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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed 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: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Excellent fresh food choices

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Carol M
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Norwich, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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11 restaurant reviews
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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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156 reviews 156 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Having driven five hours and attending a viewing, we were tired and wanted to get a light meal. Olio was suggested to us, and were we glad that we listened to the suggestion! We sat at the bar and had a couple of appetizers, which were absolutely delightful! The ambience was nice, and the staff friendly. We enjoyed our light... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The menu selections were varied and interesting, and the food was delicious. The service was good and while friendly not overly so. We were also introduced to a new brand of Riesling that we enjoyed very much and will be looking for here at home. All in all and very pleasant and enjoyable evening.

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Macomb, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love Olio. It is weirdly tucked away off I-95 in Groton, so I tend to forget it as a dining option, but the food is always outstanding. Last week, I had the chicken ceasar salad, a common dish, but it was probably the best I have ever had. The service is always superb and the atmosphere is classy and... More 

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New London, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

with a widely ranging menu, this fantastic place has been a favorite of ours for years, and still provides tantalizing specials on top of the regular choices, usually interesting and incredibly delicious. Highly recommended, easy to get to, just off I-95

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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?