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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, 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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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Good local eatery

This is a serviceable local designation that hasn't been overrun by tourists like me. Many years ago my wife and I lived in apartments down the street. We found this restaurant by accident when we were passing through the old neighborhood a couple of years ago and tried it on a whim. We return each... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
dcpbb
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Arlington, Texas
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Arlington, Texas
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a serviceable local designation that hasn't been overrun by tourists like me. Many years ago my wife and I lived in apartments down the street. We found this restaurant by accident when we were passing through the old neighborhood a couple of years ago and tried it on a whim. We return each time we come back to... More 

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Austin
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

located in the Clarksville neighborhood, Cipollina has excellent food at moderate prices. No tourists, just locals enjoying well prepared- largely Italian - eats. The service is competent and friendly. All pastas are very good, and pizzas are excellent. This is a favorite place of ours.

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Nice neighborhood restaurant with NYC feel. Authentic Italian menu with fresh pastas, interesting (but limited) entrees and salads. Pizzas looked to be nice size for price, though we didn't order. Wine was pricey. Lemon basil sorbetto was best I've tasted. Perfect setting for large and small group. Casual dress OK but feels like upscale restaurant.

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Tyler, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We attempted to walk into Jeffery's with no reservations but there were no tables. Across the street is a small Italian bistro, so we decided to give it a shot. We were very happy. One person had the fish of the day (trout), one had the tenderloin filet, & I had a pasta. All were excellent. We started with calamari... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Love the area where this restaurant is located. Very cute Austin neighborhood. There is a really sweet blue house across the street billed as a

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Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is one of those neighborhood bistros that looks like it'll be unbelievably expensive. It wasn't dirt cheap, but well worth the moderate prices. I had the flat crust pizzas several times. Truly outstanding. The fries are outstanding as well. The pasta dishes are inventive. For instance the spaghetti and meatballs were outstanding but if you are looking for your... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Here is everything we ordered: mussels, fries, kale salad with grilled chicken, scallops with asparagus, pizza and wine. Everything was beautifully presented and was wonderfully prepared. Service was gracious and attentive. Loved it!

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Texas
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142 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The white bean dip and calamari are both exceptional. The pizza was thin crust and memorably wonderful on a rainy evening. Last but certainly not least, Martin was a superb waiter.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

food was great had a little of everything the orange cream brûlée was very good. Pizza was very good we also enjoyed the bean purée.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal here. The service was great and the wine selection was good. We tried the Bacon Pizza which was excellent!!!

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?