Yet another Italian restaurant is ready to make its Austin debut. L'Oca d'Oro will serve family-style eats in the Mueller neighborhood starting this summer.
Surfacing in 2013 as a supper club, the brick-and-mortar incarnation of L'Oca d'Oro ("the golden goose" in Italian) will continue its tradition of sharable dishes with house-made pastas and seasonal ingredients.
The kitchen is led by Chef Fiore Tedesco, whose resume includes top culinary spots like New York's Roberta's and Gramercy Tavern, plus local favorites Bufalina, Franklin Barbecue, and La Condesa. Adam Orman, formerly of Parkside, will serve as general manager.
"We have already felt such positive energy from the surrounding neighborhoods in events we've done at Thinkery and the farmers market," said Orman in a release. "The community has been waiting for this for a long time over here, and I think we'll exceed their expectations."
One of the ways that L'Oca d'Oro hopes to connect with the Mueller neighborhood is by offering a community-supported restaurant membership. A tiered pricing structure grants access to varying perks like restaurant discounts, priority seating, and special event invites.
L'Oco d'Oro's layout includes an open kitchen, a 30-seat bar, and a massive dining room with "mid-20th century Central European charm." Between the large common area and the two private rooms, the restaurant can easily be utilized for big parties or an intimate evening out.
"We are excited to provide a dining experience that is at once humble and refined, in a setting that will be appreciated by the families in our community," said Tedesco. "It is our desire to explore and define what role a neighborhood restaurant can and should play in 2016."
Dinner service at L'Oca d'Oro officially launches on Wednesday, June 15.