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Located in the heart of Scituate harbor, Oro offers fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere, where the highest quality ingredients from local farmers are selected and showcased.
Scituate, MA 02066
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Oro Ratings and Reviews
We first visited Oro only three weeks after it had opened, and although it was apparent that they had great potential, there were hits and misses. We agreed that it was worth another try, but somehow never got around to it. Feedback from friends was spotty as well, with the noise level being the number one complaint.
In brief, the noise level will always be a drawback, but our waitress was personable, professional and quite knowledgeable, and everything we ordered was top notch. The crispy pork belly was a knock out, and the aglio y olio was so much more than the name implied, filled with the earthy tastes of truffle and wild mushroom. No room for dessert, which was a shame, but we'll be back, and soon.
We go to Oro for brunch about once a month or so (the live music is great). The food is good to excellent but there is always something odd about our experience. We consistently find the the service is hit or miss (depending on the server). This past weekend they were serving orange juice with ice in the glass (it wasn't just our table... the people next to us were complaining about it as well). I have never seen any restaurant, especially a higher end restaurant, do this without it being specifically requested by the customer (and we have never seen this at Oro before). Again nothing terrible... we do enjoy the food a lot but just little odd random things at each visit that make us hesitate to come and check it out for dinner
I would not go there if you want to have a quiet dinner, it is exteremly noisy. I said to my friend we continue our conversation at home. First I thought it was the guests next to us who had built in loudspeakers in them but it did not matter even when half the guest was gone it was still noisy. I say this because after one hour we were still waiting our main dish. We quit the desert phase for we did not want to spend the rest of our lives there. Food was average, my friend had lobster cake, she liked it, I had sort of steak slices it was average, too much on the sauce, special calamari was also average. I needed to try this place for it was quite advertised on TV but the noise made me upset and got me out of the mood and the slow service
Our service was excellent and accomodating. The food was delicious and far exceeded our expectations. My husband was not that keen on going to Oro because the menu was so limited, but we're Phantom Gourmet Foodies and he has not steered us wrong yet. That said fortunately they had a dinner special featuring a Sea Bass that was perfection. We will be back.
After a dismal meal at a very popular restaurant on the wharf, Oro was recommended to us as we were new to town, visiting Scituate by boat. Menu was diverse, service excellent and the wine list concise with full of treasures. Allow the wait staff to make recommendations or describe the meal choices. Oro puts a new, and much better spin on staples like steak and creamed spinach. Terrific.
This was our first visit and we definitely would go back. The food was very good. How can you not like grilled pork belly? The cocktails were fresh. The wine list had good variety. The noise level though on the higher side did not prevent conversation - but for the slightly hearing impaired it was a bit harder. Don't let the white table cloths deter you. Wait staff wear jeans, customers were in shorts. They say casual fine dining and they mean it. Overall we enjoyed it very much.
I don't think you could find a better quality of food on the south shore, and certainly not in Scituate. Fresh local ingredients are used to make seasonally appropriate dishes ranging from light and fresh options to more substantial ones. I don't live in the area anymore, but try to visit Oro every time I'm home. It does have a tendency to get loud when it's crowded due to the structure of the space, but that should not deter you. It's great to see this type of "big city" quality on the South Shore.
Went there for a date night with my hubby on a Saturday evening. Despite being 15 minutes late (I had called and alerted them beforehand), we got seated right away. We enjoyed a bottle of wine first and was glad the waitress was accommodating and didn't get pushy about making us order right away. We started off with oysters and the Misto del Mar, which were absolutely delicious and definitely something we'd order again. For our entrees, my husband had the lobster cakes and I ordered the Spicy Cioppino. Unfortunately, we didn't find our entrees to be as good as the apps. However, we will still will go back as it is a lively and lovely neighborhood place...perhaps we'll just try another entree.
This was our first experience at Oro, using a gift certificate....it will not be our last. We went for Brunch and were delighted: decor is modern elegant, but not stuffy....service was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed mimosa of the day and Bloody Marys. Huevos rancheros was a big hit as were the ricotta blueberry pancakes. Great spot for a special occasion. It is located on the harbor in Scituate, though not with a view, you can have a nice walk after.
We decided to go to Oro having only seen it come up on an Open Table search for reservations. This restaurant was outstanding. Fried artichokes for appetizer, steak and salmon for main courses with a side of truffle fries, and chocolate pudding cake and creme brulee for dessert. It was all spectacular. The only negative is the noise level. When the restaurant and bar get full, it is very noisy.
This is my second time and I must say once again delicious. I often eat out in Boston at the top newest hot spots and Oro certainly is equal in food,service,and ambiance. It was another great experience.The portions were more than ample. Definitely another return visit.Wonderful friendly service as well
The food was very, very good. I could have given a higher rating to ambience, but I settled on Good. It is very comfortable, modern, simple. We have sat on both sides of the restaurant and it is modern, and cozy. it is small, and even though you are right on the harbor, the view from the restaurant is streetside. It is a cute, waterfront, tree-lined street with people walking by, couples holding hands, etc. But if the restaurant were able to face the harbor (which it is not) then I would rate view/ambience higher. You know you are right on the ocean...but you can't see it. Service, food, are wonderful. You must go if you are in the Scituate area, it is one of the top 2 restaurants in Scituate.
The bar was exceptionally noisy. We were seated in dining room at small table. Initial service required a long wait. The restaurant had several available tables, but a couple were seated next to us - about 12" away. This was at 8:20 and clients were leaving not coming. The appetizers were excellent. My wife decided on the Lobster Cakes. I discovered later in the car that the cakes were burnt.
I believe Oro has the best food on the South Shore and competes with Boston's best, e.g., Sorellina. This is my second visit this year and I have been impressed both times by my dining experience. The food is delicious and stands on its own. The waitstaff is friendly and professional. The ambience is perfect. Highly recommend.
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