Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria

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$30 and under
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Italian
A family run Italian restaurant with a chic, rustic atmosphere in a downtown Austin landmark historic 1876 building.
We specialize in traditional cuisine, combining unique flavors while emphasizing authentic preparations.
We feature whole roasted fish, a wide variety of pastas and meats and vegetarian entrees. We also offer desserts made in-house, as well as unique daily specials.
The cozy bar offers classic Italian cocktails and a sizable wine list representing Italy’s diverse regions.
All breads, pizza and panini are made-in house using naturally leavened dough and an ancient fermentation process; this improves digestibility and creates a delicious flavor. Loaves of our delicious bread are available for purchase and are the perfect accompaniment to your own home cooked meals.
Neapolitan pizzas are baked at 1000 degrees in a handcrafted, wood-fired brick oven.
Enjoy peaceful sidewalk cafe dining just steps from the Texas State Capitol.
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Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing and food was very good.

L
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good pizza and a nice menu of Italian offerings. Friendly and attentive wait staff. We will be back!

W
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

2nd visit, had the pizza this time. Delicious crust. The pasta was pretty good. Our drinks were a little disappointing this visit. Still recommend.

a
Houston
107 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great - maybe the best in Austin - hand made pizza. I don’t take that lightly. I’m from NY and I love HomeSlice - but this among the best. Also had fettuccine salmone - this time with marinara instead of cream sauce. Awesome!

n
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good pizza and bread, not too many veggie pasta options.

l
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great friendly service

JM
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holy cow! What a great meal and great staff! They took care of us like family. Our whole group was blown away with their hospitality. The food was wonderful.

ER
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem and I almost don’t want to tell everyone about it for fear it’ll become crowded! We went recently for a show at the Paramount and wanted to come here - I remembered it from working downtown. It’s away from the wildness of 6th, the food is delicious & service right on. Even the restroom is designed beautifully! This is Austin!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service, and ambiance

CS
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

While the pizza was very good, we unfortunately had poor service. We sat in a corner table and no one came to speak with us for about 20 mins. We ordered meatballs (an appetizer), and they did not come out until after we finished our salad and pizza, so we sent them back. I would like to try this place again, but a word of advice: do not sit in the corner!

S
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Good service except they forgot to bring the 2nd entree to our table until we asked the 3rd time. Calamari was like rubber. Chicken marsala sauce was very thin on the flavor.

CW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Italian food in Austin! Always a great place to come for a celebration. The service is very friendly.

OT
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and service! Feels like a family owned restaurant that locals go to, as well as tourists. Try the tomato and basil bruschetta- amazing! The Tortellini Alla Panna with peas and prosciutto- fantastic! Servers are very warm and friendly, too! They also have pizza that looked great. Restaurant has a full bar with wine options, as well. Definitely would go again.

a
Houston
107 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Neighborhood favorite

V
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I come to Quattro Gatti every time we go to the Paramount Theater, which is pretty close. This restaurant never disappoints, the food is great and the staff is very attentive.

TD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was overall very good. Vegetables were a little over cooked to my taste but we enjoyed the meal very much. The owner was attentive as was our waitress.

OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish food! Great experience.

I
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

First, let me say that our waitress was very gracious and attentive. We started off with a delicious Sgroppino. But regrettably, the food was less than mediocre, and in one case fraudulent. An antipasto item was listed as prosciutto with fig but it came out as prosciutto with fig jam. Very disappointing.

SL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Restaurant was hot inside and uncomfortable while dining. Food was ok but not worth the complexities around parking downtown.

TT
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zach is the best server!

WO
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Having eaten here on many occasions in the past, I was expecting similar service and food quality. This visit was by far the WORST for service. My appetizer, salad and main course were all delivered to table in less than 5 minutes. As a result, salad got hot and meal (sepcial pasta with shrimp) got cold. Also, the cappucino after dinner was awful (it was removed from bill for that reason).

WW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were excellent. Our only negative is on both visits the A/C was not working well and the restaurant was warm.

t
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went there on a recommendation. This was our anniversary. We were not disappointed! The waitress was very friendly and helpful with selections. The food was fresh and beautifully plated. My only negative would be that service was a little "too fast". How often is that a problem? If I lived in Austin I would come here often!

OT
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and wonderful food and drinks! The bartender was especially awesome! Will be back! FYI we had a larger party and thankfully were told in advance that they wouldn't split the check. Thank God for Venmo!

JH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Location was perfect for a quick meal before a show at the Paramount. Service was quick but waiters seemed a little inexperienced. Didn't seem to know menu items very well. But they were polite. The meal we had was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend this for lunch or dinner, date and good people watching.

LM
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

HC
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Giancomo does what every restaurant in Austin wishes they could do. The food is beyond exceptional and the service is incredible. If you love Italian food this is the restaurant to go to in Texas!

TT
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious & the service was & always is perfect. Zach, our server, was very attentive & personable.

EA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love this place! We had the fabulous gnocchi and a yummy lemon sorbet cocktail. Our sweet waitress was top-notch, too!

AF
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was fresh, expertly prepared, well seasoned, and delicious. The portions were very large and the value was also excellent.

V
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very loud restaurant. Food is mediocre. Our service was excellent though. The bartender, Zach, waited on us. He was wonderful.

EM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best meal we had in Austin and the best carbonara I’ve ever had. The owner was so kind and entertained us at the bar and offered wonderful suggestions

VT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. I reserved a table for 12 for my birthday, and the server attended to all of our needs in a very timely fashion, with accurate orders. She was readily available and attentive, and, as a former server, I appreciated that. The food, however, could be better. I enjoyed my gnocchi, except for that it was a little too salty. My boyfriend was unsatisfied with his spaghetti bolognese. My cousin had the rigatoni truffle sausage special, which, according to my boyfriend who tried it, was delicious. I will say that the cannoli was great. Coming from NYC, I had yet to find a place that had an accurate cannoli, and this place got the flavor correctly. I'm very glad the restaurant was able to accommodate to such a large group.

S
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The wine list was small but adequate. I love the atmosphere, though it is a bit noisy - not a huge deal, but we probably should have sat outside for conversation. I'll be back!

C
London
9 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a perfect place for a large group of us to celebrate my Mother’s birthday. The downtown location was convenient and the Restaurant’s interior was charming. The food and wine were reasonably priced. The Italian bread was amazing and the food delicious. Excellent service.

KM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the outdoor seating was perfect for a spring evening.

C
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Had a rez for 12, they squeezed us into a table for 10. Ordered lunch, and 30 mins later they brought salads and entrees at same time,, but for only 9 of us. 30 mins later two remaing orders came out. One person never got their lunch. Manager was useless. Wont ever return.

LM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Although the food was okay and the setting was pleasant, I felt that the experience at this restaurant was a little bit lackluster. The furniture and finishes in the restaurant are worn. The service although okay, was indifferent to us as a table. There are some great options on the menu, some much simpler than others and not really that special. We had the house gnocchi along the prosciutto fig foccace and the gnocchi was light and delicious but the foccace was not particularly unique or difficult to make.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good but not spectacular. Not overly expensive by downtown Austin standards, but not inexpensive either.

b
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite Italian places. They have some of the best pasta dishes like the gnocchi, so good! Some great Italian wines to enjoy with your meal or a full bar if you prefer.

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