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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 220 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
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed a superb meal in Olivo on Saturday evening. I have never had the Genoese Buridda before, but I shall certainly be having it again. The seafood casserole was packed with fish and seafood in a delicious sauce. The waiter told us that his favourite pasta was the Maltagliati Mare e Monti. My wife took his recommendation and was... More

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We had a great meal. We found Olivo to be one step beyond a usual Italian and moving into what that Greg Wallace chappy on the telebox likes to call 'fine dining'. We were really well looked after and never had to look for or draw attention to a member of staff and from ordering to eating was suitable swift.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

My sister and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. The reception staff were pleasant and friendly and we were shown to our table quickly. The service was good and the menu easy to read, along with the specials. I opted for pizza and my sister had seafood risotto. Both were really tasty. My only criticism about olivo are... More

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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76 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We go out of our way to visit Olivo's for special occasions. We could have Italian in our town but they are all chains. Before we moved south, we had a great local Italian and it was family run. This is our substitute down here. This is real Italian, family run hospitality and cooking. Paolo runs the front of the... More

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Finally I have found a restaurant in the UK that compares to those in Italy. Delicious food and outstanding service at a reasonable price. The lunch time menu is excellent value. I will definitely be returning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Wow! As a last minute meal out this was a real treat! Fabulous, genuine and relaxed service, and flawless food! Even with our dog we were still able to sit outside, not disturb anyone else and still get authentic atmosphere. I can't wait to work my way through this menu!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It tasted even better than it looks. Super fresh, flaky, moist cod. Tomato and black olive sauce, Mash with leeks......................

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Fabulous food every time Very friendly and welcoming My mother isn't Italian but if she was I hope she cooked like this Good service when I have been with my family (children)and equally good when I have been with my wife on a night out without kids!

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