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“A great find in Glenbrook” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olio

Olio
934 Hope Street, Stamford, CT
203-817-0303
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Ranked #3 of 378 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This is a brand new restaurant in Stamford, CT. The food is excellent!
Darien, Connecticut
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A great find in Glenbrook”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

Tried Olio for the first time this evening. From the moment we walked in, we felt welcome and comfortable. Starting with appetizers (Wild Mushroom Crostini) was full of flavor and made us look forward to the main course. My wife had the "special" lobster with poblano crepes and corn Burre Blanc and I had a strip steak with potato au gratin and garlic spinach. Both dishes were excellent, noting that its hard to beat the special!!!

We topped off dinner with cinnamon sugar miniature doughnuts with a Nutella spread, to die for doesn't do them justice, and cappuccino!

Needless to say we'll be back soon, can't wait to try weekend brunch!

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  • English first
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English first
New Canaan, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

I have eaten at Olio three times over the past few months and think this is one of the best little restaurants around. It has not disappointed. Delicious, fresh, food, priced fairly, and the two owners are clearly passionate and engaged in making the experience a great one. Meeting a friend there tonight and can't wait.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, Connecticut
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

The food is delicious!! The menu could use a little more variety, but it's interesting. Maybe not the place for picky eaters or children.

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Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A wonderful mix of food, styles, and people”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

"Olio" means a mix - sometimes a crazy, thrown-together mess, but sometimes a wonderful blending of food, styles, and people, as at this restaurant. The chef is really creative, and the food is amazing - and, to top it off, the staff is enthusiastic, helpful, and attentive. We had several starters, including a mix of shrimp and steak, some scallops, and a dip, and we cleaned the plates on every one. We then had a dessert, also delicious. The wine list is shorter than at some restaurants, but it's also much more reasonably priced. The atmosphere is a bit like a country kitchen, but with some sophistication. While this isn't the cheapest restaurant around, it certainly provides good value for whatever you choose to spend. There's something for every taste here - and it's all delicious!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fairfield County, Connecticut
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109 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“You will NOT be disappointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Olio Stamford is a new restaurant which just opened on Hope Street. I have already eaten there a few times and I am looking forward to going back again and again. The food is amazing!! Olio means a dish of many ingredients and that defines the food perfectly. The decor is tastefully done which makes the atmosphere so nice and clean. The owners are present at all times and greet each diner with a very warm welcome. Everything at Olio is made on the premises from the bread to the pasta, desserts and even the iced tea! They use all fresh ingredients and their selection of wine is unique and well priced! I think the most expensive bottle is $30. The desserts are to die for!! You should make a point of going here for lunch or dinner. You will NOT be disappointed!!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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