4.4.17 | 4:40 pm

Austin has no shortage of awesome new restaurants, and we’re celebrating them in our 2017 CultureMap Tastemaker Awards. Sixteen of the top new restaurants in Austin will go head to head in our annual tournament, powered by Whole Foods Market, where you decide who will be crowned the Best New Restaurant of 2017.Vote for your favorites in the bracket-style elimination challenge now through April 18.



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Sophia's restaurant Austin meatball

The menu at Sophia’s features classic Italian entrees and pasta-based plates. Dishes range from crudo to meatballs to fusilli calabrese. Complementing Sophia’s savory offerings is an extensive wine list (hello, bubbly!) and cocktails with a special emphasis on barrel-aged creations, Amaro, and housemade vermouth.