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Cipollina

4.7
4.7
895 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cipollina is a neighborhood bistro serving Italian, locally-sourced food. Our seasonal menu features salads, small plates, large plates and wood-fired pizzas. We’re open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations accepted and walk-ins also welcome.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 477-5211

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jason Tallent

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    12th St.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 895 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Italian

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Italian

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  1. MH

    MeganH

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Food is fantastic and the staff is amazing—just the right amount of attentive, and very friendly. Cannot recommend highly enough!!
  2. ZD

    ZDbub44

    Austin

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed Cipollina. Great food and service. Love the neighborhood Italian bistro vibe.
  3. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cozy, great service, delicious food. Perfect place for my partner’s birthday dinner.
  4. RL

    RogerL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    It was just too loud, sensory overload. Food was great but so loud inside that you lose some of the joy of eating great food.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good. I’d go back.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    No frills, simple and good. Great Clarksville location. Cipollina pizza was great! Bolognese and Alfredo pasta was equally superb. Will be back.
  7. B

    Babs

    Austin

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was wonderful as well as the service I will b back
  8. DF

    DavidF

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beat shrimp scampi I’ve ever had! Excellent redfish! Great wine selection. My new favorite restaurant.
  9. B

    Babs

    Austin

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    If you go earlier the noise level is moderate Great food and great service I will be back!
  10. D

    Dineoutalot

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent per usual! The roasted chicken is one of the best dishes anywhere. They really need acoustic dampening of some sort, there were only three tables it was still very hard to hear. I would never take someone there that has any decrease in their hearing ability. Other than that consideration, this place is one of the best!
  11. RM

    RMarie

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous spaghetti and meatballs. Friendly wait staff and cozy ambience. Hard to beat.
  12. C

    Chewy

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cipollina is always awesome. My bride and I go there often it is always feels like a warm blanket on a cold day; friendly, welcoming, and restorative. The Cipollina Team works hard to make your meal exceptional and they always hit the mark. Don't tell anyone about this gem.
  13. R

    Reese

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    It was very loud inside Hard to hear at your table Good food
  14. M

    Michael

    Denver

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and value and atmosphere
  15. R

    Rach

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best gluten free pasta I’ve ever had in my life. It’s handmade and clearly made with a lot of technical skill. I actually haven’t stopped thinking about it. It’s the first time I’ve had something GF that may actually be better than the original.
  16. TI

    TIMK

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food was excellent service was great but the noise level was deafening. It was hard to hear my date talk it was so loud. They really need to add something to the walls or ceiling to help with absorbing of sound.
  17. O

    Outfordinner

    Austin

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy our dinners here! We love the folks who take take such good care of us. Last night it was a super presentation of red fish that had a little crisp to it that we loved along with an accompanist of cauliflower and corn . We added a pasta side with their delicious red sauce. Thank you Cipollina!! Xxx
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service was great. However, noise level was unreal loud. In my opinion it over shadows the food experience. We actually felt tired when we left due to having to struggle so much to have a conversation. We go out to eat for great food and conversation. The overall experience was incomplete.
  19. MQ

    MayaQ

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great good. Love it there.
  20. LH

    LewisH

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Anniversary Lunch Celebration Enjoyed Food, Atmosphere, & Service Easy In…Easy Out
  21. ER

    EricR

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tasty and charming as always. Pleasant posh pedigree with a comfortable neighborhood vibe. Golden beets are my surprise fave!
  22. CR

    ChristaR

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE Cipollina! Garlic knots, ceasar salad, Classico pizza and Tiramisu- so good! One of our favorites.
  23. j

    jiml

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The noise level rasting at Energetic is a misnomer...its flat out TOO LOUD!! There are plenty of reasonable, affordable solutions (in other restaurants in ATX ) that would reduce what is an unacceptable noise level... PLEASE
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and food is always delicious!!
  25. J

    Jennifer

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were very friendly and food was delicious!
  26. KS

    KathyS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Great wine menu, good food and value. We went there because we wanted casual Italian with gluten free options for a couple of the patrons. Everyone who had regular pasta was pleased, but the gluten free Bolognese was clumpy and overcooked. The service, wine, and overall ambiance were all good. I did point out the less than par Bolognese and the waiter did tell me he could bring me another serving, but I declined as I had already eaten the edible portion and was full. I will return but will avoid that particular GF pasta.
  27. AC

    AugustC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday. Service could not have been better. Garlic knots to die for, calamari so not typical and excellent, salad simple but absolutely excellent. My bolognese was incredible, pasta always tender and perfectly cooked like it was made that afternoon. Service here is always with grace and friendly - huge fan
  28. A

    Artsan

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    My standard indicator for an Italian restaurant is their bolognese, and this one was a gelatinous mess. The pasta was overcooked and the sauce lacked tomato flavor. I suspect there was cheese mixed in, which would account for the gooey consistency. My wife's meatballs were good, as was my chopped salad, but neither was good enough to warrant a return visit.
  29. j

    jcnshe

    Charlotte

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Thank you
  30. WB

    WhitneyB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood cafe with very good food and excellent service!
  31. BL

    BillL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The chicken parmesan was perfect, the linguini al dente, my guest's bolognese was very good, and the calamari was the best we've had in Austin in quite a while. Horatio the server was outstanding....pleasant, with a smile and a superior work ethic as he served numerous tables.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not the best pizza, just ok pasta
  33. HD

    HeatherD

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great little Italian restaurant. I like the ambience of dark wood and big mirrors. We stopped in before going to Moody Center and had a pizza. The pizza was tasty and "different" than the run of the mill fare. Service was fast and the waitress prompt. A nice neighborhood place even if it isn't your neighborhood.
  34. AJ

    AustinJennifer

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy neighborhood place with good food and a great vibe!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! Everyone was so nice.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food, garlic knots and meatballs are in the pantheon of greatness. Might be local culture but server didn’t ask if we wanted something other than water. Only real negative was ceiling fans running at zillion. It was a warm day but gale force winds indoors don’t make for pleasant dinner. Maybe no A/c. Room was much warmer nearer the kitchen so definitely needed SOME cooling, but it was too much and they said they couldn’t turn down.
  37. GP

    GPGgirl

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Cute small local intimate place to eat.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait Staff was professional and personable! Exceptional service. Delicious food. Looking forward to next time.
  39. KC

    KariC

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, friendly service accompanied by delicious food! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
  40. c

    chicago2charlotte2austin

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food at reasonable prices. Where do you get that in Austin?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cipollina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 477-5211.

Cipollina is rated 4.7 stars by 895 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Cipollina

1213 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jason Tallent

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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