10 Best Italian Restaurants in Austin, Texas: Tiramisu, Cannoli, Lasagna, Cacciatore, Ah, Mi Amore!

Krissy Mayse

By , Local Expert, Austin
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Does your heart speed up when you hear the words cannelloni and rigatoni?  Does the thought of Tiramisu make you say 'ah, mi amor....?'  If so, Austin will not disappoint your taste buds.  Austin is well known for its eclectic culture and its live music but rest assured that when it comes to Italian food, the capital city is no slouch!  So, whether you are looking for a fast and budget friendly Italian eatery or a romantic evening in an upscale establishment, Austin has it.  10 Best highlights top recommendations by those who live and work in Austin.  This is where the locals take their friends and where they choose to eat....  Read more »

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    Taverna by Lombardi

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't forget to check the website for monthly wine dinners and a recipe of the month."

     
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    Vespaio

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $23
    • Neighborhood: South Congress Avenue

    Local Expert Tip: "This is Austin, but you probably want to change out of your T-Shirt, shorts, and flip flops before visiting Vespaio."

     
  • 3

    Carmelo's

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't overlook Carmelo's for Sunday brunch! Diners say that this is the best deal in town with the best food choices."

     
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    Botticelli's

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $25
    • Neighborhood: South Congress Avenue

    Local Expert Tip: "Be prepared: Botticelli's is known for serving very generous portions."

     
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    Enoteca Vespaio

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $25
    • Neighborhood: South Congress Avenue

    Local Expert Tip: "Gluten free diners say that Enoteca staff is knowledge and friendly about gluten free dietary needs. "

     
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    Siena

    Local Expert Tip: "Siena offers periodic specials and the ability to make reservations online for your convenience."

     
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    La Traviata

    • Cuisine: European, Italian
    • Average Main Course Price: $20
    • Neighborhood: Congress Avenue

    Local Expert Tip: "Great for a date night or fun evening with friends but due to its busy ambiance and the proximity of fellow diners, not for that night where you want to have quiet, intimate conversation."

     
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    Andiamo

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't let Andiamo's location turn you away. Andiamo receives high praise from Austinites because of its excellent cuisine even though many will tell you it is located in one of the most UN-scenic areas of Austin."

     
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    Asti Trattoria

    Local Expert Tip: "Asti Trattoria accepts reservations online and also hosts special events so be sure to check online first. You may be in town at just the right time for one of their special dinners."

     
  • 10

    Treehouse Italian Grill

    Local Expert Tip: "The Treehouse serves daily lunch specials between 11am-2pm. Monday-Friday."

     

 

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