Juliet Italian Kitchen: Austin’s Favorite Modern and Classic Italian Eatery

Audrey Gutgsell

One restaurant in Austin that you have to check off your bucket list is Juliet Italian Kitchen located on Barton Springs near Austin’s favorite Zilker Park neighborhood (or their other location at the Arboretum located on Research Blvd). Whether you are looking to enjoy a date night, a business lunch or a get-together with friends over the weekend, Juliet Italian Kitchen has you covered. Fancy decorations and five-star meals are included inside this friendly neighborhood dining spot that is a must on your top Austin dining list.


Juliet Italian Kitchen accommodates many guests and offers both indoor and outdoor seating that are equally as charming and comfortable. This popular establishment is able to seat and satisfy its customers who choose to walk-in or make reservations during both lunch and dinner hours. This local restaurant also serves as the perfect place to celebrate special occasions. Is there anything they can’t do? 

The interior and exterior definitely does the restaurant justice in serving elegant looks that perfectly encompasses the aesthetic of this italian kitchen. From local art wall decor to table setting trinkets, every single item is placed just the right way to appeal to guests and represent Juliet Italian Kitchen in the best possible way. Whether you choose to dine for a large celebration or prefer to dine in private, Juliet Italian Kitchen is committed to making your experience exceptional and catering to your every need. 

Convenience is a word that matters greatly to Juliet Italian Kitchen and it shows through their dedication and service towards its guests. If dining in is not the move for you, especially during this difficult time, you’re still able to enjoy this delicious food by ordering through Juliet’s website, Uber Eats, Favor or Postmates. Catering is also a popular option that includes many appetizing menu choices that you can choose to pick up or have delivered. 


I was able to visit Juliet Italian Kitchen with two of my friends and I admit we went in with high expectations and left with those expectations met. For starters, we ordered the Caprese Bruschetta that consisted of melted mozzarella and tomato basil checca on top of perfectly toasted Italian bread. I continued to order the Cheese Ravioli as my entrée that incorporated ricotta ravioli covered in marinara, basil and parmesan cheese. The way that both of these menu items melted in mouth and had me finishing both plates had me realize just how spectacular this Italian kitchen truly was. 

As our server continued to accommodate our table and clear our plates we were eventually asked if dessert was a possibility. Without hesitation, we all nodded our heads and decided to split the Tiramisu. I admit it was my first time trying this bakery classic item but I was not disappointed. From the lady fingers dipped in coffee to the brandy layered with sweetened mascarpone and topped with cocoa powder, this fluffy and rich cake was gone in a flash. 

Outdoor Seating

It felt magical walking through their outdoor patio and looking up at the string lights carefully hung throughout the courtyard. We were seated at one of their indoor tables and I still felt just as fancy sitting at the high top table and beautifully cushioned seat. I definitely plan to visit again and hope to be able to try their Fresh Mozzarella, Chicken Parmigiana or some delicious Cannolis

The moment you step into this Italian eatery you will feel an immediate wave of elegance and hit of delicious smells.  Go ahead and make your reservation or causally walk-in and be prepared to clear the plate of whatever you choose to order. This fancy, but neighborhood friendly restaurant has and will continue to attract fellow Austinites and anyone else who has an Italian food craving! 

Once you check out Juliet Italian Kitchen go ahead and try DeSano Pizza to satisfy more of your Italian food cravings!