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Il Brutto, Austin, TX

Il Brutto

4.6
4.6
1030 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 61 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 1,030 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
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SS

    SophiatheScoot

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our experience and thought this was the closest to true Italian food I've had in Austin in over 10 years. A bit on the pricey side, but given the location / space, and quality of the ingredients, it's not surprising to see those prices, but still felt high. Definitely a splurge / special dinner situation for us.
  2. E

    Etkf

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. We were not rushed. The food was excellent as well. Looking forward to my next visit
  3. SA

    SusanA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Love the Cacio e Pepe
  4. m

    myssahall

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. The lasagna was some of the best I’ve ever had.
  5. A

    Abear78

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is super cool! Loved the unique lighting, the large extended bar, and being able to see inside the kitchen area. The processo was great and our waiter recommended a great alternative to a Pinot noir. Our appetizers were delicious. We got the mussels (yum), and the scallop crudo (yum). They were delivered super timely and great presentation. Our main course pasta dishes were a let down. The cacio e Pepe was very gelatinous, would not order that again. And the Pappardelle was good but too much lamb to noodle ratio, we definitely wanted more noodle on the plate. The seating is not super comfortable so it doesn’t make you want to linger for more drinks after dinner. Overall, I would go back again for happy hour and apps only.
  7. DV

    DrVM

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Food was okay. Nothing to write home about. Waitperson David was awesome and the ambience was very nice.
  8. JS

    JenniferS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a fabulous experience! Will be back!
  9. MG

    MaryG

    Oklahoma City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the pasta dishes we ordered were fantastic! The food and drinks were exceptional, as was the service. Duggan ensured we had the best experience and curated our evening thanks to his knowledge of the menu!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely outstanding. This was arguably the best pizza I’ve ever had, and Ive had my fair share of pizza. It was my friends birthday and they brought out complementary ice cream and shots. This place is a must try. Will definitely be back!
  11. N

    Natk

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was delicious but overpriced. Drinks were all wonderful and perfectly paired. Ambiance was fun but music was too loud ( we could t hear each other talk). Service was amazing. Server was very knowledgeable about everything on the menu and so friendly and skilled. Highly recommend .
  12. n

    ncfoodie

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. We sat at the bar and never felt rushed. Cocktails were creative and tasty. The lasagna was the star dish!
  13. M

    Marc

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Superb service. Excellent sommelier! Inventive and approachable list of wines and after dinner drinks. Great first experience.
  14. S

    Stacy

    Austin

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently great food and friendly professional service. One of our favorite restaurants.
  15. IF

    IsabellaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful. Delicious food and the service is really fast.
  16. S

    Sheesh99

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience. Everything from the service to the food is top notch. We definitely will be going back to Il Bruto!
  17. l

    laelse

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Our food and service were great. However the lounge area near the bar was SO hot for inside seating. Our waiter told us the table we were seated at is the only section of the restaurant that doesn’t have working air conditioning. Not his fault but we shouldn’t have been seated there. They attempted to reseat us and said the only other option was outside. I would go back for the food but make sure I wasn’t seated at that table again.
  18. JR

    JackieR

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Nice restaurant with interesting choices. Wish they had more beef and chicken offerings. It was a bit loud too. Quality of food was great, service was wonderful.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience! Best gluten free pasta and espresso martinis.
  20. G

    Gfgirl

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was good & service was wonderful. Wish there were more gluten free options, but overall great experience.
  21. DS

    DanielS

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    We expect a better value-food-experience but we get disappointed by the pasta and pizza we get.It was very much overprice
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    El Paso

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    So hot! Made our experience less enjoyable.
  23. VC

    ViraC

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Out party of 6 celebrated dinner with friends…. We loved everyone. Had 2 bottles of wine and few cocktails. Everything was great.
  24. L

    Lisa

    Austin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server, DeShawn, was just wonderful. So solicitous and friendly. The cacio e pepe and lasagne were very good. The burrato/margherita pizza was good but was a bit overwhelmed by basil. The mango sorbetto was excellent, but the blood orange sorbetto really did not need the black salt on top, which was unpleasant and crunched like asphalt-flavored rock. The negative side of sitting in the very hot garden was the odor of a dumpster wafting over with the hot fan breeze from somewhere nearby.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, drinks, and service was excellent! Enjoyed our time!
  26. K

    Kara

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    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.
  27. F

    Ferrinl

    Portland

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    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!
  28. RS

    RitaS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    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.
  29. PT

    PamT

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

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

    Stacy

    Austin

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend!! Food is delicious, service was exceptional, and the setting was wonderful. They even finish your meal with a complimentary Limoncello shot!
  31. 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)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Conducted Business Transactions.
  33. 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
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. C

    Cullen

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Connor at the bar was excellent. Friendly, knowledgeable, two steps ahead at all times.
  38. 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!!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 1030 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 61 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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