Restaurant news, dining events and suggested bites from Statesman restaurant critic Matthew Odam.

Owners of Sway and La Condesa bringing Il Brutto to East Austin

9:31 am Feb. 2, 2017

The recent surge of Italian restaurants in Austin will continue this summer when the New Waterloo hospitality group opens Il Brutto at 1617 E. Sixth St.

The latest spot from the owners of Sway, La Condesa, Hotel Ella and the South Congress Hotel will feature separate bar and lounge and shaded patio. The menu will include housemade pasta, and pizza baked in the restaurant’s two Neapolitan wood-burning ovens. The restaurant