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Olio Restaurant & Bar

33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
860-445-6546
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Ranked #13 of 103 Restaurants in Groton
Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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English first
East Setauket, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

When my husband and I visit Mohegan Sun or Foxwoods, we go to Olio for special occasions. This trip was my birthday. I have to say Olio is one of the top places in Groton. As you enter, there is a separate bar area and off to the left of the bar is the dining room. The decor is stark... More

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Texas
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You know when a top server at one great restaurant recommends another restaurant, it has to be exceptional. That’s exactly what Olio is. On recommendation we secured reservations for dinner at Olio. (MGT note: OpenTable would make it much easier for out of towners) The menu and features are excellent as well as the atmosphere, small bar and staff. I... More

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Dutchess
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Went for dinner this evening and didn't expect to end up at this particular restaurant so we were dressed quite casually. I called ahead about the dress code and was told that there was none. Ordered, and received, hot tea but had to wait another ten minutes for the cream while the hot water grew cold. Son was given a... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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211 reviews 211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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