IL Brutto ~ "Foodie" Friday 9/14/18

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899

It's going to be another rainy weekend so plan to get out and think Italian food one night! I've got just the place for you to try.....Remember the movie "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly"?  Well, this restaurant in East Austin is a nod to that iconic western. Great food, atmosphere and ambiance...what more could you ask for?







IL BRUTTO                    

IL Brutto serves authentic Italian cuisine on E. 6th St. located in East Austin. Executive Chef, Erind Halilaj, has a deep passion for great food and the actual experience of dining.  Her goal is to bring genuine Italian cuisine to Austin. By that she wants you to know this is what you would eat if you were in Italy  presented in exactly the same way. IL Brutto's menu is equivalent to the food of Italy as a whole. They are respectful of tradition and that means using fresh ingredients and classic techniques.


Here is a sampling of their menus....On the Salumi E Formaggi menu, there's Burrata with tomato confit, pistachios and mint...Salumi - with prosciutto di parma DOP, prosciutto cotta and Speck Dell'alto Adige - a dry cured, lightly smoked ham … and Crostini with Creamy Buratta and Sciacca Anchovies & Eggplant.  You might want to try something from the Antipasti menu...Caponata Siciliana with eggplant, raisins, almonds, sweet vinegar and crostini. On the Pizza menu there's Prosciutto Di Parma 24 DOP with San Marzano sauce, mozarella and arugula...Sausage with Mccleery Farms Pork Sausage, roasted peppers, red onion, mozzarella and thyme...and Margherita with San Marzano sauce, mozarella di bufala and basil.  On the Primi menu there's Squid Ink Tagliolini with fresh clams, mussels, sweet tomato and marjoram...Ravioli with sheep's milk ricotta, curly kale, butter and hazelnut...and Pappardelle with lamb ragu, sangiovese, carrot and rosemary. The Secondi menu has Beef Tenderloin with roasted spring onions, grape tomato, slow cooked eggplant, blueberry coulis and thyme...or Red Snapper with cherry tomato, taggiasche olives, butternut squash, fava beans and marsala.  Save some room because the Dessert menu has Tiramisù with mascarpone marsala mousse, espresso lady fingers and cinnamon chocolate streusel...or try the Chocolate Caprese Torte with blood orange, clementine, fior di latte and gelato.


Watch this video to learn the story of IL Brutto...


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

Good morning Dorie. Had Italian last evening at a neighborhood restaurant opened in 1952. It is now in the hands of the third generation. Amzing like Il Brutto! Enjoy your day!

Sep 14, 2018 04:43 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Dorie --- it appears Il Brutto lives up to the superior reviews and abundant accolades.  Very nice. 

Sep 14, 2018 04:50 AM #2
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce interesting combination and variety of flavors sure to be palate pleasers !

Sep 14, 2018 05:24 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Dorie - this is really authentic Italian.  I would say it rivals any authentic Italian restaurant in New York.

Sep 14, 2018 06:16 AM #4
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Dorie: There are so many excellent restaurant choices in the Austin TX area. IL Brutto sounds like the type of place I would enjoy.

Sep 14, 2018 07:06 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Dorie. Funny I was just thinking about having Italian food and that there isn't a really good place near me. This place sounds great.

Sep 14, 2018 08:38 AM #6
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Another great choice Dorie. Hmmm, maybe Italian Food will be on our menu this weekend too!

Sep 14, 2018 09:13 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like a delicious place to dine, there are so many great options in your area!

Sep 14, 2018 11:33 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Love the coincidence of your reviewing an Italian restaurant.  It is Italian Day at our home.  I found a recipe of a pasta we had in Norcia (Perugia province) that we both were crazy about...and it is on the menu this evening.  A

Sep 14, 2018 12:23 PM #9
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Il Brutto sounds like a great place to visit. I wish we had one in our area.

Sep 14, 2018 01:36 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie OK time to start dinner.  I was already getting hungry and you made me even more so with this blog.

Sep 14, 2018 01:56 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie- I have to stop scrolling all the way down to the desserts on your Foodie Fridays!!!! Yummy!

Sep 14, 2018 02:00 PM #12
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Dorie... I think I'd be as big as an elephant if I lived in Austin, you have so many great Italian restaurants.

Sep 14, 2018 02:53 PM #13
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The menu sounds scrumptious, Dorie.  IL Brutto translates to "The Ugly."  That's an interesting name.

Sep 14, 2018 07:04 PM #14
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

What can I say Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR you had me at "Italian"...LOL

Next time I am in Austin, Il Brutto is on my list of stops!

Sep 15, 2018 07:58 PM #15
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

There is nothing like authentic great Italian Food, not all Restaurants that are "Italian" end up being good, so this is a great referral, clearly you can never have too much good Italian food, Endre

Sep 15, 2018 11:04 PM #16
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for continuing your excellent Foodie Friday blog series.

Sep 16, 2018 12:33 PM #17
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