L'Orcio

4.6
1910 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
RESERVATIONS:
Garden Tables - Outdoor Dining
Standard Tables- Indoor Dining

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 flair is the perfect backdrop for lunch, dinner or spirits. Located in a refurbished historical home the restaurant offers a unique space their guests. 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1910 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TonyF
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great meal, service was cordial but seemed a bit stretched.

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WestVillageGirl
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

As another review wrote - food was fair, at best. I was suprised by the sloppy bread presentation and it also looked stale. No olive oil was served with the bread, which is odd for an authentic Italian restaurant. We ordered the sardines and the fried sardines came out soggy. The dinner itself was fine, but was from the stellar. The ricotta cheesecake was very yummy but the crust was soggy as well - as if it sat for a while or the moisture from the ricotta soaked through. The restaurant was less than half empty yet was noted sold out on reservations - although it's possible they are being cautious and not seating at 100%. The service felt like that of a diner, not a fine restaurant.
She walked by our table and just dropped things off without the pleasantry of asking how the meal was or if there's anything we needed. The whole experience left a lot to be desired - especially when it's so highly rated.

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Jennifer49
New England
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’Orcio has been our favorite restaurant for many years and is our go to place for special occasions. We have never been disappointed in the food or service. The garden is lovely and the perfect setting for a romantic evening. L’Orcio hosted a small family post-wedding dinner for us last summer, in the midst of the pandemic. It was perfect and very appreciated. We have ordered take out several times during the past year and recently celebrated our return to dining in the Garden. It was a lovely evening with an excellent meal and great service.

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edwardr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and very good service. The outside garden is a lovely place to enjoy a dinner.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L’Orcio was amazing as always. My husband had the gnocchi which is always incredible and I tried the Spaghetti ai Frutti di Mare which was also great. The service was wonderful as always.

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philg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful late spring evening eating on the patio at 5pm. Ambience fantastic. Food was cooked to perfection from a good selection. White wine at 10 dollars was full pour with legs, with full-body, perfect with lemon chicken.service A++. Price was reasonable for the two hour meal finished with good dessert choice. And expresso.]

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LillianR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing, Ashley was amazing. The hostess was amazing. I proposed to my girlfriend here and it was amazing. They helped me pull off an amazing surprise. Thank you.

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edwardr
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, the food was excellent . All three courses for all of the three of us dining together were excellent. This is what one expects at L'Orcio and is good to experience how consistently good the cooking is.

The outdoor garden is always very pleasant.

The service was good, with one exception. When we had completed our entrees and wished to take the remainder home, the waitperson brought containers to our table and left them there for us to fill with the left-overs. This seems trivial, but it is inconsistent with the rest of the L'Orcio experience. As I recall, in the past the waitperson would take the left-overs to the kitchen, put them in containers and return them in a bag to the table. They should return to doing it that way.
Otherwise, an excellent evening of dining in a very good restaurant.

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CarolynW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere. Give yourself plenty of time to find a parking space.

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PerryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Appetizers fair at best
bread was stale and presented poorly

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AnnD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful restaurant , great service both inside and out are excellent.
the mean was amazing , the service was great and we can't wait to go back again soon.

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MichaelC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner in their beautiful back garden. Highly recommend. There wasn't one dish that was less than incredible.

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vipKelsey
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful outdoor terrace seating, and the pasta was fresh and delicious.

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ChrisP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was delicious. We sat inside, but the patio looked beautiful.

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Jeffd
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Terrific dining experience at L'Orcio, as usual. Will be back again soon.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal and the restaurant was professional and accommodating.

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KECustomer1
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service ad atmosphere.
Shrimp limoncello app, sea bass and pasta dishes were excellent.

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MarieD
New England
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My twins’ birthday.

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MaryAnnS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was terrific except that we had to wait exceptionally long for the food to arrive. When it did it was amazing. Was there a problem in the kitchen????

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LeylaT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was good but service was extremely slow. Dessert was yummy!

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HappyEater
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Orcio is hands down the best Italian restaurant in new Haven. This was our first time back after the pandemic and the food was fabulous. We were a group of five and we all loved our meal. The service was excellent and the patio is quiet and lovely. I cannot recommend enough. The gnocchi Sorrentina is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal experience

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and service

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JoeL
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the best meals my wife and I had. Beautifully seasoned simple ingredients masterfully prepared. Wonderful staff and a lovely outdoor eating area. True gem in New Haven!

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johnb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

food was fantastic. server seemed distracted by something. we had to ask for bread then had to ask for dipping oil, I assumed it was part of the dinner. outdoor atmosphere was very quiet, we had 5pm reservations so assumed it would be. overall a very good experience that would have been great with better service. I would like point out that the hostess did call me and change my reservations to outside dining per the note I left when making original reservation so that was great on their behalf. nice to see a restaurant that reads the notes from online reservations.

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MicheleA
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was exceptional. I can't wait to go back!

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CharU
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We ate outside and it was beautiful. The food was excellent. I highly recommend the Gnocchi Sorrentino.
Best gnocchi I have had since I was in Sorrento!

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vipWilliamK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here before. Excellent overall restaurant with consistent great food and service.
We will definitely be back again soon!
Highly recommended!

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vipAnnaD
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta here is amazing! Appetizers were so fresh and delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and sweet. I highly recommend this place!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, cocktails, wine. The patio is so lovely

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melanie
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly . Great food. We didn’t eat outside but I did view the cute patio .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Mother’s Day dinner with boyfriend and his family. Could NOT have had a better experience. Ashley is the best. The music is great. There is no wrong thing to order on the menu. Everything is a 12/10

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vipLouise
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for Mother’s Day and to celebrate our son’s birthday. He was attending U of New Haven so being from Massachusetts we are not familiar with the area. What a find this restaurant was! I am gluten free so going to an Italian restaurant can be hard. The homemade gluten free gnocchi was delicious, even my son and husband thought so! Everything about the experience was great. I would highly recommend taking a trip there.

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JimL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great restaurant for a graduation celebration. Ambiance was pwrfect and service was spot on.

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DianeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

They have wonderful dishes on their menu that other fine restaurants don't.

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vipOscarH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This place never disappoints. Apps, drinks and the main course were all fantastic. We sat upstairs which is a bit quieter. Service was a bit rough but there was only one waitress for the entire room and she was doing the best she could

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way!!

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TimG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious! Staff was friendly and the backyard was nice.

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ChrisC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service terrific. Flavor was amazing.
-Chris Candido

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RAHJJH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a lovely time and the service and food were both very good.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from L'Orcio using the Order Online button. L'Orcio also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 777-6670.

L'Orcio is rated 4.6 stars by 1910 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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