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La Traviata

#154 of 3,043 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Downtown
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314 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
+1 512-479-8131
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Today
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Saratoga Springs, NY, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This small restaurant was packed on a Thursday night but accommodated us without a reservation. My wife had an excellent bolognese while enjoyed the duck confit. The food, atmosphere, and reasonable prices made for an very enjoyable night.

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Thank Thomas P
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While on a visit to Austin a group of friends and I stumbled upon La Traviata. We knew it was a winner, because it was packed with locals during lunch. We had to eat at the bar. The atmosphere reminded me of some of the bistros in Italy, small and intimate. Our server was cordial and recommended a wine to... More 

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Thank Ljones4400
New Braunfels, Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have never been disappointed by La Traviata. The service is always excellent. The food is consistently wonderful and it price is right. There are other options in the area. However, they are overpriced for the value in my opinion. It does get crowded at lunchtime so go early. ENJOY!

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Thank keeshafey
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience. Our server was amazing, as was the wine. The pasta was some of the best i have had, coming from New York this is high praise. Would recommend it for anyone looking for a fabulous Italian meal.. no alcohol served wine and beer only...

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Thank Jena H
texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

What a lovely intimate Italian bistro. Nicely updated with a huge bar, wood floors, nice appropriate lighting and a focus on the food. We ordered the mushroom linguine (fettuccine con fungi) and pasta with pancetta (spaghetti a la carbonara). I thought the latter was more balanced and tasty. Started with the today's selection ravioli and it was yummy too. Very... More 

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Thank goodtripcs
Dayton, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

While visitiing family in Austin we took out a group of 8 on a Monday evening and enjoyed a fantastic evening of good food and friendship. Ages ranged from 12 to 66 with tastes of equal variety. Every dish was consistenly tastey, substantial, and economical. I had the Chiopinni which was recommended to me over the Calamari by the Cantina... More 

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Thank Arthur H
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, never disappoints. The pizza is wonderful and the service is always on point.

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Thank Chip R
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The appetizer (ravioli) and starter salad (special) were amazing! Dessert was also very good. The wine selection is good. Keep in mind they do not have a full bar means. Service was great. Gets a bit loud but you can still visit easily at your table. Building has lots of character.

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Thank Janell M
Austin, Texas
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

It's the little things here : - The ragù bolognese is veal/beef/pork, and has barely a whiff of tomato, not unlike the RealVersionThereof™ (i.e., in Bologna) - The wine list is long on inexpensive reds (again, a fairly common touch in northern italy) - The "fried polenta" is surprisingly light, as is the "gorgonzola sauce" it sits on (a light... More 

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Thank dieswaytoofast
Prescott, Arizona
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73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This attractive smaller restaurant on Lower Congress has a creative menu of well-prepared, highly flavorful main dishes and pasta. Our group of four chose pasta, and all of us were highly satisfied with the food, service and wine. Only drawback: very loud.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-479-8131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?