We stopped into La Trattoria, a longtime Alpine favorite, to discover that it had lost not only its last four letters but also its previous owners, chef, and a few tables. The huge windows remain (the view is still Highway 90), and the new look is cool and sleek. Pizzas of all kind populate the menu, but our favorite item was the new caprese panino: fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil with a tangy sauce. Less certainly seems to be more.
Address: 901 E. Holland, Alpine, TX, 79830
Hours: L & D Tue–Sat.
Last updated: March 2, 2017