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Ellera, Bee Cave, TX

Ellera

4.2
4.2
185 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
An upscale Italian restaurant featuring curated plates with a touch of Boston flavoring, combined with a variety of wine, craft cocktails and beer. Join us for our daily happy hour from 3-6PM!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Closed Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 401-8113
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Bee Cave
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 185 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

185 Reviews
  1. gregm

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t appreciate the dog allowed on the patio dining area.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We have excellent experiences on previous occasions. This experience was mediocre to poor in all respects. The Food and presentation was below expectations. The service was simply poor. The Waitress was dower, at best. Future decisions will be made accordingly.

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  3. ShelleyP

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious! Pappardelle bolognese was sooooo good! I saw some other reviews with differing opinions so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we thought it was great.

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  4. RichardC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dining experience at Ellera last night for a birthday dinner for our adult daughter. There were 7 of us, so we ordered family style and shared everything! From the apps, to the pasta, and main entrees ,.. each were fabulous! Freshest ingredients and delicious flavors throughout! And we saved just enough room for the house Tiramisu and the out of this world Panna Cotta!! Make sure you end up w the house limoncello!!

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  5. SusanM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Been waiting to try this restaurant and had high hopes it would compare to any of the dozens and dozens of excellent Italian restaurants I have eaten in over the years. Unfortunately not. This is the 5th resturant in this location in the past 16 years. We have tried them all and watched them come and go. The last few really disappointed so we waited to try this one for that reason. Sorry to say It will be our one and only visit. We were 4 people for dinner - and only 1 out of the 4 of us liked our meal and we love Italian food! The atmosphere was pretty and a nice change from the previous restaurants in this location (except for the crying child that echoed through the restaurant) Food: Our eggplant appetizer to start was good and so was the Ceasar salad …the bread people raved about in other reviews that you get charged for us is really just pre-made random sliced breads ??? Confusing as I expected it to be amazing fresh made warm Italian bread especially if your going to charge for it. The olive oil served with the bread is super small and ridiculous that 4 people would share such a tiny thing of oil. We love pasta and seafood but did not love these dishes. My husband and our guest both said their lobster pasta dish was tasteless and they only ate 1/2 of their meal (very unusual for both). The Bolognese pasta and Salmon dish were Ok but not great, way below expectations for the $$$, and again went 1/2 finished. Fine Dining, which at these prices, this restaurant puts them selves in is suppose to an experience, or should be and this just isn’t. The drinks from the bar everyone did enjoyed and said they were really good but not why we came nor will we go back for. So over all I recommend you spend your evening or special occasion and $$$ at any of the other restaurants in the area : Plate by D’ZINTRA, Shore, Cafe Blue, Carve or Jack Allen’s - unfortunately none of them are Italian and we so desperately need an Italian resturant in the area.

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  6. TonyJ

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Higher end restaurant / feel but the overall service from hostess to server was below average. Didn’t see a manager at all during the time we were there who should stop by to check in. Server appeared to be over burdened based on lack of overall attentiveness. If the intent of management / owner is to be average, they nailed it.

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  7. JohnR

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All in all the food was good, the eggplant appetizer lacked flavor, the artesian bread was basic, wine selection was great, ambiance was great, service was on point, price was high for the value

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  8. GinoS

    Amarillo

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing place and delicious food! Strongly recommend.

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  9. AngelaZ

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Ellera staff made our 20th wedding anniversary memorable. They made us feel special and took great care of us. Thanks Ellera!!

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  10. LisaS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you're looking for an awesome evening, try Ellera. Well trained staff, made a memorable night even more so. It was our second visit - looking forward to a third soon!

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  11. CB22

    New Orleans

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On line menu was different from actual menu. Was disappointed not to be able to get the grilled romaine Cesar salad. Service was great! Rigatoni with Brussels was delicious!

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  12. CurlyCary

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent, but the service was sub-par! I almost didn't want to write a review though because they admitted that they are extremely short staffed because half of their servers put in their 2 weeks notice. But I wanted to warn other diners before heading to Ellera. We will not be going back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The grilled octopus was the best I ever had!

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  14. Heidi

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and ambience is great but the portions size for dinner is very small in regards to price.

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  15. DorothyJ

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grill Octopus appetizer is one of the best I have ever had. The service was excellent for the hostess and waitress.

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  16. ErinT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the server was very knowledgeable and friendly. She even recommended something off the menu that was amazing (tiramisu). I’ll definitely be back.

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  17. BettyB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding!

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  18. AmberH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious. Come hungry so you can have multiple courses. We did 4 courses and I wish we had had more room to eat more.

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  19. Kinyobi

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pricey but the food was delicious! The pasta portions were great. We got the lobster pasta, ground beef pasta, and octopus appetizer. All A+! Our waitress was also super nice, would definitely come back with family!

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  20. LawrenceW

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great restaurant, food and service. Highly recommend it.

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  21. AnaL

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good. But menu was difficult to understand. Food delicious but had to constantly look at google to translate the menu to English.

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  22. pamp

    Austin

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant is visually appealing and modern in appearance. The staff is friendly but inexperienced. I had high hopes. The menu reads delectable, but each dish was just almost well presented and just almost seasoned right… the beef tartare was delicious, but plopped in a bowl and the tuna crudo was beautiful but under-seasoned and underwhelming. The gnocchi was okay- overcooked. The lamb was room temperature and lacked seasoning and tang. The filet was small and again room temperature. The bread was $5. Extra. Blah. Bummer

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  23. SteveO

    Austin

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The grilled Caesar was excellent and such a large portion it should be split. Everything was going great, but our pasta dishes were not very good, served Luke warm, bland, too much noodle and not enough sauce, this was true of the Bolognese and the Lobster pasta. The salmon main was not hot enough and just average. Drinks, wine, price, service all good. Desserts ok but nothing special. So, close but need to up their game for their claims. Only well received entree amongst six of us was the scallops, that dish was excellent!

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  24. MistyS

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Had high hopes for Ellera. Unfortunately, our waitress took our order, brought us our drinks and we almost never saw her again until time for bill. Will not go back. Very disappointing.

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  25. Suzaroo

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There's nothing else like Ellera in the area! The quality of ingredients, the lovely atmosphere, the attention to detail, the wonderful servers and staff...it has become our go-to place for an elegant evening out. Thank you for giving us such a lovely experience time after time!

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  26. DrewD

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first time there, and we had the Valentine's day menu. We both had Chateaubriand. It was amazing. I have had Chateaubriand before at some very high end restaurants in the Los Angeles, CA area that were not as good. Ellera's Chateaubriand was both buttery and flavorful. But, I have to say the entire meal was well presented, well prepared, flavorful and overall wonderful. I intend to go back and I highly recommend Ellera. We have also been to the Garden at Ellera, the outdoor portion of the restaurant. Much less formal, but very good and very fun.

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  27. NiaGe

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is cute with excellent service! The lobster bisque, Caesar salad and artisan bread were fire! My husband enjoyed his filet and my mushroom risotto was just ok to be honest. Over all it was nice.

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  28. KatherineL

    Austin

    64 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    First time dining here on a Sunday night. We were almost the only ones there and opted to sit at the bar. Service was average. The bartender was friendly and helpful, but a bit green on the menu. She did bring another server in to assist with menu questions. They definitely steered us to particular items, two of which we ordered. The wine list was pretty good (but font was tiny). The first wine selection we chose was not available so we had to reassess and found a more expensive bottle. The roasted carrot salad they suggested was very good. Only it came out ice cold and would have been so much better if warm. The bread they brought out was also cold. The bolognese, which they highly touted, unfortunately fell flat. The house made pasta was thick, heavy, and dense and the sauce lacked salt and was bland. The linguine with clams (dried pasta, not in house) was very good. The light sauce was well absorbed by the pasta and was seasoned perfectly. At exactly 7:55 as we were finishing up the entrees, we asked about dessert and the bartender told us the kitchen had closed at 7:55 and we couldn't order anything else. Some advance notice would have been appreciated as I would never have anticipated a kitchen closing so early with guests in the midst of dinner. Not that we need them to stay open for an empty restaurant, but the server could easily have asked us earlier if we were interested in dessert. So the meal ended on a disappointing note.

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  29. crystalfox

    Austin

    127 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    127 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    1st time to dine here. Husband chose the lamb entree which came out cold including the sides, so perhaps it got forgotten while another entree was getting prepared. This got sent back and returned warmer for med-rare. My entree, the braised beef ribs over polenta was perfect. Mgmt made up the less than perfect lamb dinner by offering a comp dessert; which was nice. We'll go back for another try.

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  30. JennaM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time. Our food was delicious and our service was amazing.

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  31. JoshuaK

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great flavors in the food, good little romantic and quaint restaurant.

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  32. ArthurR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I already recommend Ellera to my brother, it was so good.

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  33. Phoenix

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food Luke warm so very disappointing. Servers to busy to give good service. Food ok if they could only get it to you before it is cold. Get the feeing owners font care as lots of folks just standing around….

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  34. Jeff

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall it was a good experience. Our server was great. It was very nice not walking into a NY Eve reso being rushed or them being slammed. We live in much different times. Food was just ok, if it would have been hotter then it would have been great. Starting off with the octopus and the compressed eggplant. Octopus was cooked perfectly, potatoes were nice and crispy, the biggest issue was the dish was luke warm. Compressed eggplant, same thing, great execution and flavor, dish was just luke warm, and unfortunately there was no arugula. Lets move on to the entrees, we had the Scallops and the Lobster pasta. Scallops were good, they had a nice sear on them, wish they had a little more caramelization but were cooked nicely and not overcooked. Was looking for a few capers in the dish, but they must have forgotten them. Same as the appetizers food was just luke warm. Overall dish had nice flavor and was well composed. Lobster pasta was just ok, I expected a little more depth when it came to the overall flavor of the dish. There really wasn't any lobster bisque, minimum tomato if any and there was no mascarpone in the dish at all. Lobster was cooked nicely but once again dish was luke warm at best and lacking depth and complexity in the dish. This was our least favorite dish of the night. For dessert we had the Panna Cotta. It was ok, was kind of surprised that it was served with a fork and not a spoon. Conceptually it was a good idea, just lacked a few finer details in the execution. For the butternut squash it would have been nice if it was roasted with a touch of cinnamon sugar as they were lacking flavor and depth. The pepitas were a nice touch for texture and crunch. It was a nice New Years Eve dinner but I am not running back wanted to give it a second try quite yet.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    New Years Eve

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  36. Carbuff915

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We prefer the food on the patio/garden side

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Christmas dinner

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food … great atmosphere

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  39. MeganM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined at Ellera with a group of seven. The service was excellent, but the food was really the highlight of the evening. We tried the scallops, several pasta dishes, and the lamb all were perfectly cooked.

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  40. Danielle

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Caesar salad was disappointing— a romaine heart with a squirt of a thick dressing underneath and some shredded cheese. Chocolate cake was dry. Food was served lukewarm, not hot. Ravioli and cocktails were delicious.

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Ellera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 401-8113.

Ellera is rated 4.2 stars by 185 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Ellera

12432 Bee Caves Rd, Bee Cave, TX 78738

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bee Cave
  • Hours of operation
    Closed Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Parking Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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