OP Wine Bar is the newest addition to Osteria Pronto’s modern take on Italian cuisine. Located on Second Street in the heart of downtown Austin, our 14-seat bar with additional cocktail table seating draws its inspiration from the traditional Italian cicchetti bars or osteries of Venice, Italy. If looking for an afternoon snack or a place to relax after a busy day, stop by for a glass of wine and an antipasto plate with friends or coworkers. OP Wine Bar has a specialty-crafted menu with shareable plates that cater to social gatherings. We also have experienced bartenders that can help pick out a delightful wine flight to pair perfectly with every meal.
Carefully crafted, our wine flights give a taste of four different wines to compare.
The wine menu offers single glasses of sparkling wines, such as Prosecco, Brut, and Rosato. These are the champagnes of Italy because only wine made from grapes in the Champagne region of France can be labeled as such. These wines are ideal choices when looking for something bubbly or celebrating a special occasion. Other familiar wines that we have in stock are pinot grigio and chardonnay. Ask the server to give ideas about which antipasto platters fit with a wine flight. By customizing the meat and cheese board with a selection of drinks, the delicate notes of the wine will enhance the taste of the food. If not a wine drinker, enjoy Italian cocktails made from local and imported Italian liqueurs. One favorite is the Menta Limone, which is made from Italian Caravella limoncello, Texas’ Dripping Springs gin, and a touch of fresh mint.
Our head chef at the OP Wine Bar, Chef Gilberto Ramirez, was named one of the most innovative executive chefs in Austin by the Huffington Post. Chef Ramirez grew up in the Dominican Republic, but he attended the Le Cordon Blue Program at Orlando Culinary Academy. Since graduation, he extensively studied Italian and Mediterranean cuisines and is excited to bring these flavors to Austin to create a unique dining experience. He combines the philosophy and flavors of Italian cooking with local, fresh ingredients at OP Wine Bar.
OP Wine Bar is easy to find whether visiting from out of town or a local. Make sure to plan to enjoy the chef’s signature dish; a classic pizza made with local Texas ingredients. There is something on the menu that is sure to please everyone in the group when joining us. It is authentic Italian cuisine at its best.