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Ottavio

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1606 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596 (Lincoln & Civic)
(925) 930-8008
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pleasanton, California
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were one of the few patrons on the eve we went - it was a Mon. eve. The food was quite good and the service was fine - I was disappointed that there wasn't more variety in the menu. We sat by the window and it was very quaint.

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Thank Joyce D
Walnut Creek, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This Venetian chef-operated restaurant features creativity (but without obscurity), originality, variety and intimacy. From superb swordfish carpaccio to boar ragu with pasta, the menu is a delight. One of the three best in the county.

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Thank GML1943
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

The meal started out alright enough, the waiter wasn't friendly but took our orders for starters and got on his way. The starters were good, everyones especially loved the octopus. Then trouble arouse, our waiter disappeared without saying goodbye. We then had to flag someone else down to eventually get our order and there was an hour plus wait between... More 

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Thank Daniel W
Lafayette, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We had our 50th Anniversary Part at the restaurant. The food was delicious and Michelle went out of her way to treat us well and be fare due to last minute changes and illness. Everyone loved the food and the local guests who didn't know the restaurant all plan on coming back. Everything is locally produced as far as possible,... More 

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Thank LafayetteBud
Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is the best restaurant in the county. This is authentic northern Italian cuisine and not simply a usual conglomeration of what is typically seen in Italian restaurants. WE have some favorites on the menu, such as the grilled octopus/calamari salad and the smoked duck sugo. These do make it hard for us to veer off and try other selections,... More 

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Thank Howard F
Concord, California
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

my husband and I went there because a couple we met told us it was authentic Italian. It is based no more northern italian faire. The sauces are more of what I would call a gravy. Southern Italian seems to be more red tomato based sauce. I had the peppardelle with wild boar sugo. It was good and I enjoyed... More 

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Thank Suzybell2014
San Francisco, California
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96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We were hopeful of finding something resembling "real" Italian food, however that was not the case here. The octopus and calamari salad was drenched in oil and vinegar, seriously overpowering the arugula and octopus. (Later the chef blamed it on the assistant chef, but the chef was not in the kitchen supervising. So....?) The spicy seafood brodetto was not a... More 

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Dublin, California
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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Thank Anna N
Walnut Creek, California, USA
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

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Thank Mary Lou B
Redding, Connecticut
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116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, 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
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?