About Olive and June
Austin, TX 78703
A southern Italian restaurant by Chef Shawn Cirkiel of parkside & the backspace, and bullfight. Serving shareable plates, daily homemade pastas, entrées grilled over Texas oak, contorni, Italian dolci and the largest list of Italian wine, amari, and grappa in the city. Olive and June reserves a portion of seating for walk-in guests each night. Seating is done on a first-come, first serve basis. All parties must be complete before being seated.
Italian, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Bar open at 4:30p. Dinner service starts at 5:00p. Happy Hour Monday-Friday until 6:30 pm- featuring 1/2 Shared Plates, beer, and liquor... available in the whole restaurant. Sunday night, in addition to our regular menu, we offer a $36 three course prix fixe sunday dinner menu.
38 1/2th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary valet parking
Shawn Cirkiel & Brian Moses
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining space options available indoor and outdoor for 8-150 people.
Private Party Contact:
Allison Guelli: (512) 467-9898
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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
olive & june has many private dining options, from smaller groups of 12 up to 100. please email email@example.com for availability & pricing!
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Olive and June Ratings and Reviews
My Boyfriend and I dined at Olive&June S ...
My Boyfriend and I dined at Olive&June Saturday night for our Valentine dinner. We had the Anniversary pasta tasting menu. Everything was delightful. Our server, Nicole, was attentive and so nice. We have also been several evenings for Happy Hour - Which is amazing! Olive&June is quickly becoming one of our Austin Favorites. Happy 5th Anniversary, Olive&June!
Lovely, quaint spot. The food is expertl ...
Lovely, quaint spot. The food is expertly prepared and everything was delicious. The only negative was that most dishes have similar notes. I ordered the three course tasting menu which I thought would be varied in flavors and textures. While all were yummy, they were also all creamy and all pastas. An acid or tomato based dis or a vegetable or meat would have helped balance the experience. We will recommend and will likely return. Very attentive servers.
This was our second great meal here. We ...
This was our second great meal here. We only eat on the patio here- I have heard the interior experience is not nearly as special and can be noisy. Our starter of frito misto was light and flavorful. My bucatini was spicy and delicious. Another's lamb ragout was the table winner. Great food in a lovely spot.
I made a reservation for 7 and indicated ...
I made a reservation for 7 and indicated that it was my husband's birthday and that it was our first time dining there. When we arrived at 6:30 there were many large tables set up. They sat us at a long table perpendicular to the hostess stand and the front door leaving more intimate, comfortable tables open. It was breezy and every single person that walked in after us came with a gust of cold wind and a conversation with the hostess. I just felt like we were right in the way. I did not ask to move, but I should have. I wish they had been more considerate of the special occasion. If it was a table of 4 friends out to dinner, I wouldn't have minded being sat in that high traffic area as much.
First, the food is great italian, for Au ...
First, the food is great italian, for Austin. It's fairly pricy for what it is, but not extreme. The portion sizes of the pasta dishes could have been better, though the pasta was cooked quite well. It's worth a shot.
This is a great restaurant! The wait st ...
This is a great restaurant! The wait staff know the food and wine they are serving. The home made pasta is excellent and served perfect Al Dente to fully appreciate it's flavor and quality. Have not been disappointed by the service or the food. A fun place to return to, and bring good friends!
As vegetarians, we weren't left with man ...
As vegetarians, we weren't left with many options in the Per La Tavola (appetizer section), in fact, we only had one. Besides that, the Farmhouse Egg with Polenta was amazing, as was the Ravioli. Fun fact: we didn't see a single tomato mentioned on the menu. The dessert we got (a chocolate tart with poached peach) was to die for. That dessert made up for the lack of appetizers!
Lots to like here - excellent service an ...
Lots to like here - excellent service and good food. Nice atmosphere, both inside and outside dining. We tried the polenta with egg and mushrooms which was delicious, the butternut squash, pear, and arugula salad was another nice combination of flavors. The black drum fish entree was very tasty as well as the ravioli. My dining partner added the pork meatballs to his ravioli and they were really good. The sorbet for dessert was yummy too.
My wife and I dine quite often around to ...
My wife and I dine quite often around town. It has been awhile since a restaurant has gone above expectations. The dishes we had were so thought out. Nothing frivolous or nonessential. Each component was delicious and everything worked. The linguine Nero was by far the best squid ink pasta we ever eaten in Austin. Great Job!!!!!
We've been going to O&J for some time no ...
We've been going to O&J for some time now and love it. I took my brother and his wife for a special birthday celebration and it was one of the best dining experiences that we've ever had. The food and service are consistently top shelf.
Went for a birthday with a large group. ...
Went for a birthday with a large group. They were very accommodating with seating arrangements and reservations even through last minute. All in all nice outdoor/indoor seating, good food. A little difficult to parse menu wise according to some. On the pricey side. Good drinks / bar.
When you have 9 or more you have the option to order courses from a pre fixe menu for 39 bucks a person. Can be hard with that many people to do so we opted out. But seems like a good option if you have people who have the same tastes.
We had cocktails before hand which were all very good and got compliments all around. The bar staff was very nice. Average price for an upper scale dining place l, 9-12 bucks.
Service in the dining room was ok. Our server was nice, but didn't know much detail about the menu. That normally isn't a big deal but more than one person we're confused about how certain dishes came out and vegetarians who had questions and she wasn't aware. She didn't explain the family style stuff, only to one person so that also made for some confusion. On the plus side she was very attentive to drinks and to making sure everyone was comfortable. They asked to take bags and some birthday flowers to the office for us which was very helpful!
The portions are modest, which I think was good here. I recommend grabbing a few sides to share. They're delicious (kale and Brussels sprouts were great) and good compliments to the dinner portions.
We sat inside but the tented outdoor patio and second floor bar looked like very good places to sit, all in all, great ambience!
It's always an awesome experience when I ...
It's always an awesome experience when I go here. The chef changes the menu often but the staff is very knowledgeable of the menu and is able to make great suggestions. Food is amazing and drinks are great. Definitely this is a place to try in Austin.
the server was very good and informative ...
the server was very good and informative. The food was very good. Portions were just the right size. italian food, but different from your normal italian restaurant. different drink cocktails than you'd normally see.
Went for NYE dinner. Was not blown away ...
Went for NYE dinner. Was not blown away by any of the food options and for the price we paid ($90/person) for the NYE special, I expected to have a great dinner. Out of the 6 of us, none of us really enjoyed this 5 course meal. Even the desserts were disappointing which is usually hard to do
Horrible service with drinks not deliver ...
Horrible service with drinks not delivered on time, waiter was told there was a birthday and promised a freer desert with candle---never happened. We reserved days in advance and were seated by the front door on a cold night. When we made a remark all they said was "yes it is cold isn't it?". The waiter was awkward and when I chose the least expensive wine on the menu he made a comment about the low cost. Awkward x 10. The food was pretty good but overall the restaurant left me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Our server, Bryn, was outstanding. Epit ...
Our server, Bryn, was outstanding. Epitome of a perfect server. Knowledgeable on the menu, not overly attentive like most servers but checked up on us often enough. Made us feel very welcome.
Food was also great, my wife and I had a great date night. I know this isn't much of a place to go for beer, we're more beer people than wine or cocktail, but still would like a slightly larger beer menu. But that didn't take away from our great night. We will have to return on a warmer day (temp was about 40 degrees) when we can sit outside.
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