Hubby and I tried a new/old place when we were in Austin the other day.
If you've ever spent time in Austin, you've probably driven past it numerous times on Barton Springs Road. Back in the day it was an old school Italian place called Romeo. Once that finally closed, it went through several different incarnations, none of which lasted past the blink of an eye. This new one though? The one called Juliet Ristorante? Well, it just might have a chance at longevity.
They've been open for a while, but just started serving weekday lunches recently.
Hubby ordered the grilled chicken breast with broccoli, polenta, and gorgonzola crema, which came with the choice of a small side salad or cup of soup.
I opted for Capellini e Funghi. Both were delicious, but the real surprise was this...
the Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad. It's been a long, long time since I let out that many moans finishing one dish!
Just about the only thing I didn't like about the meal was the price. Almost fifty bucks plus tip is a tad steep for a weekday lunch that didn't include wine or dessert, dontcha think? But, then again, I'm the person who's used to spending around $5 for her chicken fajita taco lunches at Mima's. Plus, when a restaurant is trying to use fresh ingredients, locally sourced, instead of frozen stuff shipped in from who-knows-where, well, it's gonna cost ya.