While Loca D’Oro falls on the modern end of the Italian spectrum, Red Ash is definitely a more classic experience. Right in the middle of downtown, the space might look industrial, but the food is traditional - and some of the best Italian stuff we’ve found in this town. Get the roasted vine tomatoes and burrata (with a side of hot & crispy country bread) and the osso buco Milanese and it’ll suddenly become clear what Austin’s been missing out on.
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Head to 40 North’s brick and mortar space Downtown for some Neapolitan pizza along with a long menu of other dishes.
The coffee shop Houndstooth in downtown in the base of the Frost Bank Tower serves some of the best coffee in town.
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Head to Vespaio on South Congress to celebrate with great - but expensive - Italian food, or head to Enoteca Vespaio next door for a more casual night
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