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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

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (35)
Special Occasion (33)
Romantic (28)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Cozy (27)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Authentic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Worth the Drive (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Casual (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (14)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Seasonal (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
People Watching (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Meal and ambiance was amazing.

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·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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 (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 23, 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
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 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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·Dined on December 13, 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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·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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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Amazing dinner and service!

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·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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·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 12, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My wife and I decided to dine here for restaurant week in New Haven. We normally avoid these week as in general, as the service and food do not live up to par in the restaurants. This was certainly not the case here. We had the burratta appetizer. A beautiful piece of cheese with a creamy center and for dinner I had the braised pork shoulder. The dish was tender and flavorful. The chef was accommodating in substituting polenta for pasta. My wife had the short rib ravioli. The pairing stuffed with mashed potatoes was phenomenal. Tiramisu for dessert. Service by the young lady upstairs was stellar. Hats off to L Orcio during restaurant week, in keeping the quality of your entrees offered substantially better than those offered at other restaurants. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

L'Orcio's food is great! That's all you need to know.

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

I was seated upstairs on the second floor, which I didn't even know they had. The service was swift and amiable, without being intrusive. Regarding the food, everything was top notch, from the ragu sauce entree, to the vinaigrette on my starter salad. Highly recommended for special occasions or any excuse to splurge on food worth spending on.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Went in on a date and ordered an appetizer, main, and dessert. The appetizer was the escargot with tomato sauce and it was pretty hard to get down from the taste and the texture. Gnocchi was alright. I waited 20 minutes for my dessert of nuetella crepes and they were very bland. I'm not sure how you can mess that up. I originally wanted the tiramisu but was told they were out. People who came in after us order it and received it before I was served my dessert. Probably won't go back.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Although we have been there before, this time we went as part of New Haven Reataurant Week.
The meal was very good. I had the osso bucco and my husband had the swordfish. Both from the special menu for Restaurant Week.
I had the Mediterranean salad with artichoke hearts and olives for an appetizer. There were three quarter piece artichokes and three olives in the salad.
My husband had the burrata which he enjoyed.
I think my husband got the last piece of swordfish before they ran out. While tasty they should not have served a piece like that.
We chose the tiramisu for dessert. They ran out of that as well. The pana cotto however was delicious. The service was extraordinarily slow. The restaurant was not jammed so the reason for this was not clear. Our waitress actually comped my husband a cappuccino because we had to wait so long.
The prix fixe price for this dinner was $34. That doesn't even include the coffee.
It wasn't worth it.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

It was outstanding as usual. We loved it. It was my wife's birthday.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Outstanding Italian place for New Haven! Will be back for pasta Tuesday!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Outstanding food. Excellent wines. Good service. My go to restaurant for Italian food.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Superb cuisine. Attentive service and an opportunity to have table conversation with our dining colleagues without having to shout or constantly repeat: "I can't hear you. What was that again?" The upstairs dining space has been treated with tasteful and unobtrusive sound-quieting acoustic panels; I make my living in pro audio and music so I know what I'm talking about and appreciated the owner's attention to this typically overlooked detail in upscale restaurants. As many know, this can be a "buzz killer" for many, otherwise fine restaurants.
I had the Chef's special starter, an unusual combo and presentation of Escargot on toast points in a delicious garlic sauce, then a main course of braised short ribs(beef) ravioli in a delicious mushroom ragout. Not overly sweet Tiramisu wrapped -up a delicious dinner. Portions were sized perfectly. I had a moderately-priced red wine that complemented the meal.
My wife and I will return. A real gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I think this was our 6th dinner at L’Orcio. We’ve never had a bad meal or terrible service. Thank you.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was EXCELLENT! I had the lemon shrimp salad and the eggplant and goat cheese ravioli for an entrée. Our server was very attentive and willing to make great recommendations (including the wine list). Overall, we had a great time and I wish that this restaurant was nearby me in Massachusetts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Love the location, love the ambiance, great food and good pricing! Menu selections are awesome! Cannot wait to go there again. Our waitress was very accomodating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fabulous food and service. Wonderfully accommodating to diners with food allergies! Lovely atmosphere where you can carry on a conversation.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This menu seems to be taken from a 1950's mafia movie, it is a caricature of Italian food...
but if you don't care too much about food, you can have a decent time there.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

It was my parents 67th wedding Anniversary and our fifth time at L'Orico The restaurant was perfect for them both. As a starter we had beet salad which was tasty and delicious. Fresh pasta dishes. The veal osso bucco was perfect. The meat had no nerves and no fat. Just like California dinning, restaurant is casual and relaxing. You can dress to the nine or wear jeans and a nice top. Never disappointed with food or service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Casual, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

A quiet evening upstairs with good food and low volume music. Nice place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

L'Orcio delivers consistently good food in a nice neighborhood setting. I wish they would bring back the mussels!

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved our dinner. The Pollo alla Parmigiana was wonderfully fragrant. Pappardelle al Ragú was delicious. Scrumptious house made pasta. The server was friendly knowledgeable and attentive. The low noise level allowed for easy conversation.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Dining at lorcio is ALWAYS a good time. It is our favorite restaurant!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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