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About Us


About La Volpe

Local restaurateurs Steve and Heather Potts brought a Southern take on Italian to Austin's Central Business District with the opening of La Volpe. At La Volpe (which means “fox” in Italian), Executive Chef Will Eason blends traditional Italian with ultra-fresh ingredients and Southern flavors. The same level of attention to detail is seen throughout the chic space, which was designed by Jennifer Long. Long’s sexy style adds a note of playfulness, featuring intimate dining nooks, exposed brick and beams, a vintage teardrop chandelier from Italy, and an outdoor courtyard lush with olive trees. The bar, a focal point of the restaurant with its dynamic floor-to-ceiling shelving housing exotic finds,  features Italian and Texas wines, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails infused with fresh herbs and spices. Vintage Italian ties are showcased in a custom-built frame with the Italian phrase “legare uno su,” which means “tie one on.”  The food is fresh, the space is sophisticated, yet the vibe is local and welcoming. 

La Volpe Foxy Happy Hour

The bustling downtown Austin scene brings patrons in early for La Volpe’s Foxy Happy Hour, Tuesday through Friday, from 5 pm-6:30 pm. Our dedicated bartenders expertly prepare select cocktails for $7 like our Aperol Spritz, Old Cuban and Raspberry Basil Gin or have a glass of vino for $7!  Choose from Tenuta Di Nozzole, Pico Maccario or Cabernet Franc Barrel Cuvée to name a few! Or let us pour you a cold draft beer for $5 like Peroni, Adelbert's or a Thirsty Planet Pailhead.  Enjoy chef’s choice of a scrumptious selection of happy hour-priced appetizers priced $8-$12, like the Meatballs $9; Chicken Liver Mousse $8; Scallop Crudo $10; Small Mushroom Paperdelle $10; Small Lemon Caperberry Chicken $12 and more!