If you are looking for good italian food in the Austin area, I suggest Carmelo’s located at 504 East 5th Street. It is moderately to high priced, but has a high fan base that says it is worth the money. Lunch specials range from $10-15, and dinner entrees range from $15-20. Majority of its customers claim that the best part about this downtown restaurant is not only the atmosphere, but the appetizers and wine list.
When searching for a good italian restaurant to suggest, I began with Google and clicked on a link that said “10 best”. After reading some reviews and restaurant titles, I noticed that most of the comments disagreed with the ranking and/value the site placed each restaurant at. So I continued my search back at Google and found Carmelo’s with 70 reviews by customers that, for the most part, loved this place.