Red Ash Italia
303 Colorado #200, Austin, 78701, 512/379-2906
Hours: Sun.-Thu., 5-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 5-11pm
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.
Downtown hot spot brings back the basics
Brandon Watson, February 2, 2017
This restaurant serves some of the best homestyle thin-crust pizzas (including plenty of gluten-free options) and has Italian lunch specials that can be enjoyed alfresco.
1209 Red River, 512/477-7006
This restaurant offers an upscale Italian and Continental menu in a beautifully restored Downtown railroad hotel. Catch live accordion music five nights a week.
504 E. Fifth, 512/477-7497
Some things never change, like the quality of these pies, and the De Niro sandwich – homemade foccacia with giant meatballs. Baked Eggplant Provolone on spaghetti sounds good to us, as well. The wine list is well-curated, and pairs well with the main courses here.
508 West Ave., 512/472-3534