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Italian Continues in Austin With 68 Degrees Kitchen

The trend that won’t quit

68 Degrees Kitchen
68 Degrees Kitchen
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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.

The Italian barrage doesn’t seem to be ending with Austin’s next restaurant, 68 Degrees Kitchenas pointed out by a tipster. This one comes from sisters Joan and Marion Gillcrist in the former Stintson’s Deep Eddy Grill location on Lake Austin Boulevard. No opening date details are available yet.

68 is aiming to serve as a neighborhood Italian restaurant, with counter service during the day and table service at night. A look through the sample menu reveals expected regional fare, like pizza (lamb sausage, white), pastas (daily ravioli specials), and various salads and appetizers. Most pastas can be made gluten-free, too. Beverages will include beer, wine bottles (full or half), and coffee.

Marion Gillcrist is currently the chef at downtown Italian restaurant La Traviata, which she opened in 2000 with their brother and sister-in-law. Joan owns a different Italian spot, Andiamo, in Santa Fe, New Mexico (not the one in North Burnet). The two are currently hiring for 68.

Other Italian newcomers in the coming year or so include Red Ash, Sophia’s, and the pair slated for The Arnold.

68 Degrees Kitchen

2401 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, USA