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Where to Celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes in Austin

The multi-course Christmas Eve dinner is an Italian tradition

A plate of spaghetti and clams.
The spaghetti and clams at L’Oca d’Oro.
Kate Hellenbeck
Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is an Italian tradition for Christmas Eve, which is also known as La Vigilia in the Southern Italy region. The seven-course meal, typically eaten on Christmas Eve, features fish and seafood-filled dishes such as stews, soups, and pastas. And luckily, for Austin, two local restaurants are offering their versions of the holiday seafood feast this year.

It’s Italian Cucina
1500 South Lamar Boulevard, Zilker
The Italian restaurant’s Feast of the Seven Fishes includes dishes such as Maine lobster ravioli in a squid ink sauce sauce, truffled white anchovies with tomatoes and capers, and spicy risotto with grilled scallops. There are optional wine pairings per course too.
Price: $115 per person, $150 with wine pairings.
When: Sunday, December 24, with timed seatings anywhere from 5 to 9 p.m.
How to Book: Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

L’Oca d’Oro
1900 Simond Avenue, Mueller
The Italian restaurant is hosting its Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on both the day before Christmas Eve and also Christmas Eve. The menu details are to come later.
Prices: $100 for adults, $35 for children 10 years old and younger.
When: Saturday and Sunday, December 23 and 24, with timed seatings anywhere from 4 to 10 p.m.
How to Book: Book reservations online; there are indoor and outdoor dine-in services.

L'Oca d'Oro

1900 Simond Avenue, , TX 78723 (737) 212-1876 Visit Website

It’s Italian Cucina

1500 South Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704