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Ottavio in Walnut Creek?

walkoffdinner Mar 20, 2013 08:18 AM

Anyone been there and can tell me yay or nay? I have a birthday and considering this place for 2.

  1. Robert Lauriston Mar 20, 2013 08:41 AM

    http://www.chow.com/search?query=otta...

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      walkoffdinner Mar 20, 2013 10:13 AM

      Saw this but wanted any updates and more recent opinions/reviews.

      1. re: walkoffdinner
        cometraveler Mar 20, 2013 07:40 PM

        Would also like to hear what other's more recent experiences have been. I have never been there, but have looked at the menu and thought it looked good.

        If this does not work out you, for Italian, you may want to try Gianni's Italian Bistro in San Ramon(they are back at their original space, with their original owner). The food is quite good, especially for this area where non-chain choices are few. Or if I was going out for a birthday and wanted to stay local, would go to Chevalier in Lafayette. French and quite good.

        Happy Birthday!

        1. re: cometraveler
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          jmarek Mar 21, 2013 09:33 PM

          Last went last fall and it was still very good. The chef-owner gave us tastes of the "fish charcuterie" (or something like that) which were fantastic - highly recommended. The smoked duck sugo and octopus salad were still great.

          I wouldn't recommend the panna cotta nearly as much anymore. It used to be made in individual molds and now is made in larger quantities, which require more gelatin to set. Still good flavor but the best-I've-ever-had texture was gone.

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