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Ottavio

1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596
(925) 930-8008
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Ranked #10 of 247 Restaurants in Walnut Creek
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Lincoln & Civic
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English first
Walnut Creek, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Outstanding food, prepared well and nice presentation in a understated, but very nice atmosphere with an open kitchen (nothing to hide). Would have been 5 stars except the service was slow and spotty. Not the waiters fault. It appeared they only had one for approximately 10 tables. Fairly long waits between courses and check. We will return for the Food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place is by far the best Italian restaurant in WC. I travel here for work frequently and have made the rounds saving this one for near last. The food is simply Wow factor. I had a chance to talk to the proprietor (di Venezia) and he was quite frank with me. He has a mission to create the best... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Six of us arrived at 6:15 PM for dinner before a night at the Lesher Theater. We informed the waiter of our theater plans at that time. The menu is confusing with no clear separation between courses. It's difficult to tell what are appetizers, 1st and 2nd courses etc. After some clarification from the waiter we ordered. A salad arrived... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been there 3 times now. The food has always been near perfect as well as the service. This place can use a little more business as it's usually slow, especially on weekdays. The last restaurant in this location was a French restaurant but it failed due to lack of business. From the outside it doesn't look like anything... More

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Walnut Creek Ca
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

One of the best restaurants in the East Bay. I have eaten here 20+ times and have never been disappointed. The cold smoked swordfish to start is wonderful. The pastas are fresh and excellent. The gnocchi with smoked dunk is delicious. Had the veal steak and it was tender and very flavorful. Go early, before ^:30 and you will have... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

...you need to come here. It's tiny, quiet, romantic, and the food is really special. Especially for Walnut Creek. If you love Italian food, as in, the kind of food they make in Italy (not the Olive Garden), you will really enjoy this. Make sure to get a pasta dish. The pasta is homemade, light and delicious. And the risotto... More

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Too often, we think of Italian food as red sauces. This Northern Italian eatery introduces you to earthy sugos, rich seafood risottos and more. I enjoyed the wild boar sugo and though the portion looked of normal size, the amount of delicious meat allowed me to take it home and make a lunch from it. The scallops my partner had... More

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Walnut Creek, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This is a local restaurant for us that we found on trip advisor. Having gone to all of the fine dining in Walnut Creek, this place did not disappoint. Prices reasonable for the quality.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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252 reviews 252 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

This place is special. We ate here based on an OpenTable search, and are so glad we did. Everything is fresh and oh, so tasty. The staff is friendly and attentive, and the food--well, not only is it delicious (try the seafood pasta or the pork chop), but the prices are very, very reasonable. The wine selection is not wide,... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

There are some great restaurants in Walnut Creek, and I've had some really great meals here. My dinner at Ottavio last weekend was the best. Really outstanding Italian cuisine in a smallish, intimate environment with great service. I opened with calamaretti e piovra alla griglia con ruchetta e speck (Grilled octopus and calamari with arugula and smoked prosciutto) and it... More

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