It's Italian Cucina

1500 S Lamar Blvd UNIT 110, Austin
(512) 482-8655

Recent Reviews


A few years ago I went to this location and had the best fettuccini Alfredo in Austin, it seems someone else has taken over the location and has ruined what was the best to be this overly complex over priced food. They focus more on getting people drunk (9 pages of wine to one page of food) than actually serving food that would be edible. The servicer was dead silent, the atmosphere was horrible. I will never ever ever recommend this spot t another person again! It is sad I LOVED this spot now it's gone :(

Nikki M.

My crab ravioli was tasty but my friend didn't enjoy her spaghetti. It's good but overpriced for the quality.


Food delicious! Service excellent! Too loud. Great menu and an expanded wine list.


We had a 16-person celebration dinner for our business. Food was great and service was outstanding. We will be back.


The food was outstanding! I ordered the gnocchi alla Vodka, and they were the best gnocchi I've ever tasted. The beef carpaccio was very good and the rest of the dishes were excellent. The ambiance was good and lively, the decoration in good taste and modern. The only annoying thing was the incorporation of a pianist. The restaurant is kind of small and not well insulated to have live music, not to mention a pianist who played the loudest pieces he could find, instead of something more appropriate for the place and the occasion. You could hardly hear yourself think. Before this new addition (the piano) I had gone to this restaurant and liked it very much. Now, the food is even better, but the piano.....

Marcy A.

Homemade pasta. It's what I was looking for and what I got. The ambiance was romantic without being over the top. Unlike other places I didn't feel packed in. The service was fantastic. I had the bucatini tartfulo and it was amazing. I would come back again when I return next


Always a fantastic experience. Al and his staff are the best.


It's Italian is our "Go-To" place. At least 3 times a month. A friendly neighborhood place that exceeds expectations each and every time.


This is an excellent restaurant that serves refined Italian food true to the authentic cuisine of Italy. Atmosphere is perfect and relaxing. Best Italian restaurant I've experienced in Austin.

Jeff D.

Nice location and great food and service. The gnocchi and chicken piccata were also good. Try the limoncello martini!

The gnocchi was great as well as the chicken piccata. Try the limoncello martini!


We go the restaurant every time we visit Austin. Food is fantastic and a great wine selection. The owner is there to check on guest and make sure you are satisfied!!

Lakisha D.

Light were dim, music was low which made for a very nice ambiance. We were in a group for a birthday dinner but this place is very much so versatile. Great for dates too! The food in my opinion was just ok for the money. It was really bland. However, the drinks and the service was top notch! Overall, I had a good experience and would definitely recommend giving it a try.

David Luebke

Mmmm… delicious hole in the wall Italian from the least expected joint on the block. Exceptional wine and drink selection and the menu is solid. Tapas and happy hour is the pro tip but also easy to spend a three hour dinner here.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Tiramisu

mindy stoddart

Underwhelming food for price; great service and staff.This was my 3rd visit, but sadly may be my last. Took my good friend to celebrate her bday. Had been twice before with my husband and really remembered liking the place and enjoying a delicious gnocci and top-notch Old Fashioneds. First, the good: Service and staff were friendly, genuine, and attentive. Atmosphere was lively on a Friday night. My friend and I both had the Crianza and it was really nice.Unfortunately, these 2 Italian girls who like to cook were pretty underwhelmed by our food. We started with bruchetta and it was basically 4 toasted slices topped with fresh sliced cherry tomatoes and a bit of fresh basil and olive oil. Fine, but nothing to write home about for $14. My friend had the truffled fettucine with shrimp ($37). The flavor and sauce lacked depth, needed salt, was a bit dry, and was actually just lukewarm when served. There were 3 medium sized shrimp, overcooked and under-seasoned. This girl loves good food; she only at about 1/2 of it. My dish was better but still disappointing. I had the saffron risotto ($42) with sea scallops. The flavor of the risotto was great, but for risotto, I thought it would be a bit creamier. But if the scallops were better, it would have been a very tasty dish. The scallops (3) were small, and just weren't particularly tender or savory the way good scallops can be.They very sweetly gave us a serving of tiramisu for dessert (comped for her bday). It had hershey's syrup drizzled over it, which was very distracting, flavor-wise, and not very appealing. I mean, it was tasty, but again, we didn't finish it and it was not a very traditional or flavorful rendition of the classic dish.Our bill came to about $130. I enjoyed the nice service and wine, the flavor of the risotto, and the company. Sadly, the overall experience was a bummer!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 2

Service: 5

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