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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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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Nice spot for wonderful dinner or lunch

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
JRMARK
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North Haven, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
new haven ct
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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Orange, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Beautiful brownstone, warm intimate atomosphere, friendly knowledgeable service. Meal beautifully presented. Excellent wines,.app, entree and dessert. This was our second trip on a special occasion, but it won't be our last! Our advice: Go!

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Greenwich, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a delicious meal here and the service was warm and friendly. The chickpea ravioli and pasta ragu were standouts, as was the strip steak which was well seasoned and perfectly cooked. The vegetable sides (spinach and broccoli) were also nicely cooked and seasoned. The waitstaff was helpful and knowledgeable. They happily accommodated my daughter's request for plain... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I eat here whenever we want to dine. The food is wonderful, tasty, artfully prepared and creative. The service is impeccable - there is plenty of wait time between courses to make conversation and have a leisurely meal. My only complaint is that sometimes the restaurant can be a little noisy, but other than that, we will... More 

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Coastal Ct
Top Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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: Entertaining clients
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?