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That’s amore: Top 7 Best Pasta Places in Austin

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Looking for a hearty dish that will transport you overseas to the Italian countryside? Look no further than your own backyard. Austin is home to some of the finest Italian cuisines from curbside food trucks to our top-tier fine dining options. Whether you’re looking to satisfy a craving for a classic spaghetti dish or find a romantic setting for a date night, Austin has you covered with some of the best pasta spots. Read on and check out some of our favorite Italian spots in the city.

📸 Juniper

Take a stroll around East Austin and you will find this quaint Italian spot wafting with delightful aromas. Juniper restaurant is home to some of the finest Northern Italian cuisine Austin can find. Their 10-course tasting menu is what Italiano dreams are made of. If you want to the traditional tapas route, Juniper also offers a fantastic a la carte menu featuring a delectable array of antipasti and the best pasta dishes. Even for the weekend crowd, Juniper’s Prix fix brunch menu is outstanding!

SUN-THURS | 5PM-11PM

FRI-SUN | 5PTHe M-11PM

SUN Brunch | 11AM-3PM

📍 2400 E. Casesar Chavez #304

Austin, TX 78702

📸 Patrizi's

Craving some traditional Italian fare straight from the old country? Patrizi’s has the homemade atmosphere you so desperately crave. Bringing authentic tastes from their homemade Patrizi’s Red Sauce to their fantastic pesto dish, “The Great Leopold” there’s a reason why this East Austin bistro is home to some of the best pasta. Grab your friends and reminisce over a bottle of wine or take your beau for a romantic date night at Patrizi’s!

SUN-SAT | 5PM-9:30PM

📍 2307 Manor Rd.

Austin, TX 78702

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Transport yourself to the South of Italy’s Puglia region for a flavor profile like no other. One of the best pasta places in Austin can be found at this Italian outpost aptly named The Heel of the Boot. Bringing a traditional Pugliese experience, they’re known for their homemade meatballs and traditional pasta sauces. Is your mouth watering yet? Head over to The Heel of the Boot for one of the best pasta experiences that Austin has to offer! Finish off the meal with their delightful cannoli dessert!

TUES | 3PM- 9:30PM

WED | 3PM – 10:30PM

THURS | 3PM-9:30PM

FRI-SAT | 12PM-10:30PM

SUN | 3PM-9PM

📍610 N Interstate Hwy 35, Unit C. Austin, TX 78701

📸 MIA Italian Tapas & Bar

Wander up to North Austin’s shopping district for an out-of-the-world Italian tasting experience. Located in The Domain is MIA Italian Tapas & Bar, which is home to a fantastic antipasti selection and homemade Italian fair. Try their hearty chicken alfredo pasta or spaghetti carbonara for traditional savory Italian flavors. For something light, try an amalgamation of different flavors from their seafood selection to their luxurious charcuterie combinations.

MON-TUES | 4PM-9PM

WED-THURS | 4PM-10PM

FRI | 1PM-10:30PM

SAT | 12PM – 10:30PM

SUN | 12PM – 9:00PM

📍 11420 Rock Rose Ave. Ste 120

Austin, TX 78758

📸 Juliet

Located right in the heart of the city, one of Austin’s best pasta places is Juliet Italian Kitchen. Nearby the bustling heart of downtown Austin, Juliet’s is situated right in the heart of Austin’s Zilker Park neighborhood and is always thriving with locals and visitors alike. Their home to Italian-American cuisine that’s reminiscent of New York’s Little Italy. They offer a hearty Prix fix power lunch special, homemade pasta, and hand-tossed pizzas. Add any combo of sides for the ultimate meal experience!

For all locations and hours visit their website.

📸 Artipasta

Home of delicious handcrafted pasta and traditional Italian fare, Artipasta shows the true flavors of Italian cuisine. Home to some of the best pasta in all of Austin, Artipasta features flavors like four-cheese macaroni, spaghetti carbonara, and a tagliatelle pasta dish with their house meat sauce. Finish off with their delightful selection of desserts of cannoli and various other Italian sweet treats.

TUE-SAT | 12PM-3PM, 6PM-9PM

SUN | 12PM-8PM

📍 Thicket Food Park

7800 South 1st Street

Austin, TX 78745

📸 Sammie's Italian Restaurant

Take a trip back in time to try traditional Italian classics from warm burrata cheese bruschetta to mouth-watering white wine steamed clams. Sammie’s Italian Restaurant has been serving delectable tastes from Old Italy for years and is home to some of the best pasta dishes in Austin. Excite your taste buds with a variety of pasta dishes from hearty rigatoni Bolognese to campanelle with tuna and capers!

TUES-WED | 5PM – 11PM

THURS – SAT | 5PM – 12AM

FRI | 12PM – 12AM

SUN | 5PM – 10PM

📍 807 W. 6th St.

Austin, TX 78703

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Hailey Way

Hailey Way

An alum of University of Washington's Journalism program, Hailey's cultural beats include technology, style, and the arts. Writing eventually transitioned into editing content for SEO best practices in balance with brand storytelling. As a digital marketing strategist, she wears many hats consulting clients in B2B/B2C small business, e-commerce, film, cosmetology, and lifestyle brands. Since 2018 Hailey has been a contributing style editor for Gabriel & Co. New York. She currently resides in Austin, where she enjoys thrifting, exploring local businesses, pop up events, and nature.

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