The highs: Perfect martinis, great for conversation (quiet), easy parking (rare in NH), very good straightforward kitchen. The less-highs: Straightforward is code for "a bit safe;" waitress was fine but more of the "can I twist your arm" variety than truly knowledgeable about the menu.
My husband and I had a nice dinner on a Saturday evening. It was quiet and we enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent! We will definitely go again!
Really enjoyed our visit the other night. Would recommend to anyone looking for quality Italian downtown, the portions are perfect and the price is extremely reasonable. On Tuesday nights they have a $10 pasta (homemade) deal, which was a pleasant surprise. I've lived downtown for a few years and this is hands down one of my favorite spots!
This spot never fails to please. Its standard menu is well-conceived, mixing in just the right amount of the unexpected, and is complemented by a delightful rotation of special items... all executed with caring and skill. Nice wine list. Attentive service. Congenial atmosphere. Fair pricing. What more could a diner want?
The food is outstanding! The gnocchi melt in your mouth, the organic amish chicken is superb! I love everything about this restaurant 💗
Both the food and the service were top-notch!, in a very nice space. Definitely will return.
Excellent dinner, great service. Will return. Authentic Italian food, expertly prepared. A very special place.
Never ever disappoints! LOVE IT! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
We had a wonderful meal and exemplary service. Our thanks to Chris who was our fantastic server who had perfect timing all night long! He was always there when needed!
Great food, wonderful ambience....a bit on the slower side, but definitely worth it. Food was amazing. Server was very polite and professional. Highly recommend!
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.
Food is always excellent, especially the pastas. Service is polite and efficient with very good advice on wines from Italy.
Excellent service via Alecia. She was lovely helpful and very patient!
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!!!
Delicious food as always-dining room was freezing and they were running a small space heater-would have liked dessert, but too cold.
excellent as always
service was on the mark
A really nice restaurant and absolutely worth a try ... food is always good!
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.
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.
Excellent in all regards. Look forward to returning.
Great food and service
Just love L’ORiccio! Homemade pasta is delicious.....charming spot for couples or groups. Beautiful bar area. Summer outdoor dining is special.
Wonderful Italianfood great selection good portions nice atmosphere
Pleasantly surprised very comfortable, food and service very good.
Never disappoint, feels like a home cook meal so delicious!
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!
Our 1st time there. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Food, service, and atmosphere were superb. We will definitely return as regular customers.
Best in new haven
Would recommend they warm up the bread they serve. Meals should come with a salad.
We went with friends for New Years Eve dinner and far surpassed our expectations! We already all agreed for next year!!
Meal and ambiance was amazing.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
We had a lovely dinner with friends, great drinks, service was great! Highly recommend having dinner there!
Outstanding food (as usual) and quite quiet in the upstairs dining room.
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.