service industry veterans and Austin transplants specializes in pizza pies with puffed edges and supple centers (more Neapolitan than New York style) with exciting flavor combinations like salami, goat ricotta, serrano peppers and fontina cheese ($13); and roasted mushroom, curly kale and caramelized onions ($12). In addition to the pies, the restaurant also serves almost a half-dozen salads and appetizers like meatballs and spinach dip.

The bar, a clean space backed by subway tiles, serves craft cocktails and an impressive rotating roster of local and imported beers, with offerings from Real Ale Brewing Company, Live Oak Brewing Company, Austin Beerworks and more.

The relaxed, family-friendly restaurant, which features indoor and plenty of outdoor seating as well as a children’s playscape, is open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday.

Community joins a dining community that includes stalwarts Leaning Pear and Linda’s Fine Foods and adds to the draw of the town self-described as a little peace of heaven on the Blanco River.

The bar at Community Pizza and Beer Garden. (Matthew Odam AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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