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5 Italian Restaurants in Downtown Austin to Get the Best Pizza and Pasta

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2020 has been a whirlwind of a year to say the least. That is why it is time to power up and pack on some serious refueling! There’s no better way to indulge than a heaping bowl of homemade pasta or a cheesy, melty pizza. We’ve rounded up 5 delicious Italian restaurants in Downtown Austin with yummy homemade meals, so hand over the pasta and meatballs!

When one enters North Italia, they feel as though they have stepped into Italy itself. The perfection and art that comes with hand making the pasta and pizza is unreal. Every morning the workers at North Italia create homemade dishes from scratch. The pizza is made to be very airy with a perfectly crisp crust. This place really is easily one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Downtown Austin!

🗓 SUN–THUR | 11AM–10PM
🗓 FRI–SAT | 11AM–11PM

📍500 W 2nd St #120, Austin, TX 78701

Red Ash is a popular Italian restaurant in downtown Austin with a contemporary twist. What makes this restaurant stand out from other Italian food chains is that the menu features an extensive steak selection. Red Ash is the perfect place for a date night with your significant other or even a date night with your pals.

🗓 SUN-THUR | 5PM–10PM 
🗓 FRI & SAT | 5PM-11PM

📍Colorado Tower, 303 Colorado St #200, Austin, TX 78701

Eat, drink, and enjoy life is the motto of Taverna Austin. This warm and inviting restaurant offers a true Italian experience! Here you can find all your traditional favorite Italian classic dishes from pasta to pizza to really any homemade Italian dish you’re craving. Taverna Austin also offers weekly specials including a $3 mimosa and peach bellini brunch special which is truly a price you can’t beat!

🗓 MON–THUR | 11AM–10PM
🗓 FRI | 11AM–11PM
🗓 SAT | 10AM-11PM
🗓 SUN | 10AM–10PM

📍258 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

This hidden gem serves one of the best pizza’s in downtown Austin. The owner of this fine pizzeria grew up in New York City where his family taught him the importance of true Italian food. This is where he learned the art of pizza while later applying it to his own shop here in Downtown Austin. Here you can enjoy eating in a chic, neighborhood friendly atmosphere steps away from the Texas Capital. You must sample the homemade desserts and gelato, trust us! It is a must for a perfect ending to a delicious meal.  

🗓 TUE–THUR | 4:30PM–9PM
🗓 FRI–SAT | 4:30PM–10PM

📍 908 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701

Last but not least we have Numero28. Be prepared to be overwhelmed with lots of delicious oven fried pizzas, fresh pasta, small plates, Italian wine, meats, cheese and more! Whether you’re looking for a lite bite, full meal, or a glass of wine, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Everything is filled with lots of spice and authentic Italian flavoring.

🗓 MON–FRI | 5PM–10PM
🗓 THUR & FRI | 11AM-2PM
🗓 SAT–SUN | 12PM–10PM

📍452 W 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Italian Restaurants in Downtown Austin

Each of the above restaurants are fueled by creativity and passion. When it comes to trying out new places to eat, you want to feel as though there is passion and effort in the food being created. These five places each have chefs that are truly passionate about the customers they are serving. We hope you check out one of these Italian Restaurants in Downtown Austin and let us know which one is your favorite!

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Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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