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1213 West Lynn, Austin, TX 78703-3953 (Downtown)
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Ranked #611 of 3,120 Restaurants in Austin
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Price range: $8 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 12th St.
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.
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English first
Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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143 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 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 via mobile

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

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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Austin, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

My wife and I had a very good lunch here today. My wife had the arctic char while I had the fresh mozzarella pomodoro, basil pizza. Both were well prepared and very tasty. The service is friendly and knowledgeable. I would certainly recommend Cipollina.

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