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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, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Description: We offer traditional Italian cuisine in the heart of Guildford, prepared by...
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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    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 17
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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
Great Italian food in Guildford

Our favourite place for lunch in Guildford. The lunch menu is so varied and reasonable and the quality of the food is excellent. This really is authentic Italian cooking and owned by an Italian family from the Naples area. It has a well established clientele and is always busy at lunchtime even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
pettirosso
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Hampshire
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Hampshire
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our favourite place for lunch in Guildford. The lunch menu is so varied and reasonable and the quality of the food is excellent. This really is authentic Italian cooking and owned by an Italian family from the Naples area. It has a well established clientele and is always busy at lunchtime even during the week. We quite often choose the... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The girlfriend and I were looking for an Italian in Guidford last minute, came on Trip Advisor and saw this highly recommended - couldn't agree more!! Can't remember the last time I went to an Italian restaurant and actually felt it was as close to when I've been in Italy itself - the setting, the staff and the food itself... More 

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Guildford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really well done Italian. Classics with a bout of a twist. Great quality and tasty food with good service. It was recommend to me and likewise I commend it to you. After eating at Jamies (faux) Italian, the difference could not be greater. You should go.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Olivo is in a great location, in a character-packed old building in central Guildford. Went as a group of six - the service was excellent and food was generally tasty although between us dishes varied from very nice to a bit average. One of our group had pizza which wasn't great, but some of the other mains were very good.... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a truly authentic Italian restaurant both in the food and staff. The food was superb, served in good time, good portions and very tasty. The building is one of the oldest in Guildford and full of character, there are tables for larger parties as well as couples. A beautiful restaurant.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant run by a family, food was some of the best Italian I have eaten. Service was quick, attentive and professional. Would gladly go again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go passed all the chains and dine in a true, well cooked and presented food establishment. Nothing could be faulted, we both ate of the A la Carte menu on the 241 offer with tastecard and it was excellent value, 2 x starters, 2 x mains, bottle of wine, bottle of water and two pre lunch drinks all for less... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick supper. Very nice authentic Italian. Good service, great food. A little more expensive than the chain restaurants but well worth it. Would like to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ended up here having been unable to get in at Côte. We were in time for the fixed lunchtime menu which offered a variety of dishes and was fantastic value. There was five of us and we all agreed that the food and service couldn't have been better; really fresh and authentic dishes at very reasonable prices, served up by... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another fantastic evening in "Olivo" food superb, cooked to perfection, staff attentive, personal to our needs, and wine just kept flowing! !! Cannot fault this restaurant and look forward to a meal here with my family next month. Also reasonable price wise in competivness with other fine dining restaurants.

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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 29 - 72
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions

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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