Winflo Osteria
Winflo Osteria

Winflo Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.winfloosteria.com/
  • Phone: 5125821027x
  • 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 WinnerOutdoor Dining
Winflo Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since May 18, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (62)neighborhood gem (61)fit for foodies (43)romantic (35)special occasion (33)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (23)great for brunch (18)good for groups (17)hot spot (15)vibrant bar scene (9)late-night find (8)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
  • 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
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    • 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
  • 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.
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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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfiend
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We enjoyed the quality of pasta dishes here the best. They are well worth the trip. The pizza was good. It's all fresh, and if you're in mood for pizza, it'll be a decent choice, but Pint House has better as does East Side Pies. I brought a date here and the outside is nice in the evening- very romantic. The server was very friendly, however his timing was off: late greeting and drink arrival, salads came with the meal, and check came before we were done eating. Overall, it's worth the trip for the pasta and the atmosphere. Also, you can find free parking in the lot off of Pressler Street after 6pm if you do not wish to valet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    NotHappyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The whole experience at WinFlo was terrible. We ask for a table outside and they set us under a speaker. The music was uncomfortably loud and it was very hard to hold a conversation. In addition there was a very loud table of 5 people right beside us. The service was very slow. It was over an hour before our salads arrive. The beet salad was wilted and had no flavor at all. The caprese salad was soaked in balsamic and the cheese had very a nasty tasting herb mixture in it. The main course was no better. The shrimp pomodoro left a bad aftertaste in your mouth, the shrimp was overcooked and of poor quality. The lasagna was just downright bad. We will not be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sadly Average
    Kianre
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This place wins for ambiance. Sadly, the food is about average. I've been here a couple times and have just not been blown away. The pizzas aren't anything special. The lasagna is your typical lasagna. Nothing wrong with the food, it's just nothing to write home about. On the night of my most recent visit, the service was sub-par. The waitress kept apologizing and blaming a large party downstairs that backed up the kitchen, but other tables nearby seemed to get their food quicker than we did. Winflo seems to be doing well. I'm glad to have it in the neighborhood. But in a city of great restaurant choices, they really need to up their game. The food and service I experienced were totally forgettable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My current favorite
    Nancy
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    I hate to say it because they are too popular as it is, but this place is so great. Their steak entree with crispy Brussel sprouts and fingerling potatoes is perfect every time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was my third visit to Winflo and I was sadly disappointed. The first two times were amazing. However, this time the service was abysmal and they food was so-so. I had to go find our waitress twice! And we had to send back two dishes. The Osso Buco tasted awful and the house special was very fishy tasting. I'll go one more time. Hopefully, it was a fluke.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went to ARW!
    SamTug
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I live in the neighborhood, so it was close and the atmosphere and service was GREAT! The lobster soup was awesome and the dessert was AMAZING. The steak was kind of chewy, which I didn't love. I'd like to try the brunch soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Our waiter was great....when our food came. It was a two hour meal which no ones likes. The food and drinks were good, but don't stop in if you have to be anywhere soon. They also were not busy at all!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 64 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 18, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 215 reviews are from the Winflo Osteria reviews archive.
  • Best place in town for girls night
    cjonestxVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    What a great experience! Thank you to Paul, bartender, for making our experience perfect. His drinks are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I guess you can mess up a pizza
    Yuck
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Italian seems pretty straight forward, yet Winflo got everything wrong on our recent visit. The calamari was over fried and tough, mozerella was bad in the caprese salad, the pizza was greasy and tasteless and they undercooked the meat to an extreme rare. Service wasn'tuch better with multiple requests for utensils.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A real find
    MountainBoyVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The entire experience was very good. Food is creative and service outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Date Spot
    Fstopatx
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Very trendy Italian restaurant. Gluten-free friendly, good portion sizes, price is fair for quality. Good service enjoyed my time. Had 2 good glasses of wine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Honestly, it wasn't as great as the reviews I read on yelp. Service was slow, over-cooked calamari had no flavor and the special scallops and risotto weren't all that special...dish was salty and mushy. The rigatoni was good as well as the Gorgonzola salad. Wine was reasonably priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location, pretty interior,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Great location, pretty interior, great outside. Very good service. Nice place overall. The menu is a little dull and the portions are a little small, particularly the beet salad. Ditto the caprese. In the caprese the tomatoes looked 1950's supermarket-ish and the basil had gotten old and tired with brown spots but the cheese was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious!
    ATXadrienne
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Winflo is THE spot in Old West Austin. Great food, comfortable outside seating, and is it just me, or is everyone who dines here good looking? The Listening Room at Winflo is also great for live music. If you're looking for a non-pretentious hot spot in Austin, Winflo is it!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    hotdogmsqueen
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The handmade pasta is awesome. Great service. It does get a bit loud inside, though. Great dinner regardless.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attention to details
    Chris
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I made this reservation 3 weeks in advance - 3 people. They even called that afternoon to confirm my reservation. Our party arrived at 2 separate times about 5 minutes apart. The first person was seated and gave an easy, accurate description of the 2nd couple. When the 2nd couple walked in less than 5 minutes later the host did not recognize that they might be the missing couple in our party, and then told them that there was no reservation under that name. They did find them a very small table almost in the bar - but for 20 minutes we sat apart until I finally walked the whole restaurant looking for them. The staff was not apologetic nor attentive. They were busy but not swamped. Hopefully this was just a one off. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant in my old hood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I am a frequent patron at Winflo. The food is great, service outstanding and the employees are super friendly. Growing up in a house built in the 20's, in Houston, I have a great appreciation for older homes. This home converted into a restaurant is a gem. Plus, I love all the oak trees in the front. If you haven't checked it out, you really should
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.