Cippolina: West Austin Bistro ~ "Foodie" Friday 12/2/16

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799

I love neighborhood restaurants that are owned by local residents! I discovered this bistro in Clarksville because a friend and I stopped for lunch (she use to live in the hood). Geno and I returned for dinner a week later and loved everything about it; the atmosphere, the food, the wine and we met one of the owners! You’ll enjoy a delicious meal in this Italian bistro that is special but not stuffy, well-priced with that low-key feeling of home. 



For more than a decade, this neighborhood bistro has been serving up wood fired pizzas and other specialties to the people of Clarksville and those driving from all corners of Austin. Chef Daniel Hunt has brought a new energy and fresh point of view to Cipollina’s menu by making dishes that are not only fun, but contain more seasonal elements.  Judging from the talk around the neighborhood, this has been well received. For example, he is now steaming the mussels in a broth of fresh ginger, garlic and cilantro with preserved key lime bringing out their fresh savory flavor.  For an appetizer, combine those mussels with the garlic knots in roasted garlic butter served with marinara sauce.  


Cipollina has always been known for its pizza.  On the menu you could try the Lamb, harissa, feta and mint pizza that is served with slices of Loncito’s lamb for something a little different.  The eggplant pizza is equally delicious with oven dried tomatoes, fontina, basil and tomato sauce.  For a main course, there’s Shrimp Scampi topped with breadcrumbs and garlic served with linguini.  You might also try the Pan Seared Snapper served with a confit tomato salad and grille scallions.  


When it’s time for dessert you might like the Vanilla Crème Brulee with a vanilla base, vanilla sugar crust and seasonal fruit.  Or, try the Goat Cheesecake made with local Wateroak goat cheese with a chocolate chip cookie crust and dark caramel sauce.  Whatever you order, you are sure to enjoy yourself and will be happy you decided to try this West Austin neighborhood Italian Bistro.

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

This is good information for local residents.

Dec 02, 2016 04:44 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning Dorie. You have my mouth watering at the options presented. Cipollina is a winner. Enjoy your day!

Dec 02, 2016 04:46 AM #3
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I do love Foodie Friday and woudl love to follow you around to try all these great places Dorie Dillard 

Dec 02, 2016 05:01 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. Oh boy, this place sounds wonderful. My mouth watered as I read it.

Dec 02, 2016 05:20 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Good morning, Dorie --- it's much too early to be craving lamb with mint pizza but your review of Cippolina makes it sound quite appealing.   Thank you for sharing another Austin area dining find.  

Dec 02, 2016 05:50 AM #6
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Dorie Dillard with all these fabulous Italian restaurants in Austin, there is no reason to go to Italy! You are lucky to live in the epicenter of epicurean delights!

Dec 02, 2016 05:53 AM #7
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Love pizza, Dorie. But I must admit I'm a bit of purist--just basic cheese and tomato for me. You are so luck to have so many great Italian dining options in Austin... it's one thing I think that Charlotte lacks... more Italian cuisine options.

Dec 02, 2016 06:38 AM #8
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Dorie, Cippolina sounds like such a gem and I love the name. Wonderful review for them and I am sure you and Geno will return soon to enjoy more delicious cuisine 

Dec 02, 2016 06:53 AM #9
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: Neighborhood restaurants are always at the top of my list and the service and food is nearly always excellent. Cippolina's would definitely be on my must-try list if in the Austin area.

Dec 02, 2016 07:48 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a great variety of entrees this restaurant offer.  The mussell recipes have me thinking that perhaps I should buy some mussels at the Farmers Market tomorrow.  Mussels reminds me of Nice, where that is there specialty dish.  A

Dec 02, 2016 08:08 AM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh my, the goat cheesecake may prompt me to book a flight. I'm intrigued.  I agree with the above comments, a neighborhood restaurant can be such a wonderful resource and it's especially fun to get acquainted with the staff. As regulars at several spots, we always feel like we're at home. 

Dec 02, 2016 09:37 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Your Foodie Friday blogs help to demonstrate the quality of life that is available in the area.

Have a great Friday and an outstanding weekend.

Dec 02, 2016 09:49 AM #13
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I am so hungry after reading this.  Cippolina in Clarksville sounds like a place I would definitely try. 

Dec 02, 2016 12:56 PM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The menu sounds really good and there is a wide range of flavors. I particularly like the sound of desserts.

Dec 02, 2016 03:21 PM #15
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Good morning Dorie Dillard , It's always nice to see the different retaurants from all over.  Great localism post.

Dec 02, 2016 09:25 PM #16
James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Dorie.  Wouldn't you know the first post I looked at is dealing with food on a Saturday morning and I just took my first sip of coffee...  Sigh, it sounds great....

Dec 03, 2016 02:07 AM #17
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Dorie.  Cipollina sounds like a wonderful place for some good eats.  Thanks for the information.

Dec 03, 2016 04:26 AM #18
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI Dorie Dillard - My mouth is watering.  I should know better to not read this post on an empty stomach! 

Dec 03, 2016 05:28 AM #19
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Dorie, I love eggplant and would love to try the pizza.

Dec 03, 2016 12:03 PM #20
David Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

More than just a little bit off the beaten path for me to reach but I think I can make something close at home so Ill give it a try.

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