The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition for Christmas Eve, which is also known as La Vigilia in the Southern Italy region. The seven-course meal, typically eaten on Christmas Eve, features fish and seafood-filled dishes such as stews, soups, and pastas. And luckily, for Austin, two local restaurants are offering their versions of the...

Austin has a wide variety of Italian cuisine, including authentic Neapolitan pizza, fresh, springy pasta, and restaurants serving Italian-American red sauce. Austin’s abundance of Italian restaurants might be a little overwhelming, but in the nicest manner possible. Italian cuisine comes in a vast range, which Austin is fortunate to have. You’ll fi...

Fresh off his appearance on the newest season of Somebody Feed Phil this week, Statesman food critic Matthew Odam released his annual dining guide where he ranks the best restaurants in Austin. Number one is Mueller Italian restaurant L’Oca d’Oro, because co-owners chef Fiore Tedesco and Adam Orman advocate for the restaurant community through nonp...

A national coal-fired pizza chain is investing some dough in Austin. Grimaldi’s — the Scottsdale, Arizona-based pizza biz founded in a location beneath the Brooklyn Bridge in New York in 1990 — will open its first full-service restaurant location in Austin, at Domain Northside, this fall. Located at 11700 Domain Blvd., Ste. 148, the new Austin pizz...

A new Italian restaurant with roots in New York has opened in Houston. Numero 28 is the latest location of a concept with sister locations in Austin and Dallas. Located in the former Drexel House/Alma space behind the Crate & Barrel store in Highland Village, Numero 28 comes to Houston courtesy of co-owner and operator Bernardo Nolfo along with his...

An award-winning winery and vineyard in Marble Falls is adding to the long list of reasons Austinites should head for the hills. Flat Creek Estate is entering a new season of growth, announcing new ownership, recent renovations, and a Michelin-pedigreed chef to boot. Located within an hour of Austin, there's no wrong way to get to Marble Falls: The...

A Los Angeles-based Italian restaurant made its Texas debut in Austin this summer Burrata House Austin is open at 1201 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Suite 1280, as of June 19. The menu includes burrata used in various panini with sliced meats and/or vegetables; bowls with greens, vegetables, meats, and grains; and pasta like pesto and bolognese. There...

There’s a new steakhouse in town, and this one comes with an Italian twist. Dean’s Italian Steakhouse opened quietly earlier this month at the corner of Brazos and East Second streets in the JW Marriott-adjacent space formerly occupied by OP Italian (née Osteria Pronto). Named for the late, renowned businessman and philanthropist Dean White, the re...

A longstanding Austin food truck is spreading its love of Italian cuisine this spring. Patrizi’s, the long-standing truck dishing handmade pasta on East 22nd Street is going a little more mainstream, with a new brick-and-mortar restaurant in the hills on the west side of Austin. The new Patrizi's, open as of Thursday, May12, is located on Cuernavac...

Essential Austin Italian food truck Patrizi’s is expanding with a new physical restaurant this May. The second Patrizi’s will be found in the Austin Lake Hills neighborhood at 1705 Cuernavaca Drive North starting tentatively on Thursday, May 12. The new counter-service restaurant will add breakfast and lunch items — a first for Patrizi’s. Mornings...