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Olio Restaurant & Bar

33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
860-445-6546
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Ranked #9 of 101 restaurants in Groton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Groton, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I love the atmosphere of olio. From the outside it doesn't look like much but the inside is beautiful. Dark. Loud and a cool place to be. I've been here multiple times and never got a meal that I absolutely loved. Also the multiple times I've been there the service has been absolutely terrible. The service staff wasn't excited to... More

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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Olio is Medditeranian slanted not really Italian, but covers all the bases very well. The menue changes regularly and is prepared and presented professionally. The wait staff is quite good and attentive, despite navigating around a tight dinning room. wel worth the Stop for real food without a pick-up window like the neighbors.

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Went this past weekend. Busy as expected but the food was good and the service was as expected for a busy night. Will return!

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Groton, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I'm not one to complain, but man is this place cramp. I don't know how the servers do it, getting by the tables. I had a tough time getting to bathroom, myself! The food is really nothing special at all and the prices are way too high for the quality given. Doubt I would go back, unless someone else is... More

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New London, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013 via mobile

Three courses that we had- nothing was good!!! Presentation was ok, but flavors didn't make sense at all. Even dessert and my cappuccino!!!the price that we paid for doesn't equal what we got! Very disappointing experience! Definitely will never go back there!

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Groton, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

great food, good times, nice decor. Came here without a reservation, although the place was packed and reservation was needed, they were nice enough to accommodate my wife and I, had soup, salad, drinks, entree, dessert, everything was great, $180 later, we left very happy, had a great time!

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Juneau
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Enjoyed a lovely evening here for dinner. The service was friendly and excellent, the food artfully prepared, and it had that atmosphere I love of a successful bustling dinner house. People were also noshing in the bar area. Great ambience.

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Norwich, Connecticut
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35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Large menu with a broad selection, salads, sandwiches, pizza, pasta, etc. nice atmosphere inside, can get a little noisy.

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Bedford, New Hampshire
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12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

This restaurant should be in the Guiness Book of Records for the least square inches per dinner. I have never seen so many tables in such a small space. And therefore it was very noisy. The 'specials' menu was very extensive, way too extenisve for a daily specials menu. One of my pet peeves is unpriced specials. And about half... More

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Washingtonville, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

My family just went to dinner at this restaurant and we were more than happy! Everyone was so friendly and our server Mary R was great and super friendly! Although she was a NY Yankee fan I won't hold that against her. Haha. She was attentive to any need we had and I would reccomend people to ask for her... More

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