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Housed in a gorgeous mid-century-modern structure, this is Italian grandmother-inspired cooking with a sophisticated spin. Classic dishes meet seasonal, local ingredients in unexpected ways.
A Clarksville charmer, Cipollina has the feel of well-kept secret. Mediterranean-inspired dishes abound, such as paninos at lunchtime, as well as pasta and signature pizzas all the time. For dinner, try the cioppino.
1213 West Lynn, 512/477-5211
Luciano Sibilla made his name some time ago with his puccia sandwiches, served on a cultish, micro-authentic bread.
The anything-goes approach extends to the Neapolitan-ish pizza. The Americana is a reflection of Italy-native Sibilla's view on his new countrymen. It's a dubstep drop of a pizza, adding a thick layer of mozzarella, pancetta, french fries, and a fried egg to the tomato base.
1611 W. Fifth, #175, 512/291-3531