There is no doubt the Reale family are survivors. Bob Reale, a native New York City boy started this family-run Trattoria with no money, a lot of “gouliuns”, four kids and the greatest partner in life, his wife, Marie Reale.
They are proud of their heritage and put their heart and soul into Reale’s Italian Cafe. His son Gino Reale feels it’s a privilege to work side by side with his family building the business and found the side benefit he derived was it “built character.” They have undergone many changes since 1981 but always made it a priority to serve authentic Italian food. Their primary concern is to earn your trust and maintain that trust.
They strive hard to offer a picture-perfect atmosphere for romantic or family gatherings and have become the neighborhood go to for authentic Italian in NW Austin. Over the years they expanded and offered al fresco dining by adding a covered patio before other restaurants jumped on the bandwagon. From the minute you walk in you feel at home! How could you not with the divine food, ambiance and live music. Mission accomplished Reale family!
When the COVID pandemic hit they pivoted quickly offering drive up take-out food from their regular menu, even offering some singing on the front patio while people waited to pick up take-out. They offer tray sized amounts of your favorite dishes to freeze for future meals. The Reale family works hard to live up to being that family restaurant away from Rome.
They are open now 100% capacity. You can dine in, al Fresco, takeout and car-side delivery. The booths and tables are placed with social distancing in mind. All employees wear masks, gloves and hand sanitizer is available and encouraged. The service is spectacular and a salute to the chief! Their pizza is dangerously delicious, with dependable good flavors with fresh everything perfectly balanced on top of a yummy yeast crust!
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