Intero ~ "Foodie" Friday 3/23/18

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The word INTERO in Italian translates to 'whole' or 'complete'.  This restaurant on East Cesar Chavez knows exactly what that means! We love to support the locals who venture into creating a unique dining experience. These owners are delightful and warmly embrace their patrons and have poured their heart in soul in giving us a sliver of Italy right here in Austin! 





Intero offers a modern Italian inspired menu that highlights the changing seasons in Central Texas.  They totally embrace the importance of sustainability by using locally farmed produce and locally raised whole animals. Austin born and raised husband and wife duo, Ian Thurwachler and Krystal Carig, plus third wheel McVay Bennett have joined forces and with 40 years of combined experience have a winner on their hands! 


Italian food is deep-rooted in necessity and thanks toward every ingredient which drives the idea behind their restaurant.  Since their focus is on sustainability, the reclaimed materials are noticeable throughout their interior design creating an inviting dining atmosphere. A dear friend recently dined there and she and her husband can't wait to go back! The menus change and are updated daily.


For starters, you could try the House-made ricotta with fennel seed cracker and a fennel salsa verde (she loved it!), there's also a pork confit with parker house roll, gorgonzola and pickled green tomato.  For an entree, there's hand cut pappardelle with pork bolognese, grilled kale and citrus ricotta, or seared gulf shrimp with cauliflower risotto, caper and garden parsley.


Unique to Austin, but motivated by what happens at small cafes throughout Italy, Intero has an artisan chocolate counter in the front space of their restaurant.  In that space, there is a variety of truffles, barks and sipping chocolates in both classic and Italian flavors. Some truffle flavors are rosemary & white chocolate, peanut butter honey and Italian creme cake. For dessert, enjoy these chocolates with some of their locally roasted coffee.


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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Sounds like my kind of place. Enjoy your dining experience.

Mar 23, 2018 04:23 AM #1
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Dorie.

Still looking forward to making that trip and trying some of the places you've written about.

Mar 23, 2018 04:24 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Dorie Dillard Austin certainly does have their fair share of Italian Restaurants.... and they all sound wonderful.

Mar 23, 2018 04:24 AM #3
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Happy Foodie Friday, Dorie. Another excellent restaurant choice for those in the Austin area to come check out. I like Italian food so I know I would enjoy this.

Mar 23, 2018 04:28 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... you'll always get my attention with an Italian restaurant.... and now I'll be thinking about that pappardelle dish all day!

Mar 23, 2018 05:49 AM #5
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

My wife and I try to try at least one new eatery every month. We have found some great ones

Mar 23, 2018 06:50 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are definitely much more of a foodie than I am and I always love the restaurants that you highlight in your posts.

Mar 23, 2018 07:12 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. You kill me with these. Interno sounds absolutely wonderful.

Mar 23, 2018 08:14 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The first thing I thought of is that the name is of the restaurant was once the name of a brokerage.  Besides that, the food sounds wonderful.  Happy Friday to you.  A

Mar 23, 2018 08:50 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Dorie - this would be one restaurant that I would frequent.  Everything sounds great.

Mar 23, 2018 10:59 AM #10
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Given my wife's Italian heritage I do believe that we would be regulars at this place were we in your area of the world.

Mar 23, 2018 12:54 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I would move to Austin just for the many wonderful restaurants!  Have a wonderful weekend. 

Mar 23, 2018 02:01 PM #12
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We are missing a mid-priced Italian restaurant in Bend. We have a very expensive one, and nothing else.

Mar 23, 2018 02:56 PM #13
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

By all means...chocolate first...most and always...the rest of the menu sounds delicious as well !

Mar 23, 2018 03:10 PM #14
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Intero sounds like an Austin treasure.  Shoot, the chocolate bar alone would get me in the door.

Mar 23, 2018 03:24 PM #15
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - the highlighting of the Austin-area food/dining scene is yet another indication of your local knowledge. 


Mar 23, 2018 08:39 PM #16
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I should not have read this post before dinner. The dishes sound amazing and the decor sounds dynamic. I hope I can make it over there sometime. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 26, 2018 02:44 PM #17
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

this looks like a place i need to make a reservation for when I am in town in August! close to the convention center and my hotel! 

Mar 27, 2018 08:03 AM #18
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