The Lake Travis restaurant scene is getting pretty diverse these days.
A quick search of the area will lead you to nearby eateries such as Oasthouse Gastropub, Redfin Seafood Kitchen and more restaurants that are coming soon to the Oaks at Lakeway.
When you feel like grabbing a glass of wine and a fresh taste of California — complete with a wood-fired oven — recently opened Napa Flats is the newest restaurant to move into the Trails at 620, bringing a little bit of Cali to the Lake Travis area.
Founded by Austinite Tom Kenney, this is the fourth Napa Flats restaurant in his enterprise. His eateries are unique in that every one follows his core principals, making for a consistently fine meal your whole family looks forward to.
“Our goal was to open a neighborhood restaurant and share our love of chef-inspired food with our friends, family and community.”
This starts with a great team of people who are passionate about food and service. But let’s not forget the centerpiece of the entire operation, the wood-fired oven that imparts that classic Californian taste to your favorite pastas, proteins and hand-tossed pizzas.
The open kitchen adds a little bit of action into the art of cooking, as you get to see and smell all of the delicious Italian-inspired dishes as they are being crafted. It makes for a meal that really invokes all of the senses.
Napa Valley Wines on Tap
You’d be missing out if you visited Napa Flats without stopping past the bar or sampling a few of their chilled wines at the 12-tap wine dispenser created just for the restaurant. It’s a way to offer you a sample into Napa Valley wines without so much waste and transportation costs, plus it’s just really cool to see in person.
Domestic and imported wines decorate the walls of Napa Flats, which is rotated regularly to bring the newest and finest in wines from around the world to your dinner table.
Paired correctly, wine really completes the meal and transports the diner to the rolling hills of Northern California.
And if you drink beer, you’ll be happy to know that some of the best local brews are making rotating appearances at the tap, from Solid Rock Brewing to Austin Beerworks. Pizza and beer? Now we’re talking!
Italian-Inspired Desserts from Local Texas Ingredients
Even their gelato stays true to Italian tradition, with all 12 flavors offering a distinct and different taste of Italy. The only diversion Sutton took was the milk, which is sourced locally from Texas cows.