1610 S. Congress, 512/441-7672
Customers have come away raving about the delicious house-cured meats, the imported cheeses, and the marvelous pastries: handmade artisanal food at its finest.
offers a reasonably priced Italian menu and a large wine list. Marvel at the massive live oak on the patio as you sample seafood brochette, crab cannelloni, or veal marsala.
2201 College Ave., 512/443-4200
The comfy bar, great service, and dazzling display of antipasti near the front door lure us in, and the pasta and heirloom tomatoes do the rest. And if gluten-free pasta is what you're after, you'll find plenty of it here.
1610 S. Congress, 512/441-6100