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About Olive and June
Olive & June is a Southern Italian restaurant by Chef Shawn Cirkiel of Parkside Projects.
In celebration of both the cuisine and culture of Southern Italy, all pastas are made in-house and every dish focuses on locally-sourced vegetables and meats. In addition to our regular dinner menu, inventive features meant to be shared by the whole table are also offered daily.
Olive & June's beverage program features Italian-inspired cocktails that rotate seasonally, and also includes the largest and most diverse selection of Italian wine, Amari and Grappa in Austin.
Reservations are recommended, but we always reserve space for walk-ins.
If your desired reservation time is unavailable online, please contact us directly and we may be able to accommodate!
Olive & June is a part of the Parkside Projects company, which also includes Parkside, The Backspace, Bullfight & 800 Congress.
Complimentary valet parking is offered daily.
Austin, TX 78703
Italian, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Our Bar opens daily at 4:30pm.
Dinner Service begins at 5:00pm.
Happy Hour: half off beer, cocktails and share plates / Monday thru Friday until 6:30pm.
Sunday Dinner: Every Sunday evening we offer a 3-course family-style dinner for $38/person (in addition to our regular dinner menu).
Mezzo Mondays: Half off wines by-the-glass all night.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking
Shawn Cirkiel & Brian Moses
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Olive & June has many private dining options, and can accommodate intimate gatherings to groups of over 100.
For availability & pricing, please contact Olive and June - Austin directly.
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Olive and June Ratings and Reviews
Overall I would say average. Food and drinks were okay but the $160 tab for two was certainly not justified. Service was typical for Austin fine dining---unpolished and not professional. Unfortunate to spend this much money and have this level of service but typical for Austin.
Love the downstairs patio but when that is full you are stuck upstairs at the bar or on the non-serviced patio. All of the upstairs is falling apart. The vents and fans drip condensation, doors don't open and shut well and it smells damp. Love the cheese board and the bartender was very friendly.
The food was outstanding. --unique without trying so hard to be "unique that flavors become unrecognizable. I had the sweet potato side, pork ball appetizer, and a lemon tart for dessert. I was pleased that the portions were not "tastes," but plentiful. My husband's pasta was excellent as well.
The limoncello cocktails were exceptional-fresh and very tart with a nice presentation in a classic coupe glass.
Our server was efficient, but a bit brusque and cold.I asked for the dessert menu before i ordered my other courses, and she looked as if this was an imposition. When I ordered an appetizer, a side and a dessert, she said the sweet potatoes were usually just a side, looked at me expectantly, and looked disappointed. As it was a special occasion, I wanted to choose my dinner around my dessert--she could have been cheerful and helpful with this, rather than look like we were barely worth her time.
I would go again, but avoid this server.
We've been here several times since this establishment opened. We've both family and friends here. We've celebrated a birthday and an anniversary here.
We had not been here since March of this year. We believe there has been a change in the kitchen staff. The food was nothing like we had before.
I ordered the fusilli, which is made in house, our server suggested adding a protein such as chicken; so I did.
The pasta was over cooked and the chicken was overly salted. I am one to over salt most of my food; however I gave some to my husband and he agreed it was too salty.
I left most of the chicken in the plate. I suggested to our server that he let his chef know that they chicken was very salty, I didn't even mention the over cooked fusilli.
We believe the previous great meals we have had here were under the helm of a different chef.
My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about our evening at Olive and June. The food was outstanding and the service was one of a kind. The waiter also did a great job recommending his favorites. That was super helpful to us. We will definitely return.
I was with a party of 10, our reservations were at 6 and we were all on time. The early reservation was to accommodate an 8pm engagement. Our waiter finally came at 6:20, took our drink orders then left again for 15 minutes. No drinks. He took our order, the champagne finally came at 7, and 4 out of the 10 food orders were wrong. They gladly remade the meals, but no apology. There were 2 veggie side options, both fried. The entree's were definitely tasty, but we were all so stressed about the slow attention we could not enjoy our dinner. We were late to our 8pm appointment.
This multi-level hot spot with Italian flair was imaginative and fun. It was not your Mama's Italian (spaghetti, fettuccine, etc.). The outdoor patio was lovely except for the "vigorous" misters. Each course was gourmet and beautifully plated and served. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. By-the-glass wine list was sparse but by-the-bottle was expansive. Free valet parking was a bonus.
We do not visit Olive&June as often a we would like and always have a wonderful time. This recent visit was no exception. In fact, everything was exceptional! Drinks with Alex and Adam at the bar was fun. Dinner with Alexandra was delightful. All of our food and drinks were sublime. Thanks, Joseph for making our evening extra special.
The ambiance is nice especially sitting outside. Service was good, attentive without being overbearing , wine steward knowledgeable and picked up queues relating to price point. The food was okay, nothing that I would return for, win list very expensive and limited options under 60.
Overall felt it was overpriced for what you got.
I used to love Olive & June when there was no way to go wrong on the menu and the service was excellent.
This time, our server was somewhat absent-minded and impatient. I understand that it's not a glamorous job, but this restaurant should be a cut above, and expect more from its staff, as it has in the past.
The food was also a mixed bag, with a special (Spinach Rigatoni) being nearly inedible. The pieces of dried matter on top tasted like paint and construction debris. It was also supposed to come with sausage, and there was none. They took it off the bill and replaced it with another dish, but suffice to say that the old days of a magical dining experience were a bit shattered.
One of the best Italian meals I've had, period. Certainly the best Italian I've had in Austin. The breadth of Italian wines far surpassed my expectations and the service staff perfectly articulated and matched wines similar to what I wanted.
Best way to makes your way through the menu is to not miss out on the more seasonal/limited items and double-up on the pastas (this is in light of sharing with others).
I've been here several times and have had mostly good experiences. The waitress on this occasion was terrible. She had very little knowledge of the menu and seemed to be put out with having to wait on our table. She never returned to refill glasses. Unfortunately, the lamb steak was mostly fat, seemed like a low-end cut of meat. I really like this place and have a good history, so I'll give them another chance.
The food was amazing but the service was exceptionally bad. I expect a level of cleanliness from the waitstaff and was totally grossed out by the dirty shirt of our server. The huge flower arrangement on our table was full of wilted flowers. Nothing says happy birthday quite like dead flowers. It took close to 20 minutes for our second bottle of wine to arrive and there was no explanation for the delay. We were asked if we wanted dessert but were never offered dessert menus. So after another 15 minutes we asked for the manager and the check. Even that took way longer than it should've, especially considering the restaurant was not at capacity. I hope this was just a single bad night as the food is always so delicious but I won't celebrate a special event at Olive and June again.
This feels like the Southpark episode with all the Yelp reviews, but honestly feel like I need to dish on this place. I used to love Olive and June. By far my favorite restaurant. I've traveled to Austin to eat here....with that said, this last experience was HORRIBLE. I haven't been in a year, but swear I'll NEVER be back. #1 I live in Dallas- I'm pretentious as they come & somehow got stuck upstairs. God bless, didn't even know they had an upstairs. This is where they put the people that are under dressed. My dad has on sandals- come on. It's Austin. Give me a break, you literally celebrate Eeyore's birthday. #2 the food was poor. I'm a terrible cook and could probably figure out a way to cook ravioli better than this. Are they priced reasonable? For the food? For sure. I'd say, I have spent 90% of my money at Olive & June on wine and this time I didn't even feel it necessary to purchase wine. Gonna have an underdressed section? Clean your AC vents. Literally moldy & don't try to pass off your reject food as the quality sh** you serve downstairs. I had better food on Lake Austin- the dead carp I saw floating would have been more palatable. Thanks Olive & June for ruining what would have been a wonderful dinner and wine and a nice time to catch up with my pops.
We thoroughly enjoyed dining at O&J Our dishes were well prepared and the perfect size - not too huge as often the case here in ATX. Nice flavors. Service was perfect from start to finish: our server had perfect timing, we never waited a second for a thing. This is now one of our go to restaurants in ATX.
Was on our "bucket" list of Austin restaurants to try and received a gift certificate from our daughter. Early dinner so can't comment on when it's full. Very quiet and quick service. Waiter and rest of staff polite, professional and knowledgeable about food and wine selection. Food was very good and some interesting plates.
Definitely on the list for repeat.
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