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Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
+44 (0)1483 303535
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Ranked #6 of 228 Restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $41
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Camberley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit Olivo's as I had seen the good reviews and fancied something different for my birthday, and I couldn't be happier that we have it a try! The food was lovely, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it, and the service was great too, not too fast which was perfect for an evening full of laughs and plenty of drink!... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Well, what can I say? Yet another amazing dinner here with lovely friends!! I love the authenticity of Olivo as reminds me of sitting back in Italy! Fantastic service with truly delightful attentive staff and the food well!! I can honestly say beautiful, flavours are amazing and cooked to perfection... Yum yum yum, really enjoyed your calamari and the spedini!?... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Had the duck and didnt like it at all. Duck seemed good quality but portion small. More importantly, the sauce of cherries and whole hazelnuts was a bit odd. The potatoes were cooked terribly: rock hard on the outside like it had been cooked for a week, yet undercooked on the inside. Wish id ordered the pizza, which looked nice.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I decided to have an anniversary meal here. I'd booked a table then phoned later in the day to let them know it was a special occasion and wanted to check we could have a nice table. On arrival we were given a drink of fizz and wished Happy Anniversary, all very nice and unexpected. The table... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I've been here twice - once for dinner and once for lunch. Both meals were fantastic. I recommend the duck for dinner, it was one of the best mains I've ever had. If I recall correctly, there is a two course lunch menu for about £12 which is outstanding value, especially in Guildford centre.

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Southern England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had an excellent lunch from lunch menu and special two course menu and all courses were very good. Nice to be able to sit outside, very comfortable and good service. Enjoyed my meal and would go to this restaurant again.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Visited Olivo today after reading previous great reviews on Trip Advisor. Wonderful restaurant - delicious food, friendly and fast service and great atmosphere. Good value too - their 2 course lunch menu is GBP 10.50. Something for everyone on the lunch menu - big pizzas for the kids and the best ravioli I've had in years. We will definitely return... More 

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Chelmsford
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146 reviews 146 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had a very nice meal here on Saturday evening. Recommend booking at weekend as it was busy. Food very good and not too expensive - the fish casserole was a special but was packed with cod, prawns, mussels, swordfish and clams. Tiramisu and cheesecake desserts were also very good. Only gripe was that wine was expensive - (Gavi £35.50! )... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a very nice lunch, good service, tasty food. It was a bit busy due to a big party of revellers but it was quiet enough where we were. I do, however, think that 12% service charge is somewhat high. Generally a nice experience.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely little restaurant, and the food is supposedly very nice. However when we sat down and asked the waiter about gluten free options, I was told, "We don't do gluten free food here." Walked out.

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OlivoManager, Owner at Olivo - Ristorante Italiano, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer I was very surprised to read you comment about the lack of Gluten free options in our menu. I wonder if this review was intended for another restaurant and it has been posted to us by mistake. At Olivo we have in stock 2 types of Gluten free pasta: Spaghetti and Fusilli, which can be served with the... More 

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Additional Information about Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

Address: 53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)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 33 - 41
Cuisine: Italian

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