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Olivo - Ristorante Italiano

53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
+44 1483 303535
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (73 reviews)
“carpaccio” (15 reviews)
“tiramisu” (19 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
53 Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA, England
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Olivo has decently authentic Italian food. Portions, especially in the seafood dishes are ample. Better to stick to Italian dishes e.g. duck confi was mediocre. Other than that, staff are enthusiastic, friendly and engaging. Ambience in the rustic settings with exposed beams is relaxed and...More

Thank CLSDean
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We decided to go here last minute and we are glad we did! We went with family who were visiting and we enjoyed a lovely meal. The food was delicious and the waiter Fabrizio was attentive and ensured we had everything we wanted! He deserves...More

1  Thank mimmsy31
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Italian restaurant, Michele the waiter was polite, friendly and gave great service all night. The food was first rate and the ambience lovely. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank marc1982m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely lunch! Fresh, delicious food, friendly and efficient staff and a nice atmosphere. A great place to go for lunch after shopping!

Thank Rambodubai
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been past many times didn't realise how big this is as lots of rooms with tables spread over several floors. Excellent food portion size was good if not large. We all had variety of dishes, healthy eating can be challenging but not a issue for...More

Thank Eagle6869
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is acceptable, dishes size is not very generous but taste is ok. I wonder if they are really Italians or if who is behind the menu is only ignorant (meaning literally that he/she ignores how to write in Italian) because they don't know...More

3  Thank Saxyct
OlivoManager, Owner at Olivo - Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Reviewer, I really thank you for your review, because it has given me the opportunity to use some of my studies at the University of Genoa, in "Dialettologia della lingua italiana", dialectology of the Italian language. At OLIVO, in sign of respect for the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This must be one of the top Italian restaurants. fortunately it is in Guildford, Superb menu, excellent wine list, friendly service and competitive prices. They have a loyalty card scheme & you can use your dine card. This family run restaurant is suitable for intimate...More

3  Thank Briam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very popular restaurant for pre Theatre diners that we have used many times, you need to book ahead Sadly this time there was a problem in the kitchen and we had to wait cover 20 mins between courses, ask where our mains...More

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for 6 guests. Very welcoming, good choice of food, excellent service and reasonable prices a busy restaurant with lovely atmosphere. Pasta was excellent - highly recommend.

2  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this restaurant this time with friends not disappointed!! Carpaccio some of the best I have eaten. Good varied menu. We all found something we wanted to eat. Staff were attentive and friendly it was a perfect experience. Good atmosphere we will be...More

2  Thank reddim2016
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Questions & Answers
June 20, 2018|
Response from fulviobertani | Property representative |
Dear Jack At Olivo we can prepare Gluten free pasta, meat, fish, chicken and salads. Please check our menu and we will be able to confirm if that particular dish can be prepared gluten free. Usually most of our dishes, being... More
August 1, 2017|
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Response from OlivoManager | Property representative |
Vagan Options available: 1) Any salads of your choice 2) Crostini vegetarian 2) Pasta vegetarian 2) Risotto vegetarian 4) Pizza vegetarian without cheese 5) Sorbets
Gemma M
January 31, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$27 - $66
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, 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
  • E-mail
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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