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Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

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53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
+44 1483 303535
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Open now
All hours
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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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was wonderful very tasty but subtle, service was first class I would thoroughly recommend it

Thank Betty S
Guildford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though I live nearby this was my first visit at Olivo. Lots of people on arrival is always a good sign. Plenty of choice to choose from, the service is attentive and the quality of the food is good. A nice experience even though I was expecting a little more in terms of excitement.

Thank Stephane S
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77 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Looking forward to a nice meal after a stressful week. The service was poor and unwelcoming. Long waits between everything, although we were early and not too many customers in. We had calamari starters , this very greasy and chewey hard! Then we had ordered expensive meals veal and calfs liver. This came after waiting more the 30 mins. With... More 

Thank Crispin55
Guildford, Surrey
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a favourite spot of mine in the summer at lunchtime ! The sun shines on the terrace and for a lunchtime moment you are transported to Italy. The food is honest, simple and authentic. The set lunchtime menu provides great value for money and never disappoints.

Thank Hileshints
Camberley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited several times and always enjoyed the food very much. But the last couple of visits were slightly tinged with a feeling of " .... how much?" when the bill came. Overall, food, wine, service and welcome all get 5 stars, but the price brings it down slightly. In my view, one to reserve for special occasions.

Thank Geoff D
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The two of us had a pavement table outside. The food and service were fine without being something to write home about. As I appreciate an occasional ciggie I lit up only to be told by the waitress there was no smoking permitted notwithstanding we were outside. So I had to stand two feet away from my chair so I... More 

Thank Robert G
Guildford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Do yourself a favour and get in here and order the Hake with lentils. Superbly presented, and tasted sensational. That's it. Don't miss out. I only know of one other place in Guildford that even offers lentils... RicardoPJ

Thank RicardoPJ
Shalford, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us ate here on a Saturday evening and we thoughly enjoyed the evening.The beef carpaccio was very good along with the goats cheese salad starters.2 of us had the crab meat and chilli pasta,the other 2 had a ravioli and seafood chowder?We all enjoyed the food.The service was good and we all thought it was good value for... More 

Thank Keith G
Reading, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Without listing the menu just.. wow.Quality food at a reasonable price every time.The 10.99 set can not be beaten.Forget the chains,if in Guildford head here.

Thank chris l
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327 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and liked the look of the set menu so we stuck with that. Was a very good meal both in size and taste. We were lucky enough to sit outside in the sun so that helped! The place was pretty busy for a Monday lunchtime with a good proportion of the cliental Italian - make of... More 

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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
$24 - $61
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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
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?