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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: Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 320
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
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
Excellent service and great food at reasonable prices

Went here to celebrate a 70th birthday, with family ages from 1 - 89. What a great place! excellent service, everything timed perfectly, and the food was cooked very well. This is an old building and very quirky in layout, I loved it, there are a lot of stairs to get to the loo, lovely atmosphere... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Oracle39
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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512 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here to celebrate a 70th birthday, with family ages from 1 - 89. What a great place! excellent service, everything timed perfectly, and the food was cooked very well. This is an old building and very quirky in layout, I loved it, there are a lot of stairs to get to the loo, lovely atmosphere, and very welcoming. Excellent... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Olivos does a good fixed price menu for lunch and pre theatre. The food is great and substantial, the wine list sensible. The staff are cheerful and friendly with a good ambience.All in all a good experience for lunch or dinner.

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England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great food superb staff. Calazonie to die for. Seats could do with cushions but we did stay four and a half hours!

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Had lunch here on a lovely sunny day in September. Sat outside and it was wonderful. Food to die for and service excellent

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67 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Passing through Guildford and we stopped off for a late lunch. Service friendly, food good. Certainly recommended though not an earth shattering experience. If you want a reasonable priced meal this is a good option.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Stopped by Guildford for a quick lunch. Pleasant staffs and affordable set lunch menu. Will return again to try the dinner menu.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. The hospitality we received was beyond expectations...We had a table in room Napoli- very cosy and warm. Gianluca Scolastico, our waiting staff was brilliant telling us about the food and wine. He made sure that our evening was memorable. We had a very time. We'd like to come back.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very old listed building like a few in Guildford. The menu was fairly uninspiring and staff not overly welcoming. Our meal was average and although I eat out often in Guildford I haven't returned to Olivio.

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Guildford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant last weekend for a girls lunch out. A good atmosphere with very friendly and attentive staff. A really varied menu so I found choosing my dishes quite a challenge. I started with the calamari which were delicious. The coating was crispy and the calamari themselves well cooked and not at all rubbery. For main I had... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Went there for an early dinner with a group of 18 of us. All dishes were tasty. Decor is nice and a bit funny with the slanting upstairs, but loved the idea of the wine cellar downstairs although didn't get to see it. If around guilford definitely try this place out.

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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 - 77
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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