Cipollina

4.7
752 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
  • 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 752 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.7
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4.4
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
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AnnaH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for the ambiance and the food! Highly recommend the pizzas with a salad on top!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Mussels and the beet appetizer - then the classic pizza and shrimp scampi were great. Cool vibe in this little neighborhood spot.

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vipRCaustin
Austin
67 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Caprese salad not big enuf to share as we were told it was

Bolognese good flavor but too dry - needs sauce

Very loud - all hard surfaces

Better for lunch

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Sasha
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best server ever! Horacio always makes our dining experience at Cipollina special. He's attentive, kind, professional, and personable. 5 stars!

The food was good, too. I had the salmon dinner and will be ordering it again.

It was fairly noisy, which was the only bummer.

We come to Cipollina fairly regularly, and will continue to do so!

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vipFranciscoC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice place, the food and service was great, fair prices, it was packed, thats good, means fresh food. But the noise level was to high. Definitely we will come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the location and decor. It feels like an old timer NYC Italian restaurant. The noise was incredibly loud. The medium priced wine choices were mediocre. But we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, good service, brought me the wrong wine and I just didn’t correct him on it. Asked for Cab sav and got brought sauv blanc. Pretty noisy which doesn’t really bother me. I’d go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood spot that still packs up in a good way. Food was nice and fresh, but I

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VirginiaB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great waitress, good menu & fair prices. Small restaurant with pretty noisy atmosphere. Parking limited.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just good 😄

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matthewr
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall- great food. Service could have been better.

JT
JimT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service and pizza was really good!

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vipmark
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate our friendship anniversary. From the moment we sat down, our waitress Brooke was phenomenal! She made the whole evening so much better for us. We loved her service, her humor, her attention to detail and her recommendations were all spot on. The food was absolutely delicious I highly recommend your gnocchi and the spaghetti and meatballs. Definitely will be back and definitely will be asking for Brooke to be our waitress again. I wish I could give more than 5 stars for service!

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Josephp
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. Food was amazing, staff was really friendly. Great pizza. Really good calimari. I wanted dessert but I could tell my date wanted to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun with terrific service and delicious food.

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noell
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Love this place and 3 of the 4 entries were good delicious

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AnnaH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful lunch! They had a table prepped for our party beforehand. The restaurant was much quieter than I remember it being a few years ago. The food is incredible as always. If you’re looking for a spot close to down town that has real parking, this is it!

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vipFoodie
San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent restaurant great meatballs and spaghetti and wonderful pizza. Food was hot ,fresh, and ,made to order. Nice waitstaff,friendly service. We’ll return

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Char
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Your sign that encouraged the wearing of masks was gone. We were very disappointed in that.

DM
vipDavidM
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Garlic bread amazing, burrata and peppers delicioso, spinach Gnochi and then Tiramisu! Sorry I couldn't wait to take a bite!

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FaithO
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our 1st visit and wondering why it took us so long to try it! Everything was wonderful and plan to go back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and nice neighborhood atmosphere.

KB
vipKirbyB
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic mussels. Pizza is divine. Pretty cool dining room so dress for cold

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MaryM
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love all of the staff and welcoming vibe

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our family was in town visiting! Our father is from Sicily and has high expectations for Italian food. He was highly impressed with the food and experience!

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vipAllen
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Ate there twice in 3 weeks — it’s that good!

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jgbros
Austin
43 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, casual but classic and the food is always great, fresh prepared and the wait staff is fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved the restaurant. The ambiance and the kindness of the staff at this new point during COVID is amazing. Please go to the restaurant and keep open’

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JennyH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place that we love! Pizza and arugula salad are our favorites!

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ClarksvilleMama5
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was soo charming and sweet!!

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BettyS
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant!!!!
The service was stellar and the food was superb!
I am ready to go back!

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Grant
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Charming place to have a romantic date night. We enjoyed our dishes and the ability to have a nice conversation.

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none
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Dimly lit, but no ambiance. service was very friendly and attentive though food was quite mediocre. Do not get the spinach gnocci - can't tell the mushrooms from the pasta and drowning in sauce.

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ChristineA
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS WAS AMAZING! It doesn’t look like much on the outside but just walk in the door and let the magic happen. Truly one of the BEST Italian places we’ve ever had…in Austin that is.

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WayneS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian at a great price! You can’t go wrong with this gem.

SM
vipShayneM
Austin
22 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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vipEricG
Austin
5 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!

FAQs

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

Cipollina is rated 4.7 stars by 752 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.