Cane Rosso - Austin

4.3
112 reviews
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$30 and under
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From its beginning as a mobile pizza operation to multiple locations across the DFW metroplex, Houston and Austin, TX, Cane Rosso restaurants continue to evolve and make bellies happy! From handmade dough and mozzarella made in-house daily for our wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas to fresh pasta, authentic Italian desserts, wines, cocktails, local brews, and unique takes on classic, traditional Italian dishes, everyone is sure to find something they like.

Every Cane Rosso restaurant partners with local vendors, brewers and restaurant suppliers to help support its local community. We hope you will join us for a dining experience you are sure to enjoy! Cheers!
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Austin
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been there previously with my boyfriend. It was really good. So I decided to bring my two daughters. They really enjoyed their food. Great service and food.

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Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My son, husband and I visited for Sunday brunch on a recommendation from a friend. The atmosphere is casual and has a great looking patio but they weren't seating out there yet. Our waiter was awesome and helpful with his suggestions and was timely with refills, etc. He described the type of pizza they have which I likened to pizza that you actually get in Italy. Thin, soft crust. I really wanted to try the pizza but I also really wanted the pasta so I can't rate the pizza. The pasta Truffle Carbonara was very good. I tried my husbands Skillet Hash and ended up sharing both our plates because they were both so good. My son got the chicken & waffles and ate every bite! It's huge so I was surprised. The syrup was a bit too spicy for me but hey it's a waffle so I ate two more test bites just to be sure - yep it's a winner. If I were to order this I would definitely have to ask to reduce the spice if possible, since I AM a spice wimp. I noticed that they have a pizza/salad lunch special during the week so I'm hoping to go back soon to try the pizza. The portion sizes were good. We didn't need a to-go box but we were pleasantly full too. It was my birthday and I was too stuffed to order dessert but sure wish one of my guys would have piped up because the desserts look FABULOUS!! Oh well, next time! Cj

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious, but we waited about 30 minutes after ordering because the kitchen staff couldn't get our order right. We were taken care of, but it was an annoying.

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b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

best pizza in austin! and always amazing service. LOVE this place!

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ML
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

The top of the oven needs cleaning

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LT
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Waitstaff was very attentive for first portion and then sort of disappeared. His skater / actor presentation was sweet and familiar but at times a bit odd.

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JP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Love Cane Rosso! We sat outside so noise level wasn’t bad. The server kept forgetting about us but it was a busy night and the food made up for it.

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SS
New Mexico
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

While the food was not bad, it certainly didn’t wow us. The salads were good yet small (added chicken forgotten), pizza undercooked and not “gooey” as described by wait staff and pizza cheese not completely melted. Only bright spot was the deviled eggs! I would get them again. The dessert was just lots of pizza dough, chocolate and marshmallow...just a sloppy mess. It feels more like a place I would bring my kids and not my coworkers for lunch.

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RA
Austin
54 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavorful and interesting flavor combinations - and the square pizza is SO good! The sauce is amazing too!

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The overall quality seems to have taken a hit. While the romaine cesar salad is back on the menu, it dressing was almost tasteless. And instead of croutons, there is a sprinkling of breadcrumbs. It was highly disappointing. While our server was nice he was inattentive. We have never expected great service here - don’t get me started but in the past the high quality food made up for that. My husband an I both question whether we will return anytime soon. This saddens me as I have been a fan and frequent visitor of this place for years including Deep Ellum and Fort Worth.

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EN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great for getting together from friends from out of town and bringing the kiddos along. Pizza is very good, service was good

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a little slow, but the waiter and host were very apologetic and rest of the night went well. Nathan was an excellent waiter. Food was outstanding as always, and they even treated us to a dessert for my daughter’s birthday. A fun evening; just wish they had a location in north Austin.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was excellent. I would recommend the brussel sprouts highly.

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BK
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, good vibe, and Tara the bartender makes a KILLER bloody mary!!!

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We sampled multiple pastas and styles of pizza with a group 4 pizzas, desert calzone and pasta —wonderful

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

To be completely honest, we were very very disappointed with our NYE reservation. From the hostess at the front to the splitting of checks it was a rough night. The main way I could describe the night: it was blatantly obvious that you had a bunch of people there not wanting to work on NYE. I would even say it seemed like the “B” team was on.
Don’t get me wrong, my fiancée and I usually love eating here. We have dined or had happy hour here probably 7-10 times in the previous 2-3 years. This reservation was the poorest showing by far. The worst part is that my fiancée talked Cane Rosso up to the group dining with us as it was their first time. Very disappointing. One of the beers our group ordered was out, we didn’t receive one of our appetizers until we asked again, 2/7 meals were completely wrong when they arrived but were eaten due to the group being hungry, and our pizzas arrived cold and soggy.
Don’t believe me on the experience? Our server had to come and tell us that they had run out of tomatoes. We could not order bruschetta at an Italian restaurant because they ran out of tomatoes.
Hope y’all turn it around. Really saddened by our experience a couple nights ago

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BP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here on new year's with our dog and they were very accommodating. The outdoor seating had heaters so it's not cold for our dog! Went in the next day and they remembered us! Service was fast and sweet. They are very friendly and attentive. The food prices were a bit high but worth it. If you're looking for a dog friendly place, this Restaurant is great! I only wished they had a small dog menu.

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Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Food was mediocre. Service was indifferent. New Year's Eve, you might have made an effort. Previously liked the restaurant. After this visit, I won't be coming back.

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b
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great. Servers are real nice folks. Just a really good place to take the family.

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AB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nice change of pace pizza..had the one with all the baconey items and the best little sweet hot peppers! Server was very busy, so drink refills were slow. Seats too hard and uncomfortable to linger for long..but the delicous banana pudding made it worth the wait.

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B
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great!! Great kid options. Any pizza is good but any with Hot sopressata is amazing!

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A
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waiter and food was delicious! Love the habanero honey. Disappointed they didn’t have Valentina’s brisket.

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Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food good. Nice environment. Casual.

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Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Always delicious. I tend to go for the artisan pizzas, my wife likes the pasta and meatballs. Full bar with great old fashioneds. Plus kid friendly! I recommend groups book in advance for parties larger than 4.

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m
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Looking forward to the new menu, as this one has a lot of bad dishes on it. The sole chicken dish was dreadful.

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N
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was great and the service was excellent however; I’ve been coming here for 10 months and I have always been given my government/military discount. The manager this day refuse to give me my discount because I wasn’t in uniform and I have never have been in before to receive my discount. Very disappointing.

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MO
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really over exceeded expectations!! So delicious and waitstaff very friendly

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TT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely love Cane Rosso! They have the best Sicilian style pizza that I've found in Austin so far and their pasta dishes are just as delicious. You can't go wrong with the eggplant fries, either. The only downfall that we've found so far are their desserts. Nearly everything is in a jar and with the exception of the mud pie, which has ice cream and chocolate sauce, it's all super dry. Cannoli's and mud pies are fantastic, though!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice birthday lunch with friends.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious pizza!

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Austin
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went for Restaraunt Week. Had to ask for that menu. Waitress was nice but not super interested in service. It wasn't super crowded and service was on the slow side. This seems small but we asked for some extra salad dressing since the kale salad was a bit dry and they charged $1 extra for about 2 tablespoons of dressing. Good tasted fine. Good thing some $went as donation to food bank otherwise it
easy worth it.

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Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Good just was not very good. Service was good. The $3 bloody and $1 mimosas for Brunch was good value. But the food was just not very good.

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LT
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Food was good quality. The Eggplant Parm Fries and Fried Mozzerelka were yummy. Found out that Neopolitsn-style isn’t my favorite. Super thin and floppy crust. But it tasted fine. Service wasn’t that great. We had a table of 5 and our food came out at staggered times and some items were forgotten. They also don’t serve ranch - because “it would mess up their certification” (for the Neopolitan-style I guess). Which is okay but came off as pretentious. But the place is fine. Cool interior.

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B
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

The wait staff is always pleasant but service is always slow. It takes too long between the time you are seated and greeted. And too long to get your drinks after you place your order. The food is fantastic. I love this place.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Square pizza is really square bread

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food everything I tried... appetizers pizza pasta... loced it all

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f
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was superb! Really a good mix of being there when we needed her and leaving us alone, plus she was very kind to give me tastes of two wines and was clever and cool. I loved the taste of my pizza (margherita with eggplant added) but the texture of the pizza was strange- really soft and did not hold up. Also, my leftovers at home were too soggy and weird to eat- and I love pizza left over. The rose I had was good, and the ambience was nice. Just wouldn't return for that pizza, I have to say.

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SL
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent, fresh food. Great drinks. Consistently fun and reasonably priced.

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V
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is freaking good, try the chicken and waffles! And $1 mimosas!

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S
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The waiter was not as attentive as we would have like..we began to sit an wait more than to enjoy the meals as something was always missing or delayed. The food was not as enjoyable. The waiter did not explain the dessert options well.

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