L’Oca d’Oro began hosting pop-up dinners and private events in the Austin area in 2013. Now, the team has brought their culinary vision to life with the opening of its first full service restaurant. Chef Tedesco brings a strong culinary portfolio to L’Oca d’Oro, with more than a decade of experience at renowned restaurants such as Roberta’s and The Gramercy Tavern in New York and Franklin BBQ and Bufalina in Austin.

L’Oca d’Oro, which means “golden goose” in Italian, was inspired by Chef Tedesco’s daughter’s nickname, “Lucy Goose”. Chef Tedesco will present a variety of Italian dishes in individual or sharable family-style formats. Using only carefully sourced, seasonal ingredients, many items served will be made in-house such as pasta created from freshly milled grains, bread, cheese, vinegars, and liqueurs.

Produce comes from Hausbar, Springdale farm, Tecolote, F-stop, Boggy creek and other local farms. Eggs come from Milagro farms. Our fish is all sustainably caught from the gulf and our pigs come from Yonder Way farms. Look ’em up. These folks take care of their products and the earth so we can provide you with a mind-blowing dinner.

L’Oca d’Oro also plans to host regular monthly special events and celebrations, which will include a curated menu specific to that event’s theme. The monthly events will span a wide range of themes and formats, from cultural events celebrating Italian food to highlighting music or film.

(Chef Fiore Tedesco and GM Adam Orman, c0-owners) photo courtesy Jackie Klusmeyer