Visconti Ristorante

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$31 to $50
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Italian
Located in Hotel Granduca Austin, Visconti Ristorante highlights authentic Northern Italian cuisine combined with seasonal and local specialties, paired with an extensive wine list.
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vipPattyB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I think with the lack of staff in the dinning room it may have impacted service and product!
I’ve heard the food was good?
It may have been an off night!

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Michael
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Was excited to try this place. My wife and daughters and I were attending an event nearby and chose Granduca Hotel for its location.

This restaurant was the low point of our trip. Just not high quality or well executed cuisine. The only thing extraordinary were the prices.

I’m assuming they survive on their many business travelers with expense accounts to keep this travesty going?

You’re better off at Macaroni Grill. Honestly. Beware.

And the wine list is very pedestrian and over priced as well.

I’m hoping they were having an off night. But $46 roast duck shouldn’t be on the raw side of rare and should have some sort of sauce. Kids meals were frozen dinners. My wife’s pasta was mushy and just bad. We dumped some salt and pepper on it and chocked it down.

It really felt like we were in a bad pop up restaurant that had gone wrong. Staff gave an effort but food was poor quality.

My wife said she felt like Ashton Kutcher was going to come around the corner screaming “You’ve been Punked!”

Great hotel. Just don’t eat there.

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vipsksk
Austin
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a great place for a happy hour or a nice quiet dinner. Food is excellent and service is outstanding.

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LuisT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

My wife's dinner was a disaster.
The Lobster Tail was not right the first time, it did not get better the 2'nd looked bad and tasted bad.
The waiter was trying but the problem was in the kitchen. By the time they finally substituted Scallops for the Lobster I was finished with my meal and my wife had lost her appetite.
Not what we expected from a restaurant of this stature for our Anniversary dinner!

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vipJWH48
Austin
81 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Burrata caprese salad and exceptional Risotto di Mare and chicken piccata risotto. Nice wine list.

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NicholasT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we have been there 3-4 times and each time the service & food just gets better.....going back again soon

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vippdyerj
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sure.. those who stay here eat here.. bit If you live in 78746 and want to avoid downtown BS and Grove BS go to Visconti - a hidden gem. Ya - it’s in a hotel - a really nice one with 5 Star service. And free parking in the garage for dinner. We make it a regular date night special. The food is really good - and if you are strategic (share plates like an Italian) very reasonable for the quality. The service is out of this world. Let’s do a better job thanking the owners of this Hotel for investing in our community- locals - eat at Visconti!

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vipToonskis
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

42nd Anniversary. Very special! We loved it!!!!!

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vipStaceyW
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow and the food was good, but small portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience at Visconti.
The ambience, food, and service is top notch.
I have been here many times and it never disappoints.
Our server, Ted, was on point, as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Revamped menu absolutely delicious branzino!

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JoyceJ
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Fathers Day Brunch — $25 for one piece of toast and one poached egg and scant dollop of sauce No sides. Scant fruit to share and tiny bread basket. Really? Will never go back. Not recommending to friends but instead are sharing our disappointing food experience

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CynthiaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like this restaurant is a well-kept secret. The food and service are always excellent. I love that it is elegant yet casual and that it is easy to have a quiet conversation. In a city of great dining, this is one of my favorites.

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Steakman
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Slow night for restaurant but service was great and food great. A little noisy from the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We all ordered marinara sauce with our pasta and were all highly disappointed that there were carrots —visible chopped carrots in our marinara sauce. It did not taste like marinara sauce but it taste like a carrot vegetable leek sauce. We were disappointed. Ted and Christopher are pro servers, the environment is always flawless and please never stop serving that incredible crunchy sourdough bread!

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CherylP
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy reservation on OpenTable
Excellent service. Chris was our waiter and he's outstanding.
The branzino was especially delicious.

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RichardG
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent personnel and service, but the food was tasteless. Chicken piccata that tasted like it was microwaved. Risotto in a strange, ketchupy tasting marinara sauce. Tasteless calamari and fried artichoke appetizers. At least the bread was good and the wine quite reasonable. Beautiful hotel and restaurant, but something needs to change in the kitchen!

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VeraD
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 5 had a fabulous dinner and excellent service from our waiter, Ted! Great atmosphere and actually able to converse throughout our meal....will definitely return!

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vipStraightA
San Antonio
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The hostess needs additional training. Ie- how to treat hotel guest, high-end dinners, making eye contact, can do attitude, service w a smile, alerting servers that they have a table so guests don’t wait 10 minutes to be greeted or be offered water.

Our service was 5 star-fabulous!!! The eggs Benedict were outstanding as was the Illy espresso. It was the perfect brunch to wrap a 3 week work trip through NYC and PA.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This country never fails! One of our very favorite places! Good pour on the wine, consistently fabulous tasting food, a menu that changes, and Ted and Christopher never fail to provide flawless, attentive service! MWAH!!

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on April 20, 2019

Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to rate your experience with us at Visconti. We appreciate your amazing feedback! Both Ted and Christopher are valued assets to our service team and we are thrilled to hear such great feedback for them. We hope to see you again soon!

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MelanieK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Way overpriced for the quality of the food and the environment. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it tasted freezer burnt. It wasn't fresh and neither were the scallops. The scallops and shrimp were swimming in way too much gravy. The gravy was tasty, but it was very heavy and took the flavor from the seafood. I will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good service caesar salad marginal for such a beautiful restaurant

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2019

Dear Anonymous, Thank you for taking the time to rate your recent experience with us. We truly do value feedback and ratings like yours so that we can hear from our guests, and work to improve upon our offerings, our service, and our guests' experience. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon!

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BobbyB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and an intimate dinner on our anniversary.... what else could you ever want?

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JackE
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the entire experience was great. I was looking for a quiet location with good food and good service. I got all of those things. Thanks

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2019

JackE - thank you for choosing to celebrate your special occasion with us! We're happy to hear that you had a great experience and hope to see you again soon.

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vipElJefe
Houston
47 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We stayed at the hotel so this option was very convenient. Food was good - risotto was buttery and soggy. Nice view outside.

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on April 15, 2019

ElJefe - Thank you for staying with us at the Hotel Granduca and for your feedback from your dining experience. We love hearing from our guests and take all feedback (good or otherwise) to heart. It allows us to improve our standards of service or dishes, and can also help us eliminate any mistakes we may be making with future guests as well. We hope to see you again!

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vipRanjeevS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The service was abysmal. The place was empty and there was plenty of staff, but they were not attentive at all. The attitude of the host was consistent with their indifference to quality of service. The food was barely mediocre!

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on March 11, 2019

RanjeevS, I would like to apologize for your experience and also thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all feedback, good or otherwise. If you are willing, I'd value more details so that we can use it to improve our staff's service response and awareness. Please feel free to contact us directly at VISCONTI@GRANDUCAAUSTIN.C0M or 512-306-6462 so that we may follow up on your visit. I hope you allow us an opportunity to do better and visit us again, and look forward to speaking with you.

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PeggyB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was lovely but we were very disappointed that there was no cherry-almond dessert that we had so been looking forward to

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on March 14, 2019

Greetings PeggyB! Thank you for the kind review and helpful feedback. As we try to keep our menus fresh with the changing seasons, we often have to make the hard choices to eliminate some items we love. I am sorry that your Cherry-almond dessert was not available on your recent visit. Although we hope you found enjoyment in our newest dessert offerings, please reach out to us directly ahead of your next visit so that we can prepare something you're sure to love! VISCONTI@GRANDUCAAUSTIN.C0M

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
35 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Visonti because their service is phenomenal - Both Christopher and Ted are flawless, attentive servers –and the environment, never fails, is perfect ambience for lengthy and serious business conversation or social, where you really want to talk with the people you are with.

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on March 5, 2019

Anonymous, thank you for your amazing feedback! We are so grateful that you enjoy our product, environment, and guest services. Both Ted and Christopher are valued assets to our service team, and we are ecstatic to hear such great feedback for them. I have shared your feedback with our Management and Service teams. We hope to see you again soon and look forward to making your future visits just as special for you and your guests!

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vipJeane814
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Steak was not up to par for the price. Husband was very disappointed. Service was ok.

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on March 5, 2019

Jeane814, please allow me to apologize for your experience. The feedback you relayed does not represent the goal we wish to set. We aim to offer both quality and value to our guests, and I am sorry that we failed to hit the mark on your recent visit. I have discussed your feedback with our Chef and Mgmt team so that we may have an opportunity to improve our guests' overall experience. I do hope we see you again and can improve your opinions of our lovely hotel and offerings.

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vipWLake
New England
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Hotel Restaurant located in an office park inside the Hotel Granduca Austin. Expect decent hotel restaurant quality food. There is a garage that has free parking next door. This is inside an office park complex so during lunch it is pretty quiet. Staff were friendly.

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on February 27, 2019

Dear WLake, Thank you for rating your recent experience with us! We truly do value and appreciate feedback and ratings like yours so that we can work to improve upon our offerings, our service, and our guests' experience. If you would like to provide further details, you may always reach us at VISCONTI@GRANDUCAAUSTIN.C0M Thank you and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipcseafous
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the restaurant and we were very pleased. Good food. Good service. Good views. We will definiately be back.

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on February 27, 2019

Dear cseafous, We are delighted to hear that you had a great experience on your recent (and first!) visit to Visconti Ristorante. We hope it's the start of many more visits and look forward to your future visits with us.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for my meeting

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on January 12, 2019

We are happy you chose as us your meeting spot. Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you again soon!

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vipVicF
Austin
63 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of Austin’s best kept secrets.
This place is fabulous in every way.
Vic Feazell

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on January 12, 2019

Thank you for rating your recent experience with us! We are happy that you're in on the secret. Thank you again for the kind review and we hope to see you again soon.

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vipVicF
Austin
63 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visconti is one of Austin's best kept secrets.
Food and service are fabulous.
It's like a trip to Italy without the long flight.

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vipSaladd
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our service was spotty. Our waiter was very nice but there was a new menu that he wasn’t totally familiar with. When we were ready for dessert and when we were ready for our check he was absent.

Visconti Ristorante
Responded on December 21, 2018

Good afternoon Saladd, I'd like to apologize for your experience and thank you for your feedback. Yes, we have recently rolled out a new menu and appreciate all feedback, good or otherwise. We are using your feedback to improve upon our team's service response and awareness. As food is our universal language, our goal is to communicate and connect with people through our cuisine. We failed to do so on your visit. I hope you allow us an opportunity to do better and hope to see you again soon.

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vipKyle
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great restaurant for being in a hotel. Doesn’t feel like a hotel. Christopher was a great server. Set up a great experience.

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Alikat
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The only reasons for less than a 5 star review were that the service was slow and the grilled romaine salads were limp and somewhat tasteless. Other than that, our group of 5 had a good dining experience. For the prices and quality they’re offering, they could absolutely step it up.

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EddieMoney
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiters are great guys who really enhance the dining experience. They know their menu and the chef is a real talent!

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NickW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Waiter was outstanding. Food was very good. the only critique would be the seating is a little close. If the restaraunt was busy i would have felt crammped and without privacy. Otherwise it was excellent

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vipSlimTatey
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, lucky find. Sooo tasty and perfectly executed food. The veal Maria was delicioso! Great waiter. Really loved it.

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