At Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar, the cozy Rosedale neighborhood eatery known for its comforting and approachable Italian cuisine, they have a wonderful understanding of the Italian saying “Tutto finisce a tarallucci e vino,” or “It all ends with biscuits and wine.” Gusto’s Italian-style Sunday brunch embodies just that sentiment, with plenty of fresh entrées and savory sides, an abundant buffet of traditional Italian antipasti starters—including house-made glazed biscuits—and specials on wine and brunch cocktails.

Gusto’s Sunday brunch feast features a bevy of Italian dishes, including endless selections from the Antipasti Buffet, a choice of hot made-to-order A La Carte From the Kitchen dishes, sharable sides, a choice of dessert from the Sweet Endings offerings, as well as a choice of Fara Italian-roast coffee or fresh-squeezed orange or grapefruit juice—all for a mere $16.75 per adult. Brunch-only drink specials, including hand-crafted cocktails, provide the perfect accompaniment to Gusto’s Italian delicacies.

Gusto’s stunning Antipasti Buffet includes classic Italian starter dishes, many of them gluten-free, and guests are encouraged to try them all, to their hearts’ content. Seasonal Antipasti highlights include fresh Tomatoes with Mozzarella & Basil; Golden Beet Carpaccio;Summer Squash with Pumpkin Seeds and Goat’s Milk Feta; Green Lentils with Shaved Fennel; Deviled Farm Eggs; Marinated Italian Olives; Blistered Asparagus with Lemon, Grana Padano and Hardboiled Egg; and a selection of house-made bread and pastry, including the lightly sweet and luscious Honey Butter-Glazed Biscuit.

During Gusto’s Italian-style brunch, A La Carte From the Kitchen selections are each prepared once guests place their order, ensuring every chef-crafted dish is hot, fresh and made from scratch. Seasonal A La Carte From the Kitchen specialties include the French Toast with Marmalade & Strawberry Butter, a brioche dipped in cinnamon-egg custard, toasted, and served with housemade peach and currant marmalade and strawberry butter; and the Croque Madame with Mixed Greens, a comforting Italian version of the classic French sandwich, piled high with Nueske ham and gruyere, served on toasted whole-grain, dipped in béchamel, and topped with a fried farm egg. Both are meals that are complemented by the Sweet Endingschoice of the unforgettably indulgent Plum Tart with Orange Chantilly Cream & Vanilla Semifreddo.

In addition to complimentary coffee or juice, Gusto’s brunch menu also features several drink specials, including 25 percent off all bottles of wine in the restaurant’s extensive selection, as well as made-to-order brunch cocktails, such as the classic Mimosa, Paloma and Peach Bellini (each $3 per glass or $15 per carafe), Italian Michelada and Bloody Mary ($4 each), and summery Frozen Negroni ($5).

Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar is located at 4800 Burnet Road in Rosedale Village.Gusto specializes in the warm, comforting everyday flavors of Italian cuisine and features a casual and diverse menu. Gusto is open for lunch service Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., for dinner service Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturdayfrom 4 to 10:30 p.m., and for brunch service Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Happy hour runs daily from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information about Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar and the unique Italian-style brunch menu, call (512) 458-1100 or visitwww.GustoitalianKitchen.com.

Visit Gusto Italian Kitchen + Wine Bar on social media:

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/GustoItlianKitchen
Twitter: @GustoAustin
Instagram: @GustoAustin

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