Cipollina

4.6
554 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Cipollina is a neighborhood bistro serving Italian, locally-sourced food. Our seasonal menu features salads, small plates, large plates and wood-fired pizzas. We’re open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations accepted and walk-ins also welcome.
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JM
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for daughter

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M
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of 4 and everyone got something different and we all loved it. Red fish was really great. Perfectly Prepared.
Chicken and pasta were excellent. Side salad had avocado and tomatoes on various lettuce in a very nice vinaigrette. The pizza for one was big enough for 1 and3/4 people! I got the Classico pizza. The sausage on it must’ve been home made, delicious.
Excellent staff. Kim was our waitress.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fantastic neighborhood spot with excellent service, rustic but well-turned-out food, and reasonable prices for the quality and ambiance.

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LB
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It was just ok, we tried the arancini, pizza, spaghetti & meatballs, chicken parmigiana. Nothing really stood out to make me want to go back.

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GS
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Happy Hour is a wonderful time to go to Cipollina. Appetizers are well prepared; mussels extraordinary. Pizza is always fresh, healthy, and delicious. The service adds to the positive experience - friendly, helpful, just the right amount of attentiveness. Because we were there early, it was delightfully quiet!

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DK
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Frequent guest here but usually for dinner. This was business lunch and food/service excellent as usual.

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RI
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Everything we ordered was bland, lacking proper seasoning except meatballs from appetizer menu.

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KB
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed great food and stellar service. Planning to return for pizza and salad soon!

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DA
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. Always a great meal when we are in town.

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PL
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service. Food was amazing good. Parking available

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SJ
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful restaurant. We arrived 45 minutes early and they were able to accommodate us which we appreciated. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. A couple of appetizers came out just before the entree's did but other than that we were very pleased.

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AF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We've been going to Cipollina for a long time, for lunch and dinner. The thing that strikes me lately is its consistency in service and food. Because that's becoming rarer in Austin now at even our favorite places. The last five times (I counted) we have eaten out for a date or special occasion, the service has been terrible. There's an expected rhythm and timing to a meal that needs to be followed. First drinks, then good timing on the starter, and then the main. Cipollina has always made customer enjoyment the top priority. I can't recall a time we have sent anything back or had a lagging order. That's quite a feat as much as we have been there. Oh, and they know and remember your name or at least your face. My husband and I have been meeting for lunch at the same place downtown almost weekly for a couple of months now, and not once does a wave of recognition cross the face of the people we see week after week. I expect Cipollina—where we get hugs, warm greetings, and haven't seen you in a whiles—to be around a long time. I hope it is. P.S. Their food is superb.

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v
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very loud but otherwise always fabulous. Service was great and love the local vibe.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good was great but service was slow

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ER
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cippolina is consistently delicious and friendly, without being precious, striking the perfect note. It’s one of our mainstays. What a fabulous neighborhood restaurant- with a great wine selection as a bonus!

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OT
Austin
37 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went for lunch. Not very busy. Food was very good. Service was excellent.

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SB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Italian restaurant with great ambiance. The waiter was attentive and knowledgeable, and the food was tasty.

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OT
Austin
90 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Not as delicious as the first time, but still good. Worth the trip.

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MB
Jackson Hole
36 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Happened upon this space for an impromptu Mother's Day brunch, and so glad
(didn't want a large, expansive and expensive buffet) we did. Glad we could get an outside table --
there is not too much seating -- and the food was TERRIFIC! The special eponymous Cipollina pizza is perfection, and I must add their house made ketchup that went with my son's fries was so special I'd like to get some bottled. Lovely service/servers; highly recommend!

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RS
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This neighborhood restaurant is a gem! Many restaurants come and go, but Cippolina has been a steady part of the Austin food scene for a couple of decades. Fantastic food and courteous service!

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k
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here often for the gnocchi. It’s some of the best I’ve had!

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KR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The pizza and salads were great, and the spinach gnocchi amazing! It is a bit loud.

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S
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brooke took good care of us. Prompt service. Advice on what to order. Food was on point. This was our first time to eat there. We’ve already made reservations for Mother’s Day!

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j
Austin
30 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and our service was very attentive. The air-conditioning was set very cool and seemed to get cooler the longer we were there. Also, the toilets in the bathrooms seemed to be less than efficient and were constantly running. The bathrooms in general could use some attention and updating.

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JH
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 5

Didnt care for dark meat in chicken salad. That was odd

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g
Austin
34 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our neighborhood go-to that has withstood the trends and flash-in-the-pan Austin food scene.

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MG
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Parking is a challenge

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OT
Austin
90 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

The shop is located in a strip mall which at first is an "ah oh" moment, and the interior is nice, clean, decorated,but on par with what one might expect for the type of venue. But the food was mind-blowing delicious!! We ordered the fired veggie appetiser which was interesting, unique and very delightful flavors. I ordered the spinach gnocchi and it was so incredible I gobbled it down in minutes and wanted to lick the bowl. My partner had the pizza and she said it was the best pizza she's had in Austin. I just can't say enough about how good the food was. My only complaint is they dont offer fountain sodas. It sucks to have to keep paying for canned pop. But, the food is worth the canned pop and the ambiance.
Well done Cippolina. We've been to some pretty fancy places this month, paid much more money. And didnt get even close to this quality.
We will be back, and bring friends.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and calm

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RK
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening was fantastic there was a group of 10 of us to celebrate an engagement. Our server was fantastic and everyone in the restaurant seemed quite happy and joyful. The food was delicious and The restaurant has a nice vibe a local feel and the service was perfect

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p
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cipollina is one of our favorite restaurants. The ambiance is so wonderful and the food and service are consistently good. We have recommended Cipollina to friends and no one has ever been disapointed.

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JM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch - your main dis salads are the best. Server should ask if customer wants bread.

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RF
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We visited for an early dinner with our 12 year old daughter. Very family friendly. Food was good, service friendly, prices fair.

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LS
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed a good dinner with excellent service. The calamari was tough and chewy, but our entrees, side and wine were delicious. Our server did a great job. Nice neighborhood restaurant!

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OT
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another lovely meal at Cipollina! I highly recommend the mussels and meatballs - outstanding!

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V
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice cosy entourage, good food, great service, modern decor. Value for money.

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LG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a open evening prior to a trade show. Quiet and wonderful with a sweet ambiance. Food and service were excellent. Going back!!!

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L
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The appetizers. Pizza and salads were awesome

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was perfect! Love their Happy Hour sides, all food was really terrific and good value. Will definitely go again with friends. A good vibes kind of place!

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CA
Austin
39 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine food, not fancy, good service. Fair price and a great lower West Side ( NY) eatery.

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