The newest Italian option in Austin, Juliet, opens its doors today, July 1, on Barton Springs. Helmed by former Asti chef Jacob Weaver, the restaurant features a modern approach to Italian cuisine, which includes stuffed meatballs, olive oil tastings, wood-fired pizza, and an array of housemade pastas.
Eater photographer Robert J. Lerma explored the restaurant’s 1960s modern Italian location, including the five rooms and the "Italy-meets-Texas" patio. There’s a spacious main bar that’s filled with natural light, cozy tiny lounge, darkly romantic dining room, and two side rooms for one-on-one dinners and louder parties. The courtyard, with lots of greenery, will have a separate bar with food menu.
The building used to be the home of Umami Mia and former Italian restaurant Romeo. Hours are from 5-10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday, and 5-11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Happy hour is 3-7 p.m. daily.