This is my favorite casual Italian restaurant in town. I LOVE this place.
The restaurant itself is casual, but intimate and quiet. It's nice for a work lunch (good lunch specials), or a dinner with close friends. It's like being in a house, like many restaurants in Austin. The service is always very nice and attentive.
The food is so fresh and wonderful. I love that the salads contain NO ICEBERG LETTUCE. They consist of fresh mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. If you're not a vegan, try their homemade Parmesan Peppercorn dressing. It's awesome.
As for the entrees, I've had many. Their pizza is great, but my favorite is the Spinach Ravioli. I usually ask for extra garlic, which is no problem since it's all made to order. It comes out great.
If you're in the mood for some fresh, causal Italian, try the Brick Oven on 35th. You will be pleased and may find your new comfort food place in town.