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A photo of Red Ash Italia restaurant
4.9
Exceptional(3517)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 101 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 Il Brutto restaurant
4.5
Awesome(1490)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Austin
Booked 27 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 Sammie's Italian restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1269)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 77 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 Poeta restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(247)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Austin
Booked 47 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 ASTI Trattoria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2050)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Midtown
Booked 5 times today
ASTI Trattoria stands as a beacon of authentic Italian cuisine in Austin. The restaurant is frequently praised for its excellent food and customer service, with many patrons considering it the best Italian restaurant in the city. The remarkable attention to detail by Chef Brian and his team ensures an unforgettable dining experience. The restaurant is especially celebrated for its delicious Caesar salad, homemade pasta, and freshly prepared seafood. ASTI Trattoria has been described as a neighborhood gem, providing a laid-back atmosphere with a well-curated wine list. Its commitment to creating an unpretentious yet exceptional Italian meal experience has earned it rave reviews and a loyal clientele.
A photo of Dean's Italian Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(1134)
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 42 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 Juniper restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2558)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • East Austin
Booked 23 times today
Juniper, located in the heart of Austin, is a beacon of authentic Italian cuisine. The restaurant consistently receives rave reviews, with customers often highlighting its "stunningly good food," "complex flavors," and "amazing service." Patrons also appreciate the "fresh, delicious, meticulously prepared" meals, the "wonderful Italian wine list," and the "seamless" service. Many have remarked on Juniper's ability to add a modern touch to classic Italian dishes, further enhancing their dining experience. Despite some noting higher prices, the general consensus is that the quality of the food and the overall experience make it well worth the cost. Juniper's reputation for excellence in all areas certainly sets it apart as a top Italian dining destination.
A photo of North Italia - Austin 2nd Street restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1620)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 60 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 Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1399)
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 19 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 Cipollina restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1156)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Downtown
Booked 19 times today
Cipollina is a highly regarded spot for authentic Italian cuisine located in West Austin. The restaurant receives overwhelming praise for its amiable staff, the inviting neighborhood bistro vibe, and particularly the quality of its food, which one customer compares to top-notch Italian pizzas in Firenze. Highlights include an array of appetisers, enticing entrees, and delectable desserts, with special mention for the crème brûlée, hearty salads, Italian-style meatballs, and the Roman-style wood-fired pizzas. One customer described their birthday dinner at Cipollina as a 10/10 experience, thanks to the impeccable food, attention to detail from courteous servers, and a memorable meeting with the head chef.
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