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1213 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703-3953 (12th St.)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Took my family out for lunch on a Sunday and it was a disappointing, uncomfortable experience. We asked what kind of salad dressing options there were and our server didn't know. He was short with us and didn't want to take the restaurant.com coupon until the next server came in. I asked for crushed red pepper and he said, "It's... More 

Thank toautumn719
Austin, Texas
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233 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Cipollina is one of my "GO TO" restaurants in Austin. It is a little hidden gem not too far from downtown or the UT area. This past Saturday night I had out of town visitors to host and I could not get a dinner reservation for a decent time anywhere near the SoCo or Downtown area that was unique and... More 

Thank luvplayacar
Brownwood, Texas, United States
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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I haven't been here in a long while. They have done away with their cold food case. I had wanted to chose something from it but instead had to order from the menu. I wanted something light because it was so hot that day. I ordered the proscuitto pizza. It was very nicely cooked but I don't like to have... More 

Thank Mary S
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

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 

1 Thank ausbell
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Barbara V
Austin, Texas
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank treetopstexas
Arlington, Texas
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank dcpbb
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Col A
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Italianlover
Tyler, Texas
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346 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $30
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 W Lynn St, Austin, TX 78703-3953
    (12th St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512-477-5211
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?