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About Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria

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.

908 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701-2422
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, European

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
9th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 476-3131

Website:
http://quattrogattiaustin.com/

Catering:
Custom ordered to your individual needs. More details avaialble upon request.

Parking Details:
Ample street parking available seven days a week. Metered parking is free Monday thru Wednesday after 6pm.

Public Transit:
Buses: 1N, 1L, 7, 20, 30, 3, 5, 101 and 37 all stop within 1 block of Quattro Gatti.

Executive Chef:
Tullio Nastasi

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Quattro Gatti Ristorante e Pizzeria Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Fun (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

In a town filled with taquerias and chicken fried steak, Quattro Gatti has,made itself a quiet corner for good food, polite service and a thoughtful room on Congress Street. I'd go there again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

First time to Austin and Quattro Gatti was an excellent find. Historic building, lots of charm, vibe Plus intamcy with good food and service

Tags: Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Groups
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food4
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first time in this restaurant and I’m not sure if it was an off night. Our server was quite busy so we were pretty much on our own. Other people came by to refill our water glasses which we appreciated. The food was okay. We had a pizza and pasta dish.

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food. Must be more of a lunch place. Very few customers

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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were there for lunch and service was EXTREMELY slow. It wasn't very busy so I'm not clear on what the delay was and the server never acknowledged how long we had been waiting. If you're in a hurry, this is not the place to go. I will definitely return for a dinner meal when I have more time, but I won't chance it again during lunchtime.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We are frequent diners at Quattro Gatti, but the Sunday night of F1 race weekend is always special. Normally, QG isn't open on Sundays, but during F1 weekend that is an exception. The restaurant is always filled with people from all over the world. It's great fun to sit/eat at the bar and listen to the different conversations going on around you, often in different languages. QG is very popular with the Ferrari racing team and others from around the world for its wonderful cuisine. I had the veal chop (on special, and it was amazing) and my wife had rigitoni, also very delicious. Gianfranco, the owner, always has great wines and we enjoyed a full bodied Saia, from Sicily. The perfect complement to our meal. As always, we had a great meal!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Thank you for taking such good care of us and our children on our family date night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on October 18, 2017

One of my favorite neighborhood stops. The food is always excellent and the service is on point.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Absolutely wonderful. It was recommended to me by a native Austinian to treat a special friend for her kindnesses.

The owner needs to unwind and be more respectful of diners, not discounting others in a group.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Perfect date spot.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We had another great dining experience. The tortalini with the light cream sauce and fresh peas was delicious. The homemade bread was very fresh too. Nothing pretensious about the place-Friendly and always fresh food.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fettuccine Bolognese was yummy!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love the atmosphere, great for a date night. Food had esquiset taste.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a group of 8 and we're very happy with the service and food! Simple menu but with enough choices, great cozy feel for the restaurant. Would go back if in Austin again!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Third time here, this time the service was slow and the portions seemed smaller than usual. Still overall a nice Italian but can get very noisy.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This place never lets us down. Great food at a good price point.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Working downtown, wanted to meet for lunch on Congress, north of the 2nd-to-6th Street hotspot for restaurants. Quattro Gatti seemed like a good choice. Ambience is a little tired - older downtown building - but welcoming. Food was better than the ambiance suggested - we enjoyed the meal quite a bit. This place may face some competition from the new Caroline across the street, and will likely have to step up the atmosphere as downtown matures.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is not Italian food !!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Austins best kept secret. Homemade bread and fresh well made Italian food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Really excellent Italian food. Great service. Nice ambiance--a great evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Fantastic food, great location, and excellent service. Thank you

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Good food, and a staple of ours. Everything we've had we've liked.

Tags: Disabled Access, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great find in downtown. Quick service and great food! Will for sure be back when in town

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·Dined on July 26, 2017

ABSOLUTELY EXCELLENT ITALIAN FOOD! BEST BREAD I'VE EVER EATEN! WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!!!

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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The service was superb as was the food. I had spaghetti carbonara and it was as good as my grandmother used to make!

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This is probably some of the best Italian food in Austin. In the past the bar service could use some work but I was pleasantly surprised on this visit at the quality of the cocktails. We have been going here since they first opened. Highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was very good the salad was awesome so where the drinks and every other dish that we tried the only thing was we thought the drinks were a little overpriced but besides that it was a perfect date for my husband's birthday

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was our first time and we loved it. My niece was visiting and she loves pasta and pizza. It was all very good and the waitress was very polite and she great made recommendations from the menu. The Fettucine alla Bolognese was awesome!! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Wonderful, authentic Italian food. It was my first time visiting and the owner came to our table twice to check in and chat with us-on a busy night! I got the meatballs with pasta and tiramisu and it was probably the best of both that I've ever had!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Service was extremely slow (8 minutes before someone even came to our table, 10 more minutes before I got my glass of wine). They were friendly, just extremely slow. Food was so-so. Could have had a similar meal at Olive Garden, to be honest, so price made it not a great experience.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Probably best authentic Italian we've had in a very very long time! 5 stars

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Fantastic spot downtown, highly recommend for pasta lovers and pizza lover alike.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Who knew a neighborhood Italian restaurant was hidden right in the heart of downtown Austin? Delicious and generous portions, an extensive wine menu (by the glass/split/bottle), and a great chill atmosphere. Our table of 4 started with the Classica Bruschette, a fresh Burrata, and a nice Chianti. Next out was one of the best pizzas in Austin. The wood-fired oven can easily be seen from the dining area. The marinara made the Pollo alla Parmigiana. Two in our party ordered daily specials-Linguini Salmone (amazing) and the Linguine Allo Scoglio (delicious but a little spicy for our friend). We were full and declined the offer of Dolci but enjoyed the little Limoncello shot at the end of our meal. We will be back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 26, 2017

service was very nice and food was delicious! the manager saw us out and was very friendly. great place for a nice date that isn't too fancy but still really nice.

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Such a nice place!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Excellent food and food. Recommend for nice dinner and wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 19, 2017

so forgettable and mediocre. i mean i never write reviews so you know

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Busy night, slow service. Wood oven turned temp rearm to uncomfortable. Food was great. Very loud restaurant

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 16, 2017

We were treated to wonderful food and warm, impeccable service. We will definitely come again, especially when seeing shows at the Paramount Theater.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The restaurant was great! We went for lunch, were greeted right away and sat at a table of our choice. Our server was very polite and responsive. The food was also very delicious and cooked perfect - everything was brought out as ordered. We did feel the prices were a little high to not include a salad or side with the entree. And canned sodas aren't my favorite at a restaurant when you're paying $20+ a person. Overall, I would definitely go back but maybe better for dinner than lunch for the price.

Tags: Special Occasion
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