With food proffer like house-made charcuterie, fermented mushrooms, and unorthodox pasta shapes, the craftsmanship at L'Oca D'Oro (aka The Golden Goose) can't be beat. The restaurant lives in an airy, contemporary space, and is home to ample seating and a full-service, wrap-around bar. Pasta dishes like rabbit canneloni and black pepper tagliatelle provide unique flavor with the comfort of Italian familiarity, alongside other Italian inflections like pork Milanesa and mushroom lasagna.
Executive chef Fiore Tedesco (formerly of Franklin BBQ, La Condesa, and Bufalina) and the rest of the culinary team at L’Oca d’Oro (Italian for “golden goose”) have been consistently whipping up contemporary Italian dishes since the place opened in 2016. Everything on the menu shines, thanks to housemade pasta, freshly baked breads, wood-grilled meats, and an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. Standouts include the Risotto Verde (creamy risotto flavored with cheese, pepper, prosciutto cotto, and crispy broccoli) and the Rigatoni alla Norcina (house pork sausage, taleggio cream, dried chile).