4715 U.S. Highway 290
(Between Westgate Blvd. and Brodie Lane)
Austin, Texas 78745
A visit to Cannoli Joe’s is an up-scale culinary trip to an Italian villagio, complete with rustic decor, lively conversation and seven uniquely themed dining areas. A stroll through the winding villagio reveals a team of chefs preparing a gourmet Italian buffet feast right before your eyes in the restaurant’s demonstration kitchens.
With authentic Italian dishes created by noted chef Robert Hauser, of New York's acclaimed Culinary Institute of America, the expansive menu items are created in small batches - all from scratch. Sauces, soups, breads, dressings and desserts are all made in-house each day.
The 50+ menu items include numerous Italian salads, spicy sausage Cellentani, hand rolled Italian meatballs, chicken Cacciatore, pork loin, ziti primavera, rigatoni Bolognese and Frangelica bread pudding. Chefs create artisan pizzas in the wood-fired oven, and the dolce calda teems with dozens of ice creams, spumoni, cakes, fruit crisps, and brownies.
Co-owner Don “Skeeter” Miller recommends making several trips to the villagio to sample multiple items. You can pick your favorites or sample it all for one price.
On Monday and Tuesday evenings, USDA choice beef Filet Mignon - grilled with a herb, garlic butter - is added to the menu, along with all the Italian favorites. And weekend dinner brings fresh seafood, including grilled salmon over spinach and garlic orzo, peel-and-eat shrimp, and fried calamari.
Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the Tex-Italia Wine Celebration offers diners live jazz music while sampling wines and spirits from Texas' best wineries. Guests can also purchase featured wines by the glass for only $4, or bottle for only $16. And all of the wine proceeds are donated each week to local charities!
Located just minutes from downtown Austin, Cannoli Joe’s is the perfect spot for a gourmet pre-show dinner and drinks. And mimosas and bellinis during the expanded Weekend Brunch combine beautifully with any matinee performance.
“...the secret to Cannoli Joe’s is that it’s not a buffet; not even close. It’s an adventure, or as my Italian grandmother used to say, an ‘abudanza’ of riches.”
- Dining Out with Rob Balon
“Cannoli Joe’s is really ‘homemade’ Italian. It’s the first time I’ve been able to have my kids try dishes from my childhood that I forgot about (or lost the recipe). The Parmesans, the pastas, and the peppers? Almost as good as my Sicilian grandma’s. Not an easy task.”
- Nancy B.
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