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Olio Restaurant & Bar

33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
860-445-6546
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Ranked #10 of 102 restaurants in Groton
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mystic, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Tables are very close to each other, martinis are really good, ambience is romantic & cozy, waitstaff are all really pleasant but our dishes were barely warm and just average in taste. It is a bit pricey for what you get and for the area of town it is in.

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Groton, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Crowded tables which made for not bumping elbows almost impossible. Was not busy at time of my visit----one and only----pasta dish was good but terribly overpriced. Plenty of parking space available. For being an "Italian" style restaurant, I was not impressed.

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NH
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173 reviews 173 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

If you find this helpful please click the helpful button below. _______________________________________________________________________________ This restaurant was conveniently located in Groton. The restaurant was not small but was not large either. They appear busy for lunch, always a good sign. I had salmon salad and it was fantastic. The service at the bar was quick and friendly. I was greeted and seated... More

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Groton, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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10 restaurant reviews
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
1 review
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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