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806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-6670
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Ranked #43 of 496 restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pearl and Eld Streets
Transit: Minutes a way from Union Station.
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73 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Hinsdale, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Back yard dining area provides excellent environment for sharing food and conversation with friends. Lots of choices, decently prepared, yet some don't live up to expectations from menu description. Carpaccio plate was 80% arugula, Veal Perugina had, aside from the veal, very little of the listed ingredients and lacked flavor. Respectful of special order requests, all of which were properly... More

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Orange, CT
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77 reviews 77 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We've been enjoying L'Orcio for a couple of years now and our experience has been consistently excellent. Recently we had a small dinner party there with family and friends and everything came together marvelously. Warm welcome and then seated upstairs in the beautiful dining area (my preference is the exposed brick ambience downstairs, next to a great bar area). Side... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a very good restaurant. I give it four stars because some of their dishes are a little bit outdated, probably to make happy people who have stereotypical ideas of Italian food. Nonetheless, their dishes will never let you down. I love their seafood pasta. Another reason for the 4 stars: some dishes are overpriced.

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Nahant, Massachusetts
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I had dinner there with my daughter and granddaughter early on a Friday evening. It started to get louder by 7:30 but we were able to have a conversation. I had the Branzino, my daughter a filet mignon and they very helpfully prepared a plate that a 10 year old could (and did) enjoy. All were delighted with their meals.... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Went over there during the Yale graduation night. Five people. Waitress was not rude. Confused orders and instead of steamed mussels brought sausages. Handmade noodles were worse than noodles from Walmart. Tomato sauce was very watery. Pulled chicken in pasta was actually meat from chicken leg with all uneatable pieces. Big plates with small portions. Even Olive Garden would be... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

I really was looking forward to going here. I had heard such great things. Our service was terrible. Waiter never introduced himself (wasn't sure if he was our waiter or not). Took repeated requests for water and even more requests to get some bread. He was confused about menu. My dad ordered the beet salad and was given a salad... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We have eaten at L'Orcio twice and both times have had delicious food and excellent service. The salads (spinaci one night, rucola the next) were fresh, abundant and had the right amount of dressing. The lobster ravioli (5 large ones) were light and full of lobster meat and the creamy sauce was the perfect counterpoint. The tiramisu was some of... More

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North Haven, Connecticut
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This restaurant is very good. The food was excellent, service great, and atmosphere was so calm and homey. We went there for our wedding annivesary and we were glad we did. It was actually a very "happy anniversary" especially the dessert. I have been wanting to go there for awhile. Glad we did. Will go back,. I am sure.

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Avon, CT
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340 reviews 340 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

My wife and I and another couple dined here last night for the first time. We were quite impressed with all aspects of our dinner - the food, service and ambiance were all very good. The staff is very welcoming and there is an easy, laid-back vibe to the room. Parking along State St. and adjoining side street streets can... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I grew up in New Haven, before they had restaurants. I visited the city over the years since leaving in 1969, when they had few restaurants. Now, 2014, they have LOTS of restaurants, and lots of them are wonderful. If you'd like a really good, sensible, quiet, elegant restaurant, give L'Orcio's a try. Around Yale are all sorts of hopping... More

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