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Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

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53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
+44 1483 303535
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At a time when Guildford was heaving with Saturday shoppers we happened by this small family-run Italian restaurant. The set menu was very good, but the coffees and desert were even better. The atmosphere was pleasant and, more importantly, we could actually converse without having to shout. What a treat.

Thank Iain M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended with a large group. Beautiful surroundings and the service was attentive and seamless. The steak was the best I have ever had, cooked to perfection and the portions were generous and food very well presented. Fantastic Italian restaurant. I will be coming back, keep up the great work.

Thank b125
Yateley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful, cosy, welcoming setting in oldie worldly surroundings in old Guildford. Friendly, attentive service; a great lunchtime deal and tasty, fresh ingredients in the meals.

Thank Judy D
Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my third visit to Olivio and it did not disappoint. We chose the calves liver and fillet steak both dishes were beautifully cooked and well presented. The portion sizes were very generous, service was attentive and friendly and we were not rushed. I will definitely return - thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank Bernie149
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chosen by our friends, we were delighted by the quality premises, staff. The food was exceptional in taste and looking top notch, all delivered in traditional italian way. Couldn't have asked for anything better.

Thank David F
Emsworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I last ate here on an expense account 11 years ago and if you go a la carte and drink an expensive wine you can run up quite a bill. Nice to see the same family still in charge. It is a lovely place with exposed beams, but quite a hike to the loos up the stairs. Service was a... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some friends had invited us to go with them to this restaurant for lunch on Sunday. The greeting when we arrived was not great, our waitress was miserable, the service was slow and the food not worth waiting for. I actually decided to have a pizza (we were dining from the two courses for £10.99) and had to choose 3... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Italian, 12 of us and all meals were delicious. Starters and large portions meant we didn't have room for desert but would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank HolidayFanLancashire
Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit here with some friends for the first time for dinner, what an amazing gastronomic experience with spectacular service! We were a little rowdy and the waitress managed us well! Very rarely do you find a restaurant where every course is a hit, the 'Fritto Misto Italiano' for starter, 'Pansotti al Sugo di Noci' for main and 'SEMIFREDDO ZABBAIONE'... More 

Thank Vas D
Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent, the waitress that we had was the best, nice atmosphere. We hadn't booked that they found us a table.

Thank Christine071249

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $63
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Surrey  >  Guildford
  • Phone Number: +44 1483 303535
We offer traditional Italian cuisine in the heart of Guildford, prepared by Italian chefs with only the finest and freshest ingredients. Both restaurants have their own unique charm and everything you need to enjoy a relaxed lunch, dinner or special occasion. We look forward to serving you an authentic dining experience.

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