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About L'Oca d'Oro

L’Oca d’Oro ("The Golden Goose"), Mueller's progressive neighborhood Italian restaurant uses only carefully sourced and seasonal ingredients with an emphasis on the health of the environment and our guests. Everything is made in-house such as pasta created from freshly milled grains, bread, cheese, salumi, vinegars, and liqueurs. Don't know why this matters? Let us tell you over dinner.

The bar tables and bar top are always reserved for walk-ins. Please call for add'l availability.

1900 Simond Ave
Ste 100
Austin, TX 78723
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Aldrich St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(737) 212-1876

Website:
http://www.locadoroaustin.com/

Parking Details:
There is entrance to a lot for the building on McBee St and a second lot on McBee behind the Thinkery.

Executive Chef:
Fiore Tedesco

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

It's The Sex Pistols vs. The Carpenters as we present another Valentine's Mash-Up. Set menus inspired by both bands. Call 737.212.1876 or email info@locadoroaustin.com or details on bands and menus. Come in costume for free glass of sparkling.

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L'Oca d'Oro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (24)
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Good for a Date (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Authentic (14)
Romantic (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Hot Spot (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Casual (9)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tapas (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Great meal, just a delightful evening

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 (New Orleans)·Dined 5 days ago

Different type of Italian food, very creative. Service and ambiance was good. Portions are a bit small. Biggest negative was noise level from customers and lack of soft, sound absorbing material on hard surface arched walls.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great. Very focused on fresh, in-house made items.
I do wish the service had been a little more attentive.

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Service a little slow. Dishes were great!

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 (Austin)·Dined 6 days ago

Great staff; maitre -D, Adam, really makes a point to greet returning diners and accommodate you. Creative, delicious food.

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Adventurous menu served in a welcoming atmosphere. Always something new to experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Staff was very friendly and good. Food was outstanding. I would highly recommend sharing - there are a lot of great tastes and combinations on the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood gem in Mueller. We love eating here as often as we can. Great rotating menu. Really love the variety and they never fail on their recipes. Wait staff is always helpful. The environment works wonderfully too. Modern, yet rustic. Comfortable. All around great place. Try it!!! If nothing else, go there and try the house-made rustic bread appetizer with honey butter and olive oil! There is a bread heaven. It is here!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner was superb. Requests for changes were not a problem. Very wine knowledgeable. Andy and Daniel are the wine guys. Will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I have gone here for a beautiful dinner with family and a delicious brunch with a group of 7. Everyone at L’Oca d’Oro clearly takes pride in the service, from-scratch food, handcrafted drinks, and décor. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

By far the best restaurant I have been to in Austin. Had 4 people waiting on us. The chef visited our table twice. They made us feel like family. Amazing!!! The food was fantastic!!! Loved every minute of the experience.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We always make a point of having at least one meal at L'Oca D'Oro when we are in Austin, and this holiday trip was no exception. Staff, food and experience outstanding, as always!

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The tasting menu wasn't what we expected. Some of the serving sizes were way too big for one person. Best avoid that option.

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best place to eat for any occasion!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The quality of food was exceptional and the service was matched. Don't understand why this place isn't packed!

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent dining option with wonderful service. The food was outstanding! Great addition to our neighborhood!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Never a disappointment to come here. The food, the ambiance, the attention to detail from every staff member - always above and beyond my expectation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Best waiter in town, Neil H---worth the visit just to have him serve you. Food is well prepared and tasty. Portions are small and it is difficult to know what to order as the menu is a mish-mash of dishes.
One request is that they stop serving water that is chlorinated as it is not necessary in this day and age to to do that. Austin water is not pure folks---wake up!

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The appetizers were delicious, but this place is quite expensive for what you get. The portions are very small.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really creative Italian cuisine. We were there for brunch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a great time and the ambience was awesome. The staff and team were very cool and attentive. Definitely going back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was excellent, but the service was a little slow. The waitress was definitely knowledgeable and friendly though. The bar area was nice and quiet, but the dining room was pretty loud.

Also, it was very strange that they automatically applied a 20% gratuity for me and my wife's meal. I am usually happy to tip 20% as a former service worker myself, but its annoying to be forced into it. If you want to pay your workers well, then just pay your workers and raise the price of the meal. There are other places in Austin that do this. Don't just add a 20% upcharge and then highlight it for me on the receipt. So strange.

Tags: Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Perfect food, perfect service. L’Oca D’Oro never disappoints.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Comfort Food, Cozy, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wait staff are always cheery, kind, and helpful, but do not hover. Menu varies based on ingredient availability and creativity of staff so don't go expecting to get the same thing every time! Well, except the bread. Not only is it available every time, it is like the best bread on the planet. I would have it as my last meal--for sure. It's that good. Love that the owner pays living wage. The staff are consistent and now know us by name. They definitely earn the "living wage" and I'm happy to pay the uncharge on the ticket. Excited to have such a hidden gem right in my neighborhood. Will definitely continue to go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 22, 2017

I went this week to celebrate my birthday (party of 4, first visit for all of us). We ordered quite a lot of food and every single dish was fantastic. The service was great: friendly, knowledgeable and just the right amount of attentiveness...and the hosts were very accommodating. I couldn't recommend L'Oca d'Oro more highly!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent wine list, amazing happy hour, food is perfect and friendly staff

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was over priced and server was not friendly. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

While in Austin for a show, we were looking for a nice place to have dinner close to our rehearsal space. We chose this location due to proximity to the venue and a few reviews we read online. This location was perfect! Every item was delicious! Our server was incredibly attentive. It was a great chance for us to connect before the busy weekend. Thank you!

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Tapas, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Every time I go to L'Oca d'Oro I think they can't top the last time I went, but every time I am wrong. Despite the fact that they no longer have their amazing antipasto plates, everything we had was amazing--fish, pasta, salads, cocktails, etc. The staff is incredibly kind, friendly and knowledgeable as well. Any meal at L'Oca d'Oro is a special event!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

One of the best restaurants I've eaten at in Austin in the past 3 years. 5 out of 5.

Tags: Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I had high hopes for L'Oca d'Oro but it honestly fell short of my expectations. Perhaps we just had bad a bad waiter (he disappeared for 20 minutes and we had to order our appetizers with someone else, then he continuously interrupted our conversation to ask us questions unrelated to ordering food). To top it all off, our server admitted to and then apologized for the slow service (which he blamed on it being busy that night) and encouraged us to come back. We found it odd and a little off-putting.

While the appetizers were delicious (highly recommend the Grilled Foccaccia & Broccoli Rabe), I was unimpressed with my main course. Beyond that, had our waiter been more attentive we likely would have opted for the tasting menu but were unaware of it until we had already put in our appetizers. For me it was a so-so meal - I'm happy that we checked the box but honestly, I'm not sure if it'll be a place we add to our "go-to" list.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was unusual, interesting, and delicious. I loved everything they served us, and it lived up to their reputation as a great restaurant. On this particular occasion, however, the service was not up to par. They seemed to have forgotten the second course, and when we asked about it, brought it out after the third course. Then, when the bill arrived, it had some items on it that we had not ordered, and it appeared they had mixed it up with another table's order. However, they cheerfully removed the erroneous items when I pointed them out. The restaurant is rather noisy inside when full; I think they could add some noise-reduction barriers in the main dining room and improve things.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and service; they really worked with us on our special needs and we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The food and service were amazing! We loved every single course that we ate, especially their “s’mores” dessert. It was to die for!

The only thing I noticed is that their walls and floors are pretty bare; so while it was nice and quiet when my date and I arrived, we could literally hear it getting louder as the place filled up.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I really enjoyed the dining experience -- from start to finish. Very warm and inviting. Casual, yet still special. The food offers tiny gems of deliciousness. Go for their signature dishes without hesitation. Portions are on the small side, so order enough then add more. We did a grazing meal for four. I can't wait to return. Order anything with mushrooms!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

From the server's explanation of "everything is grown/prepared on our premises" to the arrival of fixed price plates, we were all astounded that we waited so long to discover this gem! We went with the wine tasting as well- truly rounded off each course. Much for this local restaurant to be proud of!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great but portions were small and overpriced

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It is almost really good, but it just misses the mark.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 23, 2017

In the vibrant Austin food scene, this is a true stand-out. A very creative menu of authentic Italian regional dishes with definite gourmet flair! Locally sourced everything with an eye toward sustainability and ethical practices in both food and service. Service was exemplary. Informative, but never hovering. Wine list is carefully chosen to compliment the cuisine.
It is unusual to find such a unique restaurant in a busy shopping center, but this one is a true gem. Highest recommendation!

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Tapas, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was really good but the portions were so tiny that we all left hungry! My Short rib dish had a portion of meat that was more of a flavoring of meat!

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