Cantine, the South Austin Italian cafe from the owners of Asti, is closing. Its last day will be held on Saturday, May 20. It announced the shutter on Facebook. It will offer half-off all wines starting on Tuesday, May 16, and there is no word on what will happen with the space.
Co-owners Lisa and Emmett Fox opened the casual Italian eatery within Lamar Union in May 2015. The restaurant was meant to reflect the couple’s other two restaurants with the Mediterranean influences of beloved but now gone Fino and the Italian influences of Hyde Park staple Asti.
The Foxes opened their first restaurant, Asti in (it happens to be where actors Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman filmed a scene for Terrence Malick’s latest film.) That was followed by campus spot Fino, in 2005, which closed ten years later. Then came Cantine.
Cantine’s current home at Lamar Union is full of restaurant options: Shake Shack, Vox Table, El Burro, Juice Society, Caffe Medici, and Delicious. Yet to come is TLC, the casual restaurant from the owners of J. Black's.
Relatedly, South Lamar is getting another new Italian restaurant and market with the expansion of It's Italian Cucina. Mother’s Day is also the final day for Round Rock restaurant Scarlet Rabbit.
- All Coverage of Cantine [EATX]