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About Cipollina

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.

1213 West Lynn
Austin, TX 78703
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily 11am - 10pm

Cross Street:
12th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 477-5211

Website:
http://www.cipollina-austin.com/

Executive Chef:
Jason Tallent

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We do special menus, and events year around. Check out our facebook page for updates and events.

Cipollina Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (15)
Cozy (12)
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Casual (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Business Meals (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Tapas (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 2 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing valentines dinner!!

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 (Austin)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined 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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 (Austin)·Dined on February 4, 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

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 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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 (Austin)·Dined on February 3, 2018

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

Tags: Tapas, Romantic, Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food! Would recommend to anyone for a date.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 25, 2018

So good and so yum. Just so loud!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Great Beer
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This was a great experience--though it was during the holidays and thus less crowded at lunchtime than usual, I'd guess. That's why I rated the ambiance as "quiet". ;) The pizzas are great--a definite must-try for anyone. The only drawback to the restaurant that I could see was the lack of attentiveness to accessibility. As someone who once had to push her mother in a wheelchair, it was hard for me not to notice that the hallway to the bathrooms was partially blocked by a stack of high chairs. Once inside the bathroom, it was clear that a person in a wheelchair would have trouble reaching for the towels and looking in the mirror. If the accessibility issues could be addressed, it would be a more welcoming restaurant for all! Unfortunately, the landlord only seems to have provided one special parking stall, and it's at the opposite end of the building from Cipollina. If anyone in your party has special physical needs, this might not be the best place for you.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Another neighborhood gem! Great food, service, and value! We have come to Cipollina a number of times and have never been disappointed. Even a simple dish like Spaghetti and meatballs is well done and delicious. Noise level is moderate to energetic. Highly recommended!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cozy
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

If you are looking for elegant dining in a sophisticated setting with table cloths and waitstaff with linen napkins draped across their forearm then this is not the place for you. However, if an inviting relaxed neighborhood atmosphere with great food and terrific service then this will certainly be a restaurant you will enjoy.
I picked this place randomly and could not have been happier with the choice. I felt I had found a diamond in the rough.
Parking on Saturday night at 7:00 was a little difficult but well worth the effort.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Two adults and a child. Two drinks, two entrees, one appetizer. $70?

Way overpriced for the quality of the food.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

My wife and I had dinner at Cipollina for the first time this weekend. We really wanted to love this place - it's cute, really close to our home, and welcoming - but the food was hit or miss. We really enjoyed our drinks and the white bean appetizer was fantastic. However, my wife's pasta was covered in oil and my osso bucco lacked the depth, seasoning and flavor I've experienced at other Italian restaurants. Like the appetizer, the dessert was great and we enjoyed cappuccinos before we left. I wouldn't call Cipollina a total disappointment. I just wish the entrees would have delivered as much as our other courses.

FYI - Our waitress was awesome - very friendly - but parking was a nightmare. It looked like a sewer line was being replaced so several spots were unavailable. However, I don't think those spots would have adequately covered what's needed for the restaurant. Prepare to find parking in the neighborhood or take a Lyft/Uber/RideAustin.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Celebrated my daughter's 21st birthday. Food was a little disappointing only because it was bland. Very little seasoning. I had the Bolognese. The pasta was perfectly made and cooked, just needed some spices. My daughter's pizza was pretty good. My wife had the Spinach Gnochhi Alfredo. Again - not enough seasoning. Pretty bland. Maybe caught the chef on an off night, but really expect not to have to salt a dish to boost flavor. Spent two weeks in Italy this summer and never asked for a salt and pepper shaker once.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great meal and service. We shared a caprese salad and each had a pizza. Overall great experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We eat here often and have enjoyed the food and wine each time! The staff are excellent. Highly recommend you try Cipollina!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Took my date there. The food was great with vegetarian and gluten free options. We both enjoyed our date very much. At first it was kinda loud because it was at full capacity and a Friday night yet it got better.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, People Watching, Cozy, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We continue to return to Cipollina as it's always great food and great service. Parking can be a little challenging but well worth the risk. The bolognese is outstanding and the pizza is a wood fired gem. Will continue to return and of course, it's highly recommended!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great dining experience. Food, service was excellent.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We came here after a long day of traveling. The service was outstanding! Very attentive and friendly, but not hovering. The pizza was amazing. I'm not usually a fan of thin crust pizza, but the Classico is delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dark was my first impression when the four of us walked in. The menu had some great choices. We had the Bolognese and Shrimp Scampi. Both were good. We started with the Garlic knots which were very tasty. We shared a Chopped Salad and a Caesar Salad. The chopped was much better then the Caesar. I would not recommend the Caesar. It had an odd aftertaste. I imagine the dressing is not made in house. I would certainly go back and try a pizza or something different.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

The first thing to note is that the service was outstanding. We had an early sitting and were among the first there that evening. I can see why the place filled quickly shortly after we arrived. Our table ran the gamut from pizza to pasta, and everybody left the table satisfied.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I really like Cipollina, I've been going there for decades. It's such a comfortable, soothing place to eat wood paneled and warm. Mostly the food is good to very good and value is good. They are very eager to please.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Amsterdam)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Enjoyed celebrating a family birthday at Cippollina. Food was outstanding! We tried everything from Pizza, to calamari, to the root veggie salad. Our server was very attentive and knew the menu and specials well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had the lamb TBone special, and it was the most tender, juicy, flavorful lamb I have ever tasted. Compliments to the chef!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good consistent meal. Excellent service. They could tone down the over use of salt.

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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

French bistro atmosphere with good selection of food!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I had a great evening with my sister and from out of town (Montreal). Beyond the good food, Horacio, our server, made our night unforgettable and delightful! He was kind and funny and one of the best servers I've experienced. An exceptionnel person. Thank-you Horacio!!

Sarah and Claudia

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

What an excellent food experience! The homemade pasta and sauce was fresh and fantastic. Pasta was perfectly cooked al dente.
Service was prompt and friendly.
I will definitely visit again and try another amazing dish.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We only ordered appetizers and drinks and our food took forever. When the food came out it was cold. They bought us dessert which was nice but I left hungry. I wouldn't go back.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Cipollina is one of my favorite restaurants. It's friendly, a wonderful atmosphere, relaxed, and the service is always very good. And t food never disappoints. A solid choice. The only downside is the noise level. It gets loud the minute it starts to get crowded. If they could solve that problem it would be the best restaurant in town.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 4, 2017

This place is a gem! A few friends and I got together over lunch and this place hit the spot. The service was great. The location fit our needs (close to downtown without the downtown prices). The food was delicious and my vegetarian friends had plenty of options. When I arrived, I felt a little silly for booking lunch because there were plenty of tables open. However, I would still book a table in the evening or on the weekend as it is a smaller, neighborhood spot.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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