L’Oca d’Oro, the Italian restaurant from Fiore Tedesco and Adam Orman, is looking to debut sometime in May in Mueller. The restaurant focuses on fresh, family-style dining, including housemade pasta, bread, cheese, vinegars, and even liqueurs. No specific date has been set yet.
The space will feature an open kitchen with giant wood-burning grill, 30-seat bar area, 65-person dining room with curved ceiling, and gold, blue, and floral details everywhere. The two private dining rooms include the Pasta Room, which will be full of noodles in the works and fermented products in various stages, and a smaller ten-person room.
The restaurant will implement a Community Supported Restaurant program where, by paying a fee, members will be able to receive special perks, like free dinners, events, and separate reservation line.
Tedesco, the chef, and Orman, the general manager, started L’Oca as a pop-up dinner series in 2013. Tedesco worked at Franklin Barbecue, Bufalina, Roberta’s, and The Gramercy Tavern.
L’Oca is in good company up in Mueller. There is already bakery/cocktail bar Bribery almost next door. Then there are JT Youngblood’s Fried Chicken, Kyoten, Alamo Drafthouse, Lick Ice Creams, Halcyon Coffee, and more to look forward to.