Italian restaurants are still coming strong in Austin with today's announcement of two new spots as part of The Arnold complex on East 6th, Gatto Nero and Enoteca Gattino. The project is being developed by New Waterloo and development company Transwestern. At 1617 East 6th Street, it is across the way from Qui.
As the upscale restaurant, Gatto Nero, found on the East 6th Street corner of the building, will have pasta, pizza, and more. The space will feature Neapolitan wood-burning ovens, bar, lounge, wine cellar with Italian labels, and a private dining room. Then there’s the casual delicatessen and wine bar Enoteca Gattino down by East 5th Street vicinity, serving sandwiches, charcuterie, cheese, and salads. No chefs are attached to the projects as of yet. Both restaurants are expected to open next spring.
The Arnold will also house apartments and office space for C3 and Live Nation as well. New Waterloo is currently overlooking the South Congress Hotel, Sway and its expansion, and others. Jesse Herman, partner at New Waterloo, revealed that Sway was potentially going to be an Italian restaurant originally, but that changed.
Nearby Italian neighbors to The Arnold are the recently-opened Juniper, Al Fico, and Burn.