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Ottavio - CLOSED

1606 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609
+1 925-930-8008
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (5 reviews)
“prosciutto” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
1606 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 25 September 2016

Small restaurant, great service, impeccable food! Enjoyed our experience dining here for our 16th wedding anniversary. Owner and chef visited our table and chatted with us. Service was good, served and refilled as needed but did not hover. Food was delicious! Would highly recommend this...More

Thank LCStauffer
Reviewed 25 July 2016

When dining at Ottavio, you are transported to Italy. From the moment we set foot in the door, we felt like we were in a barrel room of a Northern Italian winery. The small number of tables and dim lighting provide for an intimate setting....More

Thank Chantal R
Reviewed 25 April 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...More

Thank Joyce D
Reviewed 15 March 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.

Thank GML1943
Reviewed 27 January 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...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 9 November 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...More

Thank LafayetteBud
Reviewed 27 October 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...More

Thank Howard F
Reviewed 5 October 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...More

Thank Suzybell2014
Reviewed 21 August 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...More

1  Thank Randall B
Reviewed 22 July 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...More

Thank Anna N
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1606 N Main St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609
    (Lincoln & Civic)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-930-8008
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