Italian food in Austin comes in many iterations, from fresh, springy pasta to certified Neapolitan pizza to Italian-American red sauce joints. From longtime local favorites to newcomers on the scene, here are the top Italian restaurants in the city.
Those looking for chewy handmade pasta shouldn’t skip the food trucks — both Patrizi’s and Artipasta make fresh pasta ready for a variety of sauces. In the mood for pizza? Bufalina and Bufalina Due Due offers Neapolitan-style pies alongside an exceptional natural wine list. Looking for meat dishes? Red Ash’s strength is a massive wood-burning grill, while Intero has tender meats like wagyu short ribs.
For the full pasta experience, check out Eater’s must-try pasta destinations (which span Italian and non-Italian restaurants) and best macaroni and cheeses.
With updates by Nadia Chaudhury.Read More