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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Authentic Italian
1. Authentic Italian
"food was delicious, authentic, and served by a very professional staff"
MGKelly
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2. Expert Service
2. Expert Service
"enjoyed the pasta dishes and the service was expert and knowledgeable"
Mary1700
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3. Crafted Cocktails & Wine List
3. Crafted Cocktails & Wine List
"very attentive and had great recommendations for drinks!"
Juna0819
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About
PLEASE NOTE: We are temporarily closed until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as possible. Fresh-made pasta, fresh seafood, slow-cooked meats, and wood-fired Neapolitan pizza are the traditional comfort-food classics that Italians have been roasting, baking, curing and making in their own kitchens for generations. OP Italian is a revitalized concept that is making the classics new again, all in a modern setting. With an open-kitchen concept, a lively wine bar, and a brand new outdoor bar, OP Italian combines the past and present to serve good food to good people.
PRICE RANGE
USD 10 - USD 35
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available
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Reviewed 16 March 2020

Exemplary service and food quality. We sat at the veranda bar and the ambiance was elegant yet easygoing in the heart of downtown. Michelle was my server and she was friendly and attended to our needs superbly. Some of the best tiramisu I've had thus...far. I highly recommend dropping by here for dinner or drinks if you're looking for a great spot downtown!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

Visiting Austin for the weekend and was looking for a good Italian restaurant and found this gem!!! Our server, Kat, was awesome! Friendly and efficient service and great wine recommendations. Saturday’s promotion is a complimentary pizza when you buy a bottle of wine and the...pizza was incredibly good wood fired pizza! This was such an enjoyable dinner. The restaurant is lovely and the food is homemade and really fresh. Loved it!! Thanks Kat!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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generalm970, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2020

Hello Tania, Kat is an absolute superstar and we are so glad that she took great care of you. We would love for you to try our Wednesday promotion where we price our carefully selected wine bottles at only $20, $30, $40 and $50 dollars....More

Reviewed 2 March 2020

I stayed at the JW Marriott where this restaurant is located. I had apps one time with clients and dinner there too with other clients. The apps were decent, meatballs and burrata were both quite good and filling. Drinks at the bar were good too...and the bartenders all friendly and efficient. The dinner I had there was just average. The roasted chicken disappointingly bland and unoriginal, the linguine with clams was better but still not memorable. Service at the meal was good and friendly. I am not sure that I agree with the high rating of this place for Italian food, it was overall passable but not magic or even close. It will work in a pinch I suppose but there are other choices, many of them, within a 3 minute walk.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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generalm970, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hello finesilver, We are sorry that you were not completely satisfied with both of your meals when you dined with us. Any and all feedback only makes our operations better and we appreciate your feedback! If you could please email Julie.saliba@whitelodging.com, we would love to...More

Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

Excellent pizza and an extensive wine list. Fantastic service. Bartender Charles was super nice and knowledgeable. Go for the pizza and wine special

Date of visit: February 2020
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generalm970, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hello NMO941, Thank you for the generous feedback! Charles is an awesome bartender and a great conversationalist! We are so glad that he took great care of you. Please stop back in at your earliest convenience. Take care. Sincerely, the OP Italian Team

Reviewed 22 February 2020

This place was amazing! The food was great and the service was even better. Colleen was so sweet and offered great service. And the chocolate cake is a must order dessert! Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2020
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generalm970, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Hello Kayla K, Colleen is a sweetheart and we are so glad that she took great care of you. Please stop in again at your earliest convenience. Take care! Sincerely, the OP Italian Team

Reviewed 22 February 2020

Great food and great service! Ben was a great server! We had the Italian red wine flight, calamari, burst ta caprese, lamb shank and warm chocolate cake. Everything was great, the lamb shank was so moist and tender! The polenta and sauce that accompany the...shank were so yummy. The warm chocolate cake was like a chocolate lava cake with the this yummy amaretto sauce on the plate with an awesome whip cream topped with chopped pistachios. The menu description did not do justice to it! Thank you Ben for the great recommendations! A perfect meal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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generalm970, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2020

Hello Shelley, We are so glad that Ben took awesome care of you! We love to hear detail from our reviews and we really appreciate that you took the time to write the review! Take care and stop back in real soon! Sincerely, the OP...More

Reviewed 21 February 2020

I chose to dine here due to the nasty weather today and proximity of where i already was. No regrets whatsoever. Food was bar none and the service by Branden (hope im spelling that right) was on point. We'll be back in the near future....:)More

Date of visit: February 2020
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generalm970, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2020

Hello Steven, You definitely got the spelling right and we are so glad that he took great care of you! Please stop back in at your earliest convenience. Take care! Sincerely, the OP Italian Team

Reviewed 12 February 2020

We sat in their veranda bar where they had the Oscar's playing with sound. Perfect atmosphere to enjoy the event. They even had little Oscar trophies!!! Brandon kept my bubbles coming!

Date of visit: February 2020
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generalm970, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2020

Hello Kate, We're so glad that Branden was attentive to you during our Oscar party! He is truly a professional! Please stop back in at your earliest convenience. Take care! Sincerely the OP Italian Team

Reviewed 11 February 2020

Came with friends to enjoy the Oscars and Branden was the highlight of our night! Loved his approach to service, confident and still very personable. Lexi was also super sweet - overall a great team!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Wander35352744773, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2020

Hello Kara, We are so glad that you joined us for the Oscar Viewing Party! Branden and Lexy make a great team together and we are so glad that they took great care of you. Please stop in again at your earliest convenience! Take care....More

Reviewed 9 February 2020

Overall the experience was okay. Service probably isn't the servers fault, benefit of the doubt, but this was a Tuesday evening and it wasn't crowded. We took our daughter out for dinner. We live out of town and she's an RN downtown. My wife and...I ordered a dinner salad which came out about one to two minutes before the entrees. I ordered bolognese, my wife a small pizza, both were okay. However my daughter ordered the filet medium rare. Nope, not even close. Middle was gray. The filet was tender enough, just overdone and drenched in an overly simmered sauce. Her entire plate as drenched in that burned stuff. By the time the server came back we were just ready to leave.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Wander35352744773, Owner at OP Italian, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2020

Hello Mikel, We are so sorry to hear that your visit with us was less than exceptional. We want to recover from the situation as best as possible. Please feel free to email Julie.saliba@whitelodging.com at your earliest convenience to give us more insight on your...More

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We ate outside and were comfortable in casual clothing, I'm sure you'd be fine inside dressed the same.
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OP Italian is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4