Category Archives: Italian

Our long national nightmare is over.

Pao’s Mandarin House in Lakeway reopened yesterday. At least, that’s the word on the street. I’ve been a little busy and didn’t get a chance to make it over there last night. Plus, judging from the reaction on NextDoor, I … Continue reading

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August 23, 2104: Maggiano’s Little Italy

Maggiano’s Little Italy 10910 Domain Dr #100, Austin, 78759 (512) 501-7870 Pepper Grinder Rating: 0 (They had several impressive pepper grinders in a server cubbyhole, but neglected to offer any to us.) Bathroom Rating: 3 WiFi note: There’s free WiFi…if … Continue reading

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More tales from the police blotter.

You may have heard of Damian Mandola. He and his nephew Johnny Carrabba have had cooking shows on PBS. The Mandola family are prominent restaurant operators, and the Carrabba’s chain was founded by Johnny and Damian. Damian also has a … Continue reading

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North Verona Ristorante Italiano Closed

According to a Yelp reviewer and Google Maps, the north location of Verona Ristorante Italiano closed late last year. (The south location still seems to be open, and they’ve done a half-assed scrubbing of mentions of the north location off … Continue reading

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Prima Pizza Pasta Relocating, Mi Pizza Taking the Space

A double-dose of restaurant relocation news I don’t think has been reported anywhere else: Prima Pizza Pasta has relocated from its location at Parmer and McNeil to a new location at Anderson Mill and 620 as of February 1st. (The … Continue reading

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July 27, 2013: Prima Pizza Pasta

Prima Pizza Pasta 6001 W Parmer Ln (the same corner as the HEB) 258-5700 Lawrence’s Comments Once upon a time, this space was a CiCi’s pizza. And it closed. How hard can it be to make a profit at a … Continue reading

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Recent closings of possible interest to some folks.

Berryhill Baja Grill, on 360 in that strip center near Trento. This was a place I liked; they had good pork tamales, fish tacos, and a pulled pork taco I was partial to. They’d been open for a fair while … Continue reading

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January 10, 2009: Sagra Enoteca Trattoria.

Sagra Enoteca Trattoria. 1610 San Antonio St. 535-5988 30.27984° N, 97.74352° W Pepper grinder rating: 0. Men’s room rating: 2. (You go to all that trouble to redecorate the place, and then leave a rusted, pitted waste bin in there?). … Continue reading

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March 15, 1997: Olive Garden.

8833 Burnet Road 459-0701 Pepper grinder rating: 0. Men’s room rating: 3. Dwight’s comments: Indefensibly bland Italian food. Good breadsticks and decent salad. Average service. Why do the Olive Gardens continue to be packed every damn night, when there are … Continue reading

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