Red Ash Italia

4.9
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$50 and over
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Italian
Wood Fired hand crafted Italian food set in a rustic modern open space in the warehouse district in ATX. A wide range of specialty dishes created by Chef owner John Carver and his staff on a nightly basis. Our house made Pasta's, Fresh Seafood, and Prime Steaks are all prepared on wood fired grill, oven and plancha. An International wine list, specialty craft cocktails, and local brewed beers to choose from. Dolce and some Grappa, Amaro or Vino Dolce to add to your dining experience at Red Ash Italia.

If you are inquiring about a reservation for a party of 8 or more people. Please email us at: Reservations@RedAshItalia.com and our host or one of our managers will respond within 2-3 days regarding availability.
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DA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Read the reviews prior to dining and our experience exceeded expectations!

OT
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was incredible but service was phenomenal (our server was Zack!). Drinks were recommended and delicious 🍸! Desert was on the house (it was a birthday 🎂) and it was exceptional (chocolate molten cake with hazelnut butter etc..in the middle!). Do NOT pass on the al a crate warm garlic bread to start this wonderful evening off😊P.S. homemade pastas and up to a 65 oz steak for sharing is a must:) enjoy! We will be back as soon as we can get another reservation!

DH
Austin
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server, Josh, one of the best I have experienced anywhere. Great personality, sense of humor, explained things so well, just balanced things out perfectly. Food was fantastic as well as selection. Good wine list, not that extensive on Cal cabs but you are an Italian rest. Only complaint and I am an older gentlemen is that it is noisy. But I still loved it as the atmosphere is so alive and energetic. Our third time at your place and we will be back

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muah! Phenomenal food, service, atmosphere! Definitely will be coming back!!

Dan

CS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Came with my family and great family friends and we had nothing to complain about. We recommend ordering a bunch of dishes and sharing it all.

CT
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great , as always!

KF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Allllways amazing. Also, don't underestimate the garlic bread appetizer.

OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, pricey wine.

AG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I really wanted to love this place. Didn’t happen. First bottle of wine we ordered, they looked and were out. Second bottle we ordered, they looked and found one but it was too warm to serve. Ordered meatballs, salad and “hot and crusty” bread to start. Salad and meatballs came out right away, bread took another 15 minutes (You need the bread for the meatballs, right??) and was cold and soggy with all the butter. Meatballs were too firm and dry and not served hot. Pasta was good, and very ample portion. Chicken a la plancha was not hot and extremely salty. Grilled cauliflower tasted like bland steamed cauliflower and was also not delivered hot. The place was packed so it seems they had a hard time getting plates out fast enough. Server was very friendly and seemed very knowledgeable about the wines and menu. Place was LOUD. Good for young groups not interested in hearing each other. But food was solid B/B-. Might try again someday but won’t rush back or recommend.

KM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my fiancé here for his birthday. This was, quite possibly, the best food and experience we’ve ever had at a restaurant. We were wowed by all the dishes and all the staff were very kind and fun to interact with. Will 100% be returning.

KM
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It took us a couple months to get a reservation and I had been talking it up to my boyfriend so we decided to go in for our anniversary. We were greeted with a card signed by the staff and 2 glasses of bubbles. We had fantastic service, she even asked the kitchen to adjust some dishes to vegan which they happily obliged. EVERYTHING THAT CAME TO THE TABLE WAS GUSHED OVER. The wood smoked taste of the seafood, the veggies, the bread is what sets this place apart. So unique. Yet, not over powering. So pleasant. The best part is that it was very reasonable for how well the joint is run, how beautiful the place is and how absolutely delicious the food is. I can't wait to go back.

m
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meals all-round!!

CC
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Ash is a favorite spot! Great food, wonderful service and ambience - highly recommended!

CW
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red ash is always great! The food is amazing and the environment is so fun. Our favorite restaurant in town!

H
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Ash is the best restaurant in Austin, hands down. From the appetizers, big plates, shareable pastas, cocktails and wine list I cannot recommend it enough.

IH
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a date with my wife and we had an excellent time. Everything we ate was delicious. Service was great, which is sometimes hard to come by in Austin. 10/10 will go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so amazing and accommodating! Thank you for such a great experience!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything we ordered was amazing.

JR
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service at the bar and during our dining service. Food was memorable as well!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I had to have one server for the rest of my life, it would be Jared. Homie made us feel at home and all of his recs were on point. Give the man a raise/promotion. He truly cares and values what he does and it shows in all his actions.

Plus food is always top tier.

JL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place makes very good food - probably the best food in town.

OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time! Brandy was our server and she was terrific. It was my bday and she went above and beyond and made it special. She is a terrific waitress

LB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I go to Red Ash, it is an amazing experience. Our server, Jake was exceptional. The Burrata small plate, Frutti de Mare & Hot Chocolate Cake all made for a culinary experience unlike any other Italian restaurant in Austin. It's a great place to come with friends & share everything. I come here as often as I can!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impossible to get a reservation at a normal dinner time so definitely plan ~1 month ahead, but food and service were amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Initially was sat at a table by the bar which seemed like it was bar seating. Now understand all the tables are considered regular tables regardless of where they are in the restaurant. However the ambience was awful. After waiting 3 months for the reservation, did expect something better. Asked for another table (busy Saturday night) and the manager was able to find a table upstairs. Much quieter and much more what we expected.

Kudos to the manager for accommodating us.

The service by Brandy was just impeccable. She was 100% knowledgeable about the food and it’s prep. All food is made on premises daily (except the bread, go figure). Loved that she was friendly without being overly friendly. Never at any point did we feel rushed. We had a wonderful pre-Valentine’s date dinner!

We certainly return at a future date. Our upstairs table request is already on file. :-)

EM
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Red Ash a number of times and just keep coming back for more. This occasion, we brought my mom to celebrate her recent retirement and it was (again) stellar across the board. Our server, Jared, was absolutely fantastic - a huge help in deciding between menu options as well as wine pairings and generally providing superb service. The cocktails were spot on, the food was delicious and the evening was a huge success. Kudos, Red Ash folks, you’ve done it again!

AM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Overall, Red Ash was a great experience. That said, I don't feel that $26 - $30 for a bowl of pasta is worth it. Nor is the struggle to find a reservation. We had a late weeknight reservation that we had to book 5 weeks in advance. The service was stellar and we felt very taken care of, which was nice. I was a little confused why the tables upstairs had white linen table coverings, but the tables downstairs didn't have any linens. Left us feeling a little "less than."

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST MEALS EVER!! SERVICE AND FOOD TOP NOTCH!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us were in town for the weekend after a brutal last 2 months at work. It was our getaway weekend. We had dinner late Friday night because it was the only time slot available (I booked almost a week before we arrived) and I’m so happy we did. There is definitely a reason this place is so busy. We started with some wine at the bar and shortly after moved to the table. We err promptly greeted by Zack. He is attentive, knowledgeable, charming and fun! Seriously, coming from three fine dining servers it is hard to come by service as quality as his. We started with the bone marrow, carpaccio, and clams. Yum! Then continued with scallops, osobucco and Piedmontese ravioli. It is honestly hard to chose a favorite as everything as prepared beautifully. We will definitely be making a return visit. Thank you for the amazing service, dishes and amibance. Cheers!

PP
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Austin!!

AJ
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience! The standouts were the squid appetizer and the fruta de mare pasta. The garlic bread and sweet potatoes were also outstanding. The broccolini had too much of a smoky flavor for my taste, but everything else was excellent start to finish!

SI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Business meal

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience. Staff was amazing and we ate like kings!!!

DB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really liked sitting upstairs for dinner. Great up there! More light. Less noisy, great views of kitchen cooking. Great atmosphere up there. We enjoyed talking w/the owner/chef for 5 minutes @ end of our dining experience a few nights ago. Downstairs area was packed, darker, noisier. Fantastic food & service! Menu print a little too small used our iPhones to magnify & lite to more easily read . 👍🍷😊

AE
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and see ice!

OT
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food was good going down. Great ambiance and service. BUT.... all 4 of us felt sick and had a heavy feeling that night. It was also bad the next morning. We are thinking they way overused garlic. We each had pasta (different ones) and we shared one cut of steak. We also had some veggies, burata, and octopus starters.

Don’t get me wrong — the place is cool and food was pretty good. But given how we all felt after, don’t think we will be going back.

Update: my wife ate vongole pasta. She only finished half and took the rest home. We looked at it tonight and it had an unbelievable amount of garlic in it. She lightly washed the pasta and removed 75% of the garlic. It was delicious! But they made it way way over the top on garlic. Lost all the other flavors. I have to believe that is a kitchen training mistake

L
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I love the food at Red Ash but I find the servers and hostess to be rude. They are not very accommodating. Based on their prices they need better service. I also find it silly not to offer the happy hour menu throughout the restaurant. There is not enough seating for the bar and that is the only place you can get the HH menu.

JB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, The Best Steak I ever ate anywhere! And the salads, pasta, veggies too! I have eaten at least half of the menu and everything is superb! You now have to make reservations months in advance to get in but sooo worth the experience! For an extra special treat, try to sit at the Chef’s Counter, for 2-3 people it is a cooking experience!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was wonderful. Service was pretty good, but our server was spread thin. We didn’t receive our sides we ordered. It worked out because we were full anyways! There were large parties on either side of us (we were seated on upper level) so it was slightly noisy and crowded.

LH
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never Disappoints
Ready to Go Back