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Asti Trattoria

408 E. 43rd St., Ste. C (Avenue H) Send to Phone
512-451-1218 | Menu
Smart homegrown Italian bistro from chefs Lisa and Emmett Fox fits Austin to a T.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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Asti Trattoria Restaurant Review

: This charming little taste of Italy offers sophistication in a funky Hyde Park neighborhood --- and does so without breaking the bank. Creative fare from the seasonally changing menu is ferried by a friendly staff that is always helpful --- yet sometimes hovering --- with good menu and wine recommendations. We like to start with the antipasti platter, which is an ideal sampler of the simple food of the Italian provinces: cold calamari salad, house-made breadsticks, white bean purée with truffle oil and sliced Italian cured meats. Entrées include generous pasta and risotto selections as well as grilled and roasted meats. In the first category, we lean toward the seafood risotto with saffron tomato sauce. In the latter, the honey-glazed duck breast with grilled peach is a hands-down favorite. We usually grab a quick lunch of pizza --- try the shrimp and smoked pancetta pie, brightened with preserved lemon. The trattoria boasts cool swivel stools at the shiny stainless-topped bar, a good place to watch the open-kitchen chefs perform their culinary tricks.

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