Il Brutto

4.7
682 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 682 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Drinks were great. Noise level extremely high.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good! Great atmosphere and service, delish wine!

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VictoriaU
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I have nothing else to say. I am required to post

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Pasta did not meet the standards, the red meat pasta was cooked and seasoned poorly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ink squid pasta too salty.
Not enough food for adults.
Music too loud

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vipMeghan
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio, great area, good for larger groups as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spritz’s are so yummy here! The pepper pasta might be my favorite dish

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JayW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Brutto was wonderful! Definitely must eat here when in Austin.

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FoodieMcFooderson
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let the chef choose for you! We did that and had the most incredible meal I’ve had in a year. Every bite was incredible. Also, sit outside. Their ambience inside is noisy and not great. Always outside :)

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SarahG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I came for my birthday dinner, and it was perfect! The service, the food, the view from the pizza counter; it was honestly one of the best meals of my life!
Get the cacio e pepe and the lasagna; I’m still dreaming about them!

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JohnnyS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasta was excellent drinks were good. Pistachio Gelato was the greatest thing I’ve ever put in my mouth.

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IanL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and inviting, atmosphere, enjoyed my birthday celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided on a standard table for seating. Our server was excellent. She automatically figured out that we were on a special date. She was pleasant with the children and made everyone feel so comfortable. Actually, everyone who came to our table was very complimentary. That was all part of our experience before we even ordered food. And then we ordered food.

First of all. Everything on the menu looks delicious. We ordered the beet salad to start and I didn’t take a picture of that. But everything else is included in this review.
The food was divine. The children ate everything. Dessert was incredible. I am a tiramisu buff and let me tell you, this tiramisu is soft and fluffy and just delicious. It’s not heavy. And it’s perfect. Here come the pictures...

Thank you to our waitress especially. And to the staff at Il Brutto. And to the live music as well. The entire experience was just magical and perfect in every way! We had the best “Royal” evening!

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DavidS
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

IL Brutto was truly excellent. The service was warm and helpful. My halibut was perfectly prepared and my dining partner loved his pasta. Wine, cocktails and after dinner drinks with deserts rounded out an wonderful evening on the patio.

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almas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food! Safe environment. We loved the outdoors area.

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Maxine150
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent outdoor patio. Definitely would recommend Il Brutto.

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CLCDWW
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful time at Il Brutto!

Great drinks (cocktails, and wine)!

Great food (EVERYTHING.)

Life is good when you’re on the patio with a spritz. Who could ask for more?

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Kayla
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, patio was lovely. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best night! AMAZING food (I got the gluten free lamb ragu and it was phenomenal) and the ambiance was great as well. We went to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and had a great night - would highly recommend!

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Johnny
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drink and service. We sat at the bar, which was great.

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EmilyF
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pasta! I’ve eaten both inside and out and both are fab for ambiance. Do not skip the desserts

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vipCraigL
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful waitperson.
Really good food and drinks

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holdall
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really loved this place. Great patio, great drinks, awesome service.

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Slaiprite
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Not very satisfied with the portions of the antipasti (beets w/goat cheese). Gnocchi, were over cooked and sauce tasted like it was microwaved. Margherita pizza, crust was okay, marinara sauce decent, but mozzarella taste like the lowest quality.

We loved everything about the deserts (strawberry semifreddo & tiramisu).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

It was a special occasion but it didn’t feel special. Our waiter was not very attentive, I had to put a drink order through another server. Restaurant was unbelievably loud, I couldn’t even hear the people next to me. Food was mediocre, not worth the prices. Overall disappointing and unsure why the restaurant was so packed.

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NelsonG
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Il Brutto. The food is consistently excellent, and the atmosphere is great. The outdoor seating area is wonderful. Try the squid ink pasta and the tiramisu!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time! Our sever was perfect! And food was on point. Exceptional.

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AngelikaF
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Slower service than I thought I was as normal for the amount of people. Received napkins/cutlery after apps were served.

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Ltrain
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great option for HH/dinner, plenty of places to sit inside and outside. Everything was awesome- service, drinks, and food!

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sTap
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. The limoncello shot was good at the end but ruined the taste in our mouth.

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AshleyM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best! Great service and food. We always get an app and two entrees and it’s perfect for the two of us.

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MollyB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was very good but we got stuck in the back room with no ambiance. Mussels/clams were meh, Cacio el Pepe was just ok, pizza was good, squid ink pasta was delish. Tiramisu was just ok. Gelato was think and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and a comfortable and familiar ambiance. Recommended for everyday dining or a special occasion. They will treat you well!

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vipabcdef
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Party of 6, kept bringing us everything for party of 5. Forgot my entree, I was not served until everyone was done. Very loud and very hot, we all had to step out from time to time for air. Lasagna was raw. I’ve been here before and had a great experience, this one in particular was bad which was unfortunate as we were treating our mother for Mother’s Day.

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vipAlejandraG
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with delicious food! We will definitely return!!

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Fostie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was good but the portions were very small and pricey.

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vipAustinN
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great pizza; the others were ok. But fun spot. Will go back.

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JohnV
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food was outstanding! My girlfriend won’t stop talking about it. The whole experience was awesome!

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vipJacqS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Il Brutto. They have wonderful cocktails, aperitivo and delicious food. Great seating options - at bar, tables / boots, and outside. A nice evening can make for a magical setting outside with a little transport to Italy. Va bene!

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vipHoustonFoodie
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A beautiful evening in Austin, TX on a beautiful patio. The ambience was the best part of the evening. Salad was delicious, lasagna was good (not great), and dessert was fabulous. We would definitely recommend Il Brutto.

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 4.7 stars by 682 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.