Winflo Osteria
Winflo Osteria

Winflo Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winfloosteria.com/
  • Phone: (512) 582-1027
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours
    Lunch: Monday thru Friday 11am-3pm
    Brunch: Weekends 11am-3pm
    Dinner: Monday through Thursday 4pm-10pm (bar until 11pm)
    Friday 4pm – 11pm (bar until midnight)
    Saturday 5pm – 11pm (bar until midnight)
    Sunday 5pm – 10pm (bar until 11pm)

    Due to unknown weather conditions, please call (512) 582-1027 to reserve patio seating.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: John Pennington
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pressler
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
A word from Winflo Osteria
Housed in a craftsman era bungalow built in 1922 - Winflo Osteria will be an Italian style eatery with a casual atmosphere featuring moderately priced, fresh food, made from locally sourced ingredients.

Offerings include a wide variety of Italian DOC and DOCG wines as well as signature cocktails. The menu is influenced by classic Italian simplicity, and the eye catching Italian style brick oven will bake Neapolitan style pizzas to perfection. Additional menu items include fresh salads, appetizers, homemade pastas, and more.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Winflo Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)great for outdoor dining (68)fit for foodies (47)romantic (40)special occasion (35)notable wine list (31)hot spot (25)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (20)good for groups (20)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • anniversary
    anniv
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went here on our anniversary. Food, services, ambiance were all great. Perfect place to take your loved one and just relax in the moment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cool spot in the heart of West End
    LunchLadies
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Winflo Osteria has an eclectic menu and is housed in a charmingly renovated house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite
    dddining
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Probably my fifth time to dine at Winflo. Have never had a bad experience in any area. Wait staff is delightful. Food always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Noisey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The noise level inside the restaurant is way too loud. I could barely hear the person beside me talk. Then, it was impossible to talk as a group of five. The food and service were very good! I would go back if I could sit outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delightful experience!
    StellaMacy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I love this little gem of a place - it's like no other. My favorite dishes? ...Polenta Eggs Benedict, and Spaghetti Carbonara. The atmosphere is enchanting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd Anniversary Dinner
    stevebert
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected More
    RobOyaKnow
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've been trying to go to Winflo for a long time. Due to its popularity, i had very high expectations. The food was good, but really just OK, much less than i expected. That said, my wife's dish (a chef special scallop carbonara) was excellent and met expectations, but my Lasagna was just OK.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The food was excellent! The inside was a little cold, wear long sleeves. If you want to sit out side you need to request it when making reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    April
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our family celebrated my daughter's birthday at Winflo this year. The food was delicicious. The waitstaff was spot on. The cozy corner table made us feel like we were right at home.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    atxfoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went to Winflo at 9 on a Friday. We arrived 30 minutes late to our reservation due to traffic but the staff was still very accommodating to us. We sat on the patio and had a great time! The wine was delicious as well as the food. My girlfriends and I still can't stop talking about the carbonara pizza....almost a week later!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service disappointing
    Nancy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had to ask our waiter not once but twice for an ice bucket to keep our bottle of white wine chilled. Have never had to even ask once for such a thing here or anywhere else. He acted surprised that we wanted one. Also had to ask THREE different employees for a wet rag to clean something off my husbands' shirt before I finally got one. The third time I got up and walked to the bus/wait station to ask for it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre at best
    MitchVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I had been looking forward to visiting Winflo. Wonderful ambiance inside, at bar, and out on patio. But the rest of the performance was mediocre. Waiter was perfunctory, had to be flagged down, never came to check on whether we needed more wine, how was our food. Maybe he was having a bad day as his colleague at the nearby tables seemed the opposite. Food was about Olive Garden level. Fried artichokes where heavily crusted so you could have been eating fried anything. Ceaser salad was very basic with tired lettuce. My fish was so heavily salted I was up all night drinking water. In NY or Chicago this Italian restaurant would not last a week. Maybe in Houston a month. It's too bad cause it's a pretty place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Let down
    bigfanVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The setting is fun and the mods is vibrant. But the food is way too heavy. We all 4 had the same reaction. It was overly spiced, too salty, swimming atop a sea of mashed potatoes. That includes the chicken, lamb and pork. Wish we had stuck to appetizers.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Except
    FivestarDive
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We met friends to talk about travel in Italy. The food was great, the service was very good, the wine lovely and the ambience on the patio was fabulous...except for the music. It was almost like we were in a techno disco st one point. We will go back but hopefully, whomever is in charge of the music will make some adjustments to the selection to be consistent with everything else at their establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time not a charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We had eaten here before and loved it. The food was not up to par. This time nothing was very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another Italian Restaurant
    yankee7
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Recommend with reservations. Food good but nothing special. Servers first night and was supposed to have a trainer shadowing him. Server was very polite but obvious he had not received very good training. Nice cottage, pleasant employees but nothing special when compared to the food and service at La Taverna and ,Vespaio Enotica which have similar price points.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were there for late lunch inside but the service was not too good. I know it is late, but if you are accepting clients you should tend them normally and promptly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't drive past this gem!
    whatworks
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Winflo is difficult to recognize from the street as the awesome little delight of an Italian restaurant that it is. I've driven past many times, before Open Table revealed to me that I should stop and check it out. A cozy, welcoming front room serves as the backdrop for quite excellent food. We opened the meal with a nice bottle of Italian wine, very reasonably priced. We asked the server to please suggest a pizza to share as our appetizer. Happily, she suggested the Prosciutto pizza. With a base of delicious figs, complemented by the prosciutto and arugula, on a very tasty crust, it was one of the best I've ever had. The Caesar salad was a bit disappointing. Not bad, but not praiseworthy. Delicious shrimp pomodoro ended an excellent meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice informal high end Italian
    Conosir
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Recommended by a friend. And well worth the visit. Nice food flavors. Well presented dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • everything was great.
    Foodreview1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was great, service was great, we had a great night with friends. Too hot to sit outside but it looked awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I like Winflo but something was off
    Emptynester
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The fig and goat cheese pizza really needed more than one fig on the entire pizza. The risotto seemed to have cheddar cheese with crab meat, not what I expected and not that good. I've eaten here before, something was off this time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Margarita
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Our meal was delicious. Our wait person was very good. Everything about our dinner was wonderful. The Gorgonzola salad was so good. I wish I could go back again. Unfortunately, I live in Taipei and won't be back in Austin until next summer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I went there with my friend--I had driven by many times--although I made my reservation through opentable I didnt get any points--(Whats that all about??) I had a salad, my friend had a pizza--they have parking behind the building which was great--when we were there for lunch not too busy, and this was business, so easy to hear each other--I will be returning--
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Awesome place!!!! Plenty of fans outside on the patio so you can enjoy the evening without melting away in the summer time heat. Great prices
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner and Concert
    luv2trynewthings
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Actually, this was my first time at Winflo Osteria, and we did the dinner and concert. The staff was attentive without hovering, when we needed something and our waiter was busy, the other waiters were quick to see to our request/needs. Even though service was sometimes slow, I felt that the staff had a team attitude and the customer comes first. Our food was very good and satisfying, though a bit slow coming to us. I would definitely recommend friends try Winflo Osteria for a special evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My fiance and I went to the restaurant for the first time this past weekend. We were very impressed. Upon announcing our Open Table reservation, we were seated immediately. Our waiter was courteous and attentive and even suggested an adjustment to a entree I was interested in which made the dish amazing! Request polenta with the peppercorn steak instead of the golden potatoes. Excellent substitution!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    Ohsofun
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Winflo is a lovely restaurant, with delicious food, in a gorgeous old house, terrific service and wonderful ambience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food and casually elegant environment. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian experience
    CeliacFoodieTraveler88
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    While the service is slow and unattentive (slow May be on purpose for the full Italian experience?) the food and ambiance is wonderful. The server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options (Celiac) and easily navigated me through the menu - with lots of gluten free options!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Italian Winner
    ColAVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Winflo Osteria exceeded our expectations. The food was as good, if not better, than any other Austin Italian place, and the espresso is the best in town. Worth a detour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 81 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 232 reviews are from the Winflo Osteria reviews archive.
  • Worth a Visit
    Locavoracious
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The five of us enjoyed our evening at Winflo. Charming place, efficient valet service, gracious and accommodating hostesses, eager and enthusiastic wait staff, good food and drink presented well merit a try.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed our experience and food. Glad we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Almost there
    yoyo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great building and very nice decor. The food was just a bit off--90% of the way there. I had a pasta dish with shrimp. Cooked very well, but the sauce was runny (it tasted fantastic, it was just runny and it almost killed the dish). My friend had a pesto pasta dish. Again very good, just way too much pesto. A little pesto goes a long way. If they would just tweak the sauces a bit, it would be a fantastic place. I also had some cheese cake with caramel drizzled on top. Again, great cake, but too much caramel (and I like caramel a lot). My friend had the tiramisu and he loved it. Maybe it was an off night. I'd go back again, but I think I'll try the pizzas and see if that is better.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    bellamiss
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Evidently word of mouth has gotten out about this little authentic Italian restaurant. The food was very good, in a casually elegant setting. We will definitely return!(The only drawback was the loud group of women.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatwell08
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Hip little place . Love the patio and food is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    Sakandra
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Love the eggs Benedict & mimosas outside. Great friendly waiter. My birthday occassional then had drinks at the bar inside. Great staff, bartender & manager.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    had a fun girls night. food and drinks were delish
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had a really nice experience at Winflo. Loved everything about dinner. Would/will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a gem!
    BSereneVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Coming from San Francisco, we're all about tripping across great little dining gems and this is definitely one of them. So unexpected and so unassuming from the street, then you walk inside to find the coolest abode with a fabulous vibe and aesthetic matched entirely with a perfect menu and delectable food. We've been back since and are venturing there with 2 children in tow this evening for the best pizza (the carbonara) I think we've experienced in ages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebration luncheon
    mem4win
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Pleasant lunch, good food, not exceptional, excellent service, great location, worked well for our occasion of 6 people
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.