Ellera

4.2
17 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
An upscale Italian restaurant featuring curated plates with a touch of Boston flavoring, combined with wine, cocktails and beer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 17 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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danrm
Austin
49 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ellera brings high quality Italian food and drinks that I've not seen in the Austin area. Starting with my drink: I had the Little Italy, which included Cynar, an ingredient I hadn't tried before. My wife had the Amalfi Martini with house-made Limoncello. We both loved our drinks. Also just getting started, the variety bread basket included another eye-catching new flavor: squid ink bread with golden raisins. Served with a thick olive oil perfect for dipping, we enjoyed all of the bread, and the one I mentioned was incredible. We shared several other dishes that evening, with our favorite being the Barolo braised short ribs. It's a little on the expensive side, but worth every bit of it. Can't wait to go back.

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Chitex
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great cocktail menu and food was good. Would probably sit outside next time

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Cookiie
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Adding it to our rotation and will be back. DeShaun did a great job serving us.

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vipDisappointing
Austin
79 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A new and very pleasant Italian restaurant in Bee Cave. A limited menu but it did contain a few interesting options.

The eggplant squares were nicely cooked with a flavorful red sauce, the pasta Bolognese was good but not as fully flavored as expected.

We’ll definitely return for another dinner soon.

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vipCindyP
San Joaquin
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic....service was perfect.....this is a Italian place and they charge you $5 to have bread...ridiculous...pasta comes with some kind of bread....and no water unless you are willing to pay $4..... yes that’s right regular water costs $4.....very very pricey.....will go back just because the food and service was so good, but only for specials occasions....

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vipscox
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Over all just a decent meal. The eggplant appetizer was great but needed to be served hotter... maybe a warmed plate. The pear salad had really wonderful flavor but lacked enough of the signature ingredient. Both seafood pasta dishes we tried were underwhelming... not off or bad but light on flavor and seasoning. It’s early days for this place so still hoping it will settle in and we will certainly give another try.

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RichardC
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wrote a lengthy review on their site that can be summarized by simply stating this was one of the most delicious and memorable dining experiences my wife and I have had anywhere!

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Richard, thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you back again soon!

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Mike
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our server was young lacked experience and wasn't trained properly.
Ambiance doesn't match the food and price point.
Food was good but not great. Never really saw or had a manager visit our table to check how our service was.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been 3 times to the Ellera Garden and this our first time to Ellera itself. Service was outstanding and the food was even better. This was the first weekend after their soft opening last week and they hit it out of the park! Congrats and we are glad you are here! We will be back!

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you visit us again soon.

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vipVesnaS
Austin
55 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Good job, guys! Compliments to the Chef! Appetizers were amazing! Lamb chops and short rib...excellent!! Just don’t change! Keep up with the good food! I found consistency is the hardest one for all restaurants around here.... And I’m coming back...today...to make sure you can make the same amazing meal again!

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you back again soon.

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JuanitaS
East Texas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This new place in Bee Cave is fabulous! We started with the Salmon appetizer, my husband had the short ribs and I the lamb chops. Everything was delicious and beautiful. Cocktails were superb. Service top notch. Dessert for us was lemon cake, also delicious. Can't wait to go back and try the salads and pasta!

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vipBritex
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good find on Open Table. Big restaurants with 2 offerings. Authentic Italian cooking, rather than heavy cheesed and creamed Texan Italian. Good staff, great wine by the glass selection, loved getting a glass of Taittinger Champagne from Champagne.....will be back, James!

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and look forward to having you back again soon!

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vipODDD
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We wanted to give this new restaurant a chance and after only being open for 3 days, it did not disappoint. A few glitches because of me being gluten free, but the Chef was very accommodating which was appreciated. That makes for a good restaurant when the Chef will go beyond the call of duty. It was a little loud, but most of these new trendy restaurants are like that. Not a place for a quiet romantic meal. But our server was extra nice and very attentive. Definitely will go back. Bee Cave needed another upscale restaurant and this one met our expectations.

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your feedback and look forward to creating a better experience for you the next time you visit.

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BobM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding pappardelle, lamb chops and lobster bisque. Excellent cocktails. We’ll be back soon.

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DaveH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is top notch. We dined here for New Year’s Eve, but this was our first time since the official opening. Eggplant appetizer, chicken and lamb main courses were all fantastic. Our waiter was super attentive and the timing of the meal was just right. We are so glad to have upscale Italian food so close by!

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Dave, thank you so much for your review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and look forward to having you back again soon!

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vipTeresaB
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

I expected a fine dining atmosphere, but it felt more like a cafe. Very sterile and cold, white walls with marble top tables and the most uncomfortable chair I have ever sat in. We were a family of four, 2 of the meals were great and my salad was great. However, I ordered the TAGLIATELLE ALL’ASTICE and the egg noodles looked like they were glued together in a glob and the flavor was not appealing. My son tried to order the beef filet med-well and was told that the chef "respected the meat" and it could not be prepared beyond med-rare. I believe in respecting the customer and serving meat at the temp the customer wants. Lastly, the red wine I ordered was nice until I took the last sip without really looking in the glass and I got a mouthful of sediment, very unpleasant! I realize red wine has some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, but the person pouring the wine should have noticed the sediment and NOT poured it into the glass. I was very excited about the opening of this restaurant as it replaced a wonderful Italian (Rocco's) restaurant that had been in the area for years, to say I was disappointed is a huge understatement. We dine out about twice a week, but I will not return to a place that insist I eat MY meat at the temp preferred by anyone but me.

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Teresa, we truly appreciate your feedback & apologize that this was your experience. Since we are a new restaurant, we are constantly looking for ways to improve our atmosphere, menu and customer service. Please do send us an email and mention your experience, we would love to make things right & have the opportunity to create a better experience for you and your family.

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vipMaryZ
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fantastic. Tables a little too close together for Covid

Ellera
Responded on February 2, 2021

Hi Mary! Thank you for your review, we appreciate your feedback and will definitely take this into consideration so that we can create a safe atmosphere for our guests. We look forward to having you back again soon!

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FAQs

Ellera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 718-6993.

Ellera is rated 4.2 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.