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Olio Restaurant & Bar

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33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
860-445-6546
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go in early and grab a high table in the bar

I've done a few happy hours at Olio. The bar is small and the specials are only available in the bar but I've been pleased. We did dinner last week, my only stipulation to my boyfriend was that if a table was open in the the bar area I wanted to sit there. The dining room tables are pretty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Sharon D
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Uncasville, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Uncasville, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I've done a few happy hours at Olio. The bar is small and the specials are only available in the bar but I've been pleased. We did dinner last week, my only stipulation to my boyfriend was that if a table was open in the the bar area I wanted to sit there. The dining room tables are pretty close... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I've been here a few times and service, food and atmosphere have been great each time. No matter what you get, steak, pasta or seafood, you will not be disappointed. Great for foodies or for anyone looking for a great meal.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

DISAPPOINTED......Food is good, Service is good, though Very Pricey. Four of us had dinner with no Alcoholic beverages and had a bill of $ 151.76, but that was ok what disappointed us was that we each ordered a soft drink, half way through our meal we ordered a refill, we were charged for every Refill....please charged $ 18.00 for SODA.....there... More 

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Pawcatuck, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This used to be my go-to restaurant when I wanted a nice dinner and I was in the Groton area, even though I always found it to be loud - not great for an important conversation. Service has gotten rougher though, and it's entirely possible your appetizer or dinner will be on the cool side when it comes out. Also,... More 

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Norwich, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Olio's always has interesting specials every day, along with very healthy options on their regular menu. The portions are reasonable, and the salads are the best around. They have good fresh fish and seafood options as well. The atmosphere is fine for business, but the acoustics are such that conversations carry, so it isn't a great option for date night.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Olios has a great happy hour deal and good apps but definitely has a menu that is all over the place and can be very hit or miss. If you hit on something great it will be fabulous but a miss can leave you feeling disappointed for the amount of money your going to pay. Not a bad spot to... More 

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old saybrook, ct
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

They also have some great and diverse, tasty salads. The service can often suffer when busy. Often difficult to judge how busy it might get as I've been there several times and 'boom' it gets filled up. When it gets crowded the wheels can fall off the bus

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Groton, Connecticut
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I had an awful experience at this restaurant. The waitress, an older lady with gray hair, was incredibly curt and disrespectful. She gave me uncooked food, and without an apology, gave me the check and told me the dish was half price. Seeing as I didn't have dinner, one would think you should ask if I wanted anything else. I... More 

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were in from out of town and wanted a nice dinner. We got one! Everything on the menu looked good and as meals went by, they all were appealing. Great meal. Nice atmosphere.

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CT
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Not the first time I have lunched here, but each time it seems like the service gets slower and slower. Two people, salads for lunch, 90 minutes. Ordered cappuccino which was cold. Bread never arrived, had to ask. Now the salads were great, but it seems that for salad, waiting an hour for them to arrive is a bit much.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: 860-445-6546

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?