My Favorite Italian Restaurants in Austin (Localeur.com)
by Jodie Holland
August 19 2013
Hands down, the undisputed Italian champ in Austin is Patrizi’s. The space is hidden away off Manor Rd. behind the Vortex theatre and Butterfly Bar (inside the Vortex). Yes, this is a food trailer. Yes, you will eat homemade pasta off paper plates with plastic forks. And, yes, your mind will be blown. First, the service is so inviting. The evening I went, the manager on duty, Kace, came out and described the menu thoroughly, gave us his recommendations, and let us know there is a wine bottle special for $15 inside the Butterfly Bar that you can purchase with your meal. PRO TIP! The food is phenomenal and the space is relaxing. I can’t say enough good things. This place is perfect for a date, a birthday celebration, or just kicking it solo with a glass of wine and some bitchin’ food. GO THERE, you won’t be sorry. Favorites: pork & beef meatballs, celery soup, bone marrow, and house-made ricotta.