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7:00 PM
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Cipollina

4.6
397 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Cozy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Open Daily 11am - 10pm
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Phone number
(512) 477-5211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jason Tallent
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th St.
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Special events & promotions
We do special menus, and events year around. Check out our facebook page for updates and events.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 397 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined 5 days ago

I've been here for lunch and it was ok. Dinner last night was way below expectation. I came for the Linguini and Mussels which wasn't on the menu. I had two items off of the appetizer list: Mussels and Arancini. The mussels were cold as if they had been cooked before hand and sitting around and the sauce was bla. The arancini is fried balls of rice (also premade and cold). Very dry and tasteless. My date had the Bolognese which tasted like the smoked brisket it was made from. If I want bbq I'll go to a bbq joint. Very kid friendly and low prices.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Cipollina is one of our favorite spots! We've been here more times that I can count because of the atmosphere, service, and reasonably-priced food and wine. Horacio is our favorite waiter, and Jaylen (the host) is super nice as well. The only complaint we've ever had is the noise level (especially on a weekend night). It is VERY difficult to hear your companions. All they would need to do is add some sound dampening surfaces (walls and ceilings), which would make this restaurant so much more comfortable. All in all, we love it!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Love the salads, because they're not over dressed and love the Shrimp Scampi. I order it without the breadcrumbs, it's a texture thing for me.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We went to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a delicious meal at Cipollina. Food was extra-delicious, service was very good, and they offered a complimentary desert of her choice. She picked the cheesecake and says it was the best cheesecake she has EVER had. Has the feel of a neighborhood place, and many of the patrons seemed to know each other. All in all, a very pleasant experience, one we will definitely repeat.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Super experience!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food came very fast, Service was great and the food was even better!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

They had great food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

What a great place for a business lunch! I'll definitely be back. Staff was attentive. Quiet enough for conversation. Great food. I enjoyed the steak sandwich and a side of grilled brussels sprouts. Not hard to park if you arrive at 11:45.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Very nice food and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was so fun. W went for Easter brunch. The mimosas were wonderful, the veggies outstanding and the service was attentive and prompt. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

WE love Cipollino's and consider ourselves so blessed to have this cheerful Italian bistro in our neighborhood and in walking distance! We go regularly and enjoy our favorites such as the aroncino, meatballs, calamari, white bean puree, caesar and arugula salads, red snapper, bolegnese pasta, all of the pizzas and the roasted chicken! The staff are amazing - Zach, Horacio, Kim and everyone there work hard to make your meal a memorable one. Thank you, Cipollino's!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great food! Great service! The place was a little loud. They had the best cheesecake we’ve ever had!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great food..- tad dark inside on such a nice day. However.. a great spot!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Four of us enjoyed a great dinner after a basketball game. We arrived 45 minutes before our reservation and were seated within 15 minutes. Service, atmosphere and food were great.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great location, good wine selection, and the food was great. A wonderful menu we all found something we wanted. The service was attentive and friendly.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Best meatballs ever! Authentic! Pizza burned.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great home made pasta and amazing sauces

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

For a large party and us adding 3 more to it after we arrive, the staff was very accommodating. Made us feel welcome. Food was absolutely delicious for everyone. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in Austin.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We found it was very easy to converse while eating delicious Italian food. The reason for this is placement of acoustical material underneath the tables. Smart! So many restaurants are too noisy. The portions were a satisfying size. A good value.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

A warm, friendly neighborhood restaurant. Reminiscent of ones in the north end of Boston. Food was absolutely delicious and extremely reasonably priced.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We made a reservation for 8pm on a Saturday night. We arrived on time, but had to stand by the door and wait 20 minutes for our table. The food was just so-so. The place was very noisy, difficult to hear your dining partners without almost shouting. Service was ok, the waiter was friendly, but very busy. Might be better off peak hours, but the food wasn't good enough to bring me back.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

There's reason you need a reservation on the weekends and it's definitely worth it. We always have great service and the food is delicious every time.

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Really nice neighborhood restaurant! A good option if you want something that is outside of the normal downtown options. Really friendly atmosphere and really nice food.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food was very good - great service -parking only issue

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was fine. We particularly enjoyed the garlic knots. The Caesar salad was not good. It was so loud that it was difficult to carry on a conversation at a table of 6 people. I wouldn’t recommend this for an event or intimate dinner. However, I can see why people would like it for a weeknight bite in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Super attentive staff and amazing food. The ideal combination. Absolutely loved the Bolognese.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing valentines dinner!!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved it!! Excellent food! We will go again for sure

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2018

Great local, neighborhood restaurant; lunch or dinner; a little loud; wood fired oven pizza; good wine list

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was great except for the noise level. I couldn’t hear the person sitting next to me. I couldn’t wait to leave. I just need to remember to go at off hours.
Only one Pinot Grigio choice on menu

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

This is a great little Italian restaurant! It's not a very large place, so you will want to get a reservation in advance. I had the spinach alfredo gnocchi, and I would highly recommend if it's still on the menu!

Great for special occasions, or friends getting together. Good restaurant to have a great meal without being overpriced.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

A great neighborhood spot and one of the best Italian dinners in town! Excellent service, too. Get the Brussels sprouts!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food! Would recommend to anyone for a date.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

So good and so yum. Just so loud!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

This is our go-to neighborhood restaurant. The food is consistently good and the wine list is reasonable. Love the prosciutto pizza with arugula! Delicious. Good Caesar salad as well. The service is always excellent. We absolutely love our waitress there. She's the best!

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2018

I have been eating at Cipollinas for years. I just love the feel of the restaurant, so warm. The food is always satisfying. Just a pleasant place to eat.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood gem! Very reasonable prices, great selection, creatively prepared.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Sat at the bar. Waitress was great and funny. Service was prompt.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I went for an early dinner before the symphony we had a wonderful meal. Since it was our 21st anniversary our waiter brought us a complimentary creme brulè, yummy! One of our favorite places in Austin for a quiet meal.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for new years eve. The set menu was very good. I had Cod. Cod is either good or awful. I was happy taht they did a good job.

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