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806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3922 (Pearl and Eld Streets)
+1 203-777-6670
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Seymour, United States
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small restaurant. Our table was practically next to the bar and up against other tables. We waited a long time to be approached for our drink orders. Our waiter was not very friendly nor seemed to want to converse or make any suggestions. My husband and I ordered the filet mignon. We were extremely disappointed. My filet had been... More 

Thank Alicia O
Clinton, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something new to us for Restaurant Week in town and chose L'Orcio. Had reservations and arrived early so had a drink at the comfy little bar. Bartender Paul very nice and accommodating. Our table was ready at our appointed time in the front window. We chose from the RW special menu w/ special additions, all very... More 

Thank Wjmthree
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

L'orcio is a great neighborhood restaurant with a splash of sophistication in its dishes and presentation. Nice selection of fresh pasta and seafood with nicely fisnished sauces.

Thank pjmalia
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

I was excited to come here and try the fresh pasta, and boy was I disappointed. We ordered an appetizer, it was the octopus, which was quite bland. I ordered a special- mushroom pappardelle. The pasta was sticking to each other, the thickness of the pasta was quite obviously uneven, though the mushrooms were nice. I did have to ask... More 

Thank TravelGal418
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Quaint neighborhood spot with great execution of an interesting Italian menu. Decent appetizer choices with one stand out option - grilled polpo. Although a smaller portion, it was fantastic. Great fresh pasta made better by the sauces. Best of the night was the gnocchi with smoked mozzarella. Service was a bit slow as a result of a packed house. Should... More 

Thank Eric L
Waterford, Connecticut
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

We had a very pleasant, romantic dinner at L'orcio. Parking was very easy, in a special lot across the street with spots reserved for restaurant patrons. The food was beautifully prepared and delicious. We chose items from the special menu, and seemed to be a good decision. We also enjoyed the very appropriate wine list and chose a lovely Italian... More 

1 Thank didr
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288 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We were early walk-in's on the weekend, and directed to seats at the empty bar. Wine by the glass is reasonable with good selection. We shared our meals of beet & arugala salad which was very fresh with large, thin slices of a good aged parm, and 2 entrees. Parppadelle ragu portion was very large, pasta had a bit too... More 

Thank babbettandcaptbill
New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017

I went here Tuesday evening with friends. I had the spinach ravioli; others had the broccoli rabe ravioli. The food was amazing, and the waitstaff were attentive...treated us like royalty. I will definitely be back.

Thank Roseann_S_123
New Haven, Connecticut
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122 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2016

Second time here.we had reservations for 4 on a Wednesday night. We arrived on time and were told the only available table was upstairs. We were the only ones seated in a large old fashioned room. The whole time there were only 2 other tables filled. It felt isolated... The salads were good. Branzino good, veal topped with tons of... More 

Thank Roberta H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 23, 2016

We were given this restaurant as a recommendation from the couple sitting next to us in a bar a few blocks away. Thank you nice people!! They seated us immediately, the waitstaff was very solicitous, and omg the food! I had the ravioli in sage butter and my friend has the salmon and gnocchi. Absolutely delicious, perfectly sized portions -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-3922
    (Pearl and Eld Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Minutes a way from Union Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-777-6670

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