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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
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
1 review
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
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
149 reviews 149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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
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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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245 reviews 245 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Middletown, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My husband and I recently dined at Ottavio's for the first time. It was a rainy night during the week and we had no reservation. We did what we have been doing the past couple of weeks and just said where ever we find a parking spot (a challenge in downtown Walnut Creek), that's where we'll be dining. This time,... More

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