Orzo at Oracle Boulevard is a modern Italian eatery from the same owners of nearby dining space Social Eating House and Bar. Chef and owner Matthew Jefferson’s menu focuses heavily on sustainable produce and local seafood, with lunch, dinner and in-between snacks (like cheeses and cured meats) served daily. You can dine alfresco overlooking the Oracle precinct, or settle inside and gaze at Orzo’s enviable blush-hued interior while catching the action from the open kitchen – wherever you perch yourself, be sure to kick things off with one (or two) of Orzo’s signature strawberry gum-infused negronis. The menu, which is kept intentionally simple to flow with the seasonality of local produce, covers smaller plates and snacks, handmade pastas, and a choice of three mains. Orzo’s bar is lined with goodness, with its predominantly Italian wine list covering all of the shades. There’s also Menabrea birra on tap, Italian cider, and the full breath of spirits. The cocktail list will transport you to Italy’s coastline with just one sip, featuring an array of negroni variations and refreshing spritzes, as well as a handful of Orzo signatures.


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