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Italian Restaurant Moves Into Downtown Austin Food Hall

Italic is taking over Antonelli’s Cheese Shop’s space at the Fareground

Italic’s lasagna
Italic’s lasagna
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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.

Now that beloved Austin cheese shop Antonelli’s left downtown food hall Fareground, Italian restaurant Italic is taking over its spot at 111 Congress Avenue for its second location starting on Saturday, January 12.

The new restaurant makes sense since both Italic and Fareground are run by ELM Restaurant Group. This second Italic marks the only ELM restaurant at the downtown food hall, since its former bakery, Easy Tiger, split from the group in February 2018.

Chef Drew Curren will whip up cheeses, vegetables, pastas, salads, and sandwiches like Italian meat sandwiches, lasagna, and stuffed peppers. Scope out the full menu below.

The Italic Fareground hours will be from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

ELM opened Italic in downtown Austin in 2015. The downtown food hall — the first of its kind for Austin — opened a year ago. Other ELM restaurants include 24 Diner, Irene’s, and Cookbook Cafe.

The group is also working on opening Fareground’s street-level bar, Level Up, sometime in the spring, as well as expansions of 24 Diner to Rock Rose and the airport.

Italic’s Fareground Menu


Cherry Tomato, Basil, Olive Oil, Crostini

Stuffed Peppers
Yellowfin Tuna, Red Onion, Celery, Caper, Lemon, Aioli

Kale Salad
Calabrian Chilies, Sunflower Seed Vinaigrette, Parmigiano, Mint

Chopped Salad
Bitter Greens, Olives, Soppressata, Mozzarella, Parmigiano, Red Onion


Italian Meat
Sopressata, Salami, Coppa, Arugula, Aioli, Pickled Produce

Mozzarella and Tomato
Basil, Ciabatta


Penne Rigate Bolognese
Beef, Pork, White Wine, Cream, Parmigiano

Ricotta, Mozzarella, Italian Sausage, Salami


Arugula Salad
Parmigiano, Lemon

Pasta Salad
Fusilli, Peperoncini, Cherry Tomato, Herbs


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