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“A wonderful mix of food, styles, and people”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Olio

Ranked #5 of 464 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: This is a brand new restaurant in Stamford, CT. The food is excellent!
Stamford, Connecticut, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A wonderful mix of food, styles, and people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

"Olio" means a mix - sometimes a crazy, thrown-together mess, but sometimes a wonderful blending of food, styles, and people, as at this restaurant. The chef is really creative, and the food is amazing - and, to top it off, the staff is enthusiastic, helpful, and attentive. We had several starters, including a mix of shrimp and steak, some scallops, and a dip, and we cleaned the plates on every one. We then had a dessert, also delicious. The wine list is shorter than at some restaurants, but it's also much more reasonably priced. The atmosphere is a bit like a country kitchen, but with some sophistication. While this isn't the cheapest restaurant around, it certainly provides good value for whatever you choose to spend. There's something for every taste here - and it's all delicious!

  • Visited November 2012
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3 Thank Paula H
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Fairfield County, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“You will NOT be disappointed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Olio Stamford is a new restaurant which just opened on Hope Street. I have already eaten there a few times and I am looking forward to going back again and again. The food is amazing!! Olio means a dish of many ingredients and that defines the food perfectly. The decor is tastefully done which makes the atmosphere so nice and clean. The owners are present at all times and greet each diner with a very warm welcome. Everything at Olio is made on the premises from the bread to the pasta, desserts and even the iced tea! They use all fresh ingredients and their selection of wine is unique and well priced! I think the most expensive bottle is $30. The desserts are to die for!! You should make a point of going here for lunch or dinner. You will NOT be disappointed!!

  • Visited July 2012
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5 Thank MomCT
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Stamford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fresh ideas and ingredients met with new flair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Newly opened Olio on Hope Street in Stamford is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. The menu has a great variety which includes delicious combinations of ingredients not typically combined. The home made pasta is carefully dressed with light flavors. They use locally grown ingredients when they can. Do not pass up dessert. They are made on site and worth the splurge. In addition to an attentive staff, Steve and Moira are tremendous hosts and generous with their time. The ambiance is fresh and relaxed. This restaurant is here to stay.

  • Visited July 2012
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4 Thank CousteauMunson
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