Cipollina

4.7
719 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 719 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShayneM
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It feels like a New York restaurant because it is a little loud, but not too much, and that gives it a festive feel. The service was outstanding and the food quite good. We (4) had and highly recommend the shrimp scampi, spinach gnocchi and a pizza (great moist crust!). The crema brûlée and cheesecake were also very good for dessert. We’ll be going back.

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EricG
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service.

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AntonioC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the very talented team at Cipollina! My friend and I had an amazing experience from start to finish. Proud to have you in Austin!

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Jeff
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a hidden gem. The food is excellent, and the staff is welcoming and friendly. Cipollina is the perfect place to catch up with a friend. Zach & the staff are the best!

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vipFoodie1
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice neighborhood eatery with nice ambiance service and fresh food. Accommodating waitstaff was a joy!

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b52041
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. Food was simple and delicious. The service was great, we were a party of four and our waiter was amazing.

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vipIsabel
Austin
47 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food, pizzas are the best !!! the place is ok, it can be more cozy but is fine. Staff is very friendly !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite Italian gems!

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vipjgbros
Austin
42 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think Cipollina is an excellent mix of food, service and ambiance. You can go dressed up or casual and feel at ease. Like Brussels Sprouts get them here

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TonyG
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is small and has an intimate feel. The food is pretty standard Italian-American fare, well-prepared and well-proportioned. The garlic knots are an excellent appetizer and the brussels sprouts are a very tasty side. The bread on the caprese sandwich is better than most--not too thick or too crunchy. We will be coming back to try other items on the menu.

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vipjamhartman
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome dinner out

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vipAndyC
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Excellent food. Casual atmosphere & nice people.

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vipBill
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it was a neighborhood place not a chain. Kimberly provided outstanding service. The boldness and scampi were delicious. The wine list was moderately priced.

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LeeP
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so lucky to have Cipollina in our neighborhood.

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AdamB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Get the chicken parm, t'was perf. Salads were good too!

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vipMichelleD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Cute restaurant, very quaint and cozy. Food is decent and service was attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden Gem!
Best prosciutto pizza in town!

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LoriNaz
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The meal was wonderful (we had pizza, salads and mussels). The staff was very friendly and accommodating. They were very COVID-considerate with masks and socially-distanced tables.

My only complaint (request) is that they add non-alcoholic beer to their menu. Us sober folks still like the taste of beer when eating pizza. Maybe something from Athletic Brewery or even just Heineken 0.

Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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LouisB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Food was pretty good and at a decent price. The inside and ambiance was fairly sterile though and didn’t seem to have a lot of effort into maintaining it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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Jeannie
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The acoustics were bad - could not hear my lunch partner at all -
The waiter was so wonderful I told him we were taking him home with us.
The ambiance has always been - and still is - so charming and romantic.
My shrimp scampi was to die for!!

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vipWonderful
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cipollina always delivers the perfect neighborhood dining experience, whether you live in the hood, or not. Reliably consistent food and service at a great value sustains this spot and keeps it going.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super attentive staff and great food!

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Jerseygirl
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

From Jersey so we judge Italian harshly. Calamari app ok, meager portion. My mom's chicken parm had a bone in it. Bolognese so so. Scampi same. Only good dish was spinach gnocchi. We should have stuck with texmex food down here.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Based on the reviews, maybe our expectations were too high. We were expecting an intimate little neighborhood restaurant, not upscale but nice. It’s not. It’s super casual, felt more like a pizza place. It’s pretty loud, too. The food was just okay. We had calamari (tasty but a bit dense), mussels (overly large with a strong taste in a watery broth), halibut (fish was nicely cooked, broth was good, but the veg medley under it was A) not what was listed on the menu and B) definitely an afterthought and way undercooked), and chicken parmigiana (huge portion, chicken was a bit rubbery, pasta was good but the dish was just basic). Our server was friendly and efficient, but we were informed at check-in that we had “a firm 90 minutes” for our reservation. I think if you live in Clarksville, it’s probably a go-to spot for ease, but we won’t go out of our way to get there.

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CaroleP
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

So sorry to say that after going to our neighborhood for years, I won't be returning. Mediocre experience all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! The staff took good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true Austin gem! Our whole family loves this restaurant! The staff is wonderful, the food is excellent (home made pasta!) and it’s very reasonably priced. Great for a special occasion or anytime you’re in the neighborhood.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great neighborhood spot, I feel very at home here.

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vipOutfordinner
Austin
64 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be back. Perfect dinner. Arugula salad, halibut divine and wine so fine. Want to have it again tonight!

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ricama
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I ordered a tad too much

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vipStacyA
Central Texas
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They NEVER disappoint! Classico pizza, halibut, meatballs, caesar and arugula salads, with a nice Barolo wine, along with the impeccable service, and bistro ambience - simply wonderful! We frequent this restaurant weekly. Love it so much!!

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vipStacyA
Central Texas
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! It has been and remains one of our absolute favorites over the years. Thank you Cipollinas!!

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StephanieC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cipollina pizza is the best in town. Wine list is always on point- you don't have to pick a super expensive bottle for excellent quality either. Bravo to Sommelier & chefs there!

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GeorgeL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great, and the food was good. I liked the spinach gnocchi in particular. We will return.

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vipSueM
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good pizza and appetizers

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RyanB
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

There were four of us for dinner on a Monday evening and we made our reservations via OpenTable. They have a couple tables outside on the sidewalk and the inside tables all at a distance. The server was nice and did a nice job having the food come out at a great pace. The pizza was very good and the spinach gnocchi was also very good. Creamy sauce. Only hang ups from me: only beer and wine, no wine specials on a Monday, interior ambiance left a lot to be desired, and parking is limited.

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vipATXEATER
Austin
50 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal last night at Cippolina’s. White bean purée, arugula salad and chicken Parmesan...just what we wanted👍🏻. Our server welcomed us back after a long absence. Felt like home😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
136 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Dont let this review keep you away, this was the only fail we've experienced here. But first, the wood fired veggies..TAKE IT OFF THE MENU, the flavors were good, but the asparagus was stringy, chewy, I almost gagged and choked. Asparagus is tricky..it has to be cooked right, then the leak/onions were so slimy I gagged. Ut is a horrible combo. Go back to the beats and potatoes. Server was a sweet guy, but very slow and inattentive. The bolagnaise noodles were limp and over cooked. Just a rough kitchen day. But we will go back, it was just an off day.

FAQs

Cipollina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 477-5211.

Cipollina is rated 4.7 stars by 719 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.