Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Trento - Bringing Northern Italian Cuisine to Austin

Open since December, Austin¹s newest Italian restaurant, Trento, channels the delectable culinary experience from Trento, Italy. Austin-native and CIA graduate Chef Alex Kahn (formerly of Congress and Roaring Fork Restaurant) and European trained Chef Andreas Exarhos (formerly of Congress) have teamed up and created a menu that focuses on fresh, casual Italian dining using the highest quality of food and ingredients.

“Dre and I have worked together previously and it was a great experience so we decided to go out on our own and create something new for Austin,” says co-head Chef Alex Kahn. “Trento is a Northern Italian restaurant that has given us the opportunity to be at the forefront of Italian cuisine in the Austin area where we specialize in fresh Italian food and utilize only the best ingredients.”

“A lot of our dishes are fairly traditional, but we do put a special twist on our dishes. We aim to stay true to Italian cuisine, seasonality and very simple, rustic food,” says co-head Chef Andreas Exarhos.

Trento is open for brunch, lunch and dinner. Hours are 11:00am to 9:00pm on Mondays to Thursdays, 11:00am to 10:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 10:30am to 9:00pm on Sundays. This also includes a private dining room for meetings and special events, incredible take-out options daily and an extensive happy hour during the week.  Trento offers live music in the bar, the first ever in Westlake, Wednesday through Saturday evenings with several talented and locally known musicians.  Bar hours during these evenings extend later.

Sample menu items include, Cheese Ravioli with Lamb Sausage, Gnocchi with Slow Roasted Pork, Linguini Alle Vongole, Brussels Sprouts Pizza and Grilled Salmon, as well as a gluten-free menu, Neapolitan pizza and fabulous desserts. Menu also offers Chef specials daily.

Guests can enjoy a full bar complete with an extensive wine list, tantalizing cocktail menu and fabulous Prosecco offerings in this inviting environment with very reasonable prices.

Trento is located on the corner of Westlake Dr and Capital of Texas Highway at 3600 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Building D. For updates, go to Trento360.com and follow on Facebook @trento and on Twitter @Trento360.
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