“We are making an attempt to be the go-to Italian neighborhood cafe, and I imagine we’re doing a superior task of currently being that,” manager James Maltby said.
Homeowners Chris and Sue Meroff opened The Backyard garden at Ellera in Bee Cave in Oct 2020 after moving to Central Texas from Boston, Maltby said. In November, Maltby aided open up a second spot at The Summit at Rivery Park in Georgetown, and in March, The Garden expanded yet again to South Austin.
“[Chris] wished to convey this perception or really feel of the North Close to Italian restaurants here,” Matlby said.
Encouraged by the North Finish, an Italian community in Boston, The Garden’s delicacies is greatly centered on seafood. Lobsters are flown in from the Northeast every working day for the restaurant’s well-liked lobster roll, lobster bisque and extra, Maltby stated.
Ingredients are sourced from abroad and in property, as pasta is created with flour from Italy, and herbs are grown at the restaurant.
“It’s all refreshing, and everything [is] produced from scratch,” Maltby claimed.
Government Chef Tim Lane, who studied Italian cuisine at a Michelin-starred restaurant in Rome, aided inspire the menu. Utilizing a exclusive dough fermentation approach, the restaurant serves Roman-model pizzas with extra-slender crusts.
“He acquired this method when he was dwelling and schooling in Italy and brought that back here,” Maltby stated. “He is seriously real to the authenticity of Italian cuisine.”
Moreover lunch, evening meal and dessert, The Backyard garden at The Summit serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
With locals now frequenting the shop, Maltby said he hopes the eatery serves as a 2nd property for Georgetown inhabitants.
“I imagine a lot of individuals want that in their neighborhood, a restaurant they truly feel comfortable likely to,” Maltby explained. “Where you know you are heading to get very good meals and excellent drinks at a good selling price with fantastic assistance. That is what we all want in a cafe, is not it?”
The Backyard garden at The Summit
1500 Rivery Blvd., Ste. 2175, Georgetown
Several hours: Mon.-Solar. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.