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Cipollina

4.8
4.8
870 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

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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 870 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Italian

  • Austin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Austin

    Italian

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  1. KS

    KathyS

    Austin

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    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.
  2. AC

    AugustC

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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
  3. A

    Artsan

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 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.
  4. j

    jcnshe

    Charlotte

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

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

    WhitneyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood cafe with very good food and excellent service!
  6. 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.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Not the best pizza, just ok pasta
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! Everyone was so nice.
  11. 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.
  12. GP

    GPGgirl

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Cute small local intimate place to eat.
  13. 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.
  14. KC

    KariC

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, friendly service accompanied by delicious food! Thank you for a wonderful experience!
  15. 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?
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The wait staff was great and very friendly. We liked the casual ambiance of the dining area. The only thing that we did not enjoy sadly was the food. It was just ok. Not much flavor in a lot of our dishes, they just seemed half done. No one took their left over food to go. I feel like for the prices were comparable to other semi-upscale Italian places in the area but it wasn’t nearly as good as others.
  17. BH

    BrookeH

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food tucked away in a cute area. Great service also & quick.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cipollina is a wonderful, rustic, casual Italian restaurant. The food was delicious and the service friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was a bit dark and loud for us. We had mussels that were seasoned and cooked just right. The gnocchi was also first rare and cooked to perfection. Also the wood oven pizzas are as authentic as any pizza we’ve had in Italy. We’ll definitely will be going back. You should check it out too.
  19. NW

    NoWonder

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service.
  20. JP

    JulioP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent service, the food was really good - great value overall.
  21. LC

    LisaC

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    The noise level was so high our party of 5 was ready to leave as soon as we arrived. The food was delicious, though.
  22. AF

    AustinFoodie

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brooke was on-point with outstanding service. The food was delicious, and we really enjoyed our dining experience. The biggest challenge was the noise level - sitting at a quite small 2 seat table, we literally had to speak at the very top of our volume (ie yelling) the entire evening. Otherwise, outstanding.
  23. j

    jobobbrown

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thursday evening 5:45, place was one third full so parking was not an issue. Had two pizzas, sausage and pepperoni. Very good, not quite Home Slice. Staff was super, attentive but not hovering.
  24. WM

    WendyM

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brussel sprouts were delicious. They were crisp and savory, not swimming in a sweet sauce like at many restaurants. We also had the beets and burrata, which was divine. The wine was good and reasonable. I love Cippolina!
  25. BS

    BradS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Food was good, but the room was Way too loud......
  26. BR

    BradRock

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    For lunch, I had a Cesar Salad, which was very good and Calamari. The food was good. The service was excellent. A great place for a quiet meal.
  27. C

    Chewy

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cipollina is our favorite local restaurant - Unpretentious and awesome. The food and service is always outstanding. We feel like we are part of the family.
  28. PS

    PeterS

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Will definitely go back as the food was excellent. Only complaint is that the acoustics are terrible and the noise level is high.
  29. CD

    CountryDickMontana

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood spot where locals/friends/families meet for casual unpretentious dining. Staff is super nice and food consistently high quality. One of my favorites for casual dining.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner at Cipollina, if you want a small neighborhood Italian restaurant this is the perfect spot! Vibes were spot on, food was delicious, split a Classico pizza, garlic knots and a couple glasses of wine, perfect date night! Definitely will be going back regularly!
  31. g

    ginin

    Austin

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely time today. Wonderful meal and service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and the service was outstanding!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance is simple yet classy neighborhood restaurant. Pasta is heavenly. Pizza is scrumptious. Go with your gut, you’ll be glad you did. Post-meal goat cheese cheesecake was chefs kiss.
  34. l

    louis

    Austin

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, food and service excellent!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The ceiling fans were set way too high. So we were cold and our food got cold fast. The pasta was ok. The meatballs seemed over cooked. The gnocchi was a bit over cooked.
  36. H

    Heather4518

    Denver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    .Fabulous place for a dinner with friends and family. Crazy good service and good food. The staff make you feel welcome and are outstanding. Food is original and always high quality ingredients. Consistently one of my go to restaurants!
  37. MH

    MariaH

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time there and it didn't disappoint ! The service was excellent and the food was delicious. We especially enjoyed the pizza as well as the burrata and pepper appetizer. We will be returning for sure.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great selection, great people! I love it every time I go! Thanks again;>
  39. CH

    CHADG

    Austin

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loud, not energetic. It is often loud in there, but it is still worth going!
  40. D

    Dylan

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance! Absolutly delicious! We will come again!

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 4.8 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 18 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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