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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Patika Luncheonette is tucked away on the ground floor of the 100 Congress building downtown, serving very good coffee and lunch.
Parlor and Yard
Parlor and Yard Downtown is a great game-day or day drinking options, with tons of seating, corn hole, bar snacks, and plenty of TVs.
HandleBar is a Dirty Sixth bar with an inexplicable mustache theme, but the rooftop is great for a big group.
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Asti is a casual Italian restaurant in Hyde Park with a long wine list and a great patio.
If you want some excellent homemade pasta, but don’t feel like spending a fortune, go to Patrizi’s on Manor.
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