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L'orcio

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806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511 (Pearl and Eld Streets)
Minutes a way from Union Station.
(203) 777-6670
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent upscale Italian

Old-school Italian with a modern menu. The decor is understated elegance, the menu has both traditional Italian favorites and some more contemporary flair, and the staff is very attentive. The patio is lovely on a beautiful afternoon or evening. A treat for adults looking for a civilized... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Bolton, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Try out this New Haven Northern Italian, which won't disappoint! In the nicer weather, ask to be seated on their outdoor patio for a really nice experience. Homemade pastas and fresh meat and fish make this a nice "go to" while in the area.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here and it couldn't have been better. Everything was perfect: our red wine, antipasto, entrees, and dessert. I don't usually order gnocchi, because it can be either heavenly or terrible depending on the restaurant, but I trusted in L'Orcio and they delivered. They a gnocchi on the specials menu that evening with... More 

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New York, NY
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Old-school Italian with a modern menu. The decor is understated elegance, the menu has both traditional Italian favorites and some more contemporary flair, and the staff is very attentive. The patio is lovely on a beautiful afternoon or evening. A treat for adults looking for a civilized leisurely meal in an environment where conversation is possible,

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Houston, Texas
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

very pricey - again my expectations were very high after reading reviews and word of mouth - the food was not bad, good italian food. but again - nothing revealing. pasta cooked al dente, good seasoning on sauce, osso buco good.... just really good italian, home cooked food.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The outdoor patio eating reminded me of Florence. The food is always made with the freshest, most delicate of ingredients. Farro salad is exquisite. All of the pasta dishes are wonderful.

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Connecticut
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Took my friend out for a birthday dinner and we were completely in culinary heaven! Excellent staff and for handmade pasta the prices were reasonable . I recommend the red sangria !

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Hartford, Connecticut
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100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We went here on a Friday night and ate out on the patio. The restaurant itself is not very big, but the "garden" area was larger than expected. The tables are a little tight, but we managed. Service was on the slow side, but the servers were running around at top speed, so it's not really there fault, it was... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were a family of five in town for the weekend. We had the Mediterranean Sea Bass and the Salmon with gnocchi. We ALL loved it! For dessert we had creme brulee and cannolies. Everything was perfect!! Our server Tara was excellent and very professional. Nothing was left on our plates. The atmosphere was elegant. RECOMMEND, recommend, recommend.

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new haven ct
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We had a front window table, which had wonderful ambiance. And the waiters were all very nice and responsive. Our only complaint was that the food was very salty -- over half of us didn't really like our dishes because of this over-salting. My mother loved the salmon though.

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North Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Small place with a great outdoor dining area in good weather. Wonderful good, great service and real special atmosphere in New Haven

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
    (Pearl and Eld Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Minutes a way from Union Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (203) 777-6670

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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