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Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
+44 (0)1483 303535
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Ranked #3 of 222 Restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $33 - $41
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
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English first
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We have been going to Olivo's with our children and their grandparents since they were small; this charming and unpretentious restaurant gives us the same welcome and the same table whether we last visited it six months ago or a year ago. Pizza is delicious, the staff are cosmopolitan and delightful. We love it and the recent extension adds more... More

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England, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have been here many times over the years, always my first place of choice for a special occasion, the building is lovely, the staff attentive but not in your face and the food never disappoints.

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a delight - great food, good prices and fast service! We were on our way to the theatre and the staff made sure we managed a good meal and had time to get to our seats. We will be back!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Third repeat visit best Italian food and best ambience in Guildford. My favorite is the pork belly, my father had an extraordinary lemon sorbet last time and my daughter who is addicted to carbonara can have it even when it's not on the menu!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We went here for my partners birthday and it was amazing! It was down a little side street and we decided to sit outside as it was a warm evening. It was such a relaxing atmosphere! The waitresses were very attentive and friendly and the food was delicious. We had the breads and antipasto sharer to start (There was so... More

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend took me here for our first date it was the perfect setting, with candle lit tables and amazing food would recomend it!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited for lunch, sat in the courtyard area which was sunny and reasonably spacious. Service was very good. Food really was fantastic.We both had starters and wine. Hubby had the tuna, which was fab,i had carbonara, which was so so good. Toilets clean and light .Inside the restaurant was charming. Could not fault the restaurant or service. I would recommend... More

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East Yorkshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A relaxing little restaurant, with authentic Italian cuisine. Excellent service (so we did not begrudge the service charge added to the bill), and high quality food. Tables are quite close together, as the restaurant is small, but the first floor is rustic and attractive, with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Adorable restaurant Since my daughter moved to Guildford, I have been to this lovely town a few times. Last time I came I look for tripadvisor review and i decided to visit Olivo. The staff were very attentive but not over bearing and the food very good from an italian point of you. We had two starters from the chef... More

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Set in the centre of Guildford, with a good menu of Italian piatti e vini of good quality at very reasonable prices. Most recently had the set lunch which is particularly good value at £9.99 for 2 courses. Can sit outdoors but is on a fairly busy one-way street. Over many years have enjoyed lunch and evening meals of a... More

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