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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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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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 352
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 16
    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
Good freshly cooked food and prompt service

Great service and the food was fresh and home cooked. We were a large party and the starters and mains all came out in good time. The restaurant has a warm atmosphere in an historical old building.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Sammi517
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Originally went in for meal intending to use Tastecard, but ended up having 2 course lunch deal plus drinks. Couldn't fault food or deal, but service could have been a lot better. 1st course arrived OK, but main course took ages to arrive and in fact, table next to us had eaten theirs, paid and left by the time ours... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great service and the food was fresh and home cooked. We were a large party and the starters and mains all came out in good time. The restaurant has a warm atmosphere in an historical old building.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant in guildford on a saturday night,it was very busy and had a lively atmosphere. The food was lovely and ther service good even though it was so busy. We would visit again.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely food, nice wine and good service. Overall a very good experience but I have to admit it was a bit pricey and I have had better Italian food for half the bill in London

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Seoul, South Korea
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Outstanding. Real Italian reception, hospitality and cuisine. On a cross country dash from Bucks to Brighton, due to M25 congestion, we happened through Guildford. Dying for lunch we stopped here. What a delight. Hilariously I asked for a bit of nice in my Latte to cool it down so we could run. That raised some eyebrows. All good fun. Try... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A very cosy rustic style restaurant, situated a few meters from Guilford's High street. The food was delicious & well presented. The menu is topped by a long list of interesting wine labels. Not an inexpensive restaurant but well worth it. The service was a bit slow. Don't forget to make a reservation, in order to avoid disappointment. Had an... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a reasonable restaurant but we found it a little pretentious for what it is and the pizza quality should be better for this type of restaurant. The starters were very good we tried carpaccio, calamari and a baked goat cheese dish. They were all very good. The pizzas and pasta were also good but we were not impressed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This restaurant is a perfect Italian setting. Staff are all Italian which I like, food tastes freshly made with lots of flavour, even the cheapest wine is nice. I have come here on birthdays and we even spent the evening here the night we got engaged. Even though we are from Kent we will stay with parents in order to... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

When most people think of eating out in Guildford the conclusion comes to pubs or one of the busy chains on the "food street". But if you venture to one of the quieter side streets further up the main high street, you'll find yourself mistaken for Italy with the combination of the quiet street, cobbled lanes, a beautiful arch and... More 

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Haslemere
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Never been to this restaurant and after passing it literally hundreds of times decided to take a table on a Saturday night here with the family. Really lovely food and great service, we only took one course but no pushy attitude. Really recommend.

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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, Families with children, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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