Gino's Vino Osteria
1239 E. 51st, 512/351-8426
The concept is Italian, but more lower case than many in that crop. At L'oca, there’s not really anything here that exists outside of those traditions, but there are no belabored attempts to make everything autentico. Like it's simple housemade pasta, showiness isn’t really the point.
1900 Simond, 737/212-1876
From a trailer at the Vortex, Patrizi's quietly serves up some of the best pasta dishes in town. But they aren't just about the classics. Check out the monthly dinner night.
2307 Manor Rd., 512/522-4834
Uncle Nicky's is a local Italian restaurant offering various pasta, pane tostato, sandwich and salad dishes.
1123 E. 11th St., 512/359-5466