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Austin Italian Restaurant L’Oca d’Oro Reopens for Outdoor Dining

The Italian eatery invites guests to enjoy dinner under lush greenery and intimate sidewalk lighting

Adorned with plants, string lights and colorful umbrellas, a new patio at the front of L’Oca d’Oro is seating guests for dinner starting May 6. The Italian restaurant has been closed to sit-down diners since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, offering a subscription takeout service instead. Now, the Mueller neighborhood eatery is reopening its outdoor seating area, inviting patrons to take advantage of its recently expanded and updated patio space.

Guests will be able to wine and dine on the deck in front of L’Oca d’Oro, on the patio adjacent to Aldrich Alley and under the awning along Simond Avenue. The restaurant can sit 50 people outside. Inside seating will remain off-limits for the time being.

L’Oca d’Oro says its new outdoor layout is reminiscent of Lake Garda, a scenic location in northern Italy. The restaurant will be open for outdoor dinner service Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Sunday 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. According to L’Oca, walk-ins are welcome on a limited basis, but reservations are highly recommended.

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Known for its handmade pasta, cheese, salumi, bread, vinegars and liqueurs, the Italian eatery says all of its dishes are prepared with sustainable, locally grown produce and meats. L’Oca’s wine list is focused Italian varietals and sustainably produced bottles from coastal Spain, southern France and Greece. Cocktails are made with housemade liqueurs, including the restaurant’s amari, Italian and French vermouth.

Owned by Fiore Tedesco and Adam Orman, L’Oca d’Oro opened its doors in 2016. The restaurant’s name is Italian for “The Golden Goose.”

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