Olive & June
Olive & June's a Southern Italian re-do of the sprawling three stories that formerly housed El Arbol, which retains the 150yr-old live oak erupting from the patio while scaling back the modish Argentinean decor to a simpler old-school Italian vibe.
A lush backyard with an enormous 200-year-old oak tree, an upstairs terrace, and a dining room bathed in natural light all add up to make Olive & June a romantic retreat away from the busy street upon which it sits. They proudly house the largest Italian wine list in Austin, not to mention a fabulous Prosciutto and Cheese Board to enjoy with it, featuring Robiola Bosina cheese, olives, almonds, and giardiniera.
Stylish digs, fantastic cocktails and wines, and beautifully plated fare that leans bright and light over mom-and-pop heavy—these are just a few of the perks awaiting diners at Olive & June. Part of Parkside Projects (the group behind Parkside, The Backspace, and Bullfight), the trattoria feels like a special occasion restaurant, whether you opt to post up in the intimate dining room or underneath the patio’s 200-year-old oak tree strung with lights. Either way, start with the Pork Meatballs, move onto the Linguine laden with shrimp, confit garlic, and gremolata, then seal the deal with the 44 Farms New York Strip, accompanied by spring vegetables, parsnip puree, and charred leeks.