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New Italian Wine Bar and Restaurant Touches Down at Austin Airport

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Rendering of I Vini
Rendering of I Vini
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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.

More changes are to come to the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with the unveiling of I Vini, an Italian restaurant, market, and wine bar. It’ll be found between Gates 21 to 25 starting in July.

The menu will cover breakfast, lunch, and dinner for grab and go meals or dine-in. Dishes include frittatas, coconut milk muesli, pasta, pizza, ciabatta sandwiches, salads, gelato, and more. Along with wine, there will be coffee, tea, frappes, and Italian sodas. For better in-flight meals, customers can grab to-go bruschetta boxes. Scope out the full menu below.

The giant setup includes a bar, espresso spot, a separate area for take-away beer and wine, seated dining. It’s designed by Dick Clark and Associates Architecture, along with help from Delaware North. Once it opens, hours will begin at 4:30 a.m., and end sometime between 9:30 to 11 p.m.

I Vini comes to Austin courtesy of the founder of Annies Cafe, Love Nance, which already has an outpost within the airport. Nance also oversees Paseo Brands, which focuses on airport dining, including that Annies, I Vini, and grab-and-go spot Farm Aire. Its website also teases a new airport bistro Frescavola, though no location is noted.

The airport already has wine bar chain Vino Volo, as well as the anticipated branch of Second Bar + Kitchen, which will presumably include a wine list curated by sommelier Paula Rester.

Salt Lick is expanding its airport footprint with a larger, new setup. Additionally, the recently-opened but separate South Terminal features a food truck court.

I Vini

3600 Presidential Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78719