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806 State St, New Haven, CT 06511 (Pearl and Eld Streets)
(203) 777-6670
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at L'orcio is consistently above average. Go with the homemade pastas - you can't go wrong. I also enjoy the fried smelt appetizer - always delicious. Ask for a recommendation for a nice bottle of wine, and enjoy a leisurely dinner without feeling rushed. This is a nice restaurant if you'd like romance, but it also has a... More 

Thank Teachct
New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been here before and I had a very salty meal. But we thought we'd give it a try because they really do have a beautiful outdoor space. After waiting over 30 minutes for an outside table on a very slow night, we ordered 2 appetizers and 2 pasta entrees. Everything was super salty. No need for salad or pasta... More 

Thank jrcofrancesco
Orange, CT.
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

L'Orcio has a nice menu and lovely outdoor seating assuming the weather is right. Appetizers were varied and well prepared although small sized salads. Our party of 6 had Bronzino and steak and there were no complaints although some side dish with the fish would have been nice. The only real downer was when the bill came I noticed my... More 

Thank marrs5
Killingworth, CT
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429 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Hadn't been to L'Orcio for years and came back to be very pleasantly surprised. The outdoor patio in the back is beautiful and the food was wonderful. We split a very good Caesar salad and had amazing salmon in a green peppercorn sauce with light and delicious ricotta gnocchi. Also had cavatelli with an eggplant sauce that was flavorful and... More 

Thank v0yageur22
Norwalk, Connecticut
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278 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I have bees few times and, being Italian, I was often disappointed by the menu. Nice ambiance, good (but somewhat slow) service. This time dinner for the 6 of us was very good. I loved the octopus appetizer. Good combination with vegetables. The pappardelle ai funghi were also quite good, with tasty pasta, perfectly cooked, and good choice of mushrooms.... More 

Thank pieroinusa
Connecticut USA
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The restaurant in an old townhouse is quite promising from the outside. The evening was nice and we were sitting in the nice outside patio. However the food was a disappointment to say the least. The salads were mushy, the bread stale, the burrata watery and the pasta grossly overcook. It come nowhere close to food from the Tuscany what... More 

Thank picafloralpino
New Haven, Connecticut
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Top quality everything. Enjoy the food and wine list. Never disappoints. Excellent kitchen and staff. Worth seeking it out.

Thank RBCT
Hamden Ct
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Food was average to good. The calamari in red wine was a mismatch, the sardines were very fishy tasting. The butternut squash ravioli was fairly good,although swimming in butter and the gnocchi in vodka tasted more like pancetta than anything... Dessert was absolutely excellent! Great tiramisu! Service was extremely efficient and fast, and the atmosphere very congenial. Outdoor patio looks... More 

Thank RBlack230
Berlin, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Went to L'Orcio with two other couples in April. Picked New Haven as one couple was coming from Fairfield and we were coming from the Hartford area so NH is a midway spot. Anyway, nice atmosphere and bar but the food was nothing special. Had a veal special (veal saltimbocca I believe) that was just average. The other guys in... More 

Thank BertF156
Deer Park, New York
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar and ordered an appetizer and glass of wine. The two classless woman at the bar swore every other word and no one stopped them. I am not a prude but this was ridiculous. During their conversation they said they are single, that doesn't surprise me! I ate and left. No entree. Apparently they knew the owner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, 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
11:30 am - 2:30 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
    (Pearl and Eld Streets)
  • Public Transportation: Minutes a way from Union Station.
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: (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?