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Cipollina, Austin, TX
Cipollina, Austin, TX
Cipollina, Austin, TX
Cipollina, Austin, TX
Cipollina, Austin, TX

Cipollina

4.8
4.8
1118 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cipollina is a neighborhood bistro serving Italian, locally-sourced food. Our seasonal menu features salads, small plates, large plates and wood-fired pizzas. We’re open for lunch and dinner daily. Reservations accepted and walk-ins also welcome.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (512) 477-5211
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Brenton Childs
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Cross Street
    12th St.
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,118 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Austin

    Italian

  • Austin

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Austin

    Italian

1,118 Reviews
  1. incomprise4

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for a late Valentine's Dinner. The ambiance is very romantic. There are no tvs. Just restaurant, food, and great conversations. I would only recommend that candles be placed on the tables because it was hard on the eyes when reading. The food and wine were awesome. I would return and recommend it.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service! Very friendly people! Definitely recommend for date night! Food was outstanding!

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  3. JuliaH

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing as always! Modest wine list but features a few good bottles. I believe our server’s shift ended before we were able to settle the bill, so we sat for around 30 minutes waiting for someone to come by and eventually took our check to the host to ask who to pay. Other than that, it was a great meal!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cipollina is a great neighborhood restaurant. We had reservations at 6:00pm and within 30 minutes the restaurant was full! Delicious pizza, chicken Caesar salad and the roasted brussel sprouts were amazing!! We were celebrating my birthday so I had my favorite, tiramisu, and my husband had cheesecake. Both were delicious!

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  5. SeanH

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So caveat for this review, this was for a fixed menu on Valentines day. So this was our first time here. It's a nice little restaurant with some nice ambience inside. The service was good and the server was pretty attentive. My wife enjoyed the wine she had. The food was fine I would say over all. Nothing that made us think we really need to come back. We got a little humus amuse bouche. Appetizer was meat balls for me and I think it was a little beat salad for my wife. She thought it was good, nothing amazing. The meat balls for me tasted fine but were a little tough like they had been cooked too long or something. Second course was a salad. I got the Ceaser salad and my wife I think got the mixed greens. We both only got half way through the salads because they were both incredibly salty. Like aside from the salt it tased fine but it was so salty we both had pushed our salads off to the side and couldn't finish them. Main course I got was steak, mashed potatoes and boiled greens. My wife got the rock fish. This was the best of the dishes. My wife really liked the rock fish and potato cake or whatever it came with. My steak was ok. Like it was cooked really well. I think my issues is between the steak, mashed potatoes and boiled greens, none of the flavors really went well together and it was a very much for the best experience eat these separately because the flavors kind of clash if you take a bite of steak and potatoes. The potatoes tasted better than the steak and the boiled greens were just kind of bitter and salty. The steak was cooked well, but whatever the gravy on it was kind of had a dull flavor to it, maybe a bit of red wine or some gravy like texture. I think the steak would have been better without it and just salt and pepper honestly. The sauce wasn't elevating the flavor in this case. For a $200 meal, not really worth it. The food all needs work. We probably won't come back any time soon. It doesn't warrant the price.

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  6. ConstanceW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. My personal favorites are the chicken parmesan and tiramisu.

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  7. BrennaL

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I will start by saying that I have been looking forward to visiting Cipollina for a while. I made a reservation for my dad's 63rd birthday, excited to surprise him and finally try it. The food was great - we had the arugula salad, white bean dip, and I ordered the redfish which was all delicious. However, the service was a miss. Our server seemed like he was rushing us from the moment we sat down. He immediately rushed us into a wine order then came back only 5 or so mins later to take our food order. It seemed like he was trying to clear plates before we even finished eating. I had noted that it was my dad's birthday when we arrived and on our reservation but there was no mention of that. I am all for quick and efficient service but this really felt like we were being hurried. That said, good food and nice place.

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  8. RJRT

    Central Texas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had been to Cippolina before but this recent visit was outstanding. Excellent chopped salad - fresh, crisp and not overly dressed. We had the tagliatelle alfredo with crimini mushrooms that was not too heavy. The mushrooms were beautifully seasoned & earthy. But the star of the show was the gnocchi that were served in this lovely and light broth with roasted cherry tomatoes, spinach and a sprinkle of chevre which was unique and perfectly balanced. Will be back for sure to this neighborhood gem!

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  9. CraigF

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food, great service! Only complaint is that it's too noisy. I shouldn't have to lean over the table on order to hear what my date was saying.

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  10. Colton

    Austin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Welcoming interior, but far too loud. They need to pad the walls or something. Date night was ruined because we could hardly hear each other.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!! Great experience overall - highly recommend to all!!

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  12. JennyL

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening we enjoy dinning at Cippolina often.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always but our server was disappointing. He forgot to get our drinks after bringing us water and taking our drink orders, we finally flagged down another server who brought them to us. After receiving our food he didn't check to ensure everything was satisfactory, we had to ask for the check, etc. other servers pitched in and they were great but our assigned server was not great at all. Ambience was great, they comp-ed our dessert as it was my friend's birthday, I didn't want to complain as this was the first time we've experienced less than stellar service and everyone else pitched in to make sure we were taken care of, would recommend, always a treat!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The prices are inflated but the food is average. The bread, calamari, and meatball appetizers were delicious. The arugula salad was fresh and tasty however the chicken served with it was not chicken breast but instead dark meat and had too many gristle pieces. The mushrooms in the Alfredo were delicious but the pasta was extremely bland and overpriced especially to not include meat.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a birthday dinner here with 7 friends and it was amazing! I loved the atmosphere and the food was great.

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  16. JimD

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten there many times, have never been let down

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, adorable, quaint, neighborhood spot for a cozy, scrumptious Italian dinner with a good wine selection. Vicki was a great server!

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  18. GregH

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Simple and no frill ambiance but great food, casual and comfortable. Only have food and wine drink wise.

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  19. LarryI

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a lovely family night out! Lydia was AMAZING and gave us DELICIOUS recommendations! We dined on Pepperoni pizza, spaghetti with meatballs, shrimp scampi, and Bolognese.

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  20. AndyC

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always wonderful! Food and service is always on point. Thank you!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite pizza and my favorite caesar salad! 💜💙💛

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  22. CharlesT

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great basic Italian food, especially pizza. Good wine selection, reasonably priced. Ambience: cozy neighborhood bistro, can be pretty noisy, but that is part of the charm

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  23. BridgetG

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my 4th time eating at Cipollina and it never disappoints! It’s great for a nice lunch or special dinner. Great menu.

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  24. AnaS

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything is house made, great neighborhood local ambiance. Service and food both exceeded our expectations. Excited to come back!

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  25. EmilyM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience! The food was delicious, and the service was great. Such a cozy restaurant.

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  26. HelenH

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have eaten here many times and it is always delicious, staff is friendly, and they are accommodating to our large group! Thank you to Jamie for being a patient server!

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  27. JimD

    San Antonio

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very quaint and nice Italian restaurant in a quiet upscale residential community. From the outside, it isn't much. But, once inside you can feel the neighborhood vibe with waiters/waitresses working quickly with a very friendly atmosphere. To top it all off the food is outstanding! Highly recommended.

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  28. milesm

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place and the food. Service with Horacio was amazing! He is the best. Cheers

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely neighborhood favorite. Love the pizza and the bolognese—but it needed more salt this time. I love added lots of parm! Wonderful wines. Thanks for being a constant in Austin.

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  30. KellyW

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love everything on the menu. Pizza is amazing. Pasta dishes, the roasted chicken is one of our favorites. Garlic knots are fantastic. Great staff and service.

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  31. Ladybug

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food! And all of my party loved their food. I would say that the service could have been a little bit better but the food was delicious!!

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  32. suskp

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    the pizza is good. We love the arugula salad and the calamari.

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  33. Westie

    Austin

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service from the minute we walked in the door until we left. Friendly, informed staff made our evening enjoyable. We had the mussels, a Caesar salad, the gnocchi and the chicken parm. The pasta was perfectly cooked in each dish. The focaccia was a nice treat with the gnocchi and the mussels. The gnocchi was a very fresh version in a light wine sauce with baby spinach and cherry tomatoes. My partner enjoyed the chicken parm which had a portion of the wing with the breast - no flattened cutlet here! The pizza oven gave a slightly smokey flavor to the parm and mussels. There was a nice wine selection and beer available. We will be back.

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  34. ShannonS

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service excellent as always. Our favorite Italian restaurant in Austin.

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  35. RobertC

    Austin

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the experience. Capable staff combined with a menu with good variety resulted on a positive dinner.

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  36. markeymark

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was decent. Felt a little rushed by waiter who told us that we had less than two hours to enjoy our meal

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  37. MusicMan

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s a no frills ambience—-just a large open room with tables well-spaced. But the food is extraordinary. Best fried calamari I’ve ever had—-and the pastas are all made in -house. Fresh and delightful food, nicely served.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated my sister’s birthday here and had a great time! The vibe is very simple and understated, but the food is amazing. The pasta tasted really fresh and the pizza was delish. They also gave us a complimentary birthday dessert. Will definitely be back!

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  39. enjoygoingout

    Austin

    29 reviews

    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was mediocre - the pizza crust was chewy instead of crisp and the pasta was slightly overcooked. The chicken parmasean was better than stouffers.

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  40. GabrielaA

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I selected Cipollina for a group dinner with siblings and friends from out of state - it was a winner all around! The service was excellent and the food was incredible. The gnocchi I ordered was incredibly pillowy and soft - I almost didn't need to chew, it melted in my mouth! The only downside was that it does get quite loud in the restaurant, but other than that, it was wonderful! Everyone who attended praised the choice.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cipollina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 477-5211.

Cipollina is rated 4.8 stars by 1118 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cipollina

1213 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    12th St.
  • Neighbourhood
    Downtown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Wine Bar, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Brenton Childs
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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