We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (Lincoln & Civic)
(925) 930-8008
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 48 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderfully-prepared, authentic Northern Italian !

We enjoyed our first visit to Ottavio and were welcomed warmly by the owners who are also chef and hostess. They were very accommodating and gracious! We both had pasta that was exceptional! Finished with a delicate, tasteful salad which completed the evening perfectly for us. We really savored... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Anna N
,
Dublin, California
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dublin, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We enjoyed our first visit to Ottavio and were welcomed warmly by the owners who are also chef and hostess. They were very accommodating and gracious! We both had pasta that was exceptional! Finished with a delicate, tasteful salad which completed the evening perfectly for us. We really savored every bite. We really enjoy local restaurants who strive to showcase... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Walnut Creek, California, USA
Level Contributor
61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This restaurant serves some of the rare wild meats and bird that you cannot find in other restaurants here in Walnut Creek. The dishes are gourmet but a bit over the top.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redding, Connecticut
Level Contributor
81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

It was a quiet Sunday night in Walnut Creek and the diners were home all nestle in their beds. I order the recommended duck dish along with a very good salad. The duck and figs were overwhelmed by a red sauce that simply failed in its mission. Excellent service on a very quiet night and I wonder if the backup... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rochester, New York
Level Contributor
114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

There are lots of Italian restaurants in the Wanut Creek area, but this one is more Italian than most. The solicitous owner hails from the Venuto and the menu anf preparations hew closely to those roots. The sauces have none of the bland quality often tasted in Italian American restaurants. I found this to be a big plus, but others... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Ramon, California
Level Contributor
85 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Spot on TA rating helps us again! Looking for a Sat evening family dinner spot in downtown, we chose Ottavio based on its good TA reviews. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality & authenticity of italian food at this restaurant. Location: In downtown, though at the 'other' end from the major shopping area. Ambiance: small & intimate. Not much... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oakland
Level Contributor
96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Four of us were there for a birthday celebration and completely enjoyed Ottavio. It's one of those places where you could have a business meeting, a quiet romantic dinner, or a family gathering. We started with a couple of salads, the beef carpaccio with arugula, and the house-smoked swordfish and sturgeon carpaccio (a bit unusual and very tasty). Our entrees... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Benicia, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had to schedule a business dinner and with so many places to go in downtown Walnut Creek I didn't know where to start. Of course I decided to check Tripadvisor and Ottavio came up. The reviews sounded great and I decided to give them a try. The wait staff was very pleasant and explained the chefs specialties which made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pleasant Hill, California
Level Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I was looking for a new place to have dinner close to home and so glad I went here. The staff was attentive and love that I can taste a wine before ordering a glass. Being able to get game meat and not have to go to Canada is great. The wild boar, venison and duck were fantastic and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, CA.
Level Contributor
63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

this restaurant has it all going on 1) an owner- chef that has a passion for excellent Tuscany cuisine 2) intimate romantic setting that lends itself for a night out with a significant here or a business lunch 3) hip environment 4) trendy music 5) unique cuisine that you w int see elsewhere, hence the high ratings from diners on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Alamo, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I have been to Ottavio's 4x since the week after it opened a couple of years ago. Each meal has been memorable. I especially recommend the duck breast with figs on a bed of polenta. YUMMY!!!! A panna cotta with berries was delicious!!!! The burrata cheese appetizer is wonderful too! Recently I hosted a birthday dinner for 17 there and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Ottavio also viewed

 

Been to Ottavio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Ottavio

Address: 1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone Number: (925) 930-8008
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Italian

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
    (Lincoln & Civic)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: (925) 930-8008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ottavio and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Ottavio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?