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Italian Restaurant Italic Opens Tomorrow, April 1

Negronis on tap, Easy Tiger bread, and gelato.

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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Italic, ELM Group’s new downtown Italian restaurant, is set to open tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1. For a short period of time, the restaurant will only accept reservations, with no walk-in customers. This will last for a week or two, according to a rep.

Helmed by executive chef Andrew Curren, the seasonal menu will have entrees like roasted half chicken and Florence-style T-bone steak. There will be lunch specials, like an appetizer and pasta combination for $15, or a $30 wood-fired pizza and two starters for two. Bread baked exclusively for Italic by ELM's other restaurant Easy Tiger will also be available. Gelati and sorbetti are included on the dessert menu.

The wine mezzanine overlooking the space features only Italian labels. Happy hour, which will be held on weekdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m., will serve free focaccia sandwiches at the bar. Negronis will be on the tap. The bar will also pour Italian-inspired cocktails and craft beers.

The restaurant will be open Mondays through Thursdays, from 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday from 5 p.m.-11 p.m., and Sunday from 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Brunch is in the works for the near future. Next up on ELM Group’s deck is the New American Irene’s, set to open sometime mid- to late summer.