Pflugerville Pizzeria in a gigantic ice cream cone building

PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) – Little Italy Brick Oven Pizza, a local Austin pizzeria, opened March 18 at 2700 West Pecan Street in Pflugerville. This building is well known for its ties to a popular TV show – and its unique ice cream shape.

Robert Griffin creates his pizza at Little Italy Brick Oven Pizza in Pflugerville. Photo: KXAN/Sloane Wick

“It’s kind of ironic, I know,” Robert Griffin, the owner and chef, said with a laugh. “The big issue was how do you get an ice cream cone to work with an Italian type theme? We’re going Italian flag!

So Griffin had the conical part of the building painted red and green to match it above the white ice cream.

This building is not only known for its shape. Many also recognize it for being part of the title sequence of “Friday Night Lights”, the TV show set in Texas.

The building’s appearance on television was news to Griffin. He only realized this after asking women taking pictures of the store why they were doing it.

“Why is everyone taking pictures? [I asked them]. It’s Friday lights [they said]”, said Griffon. “What is a Friday light? [I said].”

Griffin said he hopes to one day open another pizzeria dedicated to the same mission statement as his current restaurant – “bringing the best pizza and Italian cuisine to you while maintaining traditional flavors and tastes.”

He said that this new restaurant will be shaped like a pizza.

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