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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 - 10:30 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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good not grest

Enjoyed the casual bistro type ambiance. Service was good. Nice selection of wine. I really enjoyed the special drink of housemade lavender syrup with Prosecco and lemon twist. We shared 2 apps. The calamari with pickled veg. Crisp calamari, no veg that we could see. White bean purée was nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 9, 2015
treetopstexas
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went in to pick up food to go. My order wasn't ready but I was given ticket to go ahead and pay. The price on the ticket was $2 higher for the already expensive $12 burger. I point this out to the manager. He says... "Oh, we will fix that". He meant fix it online not my bill ???... More 

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Thank ausbell
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Cipollina exceeded my expectations.....if you are looking for authentic food that has depth and wonderful flavors you have found the spot. This neighborhood spot is quaint and unpretentious, yet it has a New York feel to it. My two daughters, 13 and 19 enjoyed everything and we loved it. The spinach gnocchi is amazing and the bolognese delicious....literally the pasta... More 

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Thank Barbara V
Austin, Texas
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the casual bistro type ambiance. Service was good. Nice selection of wine. I really enjoyed the special drink of housemade lavender syrup with Prosecco and lemon twist. We shared 2 apps. The calamari with pickled veg. Crisp calamari, no veg that we could see. White bean purée was nice , served with raw veggies. A couple of us ordered... More 

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Thank treetopstexas
Arlington, Texas
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank dcpbb
Austin
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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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Thank Col A
Austin
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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Thank Italianlover
Tyler, Texas
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299 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank rhpatt29
Greenville, South Carolina
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337 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 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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Thank GVL605
Columbus, Ohio
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Thank SpartanJoe
West Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank csharrison68

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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, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?