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Austin Monthly Praises the Beautiful Simplicity of Italian Sandwich Shop La Matta

Plus reviews of Mandala Kitchen and Bar and Foreign & Domestic

A sandwich from La Matta
A sandwich from La Matta
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Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Megan Kimble of Austin Monthly paid a visit to La Matta this week, and was reminded of the things Italians do right. She claims that the East Sixth casual Italian shop proves that “love sometimes arrives in the form of a sandwich.”

Kimble enjoyed La Matta’s “fresh” panini on “delicious” baguettes. She also notes the charcuterie is “fantastic,” writing that:

[t]he prosciutto di parma and soppressata are complex and flavorful on their own, but the aged meats are only enhanced when served between crusty bread and with the addition of fillings like tender eggplant or sweet basil.

She particularly recommended the No. 10 with soppressata, burrata, eggplant, ’nduja sausage, and basil, and felt that vegetarians would be satisfied with the No. 11 panini (grilled eggplant, roasted peppers, olive pâté, avocado, and basil on a wheat baguette). She also enjoyed the salads, particularly the kale salad with mango and endive and a side of “fluffy” burrata.

On the Blogs: Monkey Bites is addicted to Mandala Kitchen and Bar, raving about the Viet-Cajun crawfish and mini-rice pancakes. Sushi in the ATX visited Foreign & Domestic to sample the new happy hour, and loved the burger followed by carrot and cardamom custard.

La Matta

501 Comal Street, , TX 78702 (512) 580-8772 Visit Website