L'Orcio

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
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 flare is the perfect backdrop for lunch, dinner or spirits. Located in a refurbished historical home the restaurant offers three unique spaces for their guests. Whether you're having a cocktail at the handsome bar, an intimate dinner in the elegant dining room or Appetizers with friends under the Wysteria covered Pergola in the courtyard all of your senses are sure to be pleased. 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."

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us to ring in 2020! We will be offering our full a la carte menu as well as a 3 course Prix Fixe for $47 featuring many festive options. We are accepting reservations from 5 PM until 10 PM

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1662 People Are Saying
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AV
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Pasta was wonderful, really enjoyed the charcuterie as well.

MC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A co-worker recommended the restaurant so I asked my wife if we could go for my birthday. It was a wonderful birthday dinner. I have the Mediterranean Salad and Gnocchi al Radicchio Rosso and my wife had Fusilli al Pesto and Insalata Mista. All of the food was delicious and plentiful. My wife had leftovers for lunch the next day. The history of the home and atmosphere made it even more special. We will be coming back.

DS
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I thought the main dishes were excellent and prepared well.

DC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been to this restaurant before. We were in New Haven from Westchester County for a Yale related event and made Open Table Reservation at L'Orcio. We were taken to a table upstairs which we initially felt was the 'overflow' room since we were the only ones there but it filled up by the time we were done and probably more intimate than downstairs. Food was really good, service was very attentive, and the price was reasonable for what we had. Would definitely go back there next time we are in New Haven.

LW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the nicest, quietest, most elegant spots to enjoy excellent food in New Haven.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience1

I made a reservation a week in advance. Our table was downstairs near kitchen by a curtain. This was very disappointing. Waiter took awhile to take our order. Food was great but next time I will request a certain area.

D
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Food is delicious, we were there during restaurant week and the portions were quite generous. Can’t wait to go again!

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went during restaurant week and I have to say, it was very good! The service was prompt, the food was delicious, overall a very good experience. I only wish I would have come here sooner. There were many specials for restaurant week under the Fixed Price Menu, and I am looking forward to going back and ordering from the regular menu. Overall, I was very satisfied with everything!

GB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food! We loved the Nutella crêpes!

m
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food! Love this place!

Loved the restaurant week menu selections!

Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it took a little while to get our food, but it was a particularly busy night.

TM
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I have dined here in the past when in New Haven. The food is old school rustic Italian. It happened to be restaurant week. My wife had the eggplant app and the gnocchi for dinner. The gnocchi were perfectly cooked and as light as a feather. I had the soup and the pork osso Bucco over pasta. The pork had excellent flavor and the pasta was cooked al dente. The chef knows what he’s doing here. He is consistent and quality shows. A great glass pour list for the wines as well. I continue to be impressed each and every time we dine here.

G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Checked out L'Orcio for the first time during Restaurant Week. Small, quaint venue, with a rustic feel. Very chill atmosphere and not noisy at all, so easy to speak with other people. Food was excellent, had two pasta dishes, which seems like what they are known for. Would suggest it if you're looking for a quiet, nice meal.

CP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, one of the best hidden gems in New Haven! The ricotta gnocchis are out of this world delicious. I’ve only been here twice, but it never disappoints. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, staff is always accommodating and professional. My fiancé now says it’s his favorite Italian spot in the area. I recently saw that they have a quaint garden patio in the back. Can’t wait to try that next summer. Five stars for sure!

n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s lovely and the food was delicious. It was a bit noisy as we were a small party next to a louder big party.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmospere, and fabulous menu.
Had the lamb, and it was superb!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and the food phenomenal, as usual.

OT
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place on State Street. We ate on a Saturday night. The restaurant was busy but not hectic. One of the most pleasant surprises was how quiet the restaurant was - we were on the second floor. The tables are not spaced too close together, and you can converse at normal levels. Our service was friendly and attentive.
The food was great. My starter, stuffed sardines, was memorable. As a matter of fact, I was just thinking about the salad that came with these stuffed and fried fish, and how great the dressing was - just olive oil, lemon, and maybe a bit of garlic and or anchovy. A perfect complement to the fish. It was a great dish.

And then the Tagliatelle Osso Buco was also great, with stringy chunks of veal in a light tomato sauce.

Really a very nice place.

VP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

authentic!

EH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The dining experience at L'Orcio was excellent from the time we checked in to our goodbyes. Our server, Amy was pleasant, courteous, and knowledgeable about the menu and wines in question. The food was fresh and flavorful. The grilled octopus was second to none. Many positives; the historic building, staff, menu, chef.

PH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was really good. Nice clean dishes. Service was a tad slow, but not horrible. Atmosphere was nice. Sat upstairs and it was a bit noisy at times. Definitely worth a visit for a nice meal in new haven

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pasta selection was great and their ragu tasted good, but my pappardelle was a bit overcooked. All 3 desserts we ordered were amazing (tiramisu, pistachio gelato, and affogato)

KN
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful service! Loved the grilled octopus.

PP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Restaurant is very nice, my meal was delicious however my girlfriends steak was blah. What ruined the night was our waitress, I ended up asking her how long has she been working there and I was shocked when she said three years. She’s not good for a place like this.

L
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third visit and we definitely plan to return
One of the few restaurants one can enjoy good food, a quiet atmosphere for conversation, and dining without feeling one is being rushed
We had just returned from Europe and Italy in particular and this was our first choice for dining here

GC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a delight! Good food, good bar, friendly & competent wait staff.

DI
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! One of our faves! Will def be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is on a restricted diet and your restaurant had no problem accommodating us. We had a wonderful dinner.

KM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, excellent food. The place is a little small and close so it does get a bit loud.

Y
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Family dinner on QU family weekend. Food was excellent. Service was good, consistent as usual...

OJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Nice ambiance, good food but NO EXCUSE for waiting 40 minutes between the appetizer and the entire. Waiter said, 'sorry, kitchen is very busy.' The restaurant was half empty so the logical thing
is HIRE MORE PEOPLE IN THE KITCHEN. Very disappointed!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a lovely evening dining outdoors. The hostesses, our waitress and even our busboy were very pleasant.

GO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on a beautiful evening, the lighting was gorgeous! Reminds us of Italy:)

MD
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! Everything made fresh and came out piping hot. We even got dessert and they were all fantastic too...great place, highly recommend.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

What a lovely place. Really enjoyed our dinner sitting in the terrace

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We often dine at L'Orcio and always enjoy our meal and the experience. It is one of our favorite restaurants in the New Haven area!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience from start to finish. The setting, service and food was great!. We dined on the patio and enjoyed it tremendously.
Will will be back soon!

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We loved the outdoor terrace and the food was wonderful. From the farro salad to the grilled octopus and on to the entrees, spaghetti with shrimp, the chickpea ravioli and papardelle with ragu, everything was delicious and reasonably priced. The wine list had many nice choices and was also well priced. We will be sure to go again.

C
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

L'Orcio has the finest Italian food in New Haven!! And that says a lot. Everything is made fresh and the dishes are truly divine. Outside patio dining is lovely. Service is always excellent.

LE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly, service was perfect, food absolutely delicious, we did not have to wait, can't wait to go back

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food continues to be the best in New Haven.

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