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Olio Restaurant & Bar

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33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
860-445-6546
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Place

New place for us. Good food, great wait staff. Good variety. Had a very enjoyable evening. Will be going back. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
Macball50
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Norwich, Connecticut
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Montville, Connecticut
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Went there recently with family, meals got served except for my daughter's who ordered a pasta dish with shrimp and sausage. Server told us that her meal was served to another party. After we had half finished our meals, she finally got her meal BUT it had no sausage in the pasta. The chef FORGOT to make the correct dish!!... More 

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Thank hovacious
Noank, Connecticut
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants for a nice dinner out. It has reliably good food, imaginative, well-prepared, and attractively presented. The atmosphere is upscale and romantic; this is not a family restaurant. It has a lively bar and can be noisy when crowded, but is always a great experience.

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Thank rarin2go
Norwich, Connecticut
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

New place for us. Good food, great wait staff. Good variety. Had a very enjoyable evening. Will be going back. Highly recommended.

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Thank Macball50
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

The consistency is unbelievable in this place. The quality of the food is fantastic every time. Cocktails are good and very reasonably priced for this type of restaurant. Favourite has to be grilled pork tenderloin.

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Thank Richard B
Atlanta, Georgia
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162 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

This seems to be a the (only?) choice in Groton....so I sat at the bar and was very pleasantly surprised by the happy staff, the comfortable setting and the great pasta dish. I had penne with sausage - Great choice, recommended by a local sitting next to me. Kids seem welcome. It's been around for a dozen years, and seems... More 

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1 Thank ATL_JCR
boston
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We really enjoyed our meals at Olio restaurant. Our visit was on a Saturday night and the restaurant was really crowded. We were a big group and I have to say, we were all really pleased with our food and the service was outstanding. All of our special requests, shared meals, extra bread, more drinks....delivered with a smile. Highly recommended

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1 Thank lina
Oakdale, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Decided to come to Olio's for dinner. Food was hot, served in a timely manner, and was perfect. Drinks and appetizers were the same. The waitress was pleasant, and rembered to come back and check on us (which many at other places seem to forget to do lately). No complaints on this trip. We go about once a year, and... More 

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1 Thank MrJonCT
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My family and I went to Olio's for my in-laws 25th anniversary dinner. To say it was incredible is an understatement. The most surprising part of the meal was the cost- $120 including tip and drinks for 6 people is hard to come by at any restaurants in the casino and surrounding areas. Our waitress was by far the most... More 

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1 Thank Stephanie J
Connecticut
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is tasty and creative, it is crowded and loud and staff can be great one time and not so good another. A bit pricey, but only thing around for a good food.

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1 Thank bayberry39
Stony Brook, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

While visiting we came upon Olio and stopped in for lunch. Our server was charming and most helpful. Our appetizer was by far the best calamari we've had in some time, our entree's were simply delicious, we ended with creme brûlée & it was simply superb.

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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: Bar scene, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?