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South Austin Italian Restaurant Juliet Is Expanding Into the Arboretum

The Barton Springs restaurant is bringing lasagna and other pastas to North Austin in 2021

The chicken cacciatore from Juliet
The chicken cacciatore from Juliet
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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.

Barton Springs restaurant Juliet Italian Kitchen is expanding with a second location in the North Austin area. The second restaurant opened at the Arboretum on 10000 Research Boulevard, Building C as of Monday, March 29 for takeout, delivery, and dine-in services.

Owner Dan Wilkins had been wanting to open a second location of the Italian restaurant for a while. This Arboretum address made sense because it was a way for the restaurant to serve the North Austin area.

The second Juliet will serve the restaurant’s usual Italian-American menu, from the 12-layer lasagna to meatballs to mozzarella to various pasta to cannolis, all helmed by new executive chef Wade Guice. Like the stunning South Austin restaurant, the North Austin counterpart will feature outdoor dining space and private dining options.

Overseeing the Arboretum kitchen is chef Wade Guice, who had been cooking with Juliet since 2019. Before that, he ran his own food truck, ATX Boudain Hut. Former Juliet wine director Gina Scott is now the general manager of the new location.

During the pandemic in 2020, Juliet’s annual revenue “will not be near [its] record 2019 numbers,” as shared by a rep for the restaurant. However, “sales have recently returned to what would be considered normal levels” at this time.

Wilkins and his wife Donna Wilkins opened Juliet in 2015, in the space previously home to pizzeria Umami Mia and Italian restaurant Romeo. The restaurant temporarily closed for about a month in the summer of 2017 for a physical and menu revamp. Because there are now two locations of the restaurant, the couple launched a new company, Veneto Hospitality, Inc. Juliet chef Bryan Cromwell is now the group’s chief operations officer. Former general manager Emily O’Connor is now the company’s chief management officer

Update, Friday, April 2, 2021: This article, originally published on September 22, 2020, has been updated to reflect Juliet’s opening date in the Arboretum.

Juliet [Arboretum]

10000 Research Boulevard, Building C, Austin, Texas 78759 Visit Website

Juliet Italian Kitchen

1500 Barton Springs Road, , TX 78704 (512) 479-1800 Visit Website