908 Congress, 512/476-3131
Downtown ristorante and pizzeria specializes in Neapolitan-style pizzas baked in a wood-fired brick oven.
A wood-fired oven turns out pizzas as well as some entrée selections, and a wine mezzanine is stocked with 100% Italian wine selections. Lunch and dinner menus are based on seasonal Northern Italian dishes enhanced by local produce. Also look for rustic Italian artisan breads and desserts like various flavors of gelati, sorbetti, and fruit crostatas.
123 W. Sixth, 512/660-5390
The sublime starter of roasted beets with goat cheese is an indication of how the food served here is a model of perfect preparation and clean flavors. Save room for their desserts.
314 Congress, 512/479-8131
Classic Italian dining with a focus on wood cooking from the founders and former executive chef of Eddie V's. The bread – swimming in butter and garlic – is a thing of beauty.
303 Colorado #200, 512/379-2906