This Juliet swaps Verona for North Austin.
Juliet Italian Kitchen, the chic restaurant on Barton Springs Road, opens its prospective second location near the arboretum on March 29, the ongoing pandemic, the new date is hardly surprising.
Fans of the original will feel right at home in Julia’s second location, which features similar food and drink menus and even has a sprawling, happy hour-perfect terrace like its predecessor. And like his Zilker location, Juliet believes the North Austin location will develop a similar neighborhood vibe.
“If the past year has taught us anything, it is the importance of fellowship. Our team is excited to join the community in northwest Austin and serve the residents of these neighborhoods as they have done for the past four years at our Barton Springs site, ”said Gina Scott, general manager of the new Arboretum site. “The room was exactly what we wanted and we knew it
Juliet’s concept of great food in a relaxed atmosphere would go perfectly with The Arboretum and would be a welcome addition. “
Under the direction of head chef Wade Guice, Juliet’s second location offers the trademark “traditional Italian-American dishes” such as antipasti, pizza, pasta, 12-layer lasagna and weekly specialties. The new spot also offers the Prix-Fixe “Power Lunch” from Monday to Friday as well as the weekend brunch.
Given that the freshly minted GM Gina Scott is the former wine director of Juliet’s Barton Springs location, the restaurant naturally offers an upscale vino program. Italian, French and American varieties round off the full bar menu, including fan-favorite spritzers and classic cocktails.
As part of the expansion, both restaurants will operate under the newly formed Veneto Hospitality, owned by Juliet’s owners and husband-and-wife team Dan and Donna Wilkins.
“Like most locally owned small businesses and restaurants, Juliet initially experienced setbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Dan Wilkins. “Thanks to the support of the community and our incredibly dedicated team, we were able to continue our vision of expanding into a new neighborhood in Austin. We are thrilled that Julia’s second location in the arboretum not only creates jobs in difficult times, but also offers an inviting place where people can celebrate and eat with their loved ones. “
Once open, Julia’s new location at 10000 Research Blvd. is open from Sunday to Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.