We are currently serving outdoors only & take reservations one month to the calendar day out. Think: summertime by Lake Garda, intimate sidewalk lighting, an abundance of vegetation. In addition to our a la carte menu we also offer Fiore's Choice: a dynamic seasonally driven menu with optional beverage pairings where we show you our favorite way to enjoy L'Oca d'Oro.
We care for our team members as family, and pay ONE FAIR WAGE in the belief that lovingly prepared food & thoughtful service are best nurtured by meeting the basic needs of our entire staff. L'Oca d'Oro includes a 20% hospitality charge on all checks to guarantee our entire staff a living wage, hea
Covered Patio Seating
Multiple dates availableWe are now exclusively accepting reservations for outdoor seating next to scenic Mueller lake. To ensure you are protected in the event of inclement weather, we only book the area closest to the restaurant, located under our large covered awning. Though 100% protection from the elements is not possible we work hard to ensure your dining experience is a comfortable one! Please note, that on sunny days we may move reservations to our deck where colorful umbrellas do their work to provide shade. As we are in Texas where both the sun & rain are an equal force, we ask for your patience & understanding when dining at L'Oca d'Oro & look forward to having you join us.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
steelbow tomato, colatura, basil, peach
green garlic pesto, green olive
Swordfish in Vinaigrette
spinach puree, cilantro flowers
Service was the highlight and it was clear everyone really worked together as a team.
Focaccia tasted a little burnt.
Beef carpaccio was good.
Cavatelli was a comically small portion.
Chicken Milanesa was a comically large portion. It also had mint on it, had that been listed on the menu, I wouldn’t have ordered it. The beets and cilantro yogurt were good though.
20% service charge included and shared with whole staff which I think is great.
Service was fantastic. I like friendly. Food was creative and delicious. Area is trendy. Great for a special date.
Overall a very good restaurant with very good dishes (though limited selection) as well as good wine, beer, and cocktails. Certainly will visit again.
It was absolutely incredible experience. Everything was perfect and cannot wait to go back!
Fantastic food and great service. Recommend to others
Welcome back L'oca Team! We are so glad to have the neighborhood's best restaurant back in action!
We're so happy to have YOU!
Absolutely wonderful - one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time.
We're honored. Thank you for taking the time to review!
Excellent food and drinks. Great atmosphere! Had a lovely celebratory dinner. Favorites were the Cavatelli, green beans, and brioche with cream and strawberries. Homemade amaro cocktails were also a highlight!
Green beans are my favorite too, looks like you ordered well! Thank you for choosing us for your celebration!
I've been meaning to come here for a while, and finally made it with my bestie for my birthday dinner. Lovely wine list, delicious food, attentive service, it was an absolute treat!
So happy to finally have you in! Hope to see you again soon!
Lovely dinner for our anniversary. Complimentary champagne, great service. Food was delicious.
The food and drinks are always top notch and the service is friendly and welcoming.
Delicious food and wonderful staff. It’s always a treat!
A lovely meal, every single time. Highly recommend. Great for casual weekday dinner with friends or a special night out.
Not really worth the cost. Just a simple Italian meal; nothing special.
L'Oco d'Oro took a thoughtful approach to the pandemic and only recently gently reopened; I had an exceptional dining experience on a beautiful May 2021 Saturday evening, beautiful and delicious food & drinks, fabulous staff & service, lovely outdoor seating design, highly recommended
It was great to be back. The outdoor dining is marvelous and it's great to see the whole crew. Food and drink were perfect as usual.
Thank you so much. It's great to be open again. Have a great week, Adam Orman, Co-Owner
L'Oca d'Oro is back and as fantastic as ever! Their outdoor patio is adorable and provides a safe dining experience. The food was amazing. Put it at the top of your list!
Thanks for taking a moment to review. We are so happy to be open again and are grateful to you for supporting us. See you again soon, Adam Orman, Co-Owner
Nice job setting up outdoor dining. Food is consistently creative and delicious, wait staff friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without hovering. There are so many good options on the menu we over-order and take home left-overs....
Alison, Thanks for taking a moment to review. We are so happy to be open again and are grateful to you for supporting us. See you again soon, Adam Orman, Co-Owner
We were so happy to be back after a year. The food was even better than I remember and we loved all of the patio seating they’ve set up. The burrata was to die for. Can’t wait to go back.
Laura, Thanks for taking a moment to review. We are so happy to be open again and are grateful to you for supporting us. See you again soon, Adam Orman, Co-Owner
We felt nice and safe outside on the patio, and it was wonderful to be back with our friends at L'Oca enjoying their awesome food and drinks.
Mike, Thanks for taking a moment to review. We are so happy to be open again and are grateful to you for supporting us. See you again soon, Adam Orman, Co-Owner
We had an amazing waiter! She was really personable and I wish she gave us her name, so I could add it in this review. Also, the cavatelli, house Negroni, and black pepper gelato are not to be missed - truly incredible.
Our first review of the "new" year! This is great to hear. Thank you and look forward to having you back in.
For those who like both excellence, creativity and everything made with passion, L'Oca d'Oro is THE place. We intentionally went back on the first night they opened and plan to be regulars forever more.
We will be here for you. Thank you, Steve. See you again soon!
It was perfect. I love this restaurant with all my heart and belly. So happy they’re reopened with an added patio seating area. I had some food restrictions and they made me unbelievably delicious substitutions for those dishes. What a great step back into social life post vax and post new baby.
Congratulations on the vaccination and baby! So glad we were able accommodate your restrictions and look forward to seeing you again soon. Take care.
Wonderful restaurant with exceptional food.
Thank you Harry, I'm so glad you enjoyed. For the next 6 weeks, most of the menu is available for takeout. Please call with questions. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Outstanding service and food!
Thanks so much. For the next 6 weeks, most of the menu is available for takeout. Please call with questions. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Wonderful food. Even better than advertised and well worth every penny. The best tiramisu that my fiancée and I have ever had. The service was excellent and was great at giving us recommendations and making sure every item was satisfactory. I would love to come back again.
Cedar, Thank you so much for coming in and reviewing. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed. For the next 6 weeks, most of the menu is available for takeout. Please call with questions. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Still in my top 3 restaurants in Austin.
Thanks so much. We're going to try and keep it that way. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Excellent food flavors, excellent team service the Pasta’s and risotto are excellent. See where I’m going with this. Only wish I had found this restaurant sooner.
Anthony, That is so great to hear. We love how our team works together. Thanks for coming in and for reviewing. For the next 6 weeks, most of the menu is available for takeout. Please call with questions. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Wow. Rarely have we left a restaurant MAD.
Nice venue. Décor was pleasant. Service was a bit over-attentive, yet not engaging.
We chose the Pasta Tasting and to do so, the whole table had to participate. You assume that this rule is because if some members of your table don’t join in, they will be left out of the wonderfulness. By the end of the meal, it was evident that it the opposite. They have trapped ALL of you into the horrible, overpriced experience.
So, here we go: The food was edible, but gross. I am basing this off the fact that we were able to get our meal down, but nothing was good and a lot of it was disappointing. It was a 6-course Pasta Tasting. Every pasta dish was meager and weird. Flavors and composition was over-reaching, not great, but OK. In most of the pasta dishes, the pasta consistency was dense and gummy, as if you ate a clump of noodles that had stuck together. Every course was only a few bites. The meal took 2.5 hours. So you do the math. This was a lot of time drinking water, which was always promptly refilled, and staring at an empty table.
Dessert was a carrot cake for two which must’ve been built by the chef’s 3 year old: small cake, flat-tipped pastry bag of icing, candied pecans jabbed on top. Oh! It’s your birthday, let us jam and light a candle into your cake AFTER you have started eating it! (The only real failure in the service.)
We sat next to a window to the kitchen and could see that other entrees were appealing and abundant. We were sat there to torture us, I’m sure. The ride home was filled with hungry and angry silence, coated in a buttery sauce of disappointment. Thus, if the a la carte dishes on the menu were as yummy as they looked, we will never know. We will not go back.
The worst part of this is that we didn't do anything despite the attentive service you mention. We are always happy to remake dishes that weren't executed properly or replace them if something wasn't to your liking for any reason. We appreciate that you tried the tasting menu which usually gets great responses. I'm going to talk to last night's manager tonight and will discuss your table and be in touch with you directly. Until then, my apologies for your evening. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Very good food and service, will definitely return.
John, Thank you so much for coming in and reviewing. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed. For the next 6 weeks, most of the menu is available for takeout. Please call with questions. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
I did not regret dining at L'Oca d'Oro but the hype is bigger than it delivers. The main dining room is like being in someone's cordoned off spare room that uses a weird kind of homemade curtain. The chairs are not particularly comfortable--like outdoor furniture inside and the table is small. It felt cramped. From the photos online, it looks like you should choose to sit outside or at the bar. We had the pasta tasting menu, which was interesting. I felt like the first two courses were fine, but the ending 2-3 left me cold. I did not like the long sweet pasta before the final course (carrot cake), which was ample for 2 people and tasty. But it was not what I came for. The final pasta course left me asking: Was it supposed to get me ready for dessert or to fill me up after the 2 TINY pieces of pasta with meat in them that was supposed to be the "main"?--I'd not be complaining if there had been 4 pieces of veal tortellini, but when they say "tasting menu" they really mean ALL you are getting for $10 a course is a taste. Pretty pricey. I'd get rid of the sweetish log after the veal and put in a classic cheese pasta as a cheese course, which makes sense before the carrot cake.
Liz, We appreciate you coming in to try the tasting menu. I'm sorry that we didn't know you weren't thrilled by the last few dishes. We are always happy to remake dishes that weren't executed properly or replace them if something wasn't to your liking for any reason. We hope you'll be back to try the regular menu sitting next to the kitchen on the bar side. Sounds like you may enjoy that menu and experience better, particularly Happy Hour where several small plates and drinks are 50% off.
The food here is really incredible. It’s just like eating in Italy. My only disappointment was that they were out of their house made limoncello!
Very nice anniversary meal with L'Oca d'Oro. Came highly recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. Every dish is made with love, and absolutely delicious. The complimentary champagne toast to celebrate 11 years was such a sweet surprise. Thank you for a delicious meal and excellent hospitality. We will return.
This is our 3rd time to L'Oca d'Oro. We have enjoyed each of meals, but this one surprised us. My husband and I have been trying to move to a plant-forward diet, minimizing eggs, fish, dairy, and other animal based foods in our day-to-day diet. This was our "weekend splurge." Although, we hadn't planned to avoid "meat" this meal, we found wonderful vegan and vegetarian options on the menus. The carrots were divine and the beet, cashew "pate" was terrific. The only downside was the noise. Both of us are hard of hearing, but the staff even accommodated that. We were at a 2-top and they turned the table sideways so that we could site side-by-side and actually have a conversation and easily share food.
Love the food and restaurant! The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. We’ll definitely come back.
Thanks so much for coming and for the kind review. We'll look forward to having you back in. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Excellent food, every dish was perfect. The service is also excellent. The portions are small, but in most restaurants they are huge, so it just an adjustment to be served a more appropriate sized portion. One of our favorites!
Thank you so much for coming in. We especially love serving our neighbors. Look forward to having you back in. We can also make sure you have a good idea which dishes are more or less filling next time you come in so your expectations will be met. Take care, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Lovely dinner and conversation with one of the owners, Adam, at the end of the meal. Hearing his passion for his restaurant was inspiring! We will be back soon.
Sandra, Thanks so much. It was also lovely talking to you. Look forward to having you back in. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Quality service with delightful dishes. Appreciated the living wage paid to all employees - it affected our restaurant dining selection for the evening.
And thank you for coming in and reviewing. We appreciate it and look forward to having you back in. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Wonderful food in an intimate setting. I loved the freshly prepared pasta and innovative dishes. Excellent service. It's especially fund to share dishes here. A great night out.
Andrew, Thanks for coming in. I'm so glad you enjoyed and we appreciate the review. Look forward to having you back in. Best, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
Always a favorite! Excellent happy hour, excellent food and just the best service
Noelle, That's great to hear. Glad you enjoy and thank you for taking the time to review. See you again soon, Adam Orman, GM/Owner
L'Oca d'Oro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (737) 212-1876.
L'Oca d'Oro is rated 4.8 stars by 823 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.