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Looming East Austin Italian Restaurant Changes Name and Adds Sandwich Shop

No more Gatto Nero and Enoteca Gattino

Il Brutto
Il Brutto
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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.

Formerly known as Gatto Nero and Enoteca Gattino, East Sixth’s forthcoming Italian restaurant will be known as Il Brutto. Along with the name change comes the addition of new Italian sandwich shop, though not at the same exact address.

Il Brutto’s execution will remain mostly the same, along with the two wood-burning ovens, wine bar and cellar, patio, and private dining room. The menu will include pizza, pasta, antipasta, and cocktails.

The unnamed sandwich portion, which will be found over on East 5th and Comal streets, focuses on Italian varieties, which could potentially mean meatball subs, Italian beef, and more. No chefs are attached to the restaurants as of yet.

Keeping in line with the translation of the previous name, cats still seem to be involved with the decor. The new name translates to “the ugly.”

The sandwich shop will open first sometime in the spring, with the restaurant proper following sometime over the summer. Both are part of The Arnold, a mixed-use development along East 6th Street.

The new Italian restaurant falls under the umbrella of New Waterloo, which oversees La Condesa, Sway, South Congress Hotel and its restaurants, and Hotel Ella.

Il Brutto

1601 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas Visit Website