Polpo
Polpo

Polpo

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.polporestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 203-629-1999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 11:30pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Franco Maltagliatti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater events such as corporate presentations, board meetings, retirement dinners, holiday parties, anniversaries, birthdays, and graduations.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private room can accommodate from 15 guests to up 70 guests for:
    - Corporate Events & Trade shows
    - Executive Board Room
    - VIP Private Dining Room
    - High Tech- WIFI & Free Internet
    - High School Reunions
    - Association Lunch Meetings
    - Birthday Celebrations
    - Art Receptions
    - Press Parties
    - Anniversary Parties


  • Private Party Contact: Nordine Achbani 2036291999x
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment and piano bar nightly.
  • Special Events: Live Music every night

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West Putnam Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Polpo
Polpo Restaurant serves exquisitely prepared Tuscan cuisine in a warm and inviting countryside atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Polpo reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
vibrant bar scene (28)fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (26)special occasion (26)romantic (23)great for outdoor dining (23)hot spot (21)good for groups (15)notable wine list (15)late-night find (8)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • JakeVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Great food and atmosphere. Expensive but always worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fairfield County
    bizdiner
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Went to Polpo with a group of 7 for a business dinner. The food and service were excellent. The only complaint was the overall noise level in the dining area. A little loud for business conversations. Would not stop me from going back. Food was A++++
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service makes this a fail
    Marcos
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Typical southern Italian menu that has too many items and specials. However, this is one of the most dysfunctional services ever. From the rude matre'd to the nonenglish speaking servers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This neighborhood gem draws a well heeled, eclectic crowd. It is warm, inviting and not pretentious in the least, despite the prices, excellent food and service. The downstairs dining room is more fun and attractive than the upstairs. The bar scene is great with excellent piano player and brass. A very convivial atmosphere that feels more like a cocktail party a la Madmen than a suburban restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    Datenighter
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This restaurant was so loud you could barely hear the conversation at your table. Not at all romantic or good for a date. The food was decent but most dishes were salty.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I Love Polpo
    johnpearl44VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A wonderful evening at Polpo. Great food, attentive service is an attractive surrounding. Noise level a challenge but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    As before, nice setting, good food. But the staff stubbornly acts like they are waiting for their friends to arrive so they can lavish attention, while the rest of the patrons are merely tolerated. We were handed our menus and then ignored for what seemed like a half hour (and yes, verified by neighboring tables getting served, and a later apology and comped dessert. I would much rather have good service than a free dessert that I probably would not have ordered anyway.) Please read Danny Meyer's book. It isn't hard to have happy customers.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Off night
    RainVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was terrible. Mistakes from start to finish. Diners eating outside were ignored and neglected. I don't think we will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • POLPO - Italian steak house
    Fabric8r
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you like a restaurant to "be seen and be seen", excellent food, and a terrific bar scene, then POLPO is your restaurant!!! The bar is huge, and in the same area is a baby grand piano that has a piano player playing during the dinner hours (if you can hear him over the din). If you do not like a noisy ambience, then request the upstairs dining room, or opt for the outside tables, which are wonderful on a warm Summer or early Autumn evening. The menu is extensive, ranging from fresh fish, "Angry Lober", and a wide range of meat, including an incredible veal chop, lamb chops, and prime steaks. There is also every night a black board brought to your table listing the specials for the evening. Good for 2 or a large group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FLfisherman
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Friendly attentive staff. Dined out side. Food was very good. We all enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New to Greenwich
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We are in the process of moving from NYC to Greenwich. I'm glad we found a great restaurant. We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worst service EVER---EMBARRASSING
    gefs
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    8pm were seated in empty room upstairs.We ordered nonacl drinks @8:15 THEN,no action at table until 9 when we placed order & were told "kitchen backed up". Hostess came over @ 9 & asked how everything was. hard to know, hadn't been served 1 thing. The waiter never came back thru entire meal never asked if we wanted another drink. Were not served our meal for another hour..10pm and 3/4 meals sent back(2 wrong dishes& 1 RAW pork dish).Was told 2 chefs "in hospital" and manager in kitchen, unavailable. We asked him to come when free, never showed up! The other 3 meals finally came.. and we were eating dinner at 11pm. The fish portion EXTREMELY small. Virgin mary $12 !!! Valet tip $4! MOST UNPLEASANT MEAL EVER WORST SERVICE. SHOULD BE ASHAMED
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rbocaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    very good food and excellent service. convenient for Greenwich and northern Westchester patrons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    food was good but the place a bit outdated and too much staff
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too bad the waitstaff isn't better
    RainVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our waiter outside was in a daze. I asked him a question about one of the ingredients and he got annoyed with me. I think this restaurant gives the best service to their repeat customers but. they may find no new repeat customers if they treat new diners the way they treated us. This is not my first complaint about the service at Polpo. Don't think we will be going back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfecto
    FrancoisVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Polpo is one of the best restaurants in Greenwich. I've been eating at Polpo since it opened and have had excellent meals every time. Everything on the menu is great. It's the ideal place for a business meal or to bring your date. The tables are spread out among different rooms so you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ladieswholunch
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I went to Polpo for lunch with two other women. We had a reservation for 12:30. The restaurant was empty when we arrived there and even when we left at 1:30 there were only two other tables occupied. We all ordered the chicken paillaird with arugula salad and each of us commented to each other that the chicken was way too salty. Also, the portion was very small and the chicken very very thin. Unfortunately none of us had paid attention to the price of the salad and it turned out that they were almost $30 each. This was way overpriced for what we were served and therefore I would never recommend this restaurant..
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NYRHVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Del Posto prices for Arthur Avenue food. Although the service is quite good and the setting is charming, the disparity between the quality of the food and the cost of a meal is shocking, almost offensive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The food was very good with attentive service. Definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jazz pianist
    Pianogirl7VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Not only delicious food but a jazz pianist playing all our favorite tunes in the bar where we were dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • greatniteout
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I've been to Polpo several times and I love this restaurant. I recommend sitting in the bar area where there is live music and usually a great bar scene. The foodie terrific and the wine menu is excellent. Service has always even very good however the waiter we had on the most recent visit had an attitude and was not very accommodating. It happens. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 241 reviews are from the Polpo reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was very good and kitchen did a great job accommodating the over crowded, very noisy restaurant with rushed, abrupt waiters who were too busy to treat the customers with compassion they deserve. Not a relaxing place at all!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always.
    Elians1VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Excellent food, excellent service. These people know how to take care of their guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Average
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I am not sure why this resturant gets such great reviews. The service while very friendly and knowledgable was very slow. The food was ok but not worthy of its reputation. The bar had live music which sounded great but very loud for many of the tables close to the bar. If you go make sure you are not seated near the bar or you will find it hard to have a conversation. The other thing I found annoying was the receipt had a space for a tip and a tip for the captain....that has mostly disappeared in most restaurants and the valet slip asked for a $4 tip. I understand the staff needs to earn a living but it seemed a bit of over emphasis on tipping. Perhaps we were there at a super busy time and things were out of sync that night.
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  • Once again
    TobyJane
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We frequent Polpo often and it is consistently excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MarkVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    One of Greenwich's finest, great menu, bold face names in the crowd, lively bar, live music.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    KeyzerSozeVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Great service, great valet parking, great food, great outdoor dining, and little traffic to deal with. all around great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible service Horrible food
    Blondebaby3VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I knew we were in for a rough ride when we waited 30 minutes to place a drink order. After another 30 minutes my husband got up to find a waiter to place the food order. After forty minutes entrees arrived cold and over cooked. It seems that only regulars get any kind of service or attention. Unfortunately for them, we eat out seven nights a week, dropped. $300.00 for two people, and will never return.
    • Food
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  • Always outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Polpo is consistently outstanding in terms of food, service and ambience. You can't go wrong no matter what the occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a Special Place!
    Ellebo13VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Our Anniversary, and last minute we decided to go to Polpo...An Italian restaurant tucked onto a side street in a wonderful stone and wood historic house. Romantic but not snooty, bustling but not overpowering and the perfect choice. Service is top notch as not only did we have a waiter, and bus boys, but maitre'd and owner stopped over a few times yet were not intrusive at all. The food was excellent, Veal Chop Parm was the not only the biggest we had ever seen, but the most tender, juicy and flavorful. A house specialty, Angry Lobster ( at $28 lb ) is an entire lobster in a spicy broth, cracked and ready to dig into. Delicious. Raw Bar clams and oysters were too pricey and too small. But Overall a special place and worth the visit!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    SihudsonVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Lovely service, ambiance and delicious good! The owner is the greatest, makes you feel so welcome and the waiters and staff were excellent.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    My wife and I went to Polpo for our anniversary. Really good traditional Italian food with a pleasant atmosphere and appropriate service. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LbepVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Best restaurant meal we have had in a long time, worth the trip from anywhere in Fairfield County.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service
    Bonbon62VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great place but was a bit too crowded! Waited 45 min to be seated in the main dining room, because we didn't wand to sit upstairs. Live music gave of a fun touch!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    Cathyw
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Everything at Polpo deserves a superlative. Decor. Food. Service. Those are the big three for me. Polpo excels at all. And more.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellence
    Suzanne
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Polpo is fantastic every time. From the appetizers to dessert, everything you put in your mouth is delicious. Service is excellent, as well.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Greenwich
    TobyJane
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    My family continues to choose Polpo when we try to figure out a restaurant we all want to go to. Superb food and service. In a town with loads of restaurants, this one is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing evening
    diningdiva1VIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The experience was better than the last time I was there because this time I was with a "regular." We were given the best rather than the worst table in the place, the service was very good rather than obligatory. The food was still mediocre. Beef carpaccio was watery and mushy from having been frozen, with no flavor. Angry lobster, their signature dish, was good, not great, was served barely warm not hot due to long wait between courses. The valet parking ticket (you must use the valets, no self-parking option permitted) says: suggested tip $4.00! I have never seen that before and think it is presumptuous and high for a valet tip, especially at a small suburban restaurant where the valet has to walk only a few steps to get the cars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Frustrating
    Barney2VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Although the food at this restaurant is very good, our overall experience was not. The restaurant has valet parking and you can not park your car yourself, unless apparently if you "pay off" the valet attendant. When we walked in to the restaurant to talk to the person at the front (who was apparently the owner) he said "What, do you have a Bentley?" He was extremely rude. After we waited some time at the bar for our friends to arrive we requested to be seated at our table when it was time for our reservation. Although the table was ready, we were promptly sent back to the bar to wait for our friends who were running late. This was now the second time we were made to feel unwelcome and uncomfortable at the entrance to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch food, service is lacking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We have been to Polpo enough times to know that the food is always going to be good. I can't recall enough about the service oft past experiences which can only mean it must have been fine. Generally speaking the hostesses are friendly and the owner walks around checking on things. Our waiter, however was pushy and impatient. I actually might think twice before heading back there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.