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“Good and convenient to Doubletree Suites on 15th St”
Review of Sagra

Sagra
Ranked #1,103 of 3,992 Restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed April 19, 2012

This restaurant was an easy walk (1.5 blocks) from our hotel. We each ordered a pizza which were both very good. Our waiter forgot to bring me a glass of wine and i had to flag him down, so it was comped. Very relaxed atmosphere and nice outdoor dining. I would definitely eat here again.

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Reviewed March 28, 2012

For a while Vespaio on South Congress was our favorite Italian in Austin. (Does anyone reading this remember Basil's on 10th?) Now we have several good Italian restaurants to choose from, and Sagra is about equal to the best, in our opinion. Plus it is North of the river, which is a big deal these days if you happen to be in the North, with Austin traffic being what it is.

Sagra is an unassuming converted house near the Dog and Duck pub, just a couple of blocks South of the University. The interior is attractive; the subdued light and layout give it an intimate feel. There is a tiny bar hidden behind a half wall away from the entrance. There is patio seating outside in the back and in front of the building, though the views from latter are mundane.

When booking watch out for large wedding parties and the like, which change the vibe of the place.

The wait staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and generally accommodating towards changes here and there. There are two unremarkable tap beers, a decent selection of bottled beers, and a wine selection that I am not qualified to comment on.

There is a separate vegetarian menu. We have tried every dish on there, and have been very happy with everything. The food is generally full of flavor - slightly on the rich side, which is a treat and departure from the norm for a vegetarian. Even the salads are full of of intense flavors, and amongst the best (I am not usually a big salad fan).

Unreservedly recommended.

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Thank michael i
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We have dined at Sagra at least a dozen times and each time it gets better and better. The servers are always friendly, knowledgeable and courteous and the food is delicious. Sagra does a great job of taking favorites and putting a twist on them.

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Thank SpanningTheGlobe
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

Only a short walk from the University campus, this Italian-style bistro is quite good
(maybe only 3.6 stars), especially for a romantic lunch. Homemade pasta is excellent,
service is mixed, and I highly recommend the Rubrato Aglianico as a choice for wine.

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Thank weyl-59
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Reviewed August 7, 2011

We didn't mean to come here. We were going to go to a more popular (definitely in trip advisor terms) italian restaurant on 5th Street but a seemingly honest review on another site by a New Yorker with Italian heritage put us off in a big way. We were then going to go to an Indian near Sagra but as there was an hour's wait we tried Sagra. So glad we did. The place was buzzing and had an Italian feel. Our Sicilian waiter brought our calamari, platter of mixed salamis and cheeses(real blue cheeses) with walnuts crisp breads and honey and bruschetta (which was too thick bread and rather average). We then had boar osso buco with saffron risotto (overcooked but tasty) and some pretty good, thin pizzas. This was washed down with a gluggable Nero D'Avola and finished off with wonderful chocolate mousse cake and blood orange sorbet. All the salads, tomatoes, basil etc are grown by the restaurant. The pasta is homemade as is the mozzarella and all the sorbets. They also source ingredients from local farmers and artisans.

As I am of Italian extraction and
know about food I really feel I can rate this pretty highly. All I can say is that I will certainly be back when net in Austin.

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Thank ruthiegee
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