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Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown

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A photo of Dean's Italian Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1156)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 39 times today
Dean's Italian Steakhouse, located in Austin, Texas, is garnering a sterling reputation for exceptional Steakhouse cuisine. The establishment has earned high praise from its clientele, who commend the delectable food, excellent service, and elegant ambiance. The seafood risotto is lauded for its flavor, and the dry-aged steaks are reported to be perfectly seasoned and cooked. Patrons also commend the dining experience, detailing the attentive, yet non-intrusive staff, and the joyous atmosphere. The restaurant's menu also boasts a broad spectrum of fine wines, cocktails, and desserts. Reviews frequently highlight the seafood platter, A5 Wagyu, lobster bisque, and creamed spinach as favorites. With its warm hospitality and exquisite culinary offerings, Dean's Italian Steakhouse is setting a high standard in Steakhouse cuisine.
A photo of Red Ash Italia restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(3551)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 133 times today
Renowned for its authentic culinary offerings, Red Ash Italia is highly acclaimed by food lovers, boasting some of the best Italian cuisine in Austin. Patrons rave about their Trans-Atlantic dining experiences, noting the superb pasta, delectable dishes like Frutti Di Mare, and specially cooked duck confit served with a perfect cheese risotto. The restaurant's effectiveness in accommodating dietary restriction is also highly praised, along with the fantastic and attentive service. A great selection of Tuscan wines is available, and the Italian bread comes highly recommended. While the price point is considered high, customers believe it's truly justified by the quality and the exceptional experience.
A photo of Taverna - Downtown Austin restaurant
4.4
Awesome(1107)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 26 times today
Taverna, located in downtown Austin, stands as an epitome of authentic Italian cuisine. According to several reviews, the restaurant has left an indelible mark on its patrons with its outstanding food and service. Reviewers extol the black truffles on the wagyu beef burger, the butternut squash ravioli, and the homemade gnocchi with ragu. The Cacio e Pepe, prepared tableside in a cheese wheel, also received high praise. Many noted the knowledgeable and attentive staff, including one who stated, "our server Antonio made it so special". Taverna has been repeatedly recommended for providing an amazing and authentic Italian dining experience.
A photo of Sammie's Italian restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1298)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 92 times today
Sammie's Italian offers a delightful taste of authentic Italian cuisine that continues to win over its patrons. The outstanding flavor of its dishes, including the much-loved gnocchi and ricotta, is frequently highlighted in customer reviews. The restaurant's Veal Parm and Pasta have also received accolades, making it a must-visit destination for Italian food lovers. Also celebrated are the knowledgeable and friendly staff who take the time to personalize each guest's experience. Sammie's Italian also provides an exciting ambiance reminiscent of a New York Italian joint, elevating the dining experience with its lively, cozy and atmospheric setting.
A photo of Il Brutto restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1504)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Austin
Booked 42 times today
Il Brutto, located in Austin, is an exemplary Italian restaurant that consistently receives glowing praise. Reviewers describe the restaurant as 'one of their top favorites in Austin', with delectable antipasti and perfect drinks. Patrons recommend especially the lasagna and lamb chops, labeled as 'sublime' and 'perfection'. The environment is perfect for a romantic date night, while being kid-friendly during the day. Many reviewers comment on the excellent service and great happy hour. One satisfied customer claims that it is 'simply the best Italian in Texas', emphasizing the remarkable cocktails and Italian wine. Authenticity shines through, with reviewers from New Jersey and Texas alike commending the true Italian culinary experience at Il Brutto.
A photo of North Italia - Austin 2nd Street restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1630)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 54 times today
North Italia - Austin 2nd Street is renowned for serving some of the best Italian cuisine in the region. Patrons rave about their diverse range of dishes, from truffle garlic bread to chicken pesto pasta, with all received high praise for their delicious taste and generous portions. The restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list, featuring quality options at reasonable prices. The fresh ingredients used further highlight the restaurant's commitment to authentic Italian fare. One reviewer hailed its pasta as "hands down the best" they've had in 45 years, while others lauded the excellent service and beautiful ambiance, making it an ideal choice for special occasions.
A photo of Poeta restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(258)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Austin
Booked 40 times today
Poetry / like food / is meant to be shared.Our words can evoke, comfort, inspire, fulfill, provoke, ultimately adding meaning to our lives and nutrition to our souls. Like words on a page, bringing ingredients together on a dish is our poetry; the love of preparing and sharing food from the heart is what brings out the poet in us…For the same reasons behind revisiting the works of your favorite poet, we aim to offer a place that brings you back for food and atmosphere. Find familiar comfort, or experience and inspire new, with friends, family, and self. Poeta is nestled within The Frances Modern Inn located on historic 11th street, just minutes from downtown.Locally created and operated by award winning chefs, this neighborhood establishment welcomes everyone to partake in a meal, drinks, or dessert all day with breakfast, lunch or dinner, and enjoy daily happy hour.
A photo of Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1406)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 15 times today
Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria in Austin is hailed as an absolute gem by many for its authentic Italian cuisine. From the classic tomato and Basil Bruschetta to the in-house bread and the eggplant parmigiana, the food quality seems to be consistently top-notch. Reviewers often highlight the homestyle Italian food, fresh dishes, and fantastic flavors, even commending the unique wine list. Also notable is their great service, with the waitstaff and owners being praised for their attentiveness. Despite a minor hiccup or two, such as seating issues, the restaurant still manages to leave a strong impression, being considered "the best Italian restaurant in Austin" by many.
A photo of La Volta Pizza Club restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(22)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 12 times today
Come hang with us at our original Brick & Mortar location feat. casual lunch service, daily Happy Hours and unmatched late night vibes. Our true dine-in experience.
A photo of Vespaio Austin restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1628)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 34 times today
Vespaio Austin is highly acclaimed for its authentic Italian cuisine, as corroborated by a wealth of positive customer reviews. It is celebrated for reinventing Italian classics such as the seafood stew and risotto. Customers praise its exceptional service and rave about the handmade pasta dishes, particularly the butternut squash ravioli. They also note the restaurant's great ambiance and excellent value for money. "Literally the best pasta I've ever had," claims one review, while another brandishes it "the best Italian restaurant in Austin." The Vespaio Austin undoubtedly delivers Italy's culinary soul right in the heart of Austin, making it a top choice for many diners.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in Downtown

Discover the heart of Italian cuisine in Downtown Austin, where a delightful range of Italian restaurants awaits to serve you authentic and delicious meals. In this bustling culinary hub, each establishment brings its unique twist to traditional Italian dishes, from homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas to innovative Italian-inspired creations. The dining scene in Downtown Austin is vibrant, with a focus on quality and authenticity, making it a perfect destination for both casual diners and gourmet enthusiasts seeking the true flavors of Italy. The restaurants in this area are celebrated for their use of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, ensuring every dish is not only flavorful but also supports local producers. Diners can expect a variety of options that cater to all tastes and preferences, with menus rich in classic dishes such as risotto, carpaccio, and a variety of seafood, all prepared with a commitment to authenticity and culinary excellence. The atmosphere in these Italian eateries ranges from cozy trattorias to modern dining spaces, each offering a welcoming environment that enhances the dining experience. Whether you're planning a romantic evening, a family gathering, or a special celebration, Downtown Austin's Italian restaurants offer the perfect setting. With consistently high ratings for both food quality and service, these establishments ensure a memorable dining experience that combines the warmth of Italian hospitality with the distinctive character of Austin. Exploring the Italian dining options in Downtown Austin is not just a meal; it's an adventure into the rich culture and flavors of Italy.

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