Hi! I wanted to start a thread about new restaurants & bars near Zilker. Two places that we have recently tried:
El Chipiron http://elchipironaustin.com/ - on S. Lamar, Tapas, it was good, but somewhat limited menu. But the Gin & Tonics were incredible!
It’s Italian Cucina http://itsitaliancucina.com/ - also on S. Lamar (in the old Verts spot). Enjoyed the happy hour and brunch we had there. Nice wine list and the Happy Hour had some great deals. The pasta isn’t home made (boo!) but the main courses were delicious.
Went to It’s Italiana last night - it was righteous. Wine was yum in my tum, mouth, and head! The noodles weren’t the best, but the sauce was cheek tingling. I also had the calamari, which was tender and delicious without being slimy. Highly recommend checking it out… also not too harsh on the old leather back!
Agreed @Harris! We decided to stop in on Saturday night and had another great experience. Also found out that they will have a selection of wine and other Italian staples available for purchase. Excited to have another great dinning option so close to our neighborhood.