Gino’s Vino Osteria offers fresh pasta, craft cocktails in Round Rock

Black linguine stuffed ravioli is served with a house-made pink sauce. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Black linguine stuffed ravioli is served with a house-made pink sauce. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

Black linguine stuffed ravioli is served with a house-made pink sauce. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Gino Catenacci pours a Sparkling Blood Orange Martini. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Bucatini, or hollow spaghetti, is made fresh, in-house daily. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Gino Catenacci is the namesake behind and owner of Gino’s Vino Osteria. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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A house-made four cheese tortellini is tossed in alfredo sauce. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Sparkling Ginger Mint Martini is made with fresh mint and ginger, grapefruit vodka and sparkling wine. (Taylor Jackson Buchanan/Community Impact Newspaper)
Gino Catenacci said he started busing tables in the summer of 1966. Fifty-four years later, he has swept floors, bartended and owned restaurants in six states, he said.

Now he serves upscale Italian cuisine at two locations of Gino’s Vino Osteria: the original on 51st Street in Austin and at a location on Old Settlers Boulevard in Round Rock.

“I’ve been making homemade pasta since I was a little boy,” Catenacci said. “I’ve been at this my whole life.”

Gino’s Vino Osteria derives its name from three places: the owner’s first name followed by the Italian word for wine and finally a word meaning a small, family-owned tavern. For Catenacci, the vision of his restaurant is old-world Italian, a destination dining experience where customers can enjoy the food, craft cocktails, an extensive wine list and live music on select evenings.

A popular lunch item is the steak sandwich, which Catenacci claims is “the best in the world.”

For dinner, Catenacci suggests the bone-in ribeye, black linguine stuffed ravioli and four-cheese tortellini.

“I don’t dry my pasta,” Catenacci said. “It’s a different feel in your mouth when you eat it. It makes your mouth dance, come alive.”

The restaurant offers 30 wines by the glass, he said. The cocktail menu includes a selection of Catenacci’s original creations—from the Sparkling Blood Orange Martini to the Pineapple Jalapeño Tequila Rita.

“We put a lot of love into everything we do here,” Catenacci said. “We make everything from scratch so you can have something here you can’t get anywhere else.”
Gino's Vino Osteria


1400 E. Old Settlers Blvd., Round Rock

737-212-0322

www.ginosvino.com


Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m.
By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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