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Cipollina

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1213 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703-3953 (12th St.)
512-477-5211
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Description: Cipollina is a neighborhood bistro serving Mediterranean-inspired...
Cipollina is a neighborhood bistro serving Mediterranean-inspired, 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Local cuisine off the beaten path

Small quaint little place with quality service. The food was well prepared and cared for in its presentation. They take the time to prepare each meal. Good wine selection and you can tell this is where the locals frequent. Seems everyone there knew one another. The staff was attentive and took... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Guinness C
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Magnolia, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Magnolia, United States
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Small quaint little place with quality service. The food was well prepared and cared for in its presentation. They take the time to prepare each meal. Good wine selection and you can tell this is where the locals frequent. Seems everyone there knew one another. The staff was attentive and took great care of us. I'll be saving this place... More 

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The place was crowded on a Friday evening (also a home football weekend), but we were seated fairly soon. This a great, clean neighborhood Italian restaurant (although a bit loud when full due to lots of hard surfaces and little except patrons to absorb the sound) in an area featuring a half-dozen small eateries, and is well worth the trip... More 

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Austin, Texas
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319 reviews 319 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I made reservation via Open Table. Service was so so. The guy that filled our water was on top of his job. We started with Caprese Salad and the mussels. Both were good. I wished I would have stopped there. When they showed up my husband ask about his beer that still had not arrived. Entrees were... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The ambiance was pleasant, but the food was atrocious. The Olive Garden would have been better . I was also sick the next day after eating at this dump!

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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Cipollina food is goog the wait staff is attentive but be prepared the place can get noicey. Our table of 4 had 3 of the pasta dishes the and everyone in our party I enjoyed them. The wine list has a little of everything. We will return.

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Austin, Texas
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160 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We meet friends here often. Atmosphere is great, food and service are excellent plus reasonable, and the wine list is extensive. Highly recommended.

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Austin, TX
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70 reviews 70 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

We often stop by this lovely neighborhood restaurant for Sunday brunch. It seems to be the perfect spot for us, never too busy or crowded, friendly staff, and dependable food. The last time we were there, my husband and I split a Cesar salad and mushroom pizza. The salad was nice, but the pizza was outstanding! We will be back....

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Austin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Cippolina is a neighborhood place, just five minutes from Austin's center. Like European restaurants, it has big windows. Not a fancy place, but the food is consistently excellent. It reminds me of a lower NY West Side place, comfortable and affordable. The menu changes slowly. It never misses.

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Chicago, Il.
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We had an arugula salad with grilled cantaloupe and pecans. Very refreshing. We also had the gnocchi which was excellent. Grilled Brussels sprouts for the veggie and a nice inexpensive wine too. I would definitely go back again if I'm ever in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Can't get enough of the soups, the desserts, the wines!! Lately when I've been in a hurry but looking for a pick-me-up treat, I've ordered at the counter and hurried away with my magical something. The servers couldn't be more welcoming! Creative, delectable dishes!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1213 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703-3953
    (12th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512-477-5211

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

Cipollina is a neighborhood bistro serving Mediterranean-inspired, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?