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806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 777-6670
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Ranked #27 of 504 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
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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English first
Coastal Ct
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168 reviews 168 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Four of us went to this restaurant for a first visit and had a great experience. The service was first rate and the food delicious. Two of our party had the Osso Bucco special which just fell of the bone. Our only negative observation was that we felt that some type of starch should have been served with this entree... More 

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east coast
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have to agree with other reviewers who mention the terrible acoustics in the space. We have eaten here a number of times, and the noise is worst upstairs, but still terrible downstairs. One moderately enthusiastic table can really wreck the whole experience. We have moved due to noise on more than one occasion, so it is odd to me... More 

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Clinton, CT
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed eating at L'orcio on a number of occasions. The wait staff is very efficient and the food was delicious but the noise level is almost unbearable. We sat in the downstairs dining room which has about ten tables. We had a difficult time carrying on a conversation because the background noise was so intense.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I visited this restaurant once. Honestly coming from New York L'orcio is nothing special and the atmosphere is really boring.

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Atlanta, GA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

While visiting New Haven we wanted some really good Italian food. We definitely found it here. My husband had ziti with sausage and a red sauce which he raved about. I had a ravioli dish with wild mushrooms, it was sooo good. For dessert we shared a Mascarpone and Nutella crepe....There are no words to describe this wonder. Excellent meal,... More 

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Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Go four blocks past Grove on Orange St, turn right on Eld, and on State between Eld and Pearl you'll find some of the best food we've had in New Haven. Northern Italian, the cuisine was full of flavor and fresh herbs and the dishes were unusual. We had a comfortable table on the second floor overlooking a windowbox full... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Went here with a group of friends, service was excellent, the food was better. Each of us raved about our meals. Fish in traditional style (looking back at me) or filleted, both were delicious. The gnocchi was made fresh, tender and amazing. I highly recommend this restaurant. Best in New Haven in my opinion.

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278 reviews 278 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Just came home from an amazing meal at L'orcio. The service was perfection and the food was heavenly. From appetizer till till the dessert there is something to make your tastebuds joyous. I have been to Italy many times, but the ricotta gnocchi served here stands shoulders above. The lamb chops were cooked to perfection as with the branzino. There... More 

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I've been to L'Orcio many times in the past, and it has always been good. However, something has changed since the last time I went there. L'Orcio has gone from good to great! When I made the reservation on OpenTable for 6, I requested the trellaced garden (very nice al fresco dining). For those not familiar with OpenTable, everything is... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This restaurant was one of the best I've been to in a long time! Everything was outstanding...and take it from me who is 100% Italian. It was truly great on all levels - ambiance, service and of course the FOOD!!! They also have a GREAT garden area in the back. If you are in New Haven and looking for a... More 

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Additional Information about L'orcio

Address: 806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511
Phone Number: (203) 777-6670
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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