Winflo (Austin)

Right across from my favorite seafood spot, Clark’s, sits an intimate Italian escape with romantic lights entwined in trees...The beaming reflection twinkles amidst West Sixth and lures foodies of all sorts to dreamily wine and dine.
We planned a girls dinner for the arrival of my little sister Julia, who was visiting Austin alone for the first time. Winflo’s menu is perfect for sharing with its brick-oven pizza selection and house-made pastas.

Brenna and I split the beet salad to start with sugared walnuts and goat cheese. The size was great for splitting and satisfying my palette before carb overload.
Megan and Rachel’s four-cheese pizza, or quattro formaggi with a fried egg, was my favorite dish of the spread! The egg wasn’t too overwhelming, but it complimented the cheeses so nicely. I’m getting that myself next time.

Our fettuccine al pesto with added shrimp had some of my favorite ingredients: portabellinis, basil and walnuts. BUT...the temperature was cold.  I should have sent it back, but Julia and I had already split the portion and did not want to cause a mess back in the kitchen.  Brenna’s black drum dish was unfortunately cold as well.  While the flavors were delicious, and the squid ink risotto had a great texture with olive and caper marinara on the side, we wish the plates had been hot off the stove instead of sitting on the counter waiting to be served!
I look forward to trying Winflo again soon for a date night or happy hour.  The atmosphere is too precious to pass up!