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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
New Haven’s best Italian by far for authentic dishes, fresh ingredients, and excellent service. As Italian Americans who have lived in New Haven all our lives, it’s the only Italian we’ll eat
The food was delicious and the service was also excellent. Would definitely return!
Server was disorganized and went MIA several times. Food was “fine” but nothing to brag about. Very disappointing.
We LOVE this restaurant. Innovative, delicious dishes with the freshest ingredients. Ambiance and great service.
Fantastic food and service, as always!
Great food. Always. Service was great but main entree arrived just before we finished appetizer. AFTER I had already asked for time between. Outside of that a great experience.
Romantic spot (on back patio) with friendly staff and good food. Great wine selection.
Amazing food and service!
Great dinner, nice quiet setting with whole upstairs to ourselves!
Everything was amazing from the food to the service to the atmosphere!!! They go out of their way to serve you at L'orcios!!
Beautiful night outside on the patio. Not too busy, attentive waitress, delicious dinner.
Another awesome experience at one of our favorite restaurants!!
We ate outdoors in the back patio as that is our favorite location.
We were celebrating a birthday and started with a small bel of Moët Chandon champagne.
We then ordered our apps (carpaccio and Tuscan pate)...carpaccio was great but pate only so so.
We both ordered the gnocchi on the menu and were impressed with the dish...these are by far the best gnocchi we have ever had, hands down. We also had a bottle Guenoc Pinot Noir that was also good.
We were too full for dessert but will certainly be back again as soon as circumstances allow.
L'Orcio is doing a first-rate job providing a wonderful dining experience even in the midst of this pandemic. Bravo et Grazie!
We love dining at L'Orcio and bringing our friends. We especially love the private patio in the back with it's lovely ambiance. The food is always delicious and they are so many great choices, form the homemade pastas to the incredible Branzino and other types of seafood!
Patio dining in a relaxed setting, observing all Covid concerns. Food and service was great as usual. Highly recommend this restaurant
Delicious. Can not wait to go back again
We have eaten here 6 different times or more and have never been let down.
The outdoor patio has been well established since long before the pandemic so the ambiance and service is fantastic.
The food is top notch.
The Fussili with Pesto was outstanding.
Wine choices are abundant and high quality.
We will certainly be returning.
To be fair, the ambience is probably better in non-pandemic times. It felt like we were eating in a restaurant that was closed and kind of dark and gloomy. The service was fair; the server was prompt and courteous, but did not anticipate anything, such as the fact that I would need an extra fork to put spaghetti on my companion's plate. When it was time to wrap up leftovers, she shoved a tiny container at us and disappeared. Again, there was no utensil to use for this operation, and when she returned to get the credit card, she took away the plate with alot of food on it, without asking if we would like a second tiny container.
I like this restaurant very much, but I will not return in pandemic times.
An ambient place with a setting that is Covid-safe.
We absolutely LOVE L'Orcio! We were celebrating my daughter's fiance's birthday and wanted to have a special dinner. We could not have been happier! In fact, we had first visited L'Orcio for my daughter's birthday celebration and so loved the ambience of the patio that we decided we HAD to return. My husband had the Veal Saltimbocco while I chose the Butternut Squash ravioli special. My daughter and her fiance settled on the Bucatini and Pappardelle. All were superb. In this COVID era, we especially love the patio, which offered a private, safe space with overhead heaters as the colder weather arrives. This is one of the New Haven gems! We will surely return!
Excellent, as always. It was a perfect evening for a garden table.
Sitting outside was absolutely lovely and the food was delicious! Will go again and recommend others to go, if they haven't done so.
Always delicious!!!! Would go every night if I could afford to!!!
Our dinner was delicious. The only disappointment was with the antipasto. My main course of the Salmon special was really flavorful. My daughter and her father had one of the other specials and they had no complaints. We would definitely go back.
Gnocchi Boscaiola was soupy. Ravioli drowned in sauce.
Grandson liked his steak but not the Ceaser salad we paid extra for.
You can have this place
This was my best dining experience in months. The outside patio was wonderful and so like Italy. My butternut squash ravioli was outstanding as was every else’s meal.
Went to dinner with my mom for restaurant week. The food and drinks were amazing. First time there and can’t wait to go back.
Had an amazing time with family. Can not wait to go back again soon.
Food was great. Outdoor patio was very nice I think just needed some music.
The best outdoor dining experience in New Haven--quiet, relaxing, green setting, with tables widely spaced. Delicious food and unobtrusive, attentive service. A treasure!
Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.
First time to L’Orcio. Went during restaurant week. Food was great but we were out in the upstairs dining room that was very lacking in ambiance. If I return I will definitely ask for the great looking outdoor patio!
This is a wonderful venue on a warm evening; sitting outdoors under the grape trellis; reminds you of the some of the restaurants we visited in Italy. Food and drinks are outstanding.
It was restaurant week in NH and L’Ocio had by far the most enticing menu. We enjoyed great apps-fried artichoke hearts over greens and clams casino that came with homemade pasta. I ad wonderful lobster ravioli filled with lobster meat and a delicious sauce; the others had veal scallops with spinach and mashed potatoes. All of us had completely empty plates at the end. Fortunately we had room for an assortment of desserts: lemon tart, tiramisu (very generous portion) and homemade gelato with mascarpone cheese and expresso infused along with dark chocolate chips. Our server was perfect-checked in regularly but never rushed us. Covid precautions were in evidence and we were able to enjoy the backyard covered patio. We’re not ready to go inside yet. A perfect dinner and we’ll gladly return! The patio has heaters too.
We were celebrating my birthday and it happened to be during restaurant week. It was romantic and lovely. Covid protocols were followed and I felt safe.
Great service. Perfect amount of food. Absolutely delicious. Loved the Nutella crepe
Amazing food, excellent value for restaurant week, but pretty slow service
Wonderful food and service!
Great food,atmosphere, and service. Would definitely recommend
Excellent excellent excellent!!!
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 4.7 stars by 1819 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.