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Il Brutto, Austin, TX

Il Brutto

4.6
4.6
1004 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Il Brutto is a neighborhood Italian restaurant located in East Austin with an emphasis on classic, multi-regional Italian dishes. The menu features fresh antipasti, daily home-made pastas, and pizzas baked in the restaurant’s Neapolitan wood-burning oven, in addition to house-made gelati, sorbets & desserts. The beverage program highlights an extensive selection of Italian wines from an on-site cellar, as well as local beers and handcrafted cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 580-8779

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Erind Halilaj

  • Private party facilities

    A neighborhood Italian restaurant in East Austin, Il Brutto is the perfetto spot to break bread with friends & family. We offer multiple options for small and large parties, including our private dining room, cozy bar, and oak-shaded patio.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Gregory: (866) 924-1541

  • Neighborhood

    East Austin

  • Cross street

    6th and Comal

  • Parking details

    Validated parking is always available in the Arnold Parking Garage with entrance on E 6th St. Limited paid street parking is available.

  • Entertainment

    Catch live jazz on the patio every Thursday from 7pm to close.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,004 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Kara

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    It was our first time there and we probably won't be back. The pasta was good but the appetizers were pretty lackluster despite sounding good in the descriptions. The service was not great and we felt ignored. There are too many better options in Austin.
  2. F

    Ferrinl

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We had four of us and ate up at the bar. It wasn’t ideal as it was quite loud. The food however was great. We got the beet salad, gnocchi and cacio pasta and margarita pizza!
  3. RS

    RitaS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    The food is good. We had two appetizers - mussels and prosciutto w/mozzarella - both quite good. Then two pastas - one excellent, the other okay. Still, $30 for a small bowl of pasta (though tasty) and the inability to carry on a conversation because of the noise level, will make us reluctant to return - at least for in-door dining. Also, the menu prices listed on Open Table are not accurate - prices are 30-50% higher than indicated.
  4. PT

    PamT

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. A little loud for us but still very fun.
  5. S

    Stacy

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend!! Food is delicious, service was exceptional, and the setting was wonderful. They even finish your meal with a complimentary Limoncello shot!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Extremely great food and service. Music way too loud to have a conversation (inside)
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Conducted Business Transactions.
  8. M

    Misty

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved everything about our dinner at Il Brutto! Restaurant is gorgeous and the view of the patio outside was incredible, they have this huge oak tree surround by a deck with misters, fans and cafe lights - the misters were going and the sunlight was streaming in through the mist and shade of the oak tree. Our food was amazing, we orders the prosciutto de parma, swordfish and lamb and each came out with perfect, IG worthy presentation. Our waiter was attentive and friendly, actually all of the wait staff was very professional, friendly and attentive We can’t wait to come back and I honestly can’t say enough positive things about our experience
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner! pretty loud but fun atmosphere and drinks!
  10. P

    Plea

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    A timeless classic that’s lost it’s touch. The east side just isn’t the same anymore.
  11. NB

    NishaB

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent however an issue with gnats which was annoying and there was a mistake on our check and instead of comping something or rewarding us for pointing it out they just gave us the corrected amount.
  12. C

    Cullen

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Connor at the bar was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable, two steps ahead at all times.
  13. AC

    ACarr

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Was a little louder than we anticipated but the service and food were EXCELLENT!!
  14. l

    lisar

    Austin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the beautiful patio covered by beautiful oak trees, listening to great musicians who played soft but very pleasing music, and ate an amazing meal. Everything was perfect. My only regret was not bringing my dog with me as it was very cool and pleasant on the patio with their mist machines going and she would’ve been just fine even though it was hot in the rest of Austin.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Waited 25 minutes after my reservation time for my table. Then was seated outside in the 95 degree heat even though I made a reservation for the indoor table. Flies swarmed our drinks and food the entire time and the server did nothing to try to amend the situation. Food was good but that was the only positive part of the dining experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service, our waitress was so kind and informative. She told us all about the wines they serve and had great recommendations. (I forget her name, but she was wonderful!) we sat outside and loved the ambience! Food delicious too!
  17. CB

    CandiceB

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was courteous and quick. Everyone was very attentive and nice and the food came out at a decent time so there were no complaints about that at all. My husband and I both ordered drinks (he got an old fashioned and I had one of the frozen aperol-based drinks) and these were decent. The food was ok. For apps, we had the charred broccolini and burrata crostini with anchovies on top. Both of these were good. I had higher hopes for the pasta dishes. We got the cacio e pepe and lasagna and it wasn't very remarkable. I wanted a bit more black pepper flavor to come through in the cacio e pepe and the overall flavor was one-note and not pronounced enough for me. The lasagna was a bit gummy for my liking.
  18. MB

    MrBrickell

    Austin

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I liked the restaurant ambiance a lot, to go out and have a good time. The pasta was ok, cacio e pepe is one of my favorite pasta but they must have gotten overboard with the pepper it was too much and the lamb Ragu tasted more like ropa vieja (Cuban dish) . The mushrooms were Devine, wine was great. Cocktails were too expensive, as if we were in Miami, not sure why, definitely more expensive than any other restaurant we’ve ever been in Austin.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommended
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Only outside seating was too hot and food was not as good as reviews stated.
  21. l

    lkraav

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have visited 3-4 times. Consistently great experience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was absolutely delicious. First time I’ve ever seen a vermouth flight in my life and something I would go back for again. Delicious food and great service.
  23. AL

    AlexL

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Monday night outing, party of 3 - ordered: crostini, mushrooms, broccolini, scallop crudo, gnocchi and cachio e pepe. The antipasti choices are underwhelming (scallop crudo excepted) compared to the clear pasta expertise and crisp flavor profiles of the entrees. We did not order the pizza having looked at a couple that came out, which looked overly crusty and no ode to Napoli. Lots of really good pizza in Austin. Here you should really focus on the pasta which they do very well.
  24. LF

    LocalFoodie

    Des Moines

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wow that meal was amazing.. Every single thing we ate was delicious. And a server was super nice
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are new to Austin and decided to come here on a date together. Everything about this restaurant is amazing. We sat outside under the giant tree that is towering above the patio and enjoyed the cool breeze and relaxing ambiance. We both ordered a few cocktails that were incredible and tried the gnocchi and pizza which were absolutely mouth watering. The food left us already planning our visit back to try more of the delicious menu and the service made us feel like we were the only ones in the restaurant. Thank you Il Brutto for the amazing experience. -Taylor
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    12/10 experience! If you haven’t been there you’re missing out. Great service, refreshing drinks, timely servers & an ambience that’s updated but not too modern. Thanks y’all!
  27. P

    Pinonica

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and the space was great. Most of the patio was fully shaded at the 6 o’clock hour. Service was good, they were accommodating for kids (he was well behaved that day, though!), and the food was good. Loved the citrus notes in the olives (appetizer). Would definitely recommend and return.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was all so wonderful!
  29. CL

    CariL

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I’d been before and thought it was spectacular! Slightly underwhelming this time. Not bad, just not as great as I remember.
  30. DE

    DavidE

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in on Memorial Day after going to a movie for an early dinner. We sat at the bar and had a olives, a Funghi pizza and the gnocchi and a bottle of Chianti. All of it was fantastic and the service was great.
  31. YA

    YogiATX

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious, tasty food- nice service, and easy environment! The ambiance was a bit off- maybe because we were close to the kitchen? Hearing the line cook's off-putting whistle, the blender noise overtaking the music, and not enough sound dampening or music that was loud enough to help offset that-- while the A/C was *barely* working enough to not make me sweat. It was casual and fine- but I wasn't overwhelmed with anything... Nice, good, just fine-- but it wouldn't be my first choice for a return visit.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    DeShawn was kind and considerate. Honestly one of the best dining experiences. The food also measured up to the service. If I’m ever back in Austin, I’ll be back!
  33. r

    rissab

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Happy hour is such a steal with alcohol 50% off. Pasta is always incredible
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and drinks were perfect. Our server was very knowledgeable and had great recommendations.
  35. S

    Stacy

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing!
  36. SL

    SaraL

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5
    I have been to Il Brutto a few times as I take guests whenever they come from out of town and I have noticed your service continues to get worse and worse. When I came on May 23rd it was TERRIBLE. I get our server was new but she knew nothing about the wines, took 25 min to come back after dropping our apps to get our dinner order, our wine didn’t come out until we were halfway through our dinner and then we ordered drinks for dessert and 3 out of the 4 of us got them, while the 4th waited for 15 min after we got ours, for his beer. His beer-not a cocktail-a beer. I get service industry ppl are hard to find these days but we spent over $300 when the only thing enjoyable was the food and the company. I could have done that at home.
  37. J

    Jall

    Austin

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is insane. Service is amazing. Ambience is cool. Food earns the high end price tag in my opinion.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good, not super phenomenal, but everything tasted fresh. The server was amazing. She was super kind and knowledgeable about the menu. It was refreshing because lately service at places has been lacking. Overall, good experience. We’d be willing to go back and try it out again.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavors of everything we ordered was 10/10
  40. TB

    TammyB

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor patio, validated parking. The agnolotti was divine though the portion quite small for the price (it was enough to fill me up, no leftovers though). The Buratta pizza was quite good. My husband was surprised the buffalo mozzarella is added in dollops cool and allowed to melt from the heat of the cooked pizza vs added then browned. Over time, it got quite thin which he wasn’t a super fan of. The flavors were delicious though. Lovely date night place though I wouldn’t go often bc the prices are a bit high for my preference.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Il Brutto using the Order Online button. Il Brutto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 580-8779.

Il Brutto is rated 4.6 stars by 1004 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 68 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Il Brutto

1601 East 6th Street Austin, TX 78702

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th and Comal

  • Neighborhood

    East Austin

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Mon 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Validated parking is always available in the Arnold Parking Garage with entrance on E 6th St. Limited paid street parking is available.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erind Halilaj

  • Entertainment

    Catch live jazz on the patio every Thursday from 7pm to close.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 580-8779

  • Private party facilities

    A neighborhood Italian restaurant in East Austin, Il Brutto is the perfetto spot to break bread with friends & family. We offer multiple options for small and large parties, including our private dining room, cozy bar, and oak-shaded patio.

  • Private party contact

    Laura Gregory: (866) 924-1541

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