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New Italian Restaurant Numero 28 Pizzeria & Vineria Soft Opens on 2nd Street

The Italian-run outpost of a New York mini-chain is serving a limited menu and lots of wine.

Numero 28 Pizzeria and Vineria
Numero 28 Pizzeria and Vineria
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Downtown Austin gets a new Italian restaurant this week: Numero 28 Pizzeria And Vineria is now soft open at 452 W. 2nd Street. The restaurant is a collaboration between co-owner Bernardo Nolfo and the New York based mini-chain Numero 28. The New York City restaurants focus primarily on Neapolitan pizza, but the Austin location serves a full menu of antipastis, salads, and entrees. Pizza will be added in the coming weeks; the restuarant's wood-fired oven suffered setbacks from contractor woes.

Numero 28 is an Italian-run restaurant group, and Nolfo tells Eater the five Italian members of his staff ensure the restaurant has "soul." He plans on adding a gelato and espresso counter with a walk-up window, as well as a large outdoor patio. The restaurant is open for dinner only at the moment, and lunch service could start as early as next week.

Numero 28

428 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701 (512) 494-5510 Visit Website