La Traviata has been supplying Austin with excellent Italian cuisine in an elegant setting since 2000. To glance at it, you might think this is an expensive 3- or 4-star restaurant. While the food is in that neighborhood, it's actually quite a bit more affordable than that, part of what has led to its enduring popularity.
The spaghetti bolognese is always a solid choice, but some other favorites to check out include the rigatoni with lamb meatballs, the carbonara topped with an egg, the short ribs and the chicken parmesan. Sides of crispy polenta and fresh-baked bread with seasoned olive oil are also a virtually mandatory part of the experience.
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