Retail Roundup: Westview on Lake Austin Area Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

For everyday necessities, The Village at Westlake Shopping Center is located less than 10 minutes from Westview on the Lake and is a popular choice for local shoppers. In addition to an H.E.B. for groceries, the center includes an Office Depot, Twin Liquors, GNC, Alyson Jon Interiors, Finley’s Barbershop, Gold’s Gym, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Westbank Dry Cleaners and several other retailers. Hungry and thirsty shoppers can also enjoy their favorite hot or cold beverage at Starbucks, or a tasty meal at Izumi Sushi, La Madeleine and a few of the center’s other eateries.

Three other regional shopping malls are easily accessed within a 15-minute drive, including Barton Creek Square Mall, The Arboretum, and Gateway Shopping Center. Together, these retail centers include over 250 stores and restaurants.

Upscale Italian Comfort Food and Tiki-Mex on Lake Austin

Westview also offers an enviable selection of renowned Austin eateries. Locals rave about Hula Hut on Lake Austin, where Tex-Mex cuisine meets an exciting tropical twist (or “Tiki-Mex” to the locals). Signature dishes include the Hawaiian fajitas, tender chicken or beef glazed with sweet Polynesian plum sauce and grilled to perfection. Hula Hut is a non-stop island party with a hula skirt and tiki atmosphere, complemented by a crisp breeze and a stunning lakeside view.

Another foodie favorite is the award-winning Asti Trattoria, an upscale Italian bistro known for serving only the freshest handmade Italian comfort food. With rustic dishes such as the succulent grilled duck breast with farro, blackberries and radicchio delivering bold and unforgettable flavors, Asti Trattoria is hailed as the premier Italian destination in Austin.