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Intero Ristorante

4.8
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321 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Intero offers a contemporary Italian inspired menu highlighting the changing seasons in Central Texas. We wholeheartedly embrace the importance of sustainability by utilizing locally raised whole animals and farmed whole produce to create our dishes. This drives the idea behind Italian cuisine, which is rooted in necessity and gratitude towards every ingredient.

Unique to Austin, but inspired by the popular concept experienced at small cafes throughout Italy, intero features an artisan chocolate counter in it’s front space. A variety of truffles, barks, and sipping chocolates in classic and Italian flavors can be enjoyed along with our locally roasted coffee program. Intero also offers a curated wine list and an engaging yet approachable cocktail selection.

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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 321 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 29th anniversary accompanied by our best friends. The food, wine, and service were spectacular as always! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal here! Food and service were excellent. One of my favorite restaurants in Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m lying about the five stars but in the current circumstances no restaurant deserves anything less because they have enough on their plate and certainly don’t need a crap review headline to add to their woes. Having said that, the food was underwhelming. Our lamb was the toughest piece of meat we’ve had in years and the spaghettini was average. If I could have been bothered I’d have sent the lamb back but I think it was a cut of meat that was beyond rescuing. Starters were pretty good and the chocolates we had with our dessert were incredible. Will we come back? Probably not but I do wish them well. It’s a tough business which is why restaurants have to make sure that what they serve is pretty darn good if they have any chance of long term survival in a city like Austin where the competition is so tough.

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CHADG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside for the first time at Intero. Very nice setup.

Food and service were excellent as always....do not forget to order some chocolates!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious.

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DanQ
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service especially during the pandemic. All of the food was amazing and love how a lot of the ingredients for the dishes were made in house

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MegWood
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience were impeccable at Intero! We were blown away by the delicious flavor bombs each dish offered, and were very well taken care of by our server, Quinn. We are excited to go back and taste more of the menu!

P.S. don’t miss out on the magical chocolates at the end of the meal. 10/10 delicious.

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service drinks service took long...

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SelenaP
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is my current favorite restaurant in Austin. Their food is lovely: the feel of lovingly home cooked, unfussy meal with the refinement of ingredients well chosen and elegantly put together. The service is friendly and attentive, and I love the option of spacious outdoor dining during these COVID times. And their deserts and homemake chocolate is a perfect treat, make sure to leave some space to enjoy!

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ToriV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great food! Although a bit on the pricier end, we found the experience and food well worth it. The staff is warm and friendly and had great recommendations on the menu and the wine list. The risotto and the carpaccio were both must-haves.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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StephanieT
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious ~ the wagyu beef risotto was incredible, as was the pork pasta - mmm!

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TreatSny
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Intero is a favorite however experience this time was so-so. I had made a reservation as always, and when I arrived the hostess started to escort me to the patio for outside seating. Given it was still 90 degrees, I really didn't want to spend my relaxing Sat dinner sitting on a hot patio...I hadn't expected outdoors or I would have dressed appropriately. When I asked if inside was possible, the hostess did find a table for us but told me we'd only have 90 minutes to complete dinner. Would have preferred if on the reservation it would have specified or asked if I was choosing outside dining.
Wagyu beef featured heavily on menu and entrees just didn't appeal as they often have in past. The ghnocci was pretty dry and just not enough interest in the overall dish to want to eat an entire entree of it. Overall dinner was fair/good...just overall not what I've come to hope for from the restaurant.

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Clay
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Italian cooking with some of the best chocolate deserts I've ever had. The atmosphere, food, and staff were all top-notch.

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CHADG
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been here in a while because of the pandemic (no reflection on the restaurant). Intero's COVID-19's protocol was excellent. Water bottles left on the table, servers in masks, spaced seating, they even have hand sanitizers on each table! On top of all of that the food was excellent!!! We are looking forward to going back soon. Pizza oven coming soon!

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JonathanT
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The delicious food and service were great. I highly recommend this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Our server was amazing. It was my birthday and my husband took me there. I can’t wait to return!

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JoshR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Very good wine and food recommendations from waitress.

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vipShefalR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. We were very impressed with the food and service. We will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Such good Italian food in Austin. We go here time and time again! A local favorite

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Lizzy
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg. It was soooo good! I loved it!
The risotto was Devine!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter’s Birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The inside has a terrible ambience. Luckily there was an open table outside. They tried to seat us by an industrial fan and we requested a different outdoor table. The food was really average. My pasta didn’t have enough sauce on it. Overall, I can’t imagine coming back.

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Austinguy
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is really good taste and waiter is friendly.

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Judy
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Intero has been open for almost two years but we had never heard of it when we were researching best restaurants to eat inside during Covid19. Everyone in masks, socially distanced tables and a wonderful menu. We actually thought we both had one of the best meals we had ever had ANYWHERE!!! The chef gifted us a salad, as well as four truffles for dessert which they make in house. We will definitley be back very soon!, and look forward to eating outside on their patio when the heat leaves.

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TalPostajian
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Can’t wait to go back!

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ClintB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. You can’t go wrong ordering anything on the menu. The carpaccio and the risotto are must haves.

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vipFoodiewant2B
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flavors are amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Love y’all!

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gregoryo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Intero is back with their interesting and delicious dishes, cozy interior, and wonderful service. What I expected from prepandemic days. They delivered.

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ChristinaW
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intero is now in my top 3 places to eat in Austin. Exceptional food and excellent service.

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vipDman
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service! I was blown away by everything we tried. It’s a great take on of modern Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind and knowledgeable staff, our server Quinn was a delight, but other staff members attended to us as well. The menus changes due to availability, season, and the chefs whims. We ordered a tomato tart, and even though I’m not a huge tomato fan it was surprisingly delicious and the flakey tart pastry was perfect. Then a wagyu bucatini, my favorite dish of the evening. It’s rare to get a red sauce bolognese here and it was amazing, I wanted to take an order to go for a midnight snack lol. Our main was a seared tuna, a dish I’ve hade and made several times, and I was delightfully surprised that it was a little more cooked than I’m used to. It made for a perfect mix of cooked and raw fish, as there was plenty of dark pink quality raw tuna inside. I‘be never loved peppers but the thinly sliced sweet red peppers paired perfectly.
Our thoughtful hosts even brought us out two of the best desserts I’ve had here, a mocha ice cream parfait type dish and an incredible bread cake with whipped icing, caramel drizzle, and banana gelato I believe.
Not to mention the bartender Jordan made us refreshing and well balanced cocktails that for me really made the meal. Best food in town, yeah I said it. One million stars

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RickH
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and even better food. Overall a great experience. Will be heading back again soon. Great for date or casual date too.

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JonJ
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of the best meals of my life here. Absolutely outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience5

Intero is our new favorite restaurant! Will be back for sure! Everything we ate was incredible!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, friendly service, and always a great time. One of the best restaurants in Austin!

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Winetex
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intero was a good restaurant pre-Covid-19 and is continuing to be one in the pandemic times. They followed all state and city regulations 100% and made the dining experience enjoyable and safe. The food was superb with a thoughtful wine list and bar service. Their pastas are great. We finished with a plate of the chocolate truffles which are something to look forward to after the meal.

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RoseR
Austin
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way! Not too hot on the patio so that we could comfortably enjoy social distancing dinner.

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vipVBelmont
Austin
50 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our adult kids out for a fabulous night. We were so intrigued by the menu, so we ordered 6 entrees for five people. Every bite was impossibly delicious. The service was outstanding. We will be back. A lot.

FAQs

Intero Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 599-4052.

Intero Ristorante is rated 4.8 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

Intero Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.interorestaurant.com/reservations.

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.