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About L'Orcio

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."

806 State Street
New Haven, CT 06511
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Hours:
Sunday 4:30 - 9:00
Closed Monday
Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 - 9:30
Friday & Saturday 5:00 - 10:30

Cross Street:
Pearl and Eld Streets

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 777-6670

Website:
http://lorcio.com/

Parking Details:
Off street parking is available in the State Pulaski Lot which is located 1/2 a block from the restaurant.

Public Transit:
Minutes a way from Union Station.

Executive Chef:
Francesco d'Amuri

Private Party Facilities:
L'Orcio has a private dining area that works well for small intimate functions as well as large groups of up to 40. Menus are customized to customers requests.

Private Party Contact:
Alison: (203) 777-6670

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

L'Orcio Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Cozy (27)
Special Occasion (27)
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Romantic (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
Authentic (22)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Business Meals (15)
Comfort Food (15)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (10)
Good for Groups (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very, very good food. Bartender was very attentive and helpful. Some of the server staff seemed to be new and they were in the weeds even though the place wasn't packed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Food is always excellent, especially the pastas. Service is polite and efficient with very good advice on wines from Italy.

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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service via Alecia. She was lovely helpful and very patient!

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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 4 days ago

Still the best in the New Haven area for simply The best in authentic Italian cuisine ...love a
ALL of the pastas because I've had ALL of Francesco's Pastas...special editions to the already special menu are REALLY REALLY special...simply the best!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food as always-dining room was freezing and they were running a small space heater-would have liked dessert, but too cold.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

excellent as always

service was on the mark

value outstanding

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 3, 2018

A really nice restaurant and absolutely worth a try ... food is always good!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I had a ravioli special with artichokes and leeks. It was much too salty and I couldn't taste the artichokes. My husband felt that his short rib ravioli special was good but not great.

Our server was very nice but service was extremely slow. Our server appeared to have too many tables. We ran out of time to have dessert despite telling our server early on that we had theater tickets. I might come back some time in the summer to sit on the patio.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very good except for one pasta dish that my husband found bland -- it was a very plain tomato sauce on bucatini. Other pastas were quite good including a potato ravioli with a yummy shiitake sauce. I would love to give this restaurant 4 or 5 stars but there was a mix-up with our order (waitress said the printer had broken?) and we waited for over an hour for entrees. Put a damper on the evening which was a special family gathering. Most restaurants (if they are admitting an error ) offer the customers some kind of extra to compensate. Or take the price of one dish off the bill. Or something. It certainly would have improved our mood and overall experience if that had happened.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent in all regards. Look forward to returning.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 30, 2018

Just love L’ORiccio! Homemade pasta is delicious.....charming spot for couples or groups. Beautiful bar area. Summer outdoor dining is special.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food and service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Wonderful Italianfood great selection good portions nice atmosphere

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Pleasantly surprised very comfortable, food and service very good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Never disappoint, feels like a home cook meal so delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

5 stars all around! Food is excellent and service was great! First time we have eaten inside, as we frequented this great find during the summer in outside patio. Rear outside patio is private
and away from the cars, noise and fumes from dining on the street! We come up from Norwalk and have never been disappointed. Good value too! Authentic Italian food!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our 1st time there. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Food, service, and atmosphere were superb. We will definitely return as regular customers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Best in new haven

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Would recommend they warm up the bread they serve. Meals should come with a salad.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went with friends for New Years Eve dinner and far surpassed our expectations! We already all agreed for next year!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Meal and ambiance was amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I always like coming here especially in the summer sitting on the patio. This visit was on a freezing cold day we sat upstairs with a group of 6, by the window and over looking state street..really nice table. Food was all delicious we all shared and $10 pasta Tuesday was great for appetizer! Server was there to pour our wine and check on us often. Nice job everyone!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

As always, L'Orcio is brilliant Italian food, and the special $10 Pasta Tuesdays is a can't beat deal for some of the best pasta outside of Italy. I love the patio under the arbor in the summer, but the coziness of winter is equally appealing. Worth a long drive to get to!

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

L'Orcios is perfect for any occasion, great traditional Italian food, friendly staff, and inviting ambience. The outdoor dining is very special & I highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I took a colleague her for dinner, his recommendation and the food was very good. The only thing I can say is that they are on State street and don't have parking so you'll need to obtain street parking and depending on what is going on this could be an issue.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2017

L’Orcio never fails food delicious are waiter Marcelo excellent. Have been coming here since they opened and have always had an excellent meal. Our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The meal was delicious as always. I was nicely surprised to find that Tuesday is a special night with "ten dollar pasta dishes". L'Orcio has the best gnocchi I have ever had. It's light and absolutely delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a lovely dinner with friends, great drinks, service was great! Highly recommend having dinner there!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Outstanding food (as usual) and quite quiet in the upstairs dining room.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

We celebrated our "end of the season" dinner at L'Orcio. We had a wonderful experience. The bar and wait staff were attentive and the food was outstanding. The menu has something for just about everyone and the wine list was varied and manageable.

Overall - just an outstanding dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food, great ambience. Server was exceptional, helpful and attentive but not overbearing. Very friendly! Also happened to go on $10 pasta night (tuesday) which was awesome and unexpected! Would go again in the future.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fine dining in a quiet, intimate setting. The food was superb, and our waitress was very attentive. Take a date here - you won’t regret it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was exceptional. I would highly recommend.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

The $10 pasta special on Tuesdays at Lorcio's is simply the best value for an excellent meal in all of Southern CT!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing dinner and service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

EXCELLENT ITALIAN FOOD, AND CHOICES AND VALUE. GREAT WINE SELECTION, BUT NOT OVERPRICED WITH A NICE POUR. AMBIANCE IS COZY AND ROMANTIC, YET CAPABLE OF BEING READY FOR A NICE BUSINESS DINNER OR GATHERING OF FRIENDS OR FAMILY. MY WIFE & I REALLY ENJOY DINING HERE.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was fabulous and waitress was super helpful!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always excels in every way. Lucky to have this quality and value in new Haven.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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vip
 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We just returned from 3 weeks in Italy, our favorite place in the world, and L'orcio is the closest you'll find in this whole area for simple, authentic, and perfect cuisine. Never leave without trying at least 3 different pastas, and always end with the Torta Della Nona....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I have been to L'Orcio last Spring and had a delicious lunch in the garden. Last Fall I had another very good meal indoors. This time, however, it was Restaurant Week, and 4 of us came to enjoy the prix fixe menu. I was much less pleased than during my previous visits. Absolutely cold bread, rather tasteless olive oil, no butter were served first. Our appetizers, hot dishes, arrived almost cold, and mine, in particular, was a real disappointment. Supposed to be snails in a tasty sauce served on toasts points, it was a bland and soggy mess. The roasted veggies appetizer was the best, but again, not really warm. Our main courses were good, although not as special as I had remembered. Desserts were unimpressive. Service was good, but if we return, it will definitely not be during Restaurant Week!

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