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Olio Restaurant & Bar

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33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hartford, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stopped by here on multiple occasions: for lunch meetings, for happy hour, and so on. Each time I am surprised by the menu options and the consistently high quality of what is presented on the plate or in the glass. On top of the food and beverage quality, the service is perfect balance of attentiveness and letting the customers... More 

Thank UConnJohn712
Waterford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

We are very pleased and impressed with our waitress. One from our table has celiac allergy. Our waitress Marycell gave all the details about the menu. My friend ended up having a four course gluten free meal with the help of our waitress. Started with avocado with lobster meat, salad with no crostini, seafood pasta medley with gluten free pasta... More 

Thank kittykristy
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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104 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Dined late on a Tuesday and place was not busy. Large selection choice on the menus. Had the seared ahi tuna and two others at the table had the lamb burger and we loved it all. Strawberry shortcake was worth going back just for that. Service was excellent, will go back again!

Thank GlobeBiker141
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Delectable meal- always top rate. I've been coming to the area over 40 years and am a serious foodie and I guarantee you will love your meal at Olio

Thank gaiajane
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Each year for the past 14, I've worked each summer at the O'Neill Theatre Center training critics in theatre and dance. That brings me to Waterford and New London Connecticut each summer, and for all of these years, Olio's has been one of my favorite restaurants in the area. It's a very fancy restaurant with causal prices. Allow me to... More 

Thank MarkCharney
Holliston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food. Very accommodating in regards to meals. Caesar salad was delicious. BLT salad was unusual but very yummy

Thank DaniHow
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Very nice menu in a low key, squiet, dining room. Seafood was excellent as well as the steaks. Nice wine list nad very good service. We will return.

Thank fwdbatt
Groton, Connecticut
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I have been here a few times. It is little but a great atmosphere. At lunch it hasn't seemed to be too busy but for dinner especially weekends, it fills quick. I'd suggest making a reservation. The best experiences we've had were at the bar. We always get the same bartender and she is amazing. I cannot... More 

Thank kristineregine
Groton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Very few restaurants can consistently deliver top notch food and service... but somehow Olio has been able to do it. Need a recommendation? If you like Gorgonzola you will absolutely love the stuffed Chicken breast with string beans, mashed potatoes and gorgonzola!

Thank Mark G
Groton, Connecticut
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A really good place to eat.Food is awesome but worth it.The bar is next to the restaurant on one side of the room.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340-3542
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
  • Phone Number: 860-445-6546

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