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68 Degrees

4.6
4.6
1047 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

68 Degrees Kitchen is a neighborhood restaurant for Austin locals. It's a perfect place to eat for those coming from Deep Eddy Pool or the Hike and Bike Trail, or locals living in Tarrytown, Pemberton, Rollingwood, Westlake, Clarksville, and Bryker Woods. Our restaurant is operated by hometown sisters Joan and Marion Gillcrist, whose restaurants Andiamo! in Santa Fe and La Traviata in Austin have deep roots in made in-house fare and local ingredients, we love our food and are excited to bring our Italian-Mediterranean cuisine to the neighborhood. We feature an extensive beer and wine menu for guests of varied budgets.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour (Wine, Beer ) Daily 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 766-6868

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Marion Gillcrist​

  • Catering

    We're not currently set up to cater events.

  • Private party facilities

    We can book the main and sub dining room (curtained area) for your event with notice. We will work with you to create a price fixed menu and table arrangement.

  • Private party contact

    Joan Gillcrist: (512) 766-6868

  • Neighborhood

    Central Austin

  • Cross street

    Deep Eddy Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking can be found either in our own parking lot or around Deep Eddy.

  • Public transit

    Cap Metro stop ID in order of proximity: 4162(Line 22), 5825(Line 663)

  • Entertainment

    n/a

  • Additional

    Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

No hidden gluten. Gluten-free pasta available +$1. We use local and sustainably grown produce, meats and eggs

Starters + Soups

  • 68° Cheese Plate$14.50

    with roasted nuts, fruit, olives, bread and olive oil

    • Sour Duck Market Bread$5.00

      hill country flour and olive oil

      • Soup of the Night$6.50

        fresh, potato-based with touch of chicken stock and butter

        • Hatch Green Chile Pork Stew$8.00

          mild new mexico green chile, posole, onions, cilantro and grilled sourdough

          • Crispy Polenta$8.00

            pan-sautéed polenta with gorgonzola rosemary sauce

            • Parma Prosciutto + Belgian Endive$12.00

              shaved parmesan reggiano, truffle oil, olives and green onion

              • Flash-Fried Calamari$10.00

                breaded, with tomato sauce and lemon aioli*

                • Mac & Cheese Balls$9.50

                  macaroni with mozzarella and smoked provolone

                  Salads

                  • Andiamo! Caesar Salad$9.50

                    creamy anchovy dressing, local egg yolk*, parmesan and garlic croutons

                    • Mixed Baby Greens$9.00

                      lemon olive oil dressing, walnuts, pecorino romano, radicchio and belgian endive

                      • Beets and Burrata$12.00

                        thinly sliced roasted beets, lemon dressing, arugula and marcona almonds

                        Pastas

                        • Calamari Puttanesca$17.00

                          spaghetti, capers, olives, anchovies, tomato and chile flakes

                          • Fettuccine with Portabella and Cremini Mushrooms$19.00

                            spinach, fried artichokes, tomato, truffle oil and parmesan cheese

                            • Andiamo! Classic Bolognese$14.00

                              veal, pork and beef ragù, cream, spinach and parmesan with spaghetti

                              • Penne with Spicy House-Made Lamb Sausage$15.00

                                creamy tomato sauce, caramelized onions, spinach and roasted red bell peppers

                                • Linguine with Shrimp$21.00

                                  tomato sauce, cream, garlic, basil and chile flakes

                                  • Spaghetti and Meatballs$16.00

                                    veal, pork and beef meatballs, roasted tomato sauce and fresh basil

                                    Entrees

                                    • Chicken Parmesan$15.00

                                      pan-fried breaded chicken, melted fontina, roasted tomato sauce and spaghetti

                                      • Grilled Trout*$18.50

                                        seasonal vegetable ragout, roasted fingerling potatoes and lemon-parsley butter

                                        • Grilled Salmon* and French Lentils$23.00

                                          roasted beets and aioli

                                          Happy Hour

                                          4:30 - 6p daily

                                          • $2 Off by the Glass Wines

                                            • $1 Off Beer & Appetizers

                                              What 1,047 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on all time ratings
                                              • 4.6Food
                                              • 4.5Service
                                              • 4.4Ambience
                                              • 4.4Value

                                              NoiseModerate

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                                              1. JB

                                                JimB

                                                Austin

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on September 19, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                It’s ALWAYS excellent in all categories. Frequent Diner

                                              2. MS

                                                MelanieS

                                                New England

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Our server was the best, so joyful, wish we could remember her name, food was amazing and well priced, we made it in time for happy hour which ended at 6, which was a couple dollars off drinks and appetizers. Overall a really wonderful experience ♥️

                                              3. HS

                                                HeidiS

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 9, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Donna is outstanding! She has waited our table several times and she is friendly, helpful and an exceptional waitress! The food is also outstanding! I highly recommend 68 Degrees Kitchen!

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 6, 2021

                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                The food was good, but we waited 20 minutes before we asked for our server. The server who we asked said she was not our serve, but took our order. I took an additional hour to get our food served.

                                              5. B

                                                Brian

                                                Austin

                                                7 reviews

                                                2.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on September 6, 2021

                                                overall2food4service1ambience3

                                                Our experience warrants a bad service review. The reviews online looked really promising so we took a chance on 68 Degrees. Sat on the patio, they did a good job providing fans considering the heat. The waitress took our order except for the main course. Appetizers came our pretty quick, food was good but about 15 minutes after we had to find someone else to bring the bottle of wine we ordered in the beginning, then had to find someone else to order the main course, it came out much later which was okay since we had a bottle of wine, except the salad we ordered to have after the apps was completely neglected and brought AFTER we were finishing up dinner. The original waitress finally came by and said there was only one person working the kitchen, which I understand can happen, but the service provided (or lack there of) by staff on the floor was no where close to what we paid for. Really good food, really bad service. Won't be going back any time soon.

                                              6. JR

                                                JohnR

                                                Houston

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on September 5, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent choice for a very nice dinner Will go back next time we are in Austin

                                              7. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 5, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                So delicious! Great food, service and atmosphere

                                              8. M

                                                Margarita

                                                Austin

                                                42 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                42 reviews

                                                Dined on September 5, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a nice dinner at 68 Degrees. Excellent flavors and good wine.

                                              9. k

                                                kklier

                                                Seattle

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on September 4, 2021

                                                overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                Calamari was some of the best we have had. Everything else was good.

                                              10. SR

                                                SusanR

                                                Houston

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on September 3, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First time at 68 Degrees. Just loved it. The ability to eat amazing food and sit outside on the patio was a perfect combination.

                                              11. J

                                                Julie465

                                                Austin

                                                16 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                16 reviews

                                                Dined on August 31, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                First time for Happy Hour and had a great glass of wine and appetizers. Would certainly recommend this restaurant for any meal

                                              12. AH

                                                AHSfriend

                                                Austin

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on August 30, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very ambient and relaxing atmosphere. Food and service are reliably good.

                                              13. CG

                                                ChazG

                                                Austin

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on August 29, 2021

                                                overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Staff went out of their way to make it special.

                                              14. AR

                                                AdrianaR

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 28, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Nice place nice service !!! Pretty place… Absolutely I’ll come back

                                              15. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 28, 2021

                                                overall3food5service3ambience2

                                                SO LOUD. The restaurant was overcrowded with tables and people. They crammed too many tables into a small space. Food was magnificent, so it was not a terrible experience. Not the best place to go if trying to catch up with friends.

                                              16. AW

                                                AWilson

                                                Austin

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on August 26, 2021

                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                The polenta appetizer was delicious. The Beet salad was light and flavorful. The chicken parmesan was hearty. Only thing that could be better is the white wine selection. There is only one Chardonnay offered and it is not a very good one.

                                              17. RG

                                                RudyG

                                                Austin

                                                2 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on August 26, 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Service was terrific-food was portioned well and delicious.

                                              18. C

                                                Candice

                                                Central Coast

                                                6 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                6 reviews

                                                Dined on August 25, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The wait staff there is wonderful! Food is delicious. Highly recommend.

                                              19. DI

                                                DianeI

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 23, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very pleasant outside. Friendly efficient service. Delicious food.

                                              20. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on August 22, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We were looking to get some really unique and fresh Italian food. This place did not disappoint. We had some friends visiting from out of town and the night and overall experience we got from this place was simply outstanding. Food was amazing

                                              21. PF

                                                PasqualeF

                                                Houston

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on August 22, 2021

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                Food and service was great. Great atmosphere…

                                              22. RM

                                                RayM

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                overall3food3service2ambience3

                                                Very disappointing. Requested a table furthest from the door when reservation was made. Seated at 1st table inside restaurant. Service was almost non-existent and food mediocre. For wines by the glass, you get 1 option by type. Crowd is very mature, not a trendy Austin vibe on a Saturday night.

                                              23. DA

                                                DAnG

                                                Houston

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Good service, nice knowledgeable person, place used to be a mangia pizza, can't tell.

                                              24. TK

                                                TaniaK

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very delicious and authentic Italian cuisine. The fettuccine with portobella was outstanding and our server Donna was extremely professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We had an amazing time and would definitely go back there again. We would absolutely recommend this to anyone and everyone who wants great Italian food in a romantic and relaxed setting. If I had three hands I’d give it three thumbs up!!

                                              25. F

                                                Foodie

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 19, 2021

                                                overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                Decent. But you can find better. Growing up in Europe you know all the dishes very well, but they lacks the final quality in the food.

                                              26. RS

                                                RobertS

                                                1 review

                                                2.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 19, 2021

                                                overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                Have had dinner at 68 degrees several times. However this experience was not impressive. Service was ok but food was below average. The plate when presented was not appealing and just looked like slop on a plate with an oversized doublet of aioli/mayo. Not appealing. Bottom of trout was burnt so again not impressed. Walking away with a $140 bill for 2 with such poor quality was very disappointing. Maybe just an off night. Although they do seem to have a lot of turnover with staff. Not going back, there are a lot of other great options in Austin.

                                              27. TG

                                                TrentonG

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on August 18, 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                Very good food just as at its sister restaurant, La Traviata. I am a fan!

                                              28. MB

                                                MicheleB

                                                Austin

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on August 18, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We went to 68° for a birthday celebration and had great service great food and a nice breezy patio outside. Overall it was a wonderful time.

                                              29. LD

                                                LindaD

                                                New York Area

                                                5 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                They were out of the two bottles of wine we selected, could do better with wine choices, need more California reds.

                                              30. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Diego

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The food and staff were amazing!!! Nothing else I really to say.

                                              31. v

                                                vintagevino

                                                Houston

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Paisley provided wonderful service and accurate wine recommendations. Relaxing, cool atmosphere. All of the food was outstanding especially the Calamari Puttanesca. The profiteroles with Amy’s ice cream and chocolate capped of the night deliciously.

                                              32. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food, super service, everyone friendly and accommodating. What more could you want?!

                                              33. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Austin

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always easy, great food, great wine and prices are so fair!

                                              34. CM

                                                CraigM

                                                Austin

                                                23 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                23 reviews

                                                Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                My wife and I greatly enjoy dining at 68 Degrees. This last visit was especially enjoyable, with excellent food and wine. The service was also excellent. It's hard to find really good Italian food in Austin and 68 Degrees certainly delivers on that.

                                              35. JK

                                                JamesK

                                                Austin

                                                5 reviews

                                                4.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on August 12, 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                As always, the food and atmosphere were great. The price, however, was way too high for the small amount we ordered. Understand that inflation is occurring, but $102 for one salmon entree, two salads, two glasses of wine and a bowl of soup? After tip I spent $120!

                                              36. KG

                                                KinnanG

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 12, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Guests from Houston & Washington DC were “blown away” by every aspect— the setting, wine list, diversity of meal options, quality of food presentation & taste & , especially, the value compared to dining experience elsewhere. KG

                                              37. M

                                                Mike

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 7, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                This was our 5th visit to 68 degrees and every experience has been great. Food and service is excellent and we look forward to dining here again soon. Our favorites have been the Chicken Parmigiana and Linguini with Shrimp.

                                              38. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 7, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Loved it, wouldn’t have changed that evening for anything else. Can’t wait to come back, had the ABSOLUTE best waitress.

                                              39. O

                                                Outfordinner

                                                Austin

                                                69 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                69 reviews

                                                Dined on August 7, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The salad makes me swoon and the spaghetti and meatballs puts me over the top.

                                              40. MM

                                                MelissaM

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on August 6, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food and service! The pasta dishes are especially good!

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                • 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

                                              FAQs

                                              You can order delivery directly from 68 Degrees using the Order Online button. 68 Degrees also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 766-6868.

                                              68 Degrees is rated 4.6 stars by 1047 OpenTable diners.

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                                              Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

                                              If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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                                              Additional information

                                              • Cross street

                                                Deep Eddy Ave

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Central Austin

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Happy Hour (Wine, Beer ) Daily 4:30 pm–6:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Italian, Mediterranean

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Elegant

                                              • Dress code

                                                Business Casual

                                              • Parking details

                                                Parking can be found either in our own parking lot or around Deep Eddy.

                                              • Public transit

                                                Cap Metro stop ID in order of proximity: 4162(Line 22), 5825(Line 663)

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Marion Gillcrist​

                                              • Entertainment

                                                n/a

                                              • Additional

                                                Beer, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (512) 766-6868

                                              • Catering

                                                We're not currently set up to cater events.

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                We can book the main and sub dining room (curtained area) for your event with notice. We will work with you to create a price fixed menu and table arrangement.

                                              • Private party contact

                                                Joan Gillcrist: (512) 766-6868

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