Juliet, one of the upcoming Italian restaurants set for Austin this year, is getting closer to opening. The restaurant’s sign was spotted today on the Facebook page. The Barton Springs restaurant is run by Jacob Weaver, formerly of Asti Trattoria. Easy Tiger’s Carly Rossmeissl also joined the staff as the executive pastry chef.
The restaurant’s test kitchen has been experimenting with dishes like risotto with grilled scallops and avocado and peach-shaped pastries. There will also be wood-fired pizza, pasta, and steaks on the menu. The space, which previously housed both Umami Mia and Romeo’s, will feature "Italy-meets-Texas" gardens.
The first of Austin’s four new Italian restaurants this year, Italic, opened this month, with Al Fico and Juniper still to come. Juliet’s projected opening date will be sometime this mid- to late spring.