L'Orcio

4.7
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1701 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
L'Orcio is an upscale dining establishment serving Contemporary Italian Cuisine. In house made specialty pastas like Ricotta Gnocchi, Papparedelle and Ravioli are only part of the L'Orcio experience. Chef d'Amuri, an Italian native, also works his magic grilling whole fish and juicy steaks and offers a variety of meat and fish dishes daily. Desserts like Tiramisu', Charlotte agli Amaretti and Lemon Tart are also prepared in house. A relaxing and elegant ambiance with a European flare is the perfect backdrop for lunch, dinner or spirits. Located in a refurbished historical home the restaurant offers three unique spaces for their guests. Whether you're having a cocktail at the handsome bar, an intimate dinner in the elegant dining room or Appetizers with friends under the Wysteria covered Pergola in the courtyard all of your senses are sure to be pleased. Family owned and operated with an eye for detail L'Orcio has a lot to offer. Come in for a meal, a drink or just to say "Ciao."
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vipWilliamK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience was excellent.
Food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding.
Will definitely be back soon.

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Gardenguy
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening! Service was en point and food was delicious. The rabbit ravioli were extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great food!

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EugeneV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food and drinks was excellent-Service slow-
Overall will return

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ekf99
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here to celebrate my husband’s birthday and while they never acknowledged that detail, our experience was very nice. We were seated upstairs, which was a little tight. Our meal from start to finish was excellent. We ordered the omnivoro plate and stuffed sardine salad, and for entrees, the vodka gnocci and pappardelle ragu. The one area for improvement would be in the premeal bread they serve. It’s ice cold!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service a tad slow, but everything else was outstanding as usual

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JosephP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at L’Orcio is outstanding. I can actually compare the food to the Italian restaurants in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Dessert tasted a little stale. Like it was frozen and thawed. But all of the dinners we had were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants, & the bonus is that I live only a few blocks from it. I am never disappointed when I eat @ L’Orcio. This last visit was a real surprise- it was $10 pasta night! One of my favorite dishes there is Butternut Squash Ravioli, so it was a real bargain. All pastas on the menu are $10, & they add a few specials @ that price also. I highly recommend this restaurant & I also recommend making a reservation, as they are usually quite busy!

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SheilaW
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have become an almost regular at L'Orchio especially on Tuesday evenings. I have brought guests from our to town who loved their food and the whole dining experience. A great restaurant to get together with friends or to have a romantic dinner for two.

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, the atmosphere lovely and the service impeccable.
I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, perfect portions and a great wait staff! Can’t wait to return!

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JenniferB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and excellent service

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vipDanA
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The carpaccio was great as always. For pasta stick to the homemade noodles - you think there isn't that much difference but there is. The veal can be variable but was excellent this evening. Calamari was excellent as usual.

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smully58
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time!! Our waitress definitely knew her wines and was a huge help selecting our many types. She brought us samples for us to choose as well!! The food was amazing!!

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vipCozyItalianFind
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good and the portions were sized just right, where you didn't feel like you were still hungry. The atmosphere is cozy and the service was attentive and pleasant. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a date or a nice Italian meal in New Haven. It's not the largest restaurant around, but I like that about it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to Italian restaurant.

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Julia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early dinner last Friday and sat with Chris. He was professional and made our dinner special. The food was well timed and delicious. The hosts were thoughtful and friendly, and the dining area was beautifully decorated and struck the right note for ambience. Overall, we enjoyed ourselves very much and will absolutely return.

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Daniel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local gem! High quality traditional Italian...

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vipmitchell
Adelaide
74 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

was always...dinner was perfect. There are no better pasta's anywhere in the New Haven area and no better cocktails and daily specials.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very adorable place. Cozy with great atmosphere.. staff very professional. Couldn’t ask for a better place

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SandraC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food is always good, but the wait staff (this male the worst) is not at all attentive. We had dishes removed while still eating and he def had an attitude. Three of us are former servers and we all agreed that we’d probably not go back. And we were all “regulars”

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PeterD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Orcio never disappoints. This is maybe our 3rd/4th time there and the quality and service is always amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cozy living room type dining experience. We would return.

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Great
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and well prepared and tasty entrees

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KristenC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love L’Orcio - we have been going since 2004 and everything is consistently fantastic!

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ESssssss
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Was disappointed during this visit, food was not as good as in previous visits. Not sure if I will try them back.

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TomG
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations on New Years Eve. Table was ready when we arrived, service was outstanding, and most important dinner was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and services

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Jennifer49
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

L’Orcio has long been one of our favorites and our recent New Year’s Eve dinner did not disappoint. There were many options, a priz fix three course menu as well as the regular menu, something for everyone. We started with a complementary cup of lentil soup, for good luck, a nice touch. Oysters on the half shell were excellent. All the entrees were enjoyed, but the standout was a veal Osso Bucco over pappardelle! The only negative was a lemon cheesecake which was a bit dry. Stick with the tiramisu. Our server,Chris, was great on a very busy evening.

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TomK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, I don’t know why I have not been here before. Cocktails were great, pasta was to die for. Great great great!!

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AliciaL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, service is fantastic! Will definitely be back!

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vipmitchell
Adelaide
74 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta in new haven. Marcelo is a pro at service

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vipMickster
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I thought our food was good but necessarily over the top. Found the butternut squash ravioli dry, the bread not remarkable; The lemon chicken was delicious but pricey given the portion; I’d say one can do better in the genre honestly.

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WilliamC
New England
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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JamesS
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a wonderful setting! Our group had pasta, steak and fish - all great.

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vipFineFoodLover
New England
26 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was great. My only complaint is that the bread was cold. It sounds foolish but we have found that many times when the bread is cold, the food wasn't very good. It is about attention to details and the customers first impression. This wasn't the case.

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vipAlexandraV
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Pasta was wonderful, really enjoyed the charcuterie as well.

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MichaelC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A co-worker recommended the restaurant so I asked my wife if we could go for my birthday. It was a wonderful birthday dinner. I have the Mediterranean Salad and Gnocchi al Radicchio Rosso and my wife had Fusilli al Pesto and Insalata Mista. All of the food was delicious and plentiful. My wife had leftovers for lunch the next day. The history of the home and atmosphere made it even more special. We will be coming back.

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