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La Traviata

Italian Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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    Kelly 🐘 M.
    "The pasta carbonara is to die for"(5 Tips)
    Nola L.
    "... carbonara and the chocolate hazelnut torte is definitely the way to go."(2 Tips)
    Thomas L.
    "The best spaghetti bolognese outside of Italy!"(3 Tips)
    John W.
    "Rigatoni is delicious"(2 Tips)
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 17, 2013
    This tiny bistro delights with well-executed Italian classics and quaint elegance. Can sometimes be too loud for dinner conversation, but that just adds to the NYC neighborhood trattoria feel. Read more
  • Sissy D.
    Sissy DJanuary 5, 2014
    Absolutely the BEST duck Ever!!!!! Can't believe how good it is! Lots of tryptophan making my serotonins soar! Grilled polenta is delicious too, I can't order anything but duck, so good.
  • Lindsey R.
    Lindsey RendonAugust 22, 2013
    Amazing. Chicken parm is the bomb. Paired with their prosecco and the chocolate hazelnut torte and Amy's Mexican vanilla ice cream. Amazing.
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    ASK Gwen CashOctober 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The spaghetti bolgonese is my favorite. Great service and wine list. One of the best Italian restaurants in Austin.
  • Nat E.heart icon on user image
    Nat EliasonJanuary 19, 2019
    Home made sourdough is excellent, and both of our pastas were fantastic. The rigatoni was cooked perfectly
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    ChristineApril 23, 2014
    Blown away by the homemade ravioli. It had mushrooms, I dont even like mushrooms, this was the best meal Ive had in a long time!!!
  • Lucy P.
    Lucy PriceAugust 28, 2014
    Incredible wild salmon entree , like a deconstructed nicoise with healthy wild fish (not tuna). Beyond delicious and satisfying.
  • Rania
    RaniaNovember 9, 2018
    Cozy seating and big pasta portions. Loved their Calamari Putanesca and Caesar Salad. The mushroom fettuccine was disappointing
  • Shiv W.heart icon on user image
    Shiv WaliaMarch 5, 2015
    Amazing pasta dishes. Good for a perfect Italian experience with Wine and pasta!
  • Colinheart icon on user image
    ColinFebruary 18, 2015
    Great place for a dinner date downtown. Be sure to make a reservation!
  • Sam D.heart icon on user image
    Sam DAugust 16, 2014
    The Caprese salad and Cioppino made a perfect meal
  •  Deon P.
     Deon ParconJune 23, 2013
    The best Italian Restaurant.. let me try spaghetti carbonara..! Wonderful mix.. no leftovers!
  • Nola L.
    Nola LuAugust 7, 2013
    Spaghetti carbonara and the chocolate hazelnut torte is definitely the way to go.
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    RobertJune 28, 2017
    Get the the Calamari Putalesca. Very yummy if you like spicy dishes.
  • Paul S.heart icon on user image
    Paul StubbsJanuary 26, 2017
    Great menu and wine list. Highly recommended
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BaileyJune 11, 2013
    The Chicken Parm was delicious and plenty to share!
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SavoyJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The main menu is a delight but their specials have your taste buds in pure bliss as you savor each bite.
  • Azsure D.
    Azsure Dorton HedgesMarch 11, 2013
    I sat by the window and enjoyed people watching during lunch.
  • Kelly 🐘 M.heart icon on user image
    Kelly 🐘 MartinDecember 28, 2015
    The pasta carbonara is to die for
  • minnie
    minnieApril 23, 2013
    The tiramisu is the best on Congress. And it has hazelnuts!
  • Andy H.
    Andy HMarch 28, 2011
    Supposedly good bolognese and duck dishes...we'll see. The bread chews like it was baked fresh--in August of 1983.
  • Mauricio S.
    Mauricio SanchesJanuary 20, 2014
    The carbonara is a must have.
  • John W.heart icon on user image
    John WaycuilisMay 31, 2018
    Rigatoni is delicious
  • manya
    manyaMarch 15, 2012
    The spaghetti carbonara is amazing. Get it.
  • Gauri M.
    Gauri ManglikMarch 22, 2012
    Pretty good Italian food. Not as expensive as I thought it would be. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BauderMay 26, 2014
    Amazing food especially the carbonara.
  • David D.
    David DeWellMay 24, 2012
    Make sure you don't need to split checks more than two - otherwise good was good.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WilsonDecember 23, 2011
    The spaghetti carbonara is sooo good! I never have leftovers.
  • Amy K.
    Amy KSeptember 24, 2012
    Ricotta Cheesecake is fabulous
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BrindleyJuly 3, 2013
    Best bolognese sauce in Austin!
  • Rosalyn R.
    Rosalyn RojmarJune 12, 2013
    Make sure you're not in a rush. The staff sure isn't.
  • Raul B.heart icon on user image
    Raul Bustamante JrJune 17, 2015
    The food here is amazing
  • Amortya R.
    Amortya RayNovember 29, 2018
    Food was okay. But they slid a $4 entree split fee into the check without telling me before hand. I thought that was shady.
  • Damon C.
    Damon Crepin-BurrMarch 16, 2010
    The creamy rosemary polenta is orgasmic! Give it a try!
  • Thomas L.
    Thomas LengelOctober 26, 2010
    The best spaghetti bolognese outside of Italy!
  • Robert G.
    Robert GallagherJuly 21, 2013
    Get the Carbonara
  • Robert C.
    Robert CavazosApril 13, 2013
    Lamb is money!
  • William M.
    William MoranMay 18, 2010
    Great long bar. Good place to drink Proseco
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingNovember 24, 2010
    Try the Cioppino
  • Richard C.
    Richard ClintonNovember 23, 2010
    Best italian food in town.
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    SierraFebruary 28, 2010
    Try the beef carpaccio!
  • Santiago A.heart icon on user image
    La comida es exquisita, no recuerdo el nombre de los platillos pero todo lo que comimos fue delicioso, una muy grata sorpresa, espero poder volver algún día
  • Robert L.
    Robert LevitanMarch 6, 2014
    Spaghetti Alla Bolognese- deliciouso !
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