Sunday-fundays in Austin are meant for a relaxing day of eating and drinking with your friends and family, so there’s nothing like a multi-course meal on a casual, late weekend afternoon at one of our favorite brunch destinations in the city – Juliet Ristorante.
Executive Chef Jacob Weaver has mastered the fine art of Italian brunching in Austin with his inventive and inspired menu by mixing traditional Italian dishes along with a few basic brunch classics and necessities that makes brunch a staple in Austin. We recently visited Juliet to sample a few of his creative Italian dishes, so we’ve prepare a mouth-watering guide in preparation for your feasting pleasure.
What to Drink
You should always start your experience with a crafty cocktail – preferably one that includes the words “grappa” or “bellini”. Juliet’s brunch menu features a wide variety of mixed drinks and wines, all carefully created or hand-picked by Beverage Director Jeramy Campbell. One of our all-time favorites is the Summer Italian Mule with grappa, lime, ginger beer, montenegro, and root beer, the perfect cure and start to a “boozy brunch”. Keep it classy and order a few mimosas or a Bellini for more of an authentic Italian experience.
What to Eat
Juliet has a variety of classic brunch headliners on the menu like the Frittata di Funghi with cremini mushrooms, caramelized onion, shaved asparagus-arugula salad, and black truffle oil; the Bread Pudding French Toast with orange marmaletta, chantilly cream, and pistachio; or the Salame Panino with pizzeta, avocado, egg, caper aioli, smashed fried potatoes, calabrese aioli.
If you fancy a taste for classic Italian cuisine, order the Brunch Risotto with green peas, pancetta, poached eggs, and parmigiana.
If you’re a seafaring foodie and looking for a sense of adventure, go for the Polpo, which is grilled octopus, fried potatos, calabrese-shallot agrodolce, and a house aioli. We also loved the Beet Cured Salmon with parmigiano scrambled eggs, creme fraiche, and a hash brown patty.
If you’re in favor for more of a classic dish go with the Eggs Florentine with escarole, crispy pancetta, focaccia cheese, and calabrese hollandaise sauce.
Finally, complete your brunch feast with a few delightful Italian desserts made by Pastry Chef Pastry Chef Carly Rossmeissl and her team. Our favorite is easily the Torta di Ricotta with ricotta cheesecake, ginger cookie, blackberries and mint. We also fell in love with a wonderful little gelato sandwich known as the Gelati, made with fior di latte, hazulnut stracciatella, mint chocolate chip and pistachio crumbs.
Located in the heart of Austin, Juliet is conveniently located by the Long Center, Auditorium Shores, Lady Bird Lake and Downtown.
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10AM – 2PM