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Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

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53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
+44 1483 303535
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Today
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We offer traditional Italian cuisine in the heart of Guildford, prepared...
We offer traditional Italian cuisine in the heart of Guildford, prepared by Italian chefs with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Both restaurants have their own unique charm and everything you need to enjoy a relaxed lunch, dinner or special occasion. We look forward to serving you an authentic dining experience.
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  • 51
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Italian in Guildford

This is such a lovely authentic and independently owned restaurant, our favourite in Guildford. The tables outside are perfect for al fresco dining and the staff are very attentive. The food was excellent, as always, and very good value for money. Our children were welcomed and very well catered... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Frances C
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is such a lovely authentic and independently owned restaurant, our favourite in Guildford. The tables outside are perfect for al fresco dining and the staff are very attentive. The food was excellent, as always, and very good value for money. Our children were welcomed and very well catered for. Love this place, please check it out for yourself as... More 

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Swindon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I had high expectation for this place since I've heard many good things about this restaurant. For a restaurant which has been once rated one of the top restaurants in Guildford I was slightly disappointed. I have definitely been to better Italian restaurants. The customer service was great, however the food did take a while to come to us. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Three of us enjoyed great tasting Italian food in an attractive setting in their upstairs room. Between us we had pasta, pizza and a fish dish. All these were very well prepared and declared delicious. Service was polite and efficient and an extra bonus was being allowed to bring in our two Labradors to snooze under the table when there... More 

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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

some of the simpler authentic italian dishes, pizza, pasta etc, can be very tasty indeed but they never quite get the meat and fish main courses right: overpowering and oddly executed sauces, low quality cuts of meat. Sunday roasts can be had at noticeably higher quality for dramatically lower prices all round town. If you're looking for high quality italian... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I ordered the olive oil, garlic and chilli spaghetti. This is a classic dish I understand. I've cooked it twice before at home (Delia Smith recipe and Antonio Carluccio recipe). I was looking forward to the meal. The spaghetti was seriously overloaded with oil and it lay in a small bath of it. I didn't complain about this, just ate... More 

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Godalming, United Kingdom
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Charming restaurant chosen by our son and daughter for Fathers day. Good lunch menu, 2 courses for £ 10.50 with a good choice of starters and mains. Excellent staff and atmosphere. Will be back.

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Guildford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very friendly restaurant serving traditional Italian food. They also have a lovely area outside to eat as well.

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Went to Olivia's today with my wife for an afternoon meal.Very well prepared authentic food, good service excellent location what more can you want. I had the chicken wrapped in bacon,my wife the veal with mushrooms.The Primitvo wine was excellent value for just over £20 - staff very friendl - and the coffee, well what can I say - that's... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Really liked this restaurant. The choice and quality of the food was really good and the place had a really nice atmosphere. Sat upstairs on a bust sat night. the wine choice was good too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were seated upstairs on a table for 2 in the corner by candle light, very private and cozy. Good ambiance, with a real italian feel. Very busy and so it should have been, lots of different people, from families with older children to adult dinner dates. Food is cooked to order and with fresh ingedients. I recomend the Asparagus... More 

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Additional Information about Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

Address: 53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
Phone Number: +44 1483 303535
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 78
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 303535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 78
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Description

We offer traditional Italian cuisine in the heart of Guildford, prepared by Italian chefs with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Both restaurants have their own unique charm and everything you need to enjoy a relaxed lunch, dinner or special occasion. We look forward to serving you an authentic dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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