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About Oro

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.

162 Front Street
Scituate, MA 02066
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Monday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm
If the time or party size you have requested is not available, please contact us to see if we can help with accomodations.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 378-2465

Website:
http://www.restaurantoro.com/

Additional:
Wine

Oro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (9)
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Worth the Drive (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Romantic (4)
Casual (3)
Cozy (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
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Notable Wine List (2)
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Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2012

The food was great but it was a bit loud. The service was very good. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 14, 2012

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2012

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

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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2012

Entrees were average. Expected better from my last experience. Tables are way to close together. Recomendation: Sit at the bar and order appetizers

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 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2012

This was our first time there and look forward to returning! Everything we ordered was outstanding and our server Katie was also! We would recommend to anyone!

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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2012

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2012

The food was delicious, the space itself is rather small which may be why the noise level is high.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2012

Have eaten here a few times and the service as well as the food has always been excellent. For a special occasion or just an outstanding "local" restaurant, I recommend Oro.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2012

Consistently great food and service. Very friendly. Be sure to try the cheese plate!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2012

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2012

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2012

food quality has slipped in the past year.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2012

If you are going with a group of 6-8, ask for the private room which has an Asian feel; close the door and you're on your own.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2012

Like the place very much. Areal gem and active place. Would recommend it highly but not the artichoke hearts --not like mamma makes or chicken pot pie--not a pie

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2012

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2012

Wonderful flavors.....one of our favorites on our vacation. Great food and service. Wish we lived closer.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 15, 2012

The food was truly excellent. There was a scallop special that was to die for. My friend had the crispy lobster cake, a signature dish, and said it was the best ever.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2012

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2012

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2012

Our overall experience was wonderful. Our waitress made it that much better with her suggestions and knowledge of the menu and drinks. With no doubt, we will return.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2012

Corn chowder with littleneck clams was superb. Caesar Salad was a bit overdressed (anchovies not an option?) and pasta dish was a bit water-ey. Nice chocolate dessert. Fair prices.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 3, 2012

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2012

the chairs are too low for the table height. made me feel silly, like I was a small child at the grown-ups table.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2012

I like Oro very much. I just wish they had one or two additional items without meat/more focus of produce.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 19, 2012

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 5, 2012

Have been here many times and tonight was just as wonderful as all the others - food is innovative, presentation is beautiful and all our meals were delicious. This restaurant rivals the best in Boston! We love Oro!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Food was fantastic. Service was wonderful. The noise level was so high that it prohibited out party from having conversation.
Our table was so close to the bar that the 3 person deep crowd spilled into our eating area.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 4, 2012

Food has some interesting touches in a good way. Nice presentation. Could use some seasonal changes or specials.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 18, 2012

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

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 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2012

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 11, 2012

We have enjoyed Oro in the past but on this occasion did not find a lot that inspired us on their menu. The meals were good but not outstanding enough to warrant the steep pricetag at this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on April 1, 2012

Excellent experience! Will surely be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2012

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 31, 2012

Food was exceptional however not offering a special on a Saturday night seemed odd.Very loud with some at the bar (6:30 pm) took away from the experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2012

The food is outstanding! Highly recommend.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 24, 2012

Second time at Oro's was just as good as the first time. Food was great, waitress was knowledgable and friendly, and location was local. It's a good excuse to have our children come "all the way to Scituate" to visit!

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 (London)·Dined on March 12, 2012

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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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2012

excellent choice. The food is excellent. the ambiance is calming and encourages conversation. Definitely one of the best options in Scituate.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed everything about this Restaurant. The food and service were excellent.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on March 3, 2012

Very very good, but I found some dishes over garnished. Enough with the crispy fried onion strings! Less it better.

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