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“Lovely authentic Italian restaurant”

Olivo - Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #8 of 292 Restaurants in Guildford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $69
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Loved this restaurant . We were seated upstairs and loved this part of the restaurant .
We received good service, love Italian food so were very happy with our selection . We had the bruschetta and antipasta starters followed by the crab pasta and sea bream main meals. All were delicious !!
The red wine was was excellent and reasonably priced. We visited mid week and the restaurant was busy so would think you have to book on Fridays and saturdays
Would definitely return and recommend

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Thank Lesley B
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

Very good Italian food served in historical building in Guildford by mainly Italian staff. Almost always come here when we are in Guildfrod & have never been let down.Servive was helpful but never overly attentive. Just a great place to eat.

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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Had the weekday prix fixe lunch with crostini rustici and bruschetta to start, with both of us having chicken for the entree. Both the starters lacked a little flavour with no sign of any herbs or garlic on the bruschetta, and whilst the main course was acceptable, it too was a little light on taste. Fell into the trap of having a desert whilst my wife had coffee and the disappointing panna cotta (too heavy and not a set cream) and the coffee had a disproportionate impact on the cost of a fixed price lunch.

Friday lunch setting was very busy and Olivo is obviously very popular and worth a visit. Although not as good as I was expecting, I would eat here again.

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Thank merrellj
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Booked a table for 4 at 8pm on a Saturday and arrived to see it very busy, which is always a great sign. We were greeted very warmly my a gentleman I assume was the manager who showed us to our table which was in a great area may I add, he took our jackets and introduced us to our waiter for the evening. Perfect start! We were handed the menus along with the wine list and left to think. The menu was attractive to read, everything was worded well and we all had trouble narrowing it down. My partners father and I choose the saddle of pork and my partner and her mother, the lasagna.. As we waited for our food, we could see how busy the restaurant was and how attentive the waiters were, very professional and very passionate! The meal came and it looked glorious along with smelling amazing. In true Italian style we were offered freshly cracked black pepper and freshly grated Parmesan. All of our meals were stunning and I was left feeling inspired to recreate it. Desserts were offered, ordered and enjoyed. The bill was paid and we received a loyalty card to return with in the future, which we absolutely will! Once again, just a perfect evening, thank you.

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1  Thank BigStu1987
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Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Our family group was wonderfully looked after by the attentive and professional staff. The food was exquisite and well presented. Highly recommended.

Thank lejogbob
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