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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE VISCONTI, the restaurant, features traditional northern Italian cuisine in a modern way using local ingredients. Think Tonno Crudo Carpaccio of delicate, thinly sliced yellowfin tuna with Meyer lemon gremolata, avocado mousse, crispy red mizuna and Sicilian olive vinaigrette. Or a Crispy Skinned Branzino Filet and perfect Tagliatelle Bolognese. CHEF MARIO ALCOCER executes them all perfectly to the last bite! But my favorite spot was the welcoming Visconti Bar located right across from check-in. Handsome greens and dark woods create a warm environment which beckons long conversations of aged scotch on the rocks. And now I’m daydreaming. The Hotel Granduca Austin is an easy escape for the family or for two. You make of it what you want. Hotel Granduca Austin-Borgo Suite HOTEL GRANDUCA AUSTIN 320 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. B | Austin, TX 78746 Main Telephone: 512.306.6400 Reservations: 844.306.6400 www.granducaaustin.com Gnochetti march 17 | LOCAL 45