L’Oca d’Oro is Austin’s Italian-inspired neighborhood restaurant that celebrates family, community, & sustainability.

All of our dishes are prepared with sustainable, locally grown produce and meats—a reflection of a farm-to-table philosophy that extends to our handmade pasta, cheese, salumi, bread, vinegars and liqueurs.

We care for our team members as family, and pay ONE FAIR WAGE in the belief that lovingly prepared food and authentic hospitality are best nurtured by meeting the basic needs of our entire staff.

Hospitality is included in the form of a 20% pre-tax service charge.

Pasta Paisanos

L’Oca d’Oro invites our friends and mentors from Austin and beyond to join us in the kitchen on the first or second Monday of every month starting again in September ’23.  Come taste what Chef Fiore and our guest Chefs will be preparing this year.

This Month's Paisano

Monday, March 4 6-8PM

Osei “Chef Picky” Blackett, Ariapita
Brooklyn, NY

Upcoming Paisano

Monday, April 1 6-8PM

Sara Hauman,
Tiny Fish Co, WA

Fiore’s Regional
Pasta Club

When you subscribe to Fiore’s Regional Pasta Club, you will be taken on a world tour to cities and countries that Chef Fiore has traveled to — highlighting different pastas and noodle dishes from each destination and accompanying stories and recipes.

About Us

L’Oca d’Oro is an Italian neighborhood restaurant emphasizing quality in sourcing and staff compensation with Chef Fiore Tedesco and team crafting everything in-house. Since 2016, L’Oca has paid above the federal minimum wage, accompanied by benefits like healthcare and retirement plans. During crises, L’Oca prioritizes community health and social justice, collaborating with organizations like Good Work Austin, co-founded by L’Oca owners, and Lilith Fund, setting an example for culinary excellence and positive societal impact through unwavering dedication to quality and responsibility.
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Fiore Tedesco

For Fiore Tedesco, Italian cuisine transcends mere pasta and red sauce; it’s about nuanced flavors, simple yet bold textures, and fresh ingredients meant for sharing. Influenced in his early days by his grandmother followed by stints at Gramercy Tavern in NYC, Roberta’s in Brooklyn, and Austin’s Franklin BBQ and Bufalina, he co-founded L’Oca d’Oro in 2016, embodying family traditions and hospitality values. Tedesco’s culinary prowess has earned numerous accolades, reflecting his commitment to community service, fresh ingredients, and excellence in both fine dining and casual fare.

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Adam Orman

Adam Orman’s hospitality journey began in New York, leading him to become a respected restaurateur in Austin, prioritizing community and equity. Early experiences taught him hospitality fundamentals, principles he upholds today in his restaurants. Throughout his career, he emphasized local sourcing, sustainability, and wage equity, shaping his vision of restaurants as community hubs. Co-founding L’Oca d’Oro in 2016 and Good Work Austin in 2019, Orman aims to uplift the local food and beverage community through connectedness and equitable practices.

Group Dining and Private Parties

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Hospitality Charges

20% Pre-Tax service charge

is added to all checks to ensure our employees a thriving base wage, provide paid sick leave and health benefits.  Additional gratuity is not required but is appreciated and is distributed to the entire staff.

2.85% Credit Card Convenience

We charge 2.85% on credit cards to help offset processing costs.  This amount is not more than what we pay in fees.  We do not surcharge on debit cards, gift cards or cash payments.

Thank you for supporting L'Oca d'Oro!