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Il Brutto, Austin, TX

Il Brutto

4.5
4.5
1405 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 51 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • 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
    John Winn: (512) 580-8779
  • 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
    Live jazz every Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,405 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,405 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sarah our waitress was wonderful! Great service and lovely atmosphere. We got the four cheese pizza and the caico e Pepe. It was delicious

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  2. Keila

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and experience for my first time!

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  3. vanessah

    Austin

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, server was very knowledgeable and friendly however extremely short staffed, waited ages to get a drink. Pizza is great, fish underwhelming. Beet salad yummy. Carrots so-so. Very expensive, the wine list has no easy options, all very high priced. Enjoyable evening but not hurrying back.

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  4. BobR

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Il Brutto - very good food. The service was excellent.

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  5. jgt123

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Last night was probably our 10th timing going to Il Brutto and as always the food was phenomenal! Unfortunately this time our service was not up to par with past experiences. Maybe it was because we had our toddler with us but we weren't asked if we wanted another drink, wasn't offered suggestions and the overall demeanor of our server felt cold whereas with the table next to us he was very welcoming and friendly. Not sure of our servers name last night but Christina is always super sweet and welcoming. Ask for when you go!

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  6. clofre

    Denver

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the service superb. Loved this restaurant

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Just a bad experience overall. Wouldn’t recommend coming here.

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  8. Asfoodie

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was good but being vegetarian there were not many options and the menu was not labeled well.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I think everything was mid - nothing exceptional. We got seated in what looked like a party room. Had to request the bread. We will be back and give it another shot.

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  10. TrevorR

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Pasta was under cooked, drinks came out wrong, service was mediocre and over priced for the execution of the dishes. Much better alternatives in Austin but it was worth a try.

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  11. sSue

    Austin

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat outside and it was beautiful outside! The patio is lovely, food was good-not great, but good, drinks were strong, our services was pretty slow…and she never checked in, so we left after we finished our dinner for another place for a second drink. Over all I’d give a 6/10.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very great service as well as unique food. I highly recommend the Agnolotti it was out of this world.

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  13. CalebE

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner was worried that she would be could due to the only seating being outside; we were relieved when they had fire pits by every table for comfort. The food was astonishing, I definitely recommend the squid ink pasta with sea urchin! We also shared the burrata crostinis; the anchovies add a beautiful flavor to the dish. The tiramisu was HEAVEN! Our server gave us great service as well, we will definitely be coming here often!

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  14. avak

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is great, menu has a diverse range, wine recommendations were spot on.

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  15. RobbA

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night spot, although we were seated at a bar top, we didn’t feel crowded or hovering from the couple next to us. Food was great and came out in a timely fashion. That prosciutto di parma 🤌🏻

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  16. ShradzG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved that the restaurant customized a vegan meal for us ❤️

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  17. KamrynF

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience! Went for Valentine’s day and was welcomed with a rose from very friendly host. Our server was very good with recommendations and our food turned out great! We got the wild swordfish, cacio e pepe, and amatriciana which were all amazing and loaded with flavors. Definitely will come back!

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  18. LisaA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Amazing house made pasta dishes and great wine recommendations from our waiter.

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  19. Beadie

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience from Jay. Food and wine pairing exceeded expectations. Thank you for a wonderful night!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Would go again, service is great, price is a fair value, food is just alright along with the ambiance.

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  21. MarcelloB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the best dining experience that I've had here. Left rather disappointed. I prefer to send a private message to the ownership and management vs. leaving a less than glowing review here.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was slower than we like and the food was under seasoned

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  23. Debra

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We continue to be impressed with Il Brutto. The beverage program is unique and exciting, including an extensive offering of Italian wines by the bottle and glass. The service is always attentive and coursing is well timed. The food is delicious and classic, with our favorites being anything featuring the housemade pesto (like the heirloom tomato salad) or fresh pasta. The lamb ragu was a standout on this trip, a perfect pairing with the Friuli Chardonnay we enjoyed throughout our meal. The cannoli with fig and cardamon was a special treat, especially with the accompanying amaro.

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  24. KelseaV

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Sarah was amazing, she made great recommendations for drinks and food.

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  25. ldan

    Austin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The server was terrible. I didn’t get my drink until after the food and mostly eaten. The server gave no recommendations and was not helpful as first time comers. I watched my drinks sit at the bar for 15 minutes to the get the wrong drink. I wouldn’t come back.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated a birthday here and it was a great meal. They took care of us and the food was great! The Lamb Ragu was excellent!

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  27. JenniferM

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding, as always! Sarah was our server and made great recommendations and was fun and engaging! Il Brutto is consistently delicious and we really enjoy it!

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  28. ElonL

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Italian fresh cuisine--excellent service. Made my wife's birthday dinner very special

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  29. LVtoTX

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our first time. We sat in the back dining room inside. We ate later in the evening (8:15) so I was hoping it would be quieter. It was so loud that we couldn't talk to our friends at the table. The server was attentive, but we could barely hear her either. The food was good. Not great. The lighting made it very difficult to see the drink menu and the noise level made it difficult to ask questions. I would go back to try it again. Earlier in the evening for sure. (5 or 6 pm) We had a cheese plate, 3 different pasta dishes and the rib eye. The prosciutto appetizer and the beet salad. Food was good. But didn't WOW us. Hoping for a better experience next time.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love going to Ill brutto! Great food and good vibes all around. Highly recommend!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great time dining here! Special shoutout to Allie for providing hands down the best damn martinis Austin has to offer! 10/10 would recommend:)

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10!! Food was amazing, fresh, inventive. Service was great as well. Will def come back!

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  33. JulieC

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has turned into our date night, we love it here.

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  34. CarloT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at "Il brutto" was one to remember ! We are Italian born, visiting friends in Austin TX, the idea of an authentic italian meal in Texas was kind of weird.. but it turned out to be an excellent dinner that we thoroughly enjoyed ! Squid ink spaghetti w/ sea urchins , Pappardelle with lamb ragout were my favorite, but our whole party was happy and satisfied at the end of the evening. Impeccable service was the cherry on the pie. Would definitely recommend this signature restaurant !

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  35. Zach

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pasta was undercooked trash (Lamb Ragu). Appetizers were good (Bread, Pesto)

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food and atmosphere. We sat at the bar and it was perfect.

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  37. Goodday

    San Diego

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our experience at Il Brutto was great. The ambiance was nice, service was good, and food was delicious. Definitely recommend trying this place! The mussel appetizer was very generous in size and taste. Definitely recommend for a cold weather!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am visiting from Phoenix and happy to find so many more restaurants that are catering to GF here. I was ecstatic to find house made gluten free noodles. We had the tomato burrata, beef carpaccio, GF lamb ragu and my husband had the lasagna. Excellent service and food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! 10/10 recommend! We try Italian restaurants everywhere and this is hands down the best we’ve had. We got the burrata pizza and the lasagna bolognese. Both extremely tasty with good texture! The lasagna is crispy on the outside which made it so much better! We also went during happy hour which is half off all drinks!! Overall we had a great night and will be returning.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly wonderful, upscale dining experience. The lasagna is to die for, and you cannot leave without trying the lemoncello

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 1405 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 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Erind Halilaj
  • Entertainment
    Live jazz every Thursday from 7 pm to 9 pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Firepit, 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
    John Winn: (512) 580-8779
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