Il Brutto

4.6
751 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 751 people are saying
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vipMkbnyc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great dinner at the bar. friendly, funny, and proficient bartenders! food, cocktails, and wines by the glass were also top-notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outside patio

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JohnM
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always. Best patio dining.

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vipjessicar
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience2

Food was okay at best. Atmosphere would have been amazing but we were swarmed by flies every time we had any food on our table.
Service was slow having to flag down someone to order anything.

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vipCatherine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was fantastic. Service, specifically our waitress, was terrible - very cold and unhelpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This place was okay, the portions were small and food was good enough but not worth the price. You're truly paying for location. Service was okay, when other tables began to fill, service basically disappeared for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Good place to go, the pesto is really rich and I loved it. Pasta was just okay, we got the PAPPARDELLE and it honestly wasn’t that great & the noodles didn’t seem fully cooked.

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MelanieS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

Too loud, food was edible but nothing to write home about.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. As always.

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vipRhonda
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, top notch food, half price drinks at happy hour!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Food took 40 minutes to come out

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vipLo21
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was great, wine was great, patio had a great ambiance. Will definitely go back again next time I’m in Austin!

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ERose8
Montana
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The service was really bad. The hostess was rude and short with all of us. The food was not at all what the 6 ladies and I expected. We were very disappointed and all of us said that we would not return.

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Gidget
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! The service was very nice. My only concern was the seating … considering the high level of COVID in Austin, it would have been nicer if seating would have been a little more spread out. I know “maybe you shouldn’t go out then” … I just thought the restaurant could afford to spread patrons out a little more (for inside seating)
However, I highly recommend the restaurant … the lamb was delectable and the fried artichokes to die for! ❤️

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alexisd
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and cocktails were delicious but it took a very long time for our main entree’s to be served. Might be nice if they served complimentary bread with olive oil or even as an item on the appetizer menu.

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RobinK
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Il Brutto for years and we always love it. The whole experience is really special. Great Ambience inside & out. Good food. Amazing drinks. Love the big aperitif & digestive selection! And the service is always very warm but professional.

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ShelliT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best evening out in a long time!

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service, food is ok

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williamwhelpley
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The outdoor ambience easily eclipsed the food, pizza was average at best

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Austin!

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Wheaties
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

If you have allergies, I do not recommend Il Brutto. The staff are not equipped to answer questions about the food or how it’s prepared. They will also get annoyed and ignore you for the rest of your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as alway. Nice and modern vibes with a great selection of drinks and food! If you’re looking for a new date spot, this is it!

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vipKirkZ
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Parking is a challenge-everything else was worth the hassle, lots of construction in the area

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vipDBeatsout
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful outdoor dining experience. We ordered burrata crostini, cacio e pepe, lamb scottidito and farm salad. Everything was delicious, and the crispy artichokes with the lamb were devine. Our server was attentive.

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vipKevinF
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor seating and excellent drinks, food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was such a nice atmosphere that we plan on coming back with friends!

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JulieB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband and sons took me to II Brutto for my Birthday. I had the lasagna, my husband had the pasta with the cream sauce with cheese and pepper and my son had the gnocchi. The portions were small and it I did not even come with bread or a small dinner salad. It was way too pricey for the amount of food they give you. The service was pretty good. We were disappointed with the prices and potion size.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

It felt like a fast food restaurant. It was clear that the cooks wanted to either go home or get out to the bar by 9pm. They rushed us to order, then rushed our food the entire time. They even served our main course at the same time as the salad. When we asked them to take it back, they placed it under a heat lamp and then served it 20 min later. It feels like a chain. Screaming kid with iPad at the table next to us, trash on the floor. 👎🏼

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It wasn’t bad, but for the prices there’s far better restaurants at the same price point. The tiramisu was still frozen and dry.

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Wiley
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio, shaded by trees, and aided by fans. Surrounded by lively east 6th.

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aidalyh
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time at IL Bruto! Definitely coming back. Food was SOOO GOOD and the staff was super friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe and the food were great! It was our first time going here, we’ll definitely be coming back more often!

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Cameo
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

How is this a water trade company restaurant? Ambiance and service were good. We did not care for the cocktails, apps or pastas we got. The squid ink-super salty with clams overly smelly. The cacio de Pepe-mediocre, when compared to those around town. The gnocchi-an after thought in a soupy watery tomato paste. We ordered a coke that was $6 and the refill charged another $6, so warning. Also the rest pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I have never experience more rude and snooty staff. The food was ok, but the horrible service was enough for me to not come back.

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NickL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Love this place. Everything is good. EVERYTHING,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

I felt a bit disappointed with our experience. I got the Cacio e pepe and my partner got the lasagna. The lasagna was very undercooked to the point where it blended in with the cheese and it just felt like a mass of the same texture.

The cacio e pepe was alright, but nothing to write home about. Overall it left us wishing we'd spaced the stomach space for another meal worth the carbs.

Nice place, good service just not our taste for the price.

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Pollyanna
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This was a repeat visit and Il Brutto did not disappoint! I highly recommend the IL Brutto Spritz—we tried both and the frozen was best. The farm salad was fresh and tasty, and I now have difficulty ordering any pasta dish but the agnolotti, because I love it so much. Also, the tiramisu is not to be missed. It’s perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be able to take our well-behaved pup to a date nite at a fabulous restaurant! Staff is super and well-coordinated.

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MatthewM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food had flavor and was incredibly fresh. Had the gnocchi and it came with red sauce which is different for me, loved it. Our bartender was on it. Alexander was slinging drinks like nobody’s business.

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David
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was very good, everyone had a different dish and all 4 guests were very pleased. The pizza oven back bread was memorable. Wine menu could use some more selections but was adequate. We ordered a Sangiovese ($92) and it was enjoyable. On a very hot day (98 outside) it seemed the A/C was struggling to cool the place off. Was warm inside until after sunset. We will definitely go back to Il Brutto. Very enjoyable evening.

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 4.6 stars by 751 OpenTable diners.

Il Brutto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilbruttoaustin.com/gift-cards.

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.