Oro

Oro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantoro.com/
  • Phone: 7813782465
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
    If the time or party size you have requested is not available, please contact us to see if we can help with accomodations.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Oro
Located in the heart of Scituate harbor, Oro offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, where the highest quality ingredients from local farmers are selected and showcased.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Oro reviews from OpenTable diners
66 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (27)vibrant bar scene (26)special occasion (23)romantic (13)great for brunch (11)hot spot (11)notable wine list (8)good for groups (7)late-night find (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    Michael
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I have eaten here about ten times, and the atmosphere ihas always been pleasant and vibrant, the noise level is reasonable, and the food has consistently been very good. Can be crowded on a weekend night, but a nice friendly bar and well worth the boat ride from Boston. The staff is attentive, but not overly so, and they are pretty good about honoring reservation times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GMD47VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is my second time at Oro and it was even better than the first. The ricotta gnocchi was excellent as was the cheese plate. Service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pits
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food is outstanding, beautifully served, service, helpful and polite. Wednesday night when I was there was "Oysters for a $1.00, a great buy and serviced with a choice of dipping sauces. The herb crusted chicken had a tasty crust and was moist within. The ambiance is warm and welcoming. The noise level has improved but still has a way to go.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Patty
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Located on scituate harbor, paring is easy to find. The dining experience was special without being fussy: the waitstaff attentive, nice decor, comfortable dining area, and the food outstanding, with an interesting wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Favorite
    Scituatefind1
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Oro always is wonderful ! We ask to be seated where Abby is serving and our table is always waiting! The food is hot, hot, hot (not spicy hot).......piping hot.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good service, TOO LOUD!
    meagainVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Oro is a very good restaurant with food well prepared and good service. Unfortunately, we will not return because of the very high noise level. It is too loud to talk without yelling. We could barely hear the server. They could do a number of things to reduce the noise level, but I judging by the fact that the place was full, most diners prefer to eat and not to hear.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great Friday nite!
    BarbD
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A really nice nite and dinner!! The food and wine was great - the beet salad was outstanding! Also the salmon and the chicken! The molten chocolate dessert was delicious! This was a Friday nite and the place was hopping - really busy! We had a window seat which was great for people watching. Our waitress was really outstanding! She split our beet salad which eliminated the messy splitting at the table and was much appreciated!! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this restaurant!
    Leecien
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wait staff and food is consistently top notch. Must have mixed seafood appetizer followed by lobster cakes. Noise level is the big downside but it won't keep us away!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Thank you for a wonderful evening out! The food was delicious, drinks fantastic, great wine list to choose from and we wanted to order all of the desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We've been to Oro several times over the past two years. The menu is inspired; the staff is very welcoming. We typically sit at the bar and enjoy a few small plates. The only drawback is that it's pretty loud once the restaurant is full. Overall it's a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Very happy to have a decent place to dine in Scituate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The place to dine in Scituate.
    eatoutalot
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    A great place for dinning in Scituate. The lobster cakes are superb. The menu offers a unique selection of gourmet faire.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Alot if recomemdations...dinner was delicious, service was friendly and prompt
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lots of fun
    EattingWell
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Friendly staff & great food! Bar is quite lively and an option if there are no tables. Ask for a window table if possible. Offers a nice view of the main street.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, great service, LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food is great. Prices are higher than other restaurants in the area, but it's a nice option to have great, creative dining so conveniently located on Front St. For a small restaurant, it's very loud. A couple of acoustic tiles on the ceiling might help out a lot. I wouldn't recommend this for a romantic dinner, and even with a party of 4 you really have to be loud yourself to be heard above the din.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A special occasion
    Food4MAC
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were thrilled to have chosen Oro as our dining destination with our special out of town guests. The food was sumptuous and lovely to look at. The waitstaff was attentive. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will go back again
    mrsflynn
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our first dining experience was good. We shared two appetizers that were excellent, the fried calamari and the fried artichoke hearts. Also enjoyed the unique cocktail list that offered a variety of summery, crisp, refreshing libations. The seared sea bass special totally hit the spot, with summer corn and potato in a cream sauce that was not too heavy. The only disappointment was with the steak. My husband requested it done medium but it was definitely rare and turned him off after eating a few slices. Had we not shared the apps our night out would have been a bust. Either way, we will to try Oro again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buddy
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    $1 oyster night (Wednesday's). Oysters were fresh. our table had 42! The waitress was outstanding, attentive and friendly. Everyone enjoyed their meal!( fish,steak pasta) Seasonal menu with limited choices.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dianne
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great dinner out to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Enjoyed the calamari - very light and fresh as well as the tuna tartare. The duck and salmon were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, wine,and service...again
    diner
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Second time to this restaurant. Fast becoming our "go to restaurant" As good as, if not better than the first visit. Solstice, Clio level food and wine with polished service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • crmimiVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The food was good, and service was decent. However the noise in this small restaurant was VERY energetic. You could hardly hear or understand your fellow diner. I ordered the steak and beet salad which were very good. A dining companion ordered the gnocchi, which did not state that it was made with truffle oil. It was assumed that there was truffle on it. She found it not to here liking. The restaurant did send a complimentary dessert to the table. Because of the noise level in this small restaurant I would not return or recommend it.
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  • Excellent
    diner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good food, good wine, good atmosphere. Will eat there again, soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Night
    Bill
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I visited the restaurant for the for time on a Sunday. We had a great experience, Food, Service were excellent. Wine list was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth the try
    northriver8
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Saw the restaurant posted on OT and decided to give it a try. Snug setting in Scituate Harbor with a busy Friday night crowd. Excellent service and food. No beer on tap. Tight seating.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good
    Dranny
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Love Oro. It's one of our go-to spots in town. The drinks are excellent and I highly recommend the Strawberry Jive to go with Wednesday's $1 oysters...Katamas this week which were excellent. Food is great as usual, though the Clam Chowder was over-sweetened this time. Maybe tine a for a couple of menu changes, especially for us locals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Steak!!!
    Scituatefind1
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We have been coming to Oro every Wednesday nite. The Bavette steak is always perfect. My husband tried the chicken entree and it was outstanding. Abbey is our server, we always ask for her. We love Oro and they try to seat us in our favorite spot. We tend to arrive around 6PM and it is not too crowded, but it must be very busy later especially on weekends!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food local fave
    cbmalm
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Exquisite cuisine and service in Scituate: from the cucumber basil gimlet ( so summery) to the oysters on ice, to the misto with homemade potato chips - Oro is the place to be on a Saturday night in Scituate. Better: Monday nights $1 oysters. I imagine all the things I love about Oro, without the crowds. Makes me wish we lived closer.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick
    rickandquie71
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    consistently outstanding. Lobster cakes fabulous. steak baquette a bit under done this time around
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    PartyOfChristine
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Was excited to try Oro. We went on Saturday at 7:30. The noise was overwhelming - couldn't have a normal level conversation. Also small, so you're sitting very close to others. Zero ambience. Ordered the mussels appetizer - very tasty, lots of mussels, but skimpy on the pork belly (5 tiny pieces). My boyfriend ordered a Cesar salad, which was drowning in dressing & he barely touched it. Waitress either didn't notice or care. I had gnocchi & he had cavatappi w/sausage in a red sauce. Gnocchi - good. Cavatappi - disaster. Not much sausage, boxed pasta, swimming in watery red liquid, w/a few tomato chunks he described as tasting like "sponges". He literally poured the red water into the salad to get rid of it & picked out every tomato.
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  • great for brunch
    foodfan
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great brunch perfect spicy bloody mary suggested by server. Eggs bene. great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Best swordfish I ever had!!!!! My wife who is not a fan of swordfish even said she wished she order it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scituate find
    Scituatefind1
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    The food was outstanding but we thought there would be a catch of the day. The only fish entree was the salmon. We did have the scallop appetizer and it was outstanding. The bavette steak with lentils was one of the best meals I have ever had. Our server, (red hair) was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 360 reviews are from the Oro reviews archive.
  • Brunch at Oro
    Russmeister
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Overall the brunch menu was excellent! Fresh tasting ingredients, a delight to look at and a bigger delight to devour. Delish Bloodies. The only off note would be the ambiance. Too many hard edges made for a slightly noisy environment. We will definately be going back to try out the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great service by Kate with the "glasses". She was upbeat and funny. The menu was unique and my lobster cakes were excellent The bartender Andy was friendly and professional too. We will definitely return and hope to save room for dessert next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Oro
    foodie
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My husband and I went to Oro for his birthday dinner. I had the chicken and my husband had the lobster cakes. Both were delicious. We had the feature cocktail of which I can't remember the name and that was also really good. Our waitress was probably one of the best servers I have ever encountered. She was informative and fun at the same time. The atmosphere was fun and light. My only criticism is that when I went to book our reservation on-line, the computer said that only a table for 2 was available at 7:00 p.m. on a Saturday night and a table for 4 wound not be open until around 9:00 which is really too bad as we definitely would have brought another couple but had a later commitment which we had to attend and had to dine early.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expected more
    Happydiner2
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    4 of us had reservations on Friday night. It started well, but our waitress really pulled the experience down. She told us about a special that was running low, so 2 of us ordered it, and the rest of the party was still deciding. She went to two other tables and told them the same thing. After we finished ordering, she came back and said there was only 1 special left. After she forgot our wine, our bread, and both tables who ordered after us were served before us, with the special, we got upset. We told her that we had ordered the 2 specials before the other table, but she denied it and was defensive. She actually argued with us! But honestly, the food wasn't that special anyway, and not worth what they charge for it.
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  • always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    ORO is the gem of the South Shore. The staff; hostess, bartender and waiter were all friendly and knowledgeable. The food was prepared perfectly and delivered on time. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oro never disappoints
    100DD
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This is our favorite dinner spot on the South Shore. We have great restaurants in our town but are happy to make the drive to Scituate. Bar tenders are fabulous and the food delicious. Our favorite dishes include the lamb carpaccio, the seafood misto, the gnocchi, and the corn chowder (split a half portion!) -but you can't go wrong with anything you order. The goat cheese cheesecake with blueberry compote was out of this world. The only negative at Oro is the noise level, but that never puts us off going. Enjoy!
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Terrific food. We had great service and cool Ambiance. Will be going again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ups and Downs
    Saul
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We have been to Oro many times over the past few years. Food is always excellent. However, my wife's 'Herb Roasted Chicken, seared rillette, smoked couscous, sweet English peas, carrot jus' was very bland. The chicken was salted and peppered but the couscous had zero taste. I tried her dish to double check, it barely had any taste. Maybe the dish needs to be reviewed or the cook forgot some key ingrediants that night.
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    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    This is one of our go-to spots in town and we dine at Oro every couple of weeks, especially on Wednesday nights for the $1 raw oysters. Wednesday's oysters were a major disappointment, very, very small. I regularly order the MIsto raw tuna and salmon tartare with soy ginger dressing and addicting hand-cut giant potato chips...have mercy. Other favorites are the Lamb Carpaccio and the Clam and Corn Chowder. They have a simple but creative drink menu and the service is always wonderful. My only real issue with Oro is the dreadful of the gas station across the street, it really takes away from the contemporary and clean design of the interior space and I have long been of the opinion that the owner should invest in opaques shades.
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    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic