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Il Brutto, Austin, TX

Il Brutto

4.6
4.6
1154 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Il Brutto is a neighborhood Italian restaurant located in East Austin with an emphasis on classic, multi-regional Italian dishes. The menu features fresh antipasti, daily home-made pastas, and pizzas baked in the restaurant’s Neapolitan wood-burning oven, in addition to house-made gelati, sorbets & desserts. The beverage program highlights an extensive selection of Italian wines from an on-site cellar, as well as local beers and handcrafted cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 580-8779

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Erind Halilaj

  • Private party facilities

    A neighborhood Italian restaurant in East Austin, Il Brutto is the perfetto spot to break bread with friends & family. We offer multiple options for small and large parties, including our private dining room, cozy bar, and oak-shaded patio.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Gregory: (866) 924-1541

  • Neighborhood

    East Austin

  • Cross street

    6th and Comal

  • Parking details

    Validated parking is always available in the Arnold Parking Garage with entrance on E 6th St. Limited paid street parking is available.

  • Entertainment

    Catch live jazz on the patio every Thursday from 7pm to close.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,154 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great, and it’s not their fault that I’m old and it was too dark and too loud. I’m not even sure what was in my lasagna, but it was damn good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was amazing!
  3. FK

    FrankK

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Good service, mediocre and salty appetizers. Good pasta.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! But the disappointing dish were heirloom tomatoes ans burrata. There was barely any burrata on that plate at all and we all know the best part is cutting one open/ is even rather pay more for an actual burrata. I’d just call the dish tomato salad but it was seasoned to perfection.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! Service was excellent. Seemed a little overpriced for cocktails. Piano playing was a little noisy towards end.
  6. d

    dannym

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wine/liquor overpriced. Way overpriced.
  7. NS

    NickS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and food is amazing! Will be back for sure! Wine list is top notch
  8. S

    Shane

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We made a reservation at Il Brutto for a date night. Upon arriving, we were very impressed by the aesthetic and vibe of the restaurant. We sat inside, but they also have a beautiful patio that we'd like to sit on when it gets warmer. My partner and I do not drink alcohol, so we were happy to see they had a selection of non-alcoholic drinks other than soda. For an appetizer, we ordered the marinated olives, which were delicious, and the portion was plentiful. For entrees, we ordered the gnocchi and the swordfish. The swordfish was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. The gnocchi was delicious as well, but the portion seemed a bit small for the price. Overall, we were very pleased with the service, the food, and the vibes at Il Brutto and would definitely return to try their other offerings.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Cute place but food is overpriced for what you get - good, not great
  10. BM

    BrendanM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife to Il Brutto for her birthdaay and it was a wonderful experience. The staff wished her a happy birthday, brought her ice cream and limoncello and made her feel special. The setting is romantic and there were many couples enjoying dinner. The gnocci was delicious! Highly recommend.
  11. NS

    NickS

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Unpretentious, and the food totally stood up. Leaf salad, broccolini, and buratta crostini. All very good. Caccio e pepe was the best we've had since Rome. Lamb ragu pasta was delicious. Good tiramisu to finish. I have a feeling we ordered the best things on the menu (but could be wrong). 1 glass of wine + tip and it came it at just shy of $200. Not cheap, but very good for the quality of the food. We'll definitely be back, and will probably reorder everything. P.S. parking validation for the lot a few doors down on the same side of E 6th.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Patio is incredible!! Staff was lovely and you get a lemoncello shot when you close your tab :) it’s very strong!
  13. MB

    MasonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Amazing Italian food. We sat down for a drink at the bar before dinner - s/o to Connor!
  14. DH

    DonnaH

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food & service. Will definitely introduces me friends.
  15. AD

    AlexisD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love Il Brutto! The food and cocktails are consistently fantastic The ambiance is modern with good music; service is friendly, as well as timely. Just love it!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    My girlfriend and I came here on a date night. When we first walked into the door, the music was blaring and I immediately thought to myself I’m going to have to yell across the table just to talk to her. Second the lighting was way too dark, I had to use light coming in from the window from a street light to help me read the menu. With all that being said, the food was really really good. I got the lasagna which was tasty. PS: The lemon shot they give you at the end is terrible.. lol
  17. RF

    RichardF

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Gabby, was great. I hope she serves us next time.
  18. SJ

    SomaliaJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    some of the best italian food i’ve ever had. my go to date night spot because the ambiance is top notch
  19. JR

    JosephR

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I know everyone is short staffed right now, but service was extremely slow. Food was fine, but nothing special and more expensive than it was worth.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just okay. The price point vs. the proportions aren’t great. We likely won’t be back anytime soon.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had a great experience! Both bartenders were super attentive. While the burrata appetizer wasn’t our preference, it could be someone else’s. We did love the trip and olive apps and have to say the lasagna bolognese is a must have, amazing!!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinning experience. Great happy hour deals
  23. LO

    LOVE4FOOD

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a great time at il brutto! The staff are so welcoming and friendly. No stuck up vibes here’s. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and helped us navigate drinks and food. It was a festive scene with music and lots of people, so if you want a quiet meal, this isn’t the place, but you’d miss out on some delish food. We got the swordfish, cacio e pepe, pizza, and the lamb. Everything was perfect. We finished with the tiramisu and a few more laughs. Perfect night and so glad we picked this restaurant to celebrate with friends! We will definitely be back.
  24. m

    mariek

    Central Texas

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Love the adventurous menu!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Mediocre food with very subpar service. For the prices and reviews I expected a different experience. We will never return.
  26. ER

    ErikaRae

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance with great food. The servers are always so helpful. I love grabbing dinner here!
  27. f

    fabatx

    Austin

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience–also they have the best cacio e pepe in Austin!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We had high expectations because all the blogs saying it was the best pasta in Austin. Food was nice, but we’re definitely not coming back. The service was terrible. Since the moment we arrived they were rude, they requested to take away glasses and plates when we were still eating. The experience was annoying and you can get the same quality with a respectful and nice service in so many other places. They shouldn’t take reservation at 9pm if the staff it’s having a hard time there.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great, but the service was spectacular this time.
  30. SM

    SarahMercado

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect place for a nice date or a special occasion. The ambiance is hip and trendy, and the food is very yummy and authentic.
  31. N

    None

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    One drink, a pasta, and pizza was $100. Not great value.
  32. AM

    AdrienM

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, lovely space. But loud indoors. And musicians. When will restaurants stop this nonsense. If I want to see live music, I'll go to a club. I come to a restaurant to enjoy food and conversation. Conversation here is shouting at one another across the table. I'll come back, but only to a table outdoors.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The service was dismissive at best. We had reservations at 5pm. There were four other tables. It was like the server went out of their way to not provide service. The food was fine. Disappointing. Will not recommend or return.
  34. D

    Deenski

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Zero customizations available for drinks (apparently they are premade). The food was subpar with the exception of the lasagna and mussels. Waiter was impatient and had a rough demeanor. Seemed annoyed by our large (9) group. The atmosphere did not feel welcoming or cozy. The highlight of our visit was thanks to Nimra who was very accommodating.
  35. EP

    ElizabethP

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is always great here. I'd say moderately priced. Always wish there was just a bit more on the plate.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Nice pizza. Salad was dry and way overpriced. Patio was wonderful though.
  37. MM

    MorganM

    Memphis/West TN

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Il Brutto was phenomenal! The food was exceptional and the wait staff was overly kind and helpful.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience1
    I used to got to Il Bruto regularly but haven’t been since June 2021. We brought a friend who hadn’t been and were looking forward to eating again at one of our favorite places. Unfortunately the place has changed for the worse since 2021. White wines were not chilled at had to be sent back, service was sluggish (our meal took 2 hrs), and food had to be sent back (the final entree took 45 minutes and then was undercooked and tasted terrible). After a terrible experience they sent over dessert on the house, but we didn’t even have a manger come over to talk to us. Not to mention it was incredibly loud, you could barely hear the person sitting next to you. Unfortunately I will be returning it seems this place has run it’s course. I typically don’t write reviews and enjoy my restaurant experiences, but was really disappointed with this meal.
  39. d

    dimshala

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience at Il Brutto. The design of both the interior and the patio is really charming, and the food was simply outstanding. Our waiter, DaShawn, was super friendly and gave us great recommendations. The heirloom tomato appetizer with a side of bread, the cacio e pepe, and the agnolotti were delicious. I will definitely be returning to try more of their offerings. 10 out of 10.
  40. MB

    MichaelB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really amazing food. I suggest booking the "Counter" which allows you to watch the chefs cooking in the open kitchen. Nice wine list. Awesome pizza.

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You can order delivery directly from Il Brutto using the Order Online button. Il Brutto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 580-8779.

Il Brutto is rated 4.6 stars by 1154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 121 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Il Brutto

1601 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th and Comal

  • Neighborhood

    East Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated parking is always available in the Arnold Parking Garage with entrance on E 6th St. Limited paid street parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erind Halilaj

  • Entertainment

    Catch live jazz on the patio every Thursday from 7pm to close.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 580-8779

  • Private party facilities

    A neighborhood Italian restaurant in East Austin, Il Brutto is the perfetto spot to break bread with friends & family. We offer multiple options for small and large parties, including our private dining room, cozy bar, and oak-shaded patio.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Gregory: (866) 924-1541

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