L'Orcio

4.7
1819 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
RESERVATIONS:
Garden Tables - Outdoor Dining
Standard Tables- Indoor Dining

L'Orcio is an upscale dining establishment serving Contemporary Italian Cuisine. In house made specialty pastas like Ricotta Gnocchi, Papparedelle and Ravioli are only part of the L'Orcio experience. Chef d'Amuri, an Italian native, also works his magic grilling whole fish and juicy steaks and offers a variety of meat and fish dishes daily. Desserts like Tiramisu', Charlotte agli Amaretti and Lemon Tart are also prepared in house. A relaxing and elegant ambiance with a European flair is the perfect backdrop for lunch, dinner or spirits. Located in a refurbished historical home the restaurant offers a unique space their guests. Family owned and operated with an eye for detail L'Orcio has a lot to offer. Come in for a meal, a drink or just to say Ciao.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1819 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New Haven’s best Italian by far for authentic dishes, fresh ingredients, and excellent service. As Italian Americans who have lived in New Haven all our lives, it’s the only Italian we’ll eat

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vipMAVI
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was also excellent. Would definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Server was disorganized and went MIA several times. Food was “fine” but nothing to brag about. Very disappointing.

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PuRpleKaMeL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We LOVE this restaurant. Innovative, delicious dishes with the freshest ingredients. Ambiance and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and service, as always!

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JeffreyA
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food. Always. Service was great but main entree arrived just before we finished appetizer. AFTER I had already asked for time between. Outside of that a great experience.

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MonicaK
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Romantic spot (on back patio) with friendly staff and good food. Great wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Bolo
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great dinner, nice quiet setting with whole upstairs to ourselves!

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alwayshungry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food to the service to the atmosphere!!! They go out of their way to serve you at L'orcios!!

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vipSnowmom
Washington DC
83 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful night outside on the patio. Not too busy, attentive waitress, delicious dinner.

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vipSuzanne
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another awesome experience at one of our favorite restaurants!!
We ate outdoors in the back patio as that is our favorite location.
We were celebrating a birthday and started with a small bel of Moët Chandon champagne.
We then ordered our apps (carpaccio and Tuscan pate)...carpaccio was great but pate only so so.
We both ordered the gnocchi on the menu and were impressed with the dish...these are by far the best gnocchi we have ever had, hands down. We also had a bottle Guenoc Pinot Noir that was also good.
We were too full for dessert but will certainly be back again as soon as circumstances allow.

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CarolynH
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

L'Orcio is doing a first-rate job providing a wonderful dining experience even in the midst of this pandemic. Bravo et Grazie!

KM
KMC56
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love dining at L'Orcio and bringing our friends. We especially love the private patio in the back with it's lovely ambiance. The food is always delicious and they are so many great choices, form the homemade pastas to the incredible Branzino and other types of seafood!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Patio dining in a relaxed setting, observing all Covid concerns. Food and service was great as usual. Highly recommend this restaurant

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GregoryM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Can not wait to go back again

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Dozer
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We have eaten here 6 different times or more and have never been let down.
The outdoor patio has been well established since long before the pandemic so the ambiance and service is fantastic.
The food is top notch.
The Fussili with Pesto was outstanding.
Wine choices are abundant and high quality.
We will certainly be returning.

MM
MelissaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience3

To be fair, the ambience is probably better in non-pandemic times. It felt like we were eating in a restaurant that was closed and kind of dark and gloomy. The service was fair; the server was prompt and courteous, but did not anticipate anything, such as the fact that I would need an extra fork to put spaghetti on my companion's plate. When it was time to wrap up leftovers, she shoved a tiny container at us and disappeared. Again, there was no utensil to use for this operation, and when she returned to get the credit card, she took away the plate with alot of food on it, without asking if we would like a second tiny container.

I like this restaurant very much, but I will not return in pandemic times.

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Dylan
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An ambient place with a setting that is Covid-safe.

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patsy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We absolutely LOVE L'Orcio! We were celebrating my daughter's fiance's birthday and wanted to have a special dinner. We could not have been happier! In fact, we had first visited L'Orcio for my daughter's birthday celebration and so loved the ambience of the patio that we decided we HAD to return. My husband had the Veal Saltimbocco while I chose the Butternut Squash ravioli special. My daughter and her fiance settled on the Bucatini and Pappardelle. All were superb. In this COVID era, we especially love the patio, which offered a private, safe space with overhead heaters as the colder weather arrives. This is one of the New Haven gems! We will surely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, as always. It was a perfect evening for a garden table.

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EmmaS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sitting outside was absolutely lovely and the food was delicious! Will go again and recommend others to go, if they haven't done so.

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judyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always delicious!!!! Would go every night if I could afford to!!!

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Doreen
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our dinner was delicious. The only disappointment was with the antipasto. My main course of the Salmon special was really flavorful. My daughter and her father had one of the other specials and they had no complaints. We would definitely go back.

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GeneL
Orlando
17 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Gnocchi Boscaiola was soupy. Ravioli drowned in sauce.
Grandson liked his steak but not the Ceaser salad we paid extra for.
You can have this place

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LynneL
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my best dining experience in months. The outside patio was wonderful and so like Italy. My butternut squash ravioli was outstanding as was every else’s meal.

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ChristinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to dinner with my mom for restaurant week. The food and drinks were amazing. First time there and can’t wait to go back.

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MelissaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had an amazing time with family. Can not wait to go back again soon.

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vipCedar9393
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was great. Outdoor patio was very nice I think just needed some music.

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JenniferH
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best outdoor dining experience in New Haven--quiet, relaxing, green setting, with tables widely spaced. Delicious food and unobtrusive, attentive service. A treasure!

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ClaudeB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

First time to L’Orcio. Went during restaurant week. Food was great but we were out in the upstairs dining room that was very lacking in ambiance. If I return I will definitely ask for the great looking outdoor patio!

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Bill
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This is a wonderful venue on a warm evening; sitting outdoors under the grape trellis; reminds you of the some of the restaurants we visited in Italy. Food and drinks are outstanding.

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vipBarbara
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was restaurant week in NH and L’Ocio had by far the most enticing menu. We enjoyed great apps-fried artichoke hearts over greens and clams casino that came with homemade pasta. I ad wonderful lobster ravioli filled with lobster meat and a delicious sauce; the others had veal scallops with spinach and mashed potatoes. All of us had completely empty plates at the end. Fortunately we had room for an assortment of desserts: lemon tart, tiramisu (very generous portion) and homemade gelato with mascarpone cheese and expresso infused along with dark chocolate chips. Our server was perfect-checked in regularly but never rushed us. Covid precautions were in evidence and we were able to enjoy the backyard covered patio. We’re not ready to go inside yet. A perfect dinner and we’ll gladly return! The patio has heaters too.

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ALG24
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating my birthday and it happened to be during restaurant week. It was romantic and lovely. Covid protocols were followed and I felt safe.

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StanD
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service. Perfect amount of food. Absolutely delicious. Loved the Nutella crepe

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Emily
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Amazing food, excellent value for restaurant week, but pretty slow service

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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DonnaG
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food,atmosphere, and service. Would definitely recommend

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ChristineQ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent!!!

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You can order delivery directly from L'Orcio using the Order Online button. L'Orcio also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 777-6670.

L'Orcio is rated 4.7 stars by 1819 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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