Locals looking for a true fine dining experience in Walnut Creek, CA come to Ottavio to enjoy Northern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting. Regulars consider Ottavio a good choice for a date or a special occasion dinner. Most agree that the food is delicious, though the price tag definitely reflects the quality of the cuisine. Customer favorites include the pappardelle with wild boar sugo, the duck breast with black mission figs, the carpaccio of house smoked swordfish and the messy lasagna with summer vegetables.
Many customers report having personally served by Valentino Luchin, the chef and owner of Ottavio. Luchin says he changes the menu regularly to give his customers the chance to try new dishes, and he also offers regular specials. Patrons may buy wine by the glass or bottle, but there is a $20 corkage fee.