La Matta

Austin, Texas

La Matta is a simple Italian sandwich shop on Austin’s East Side serving high-quality ingredients and a variety of Italian wines and beers.

My goal with La Matta is to bring authentic Italian sandwiches to Austin. Authentic meaning there is no interpretation—this is what you would eat in Italy, presented in exactly the same way Chef Halilaj

Locally made terra cotta tile references the beauty of simple, raw, pragmatic materials commonly used in both Texan and Italian buildings. Lights and colors are wild and bright, like the “the wild card” in traditional Italian card games, a literal translation of “La Matta.”