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Paggi House Restaurant Review: Paggi House offers not only a dining experience but also an escape of sorts, too. A years-ago remodel of the restaurant, situated in an historic landmark house, gave it an energy a little more young and vibrant, which is not a bad thing. A common motif for the kitchen is elevating familiar menu items, such as “duck four ways,” a plate of roasted duck breast, duck leg hash, crispy duck skin and foie gras jus. Standout starters on one visit included quail legs and eggs with bacon and truffle croutons, and Texas beets and mascarpone spiked with honey vinegar and whole-grain mustard. The offerings change according to the availability of the freshest possible ingredients. The spacious patio is a stone’s throw from Lady Bird Lake and downtown, and has become one of the most popular Sunday brunch locales in the area. To be fair, this could be largely due to the $3 mimosas and $4 Bloody Marys.