Rustic Italian Restaurant & Bar

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About Us

Italic is an approachable Italian restaurant helmed by Chef Andrew Curren of ELM Restaurant Group (24 Diner, Irene's, Fareground and Cookbook, opening Spring 2018) and centrally located in downtown Austin, Texas. Antipasti selections range from cured meats, Italian cheeses, olives and house-marinated produce to house-baked focaccia. Rustic pizzas and entrées such as roasted half chicken or Florence-style T-bone steak are made in our top-of-the-line American-built pizza oven. Farm-to-table selections include seasonally rotating pastas – perfect with a cocktail or selection from our 100-percent Italian wine list. Gelatos and other sweet confections are crafted by Pastry Chef Mary Catherine Curren.


Contact Us

We are located at
just one block west of Congress Avenue
in downtown Austin, Texas


We offer free garage parking Sunday through Tuesday 4:30 pm to close.
Valet available in the evening or check this map to make a reservation in a nearby lot.



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private dining & events

  • ELM Catering


    Minimum: 5 Maximum: 46 Step into this wood-encased nook tucked away in the back of the restaurant, and enjoy a group lunch, cocktail hour, business function (with complimentary A/V!), or private dinner party with your guests!


    Maximum: 90 For larger parties, we’ll pull back the curtains between our private and main dining rooms to create a semi-private space perfect for up to 90 guests!


    Maximum Seated: 150 Maximum Standing: 250 Want our entire venue space located in the heart of downtown Austin to yourself? Minimums start at $10,000 and bookings are available seven days a week.


    Peruse our range of large-party dining options or inquire directly if you’d like to create a custom menu for your guests! Simply follow the Book an Event link below to learn more about our offerings. We also offer a variety of off-site catering services.


    "Austin's 19 Must-Try Pasta Destinations"
    - Eater Austin, February 2018

    "The Best Italian Food in Austin"
    - Do512, October 2017

    "Best Restaurants & Bars for Private Dining in Austin"
    - ZAGAT AUSTIN, August 2017

    "Best of the City: Best Italian (Readers' Choice)"
    - Austin Monthly, December 2016

    "FashionXGirls Visit Italic (VIDEO)"
    - FashionX, July 2016

    "15 Best Places to Find Housemade Pasta in Austin"
    - Zagat Austin, June 2016

    "Where to Eat Now 2016"
    - Texas Monthly, February 2016

    "Serves Austin Right"
    - Texas Monthly, July 2015

    "Inside Austin's newest restaurant: Italic dishes up simple, delicious Italian fare"
    - CultureMap Austin, April 2015

    "Italic, Austin’s First Rustic Italian Restaurant Has Officially Opened"
    - A Taste of Koko, April 2015


    We are temporarily closed for take-out and dine-in service. 


    Follow along on our social media handles for updates on our reopening!