Cheese ravioli at the new-look Juliet. (Credit: Justin Rouhier)

Well, that didn’t take long. Just a couple of weeks after closing for renovations, Juliet reopens today at 3 p.m. with a new look and a new name. Juliet Italian Kitchen debuts today with familiar Italian classics like spaghetti Bolognese, cacio e pepe, grilled octopus and more. The move was made to create a more approachable and mainstream restaurant, and to that end, Juliet Italian Kitchen will be serving a “prix fixe power lunch” for $15.95 on weekdays that includes antipasti and an entrée for $15.95 per person. The new bar offers drinks like an Aperol Spritz and New York Sour, and brunch returns, as well. 

In addition to the menu, entertainment offerings will now include a jazz series in collaboration with KUTX every other Wednesday at 7 p.m. from July through October, beginning July 5, with The Cameron Riggs Quartet and continue the Jeff Lofton Quartet on July 19. The new space, which includes revamped bar and waiting area, a new mural, more splashes of color and new artworks that will revealed throughout the coming months.

Juliet Italian Kitchen is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The restaurant’s website remains the same,


From the archives (10.19.15 restaurant review): Juliet is a beauty, but the packaging is misleading Italian restaurants in the 2016 Austin360 Dining Guide Top 25: #9 Juniper | #13 Bufalina | #16 L’Oca d’Oro ]]