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Olio Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

APPETIZERS​
Soup of the Day
Cajun Barbecued Shrimp (3)
With grilled polenta and green onions
Baked Mozzarella
With tuscan bread, roma tomatoes and garlic oil
Crispy Calamari
With marinara and chipotle pepper remoulade
Mussels
Olio style or with spicy red sauce
Grilled Chicken Satay
With spicy red sauce
Littleneck Clams
And chorizo sausage in a roasted garlic tomato broth with crusty garlic bread
Crab Rangoon Spring Rolls
Over grilled pineapple with fiery mango sauce
Trio of Coconut Shrimp
With dipping sauce
Stuffed Avocado
With lobster, tomatoes and chipotle corn salsa
BRUSCHETTAS​
Grilled tuscan bread topped with choice of
Shrimp Scampi
Artichokes, roma tomatoes, garlic, basil and white wine
Grilled Sliced Steak
With mushrooms, red onions and garlic oil
GRILLED PIZZAS​
Brushed with olive oil and grilled with toppings
Pomodoro Roasted Tomato
With fresh mozzarella and basil
Grilled Chicken
With gorgonzola, bacon red onion and chipotle BBQ sauce
Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
With scallops and gorgonzola cheese
SALADS​
Olio House Salad
With greens, gorgonzola and balsamic dressing
4 oz. Portion of grilled chicken
4 oz. Portion of grilled salmon
Grilled shrimp
Field Greens
With pecans, oranges, apples, gorgonzola and balsamic dressing
4 oz. Portion of grilled chicken
4 oz. Portion of grilled salmon
Grilled shrimp
Classic Caesar Salad
Penne Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken
Tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella and chic peas, parmesan and balsamic dressing
Thai Calamari Salad
Over udon noodles and crisp vegetables with spicy red pepper aioli
Baked Goat Cheese
With field greens, olives, tomatoes and red wine vinaigrette
Grilled Sliced Steak Frissee and Baby Spinach
With tomatoes, crispy red onions, spicy walnuts and blue cheese dressing
Pizza Salad
With gorgonzola, bacon, tomato and field greens
Served in a flour tortilla with salad of the day
Grilled Pulled Pork Tenderloin
With sauerkraut, swiss, crispy red onions and thousand island dressing
SPECIALTY PASTAS​
Clams Bianco
With white wine, garlic, clam juice, herbs and linguine or with spicy red sauce
Open Faced Ravioli
With lobster, shrimp, scallops, and lobster chive sauce
Penne
With shrimp, sausage, mushrooms, marinara and romano cheese
Angel Hair
With shrimp, capers, oregano, scallions, feta cheese and pomodoro sauce
Fettuccini Alfredo
With blackened chicken, broccolini, roasted tomatoes and baby spinach
Rigatoni Bolognese
With pecorino romano
TRADITIONAL PASTAS​
Cheese Manicotti
With marinara and mozzarella cheese
Cheese Ravioli
With sun dried tomato, pesto cream sauce
Angel Hair
With pomodoro sauce
Cheese Tortellini
With tomato vodka sauce
Please ask your server about risotto of the day
ENTREES​
Beer Battered Fish and Chips
With tartar sauce and malted vinegar
Crispy Breaded Stuffed Chicken Breast
With prosciutto, gorgonzola and demi glace creme
Stuffed Shrimp
With olio bread crumbs served over asparagus risotto with lobster chive sauce
Crab Cakes
With lobster chive sauce and scalloped potatoes
Grilled Chicken Breast and Cajun Shrimp
With mashed potatoes, vegetables and field greens
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
With apple balsamic sauce over blue cheese, bacon potatoes gratin
Ask your server for our daily fresh fish and blackboard special
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Reviewed November 20, 2018

Olio is my go to place for business luncheons, they are consistent with both service and food, I've never been disappointed.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LandJNewEngland
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to post this positive review. We are glad you have enjoyed dining with us in the past and look forward to your future visits.

Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

Delicious food , fabulous drinks and great service...we've visited many times and we've always had a lovely experience !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debbie M
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2018

Thanks so much for the positive review. We appreciate your patronage and taking the time to post this. Thanks again!!

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by this place. Very soothing environment inside with candle light. Food was amazing but very salty. Even we like salt, but there was too much of it. It’s located in not a very attractive location. Would have like to see it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank loveyourNP
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thank you for coming in. I apologize that you found the food to be salty. I will review this with our chef. We wish we were on the water as well, but we have made the best of our location and made it quaint and...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

There should be a rating between three and four circles. I chose this restaurant for a luncheon get together with friends, based on the extensive and somewhat creative menu. But, perhaps the menu is too extensive. After we spent quite a period of time weighing...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank ulysses4
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

We are sorry you weren’t impressed with our food or dessert. We make every item from scratch and to order and try so hard to please our guests. Our menu was created to be diverse to allow something for everyone’s taste. Hopefully if you return,...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Since our mother’s passing in 2014 (3 years in a row) my brothers and our families would have dinner together here at Olio every December. We’d make the reservation as early as July for December. In 2017, on the day of our dinner at approx...More

Date of visit: December 2017
2  Thank infoH7956ZZ
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2018

As Stated on the phone, I was sorry for the inconvenience, however with the weather situation as forecasted we found it risky for employees to drive in. Being that we are located off a highway we find we do little business in snow storms which...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Have never had a meal I did not love. My first choice when dining out in the Groton Connecticut area.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Chuck C
Reviewed May 30, 2018

Food was five stars, I had gnocchi and my husband had steak. Service was Ok, we waited a little too long before someone came over to us.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank stewartalison210
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick dinner on our way up to URI. Convenient location right off the highway. Interior is very warm and modern. The food was outstanding! A little slow on getting it out to the table but well worth it. The steak bruschetta...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank TonyLovesToDineOut
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

We are glad you stopped in to dine with us and so happy to hear you enjoyed the food. Our apologies you were not offered a beverage. Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review, we do appreciate it. Come visit again...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Olio’s was recommended to us by the front desk of the hotel we were staying in over the thanksgiving weekend. Since it was during the holidays, the restaurant was decorated with lights and a tree on the outside. The atmosphere was cozy and friendly. I...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Bklynbee
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Thanks for coming in to dine with us during your visit to the area. We appreciate the recommendation from the hotel employee as well. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our decor and your meal. We try hard to make the guest experience a...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018

Second time I have been at Olio. The food is outstanding, but tonight the service was disappointing. My husband finished his meal before me and our server cleared the entire table while I was still eating. Then the check was put down and I still...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank thehockeymumoslo
LeysaB, Manager at Olio Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your food, however I am very sorry to hear about your server presenting a check to you while you were still dining. This is not our usual protocol whatsoever, busy or not. I would like to rectify this...More

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They do accept reservations. I've just walked in though.
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