Posts Tagged ‘italian

(map) Saccone’s says it serves “pizza with a Jersey attitude.” And while I didn’t see Snooki and The Situation getting into a bar fight (it’s BYOB), the pizza did taste totally authentic. They’ve perfected the super-thin crust, and that “sweet sauce,” Bada-bing! See the pies here:

Trattoria Lisina

In: Drinking|Eating

14 Mar 2013

(map) Dining here makes you feel like you’re in one of those movies set in Italy, where the meals go on for hours in a big Tuscan villa, with much laughter and raising of wineglasses. The feeling begins outside, when you stroll past the flowers and the fountain while Italian songs fill the

(map) Ciao down! With eleven new reasons to drop in at noon, Mandola’s Market is rolling out a new menu of specials ranging from $6 to $9. There are pizza and pastas with a choice of soup or salad, and a variety of half-sandwiches, like the caprese, above. Beefy slices of tomato paired with 

(map) While you can’t throw a maraca without hitting a Tex-Mex joint around here, Italian places are few and far between. So it was exciting when Nik’s finally opened up last week with a “friends and family” invite to preview the new dishes. Diners packed the place (chianti and pinot grigio were on the sample list, […]

Bump n Grindz Cafe

In: Eating

13 Oct 2012

(map) The name may suggest something of a stripper joint. But this cute cafe actually offers a surprising variety of eats and drinks, as well as locally produced coffees, olive oils and vinegars, and even fresh gelato. Located in a Spicewood strip center near Opie’s BBQ, the cafe recently expanded next door and will be offering


In: Drinking|Eating

9 Oct 2012

(map) Trento is a chic-yet-casual, contemporary-yet-cozy, creative-yet-comforting take on Italian. Other than pizza, Italian food is a sorely under-represented cuisine out West, so we welcome these chefs to the ‘hood. Billed as a “new approach to Italian cuisine,” Trento gives the classics a twist with

Coming Soon

In: Drinking|Eating

10 Aug 2012

(map) Salsa’s Mexican Cuisine says they’re opening August 17 with five specialty salsas and Tex-Mex food including smoked-chicken tamales. (map) Nik’s Italian Kitchen + Bar plans to open “in August,” serving creative twists on Italian classics, like artichoke spinach pasta and jalapeno-lime chicken parmesan. (map) A South Austin fave since 1970, La Fuente’s is remodeling […]

UPDATE: closed (map) Since Ciola’s became Dominick’s (more about that here), new owner Dave is changing up some things. Now you can enjoy tasty new small dishes from 4 to 7 pm in the bar. Everything’s just $7.50, and there

UPDATE: now The League, under new ownership (map) This week, Ciola’s officially changes its name to Dominick’s. The grand opening is today, and they are celebrating with specials and more. Tuesday through Thursday, there will be free appetizers in the bar from 4 to 7. And Saturday night, all diners get free

(map) Mamma Mia! While Hill Country is making the switch from a brunch buffet to a brunch menu, you get to order lots of whatever you like and it’s all one price, including dessert: $12.95. Choose among 15 sweet or savory options, from


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