Does your heart speed up when you hear the words cannelloni and rigatoni? Does the thought of Tiramisu make you say ‘ah, mi amor….?’ If so, Austin will not disappoint your taste buds. Austin is well known for its eclectic culture and its live music but rest assured that when it comes to Italian food, the capital city is no slouch! So, whether you are looking for a fast and budget friendly Italian eatery or a romantic evening in an upscale establishment, Austin has it. 10 Best highlights top recommendations by those who live and work in Austin. This is where the locals take their friends and where they choose to eat. You’ll hear about Vespaio, the simple yet elegant restaurant in downtown Austin with a great selection of wine. We’ll tell you about Carmelo’s: a restaurant housed in Texas’ oldest train depot and several other establishments that pride themselves on their amazing cuisine. You’ll want to try them all and wish you had the time to do so! Our goal is to give you plenty of delicious facts so that you can narrow down the list to that one perfect place for your occasion. Buon Appetito!