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  3. Distance: 1.30mi
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About Polpo

Polpo Restaurant serves exquisitely prepared Tuscan cuisine in a warm and inviting countryside atmosphere.

554 Old Post Road #3
Greenwich, CT 06830
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 11:45am - 11:30pm; Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
West Putnam Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 629-1999

Website:
http://www.polporestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment and piano bar nightly.

Catering:
We cater events such as corporate presentations, board meetings, retirement dinners, holiday parties, anniversaries, birthdays, and graduations.

Executive Chef:
Georgio Barosso

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live Music every night

Private Dining

Our private room can accommodate from 15 guests to up 70 guests for:
- Corporate Events & Trade shows
- Executive Board Room
- VIP Private Dining Room
- High Tech- WIFI & Free Internet
- High School Reunions
- Association Lunch Meetings
- Birthday Celebrations
- Art Receptions
- Press Parties
- Anniversary Parties


Polpo Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Good for a Date (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Business Meals (14)
Romantic (14)
Live Music (13)
Authentic (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Cozy (9)
Fun (9)
People Watching (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Casual (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The wait staff is always professional. The food is fabulous and to meet the owner Ron Is a joy

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Horrible service and experience. Celebrating my birthday which they knew. They kept us waiting at the bar for over 30 minuets. When finally at the table I asked the waiter specifically what vegetables the entire comes with and he said none, you need to order a side dish (another $13 appx) when the food came there was a medley of veggies so we didn’t need the side dish.
Very pricey, poor service.
Not impressed after hearing great things over the years.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Keep the piano in the main dining room. Gave the place a very warm & welcoming atmosphere

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Polpo is without question the best. Great ambiance and food. Service is terrific. Try to go anytime we can. Best restaurant in Greenwich.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The food was extremely disappointing, both appetizers and main courses.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

A lovely evening, with good food, ambience and service. A definite place to return to....

Tags: Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Third time trying this restaurant. First, sat a bit after 10pm for an 8:30pm reservation. Food was good and service fine when finally seated. Second, 5:30pm, service was excellent, but "angry lobster" was bland and boring. Third, was Christmas night at 6:30pm. Food was atrocious! I had chicken that was tepid, dried out, and covered in oil. Probably sat in a chafing dish prepped for hours. My wife had swordfish that was thin and rubbery. My daughter got a stomach ache. Yes, it was a holiday, but for almost $100 per person, if the second string can't produce edible food, close the restaurant. Sorry I didn't photograph the swill I was served. FYI, it was Christmas, so I let it go, tipped well, sucked it up, and just won't go back. But I feel compelled to warn others of extreme inconsistency, over three tries, amounting to expensive slop.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were there for Christmas dinner and so pleased! Food was fresh and delicious, service excellent, atmosphere warm. We drove from Manhattan and it was worth it!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Nice Christmas Dinner
Loved my food choices - Lobster Bisque and Rabbit
Great service and ambiance
Will be back next Christmas

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing in every sense. Service is absolutely paramount in Greenwich and food is consistently delicious. Love this place! The bartender Noah is hilarious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner - they always do a great job. Unfortunately we had a late reservation and the staff seemed to lose interest.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a fantastic meal at Polpo. The calamari was the freshest and best we have ever had. The seafood risotto and duck were incredible! The tiramisu is a must. Love Polpo

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

While the food, as always, was delicious, having to sit upstairs (having asked for a table downstairs - of which there were a few empty) began a series of less than acceptable service issues. When ordering roast chicken (a favorite - which we’ve ordered in the past) we were told it would take 45 minutes. No such mention on the menu - or ever before when we ordered it. When our guest mentioned he was allergic to dairy the waiter appeared inconvenienced that he had to find out which sauces were prepared with dairy. They were sold out of the wine we ordered and offered us a replacement which was slightly more expensive and they declined to match the other price. Enough little disappointments that we might not be rushing back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great hidden gem. Cozy restaurant with great food. Fri night and special nights there is live piano music. Terrific. Upbeat atmosphere!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Made us wait almost 45 mins for our table then forgot about ya after we finished dinner. We would’ve all ordered dessert & after dinner drinks but I.T was 11:30 & we were tired! Maybe if they paid attention to us and cleared our plates @ 10:30 they would’ve sold us on dessert. It’s a shame bc the music & good are always a hit. I️ think next Xmas we will try somewhere else that values patronage rather than polpo sadly

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was excellent. The decor is still fairly nice. The service is a little spotty, though not for lack of effort. It was much better than a Saturday night dinner I had a few years ago when they brought our entrees while we were still eating our appetizers and they simply pushed our appetizers out of the way. Maybe it’s changed ownership.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

A seafood appetizer salad was dry and hard. L'escargot lacked taste and garlic. Polpo special roasted chicken was dry. Veal was good. Crème brulee surface layer was good, the mousse kind of bleak and cold.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Being new to the neighborhood we stumbled upon Polpo before realizing how popular this Greenwich restaurant is. The two times we have been there, the staff couldn't have been nicer and both times we chatted with the owner who is a class act. The atmosphere is warm and fun with a great piano bar and other musical entertainment. The other night France Joli (Canadian singer, best known for the disco classic "Come to Me") paid a surprise visit to the restaurant which was a lot of fun. The food is amazing and we are thrilled to be able to walk across the street to hang at Polpo!

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Cozy, Live Music, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

excellent food with well prepared fish, impossibly noisy, ridiculously expensive,
wines three times retail cost, so be prepared to reach deeply into your wallet

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 10, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant! I give Polpo Five Stars * Ron Rosa, the owner, has done a great job in creating an old world feeling at Polpo with equally great food! Being a restauranteur in Philadelphia, I know how challenging it can be to be consistent and Ron exceeded my expectations not only with his food but also with his staff's service and attention to detail. I wouldn't think twice about going back and plan to do just that again soon. Thanks for a wonderful meal and interesting conversation. Ted Miller, Restauranteur & Owner, Maison Hospitality Group, A la Maison French Bistro, Ardmore, PA

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Disabled Access
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always great food! Very crowded but service was good once we got our table. Had to wait for our reservation

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The food is very good, although expensive, at Polpo. I have written positive reviews in the past about Polpo but this review is about something else.

Upstairs there is a flat screen tv which this night, was flashing black and white scenes of vintage movies. I don't get it. I find the flashing screen VERY annoying. This is not a bar- whose looking at a tv screen when you're socializing with friends? One time we sat at the table immediately under the tv and we asked them to turn it off, which they did. At that time a sporting event was on. No one in the room was watching and if you sat under the tv, the screen was flashing directly in your eyes.

I understand that perhaps the tv is there for private parties to show personal videos or pictures. But if I have to sit upstairs for dinner, I would prefer that the tv be turned off.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

My wife and I were VERY disappointed. This was intended to be a special birthday dinner for my wife. The disappointing experience began when the hostess showed us to the table. Rather than sitting us downstairs in the main dining room they sat us upstairs. It was so noisy that even if you yelled you could not hear the other person. The table was in the middle of a walkway. We requested a different table and the hostess told us that this was the table they had for us and it would be an hour's wait for another table. Incredibly bad attitude. I told them that it was my wife's birthday when the reservation was made. When they called me to confirm the dinner I reminded them it was my wife's birthday. I even called an hour before we got there to remind them that it was my wife's birthday and I wanted them to give her a little piece of cake with a candle when the meal was over. They did not do anything for my wife. I saw a couple of other tables get birthday cakes with candles, but not my wife. I have eaten at Polpo before and I thought it was very good. I had not been there on a Saturday night before. I will never go there on a Saturday night again. Bottom line, I am very disappointed. When I told the host on the way out that they had forgotten they asked me if we wanted a drink. It was nearly 10pm and we were on our way out so I told them no ... too little too late. I am sorry to write such a negative review but the experience was terrible and disappointing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Ok food - so so service and very good valet parking.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Menu was good, but the food was ordinary tasting and expensive. Have valet parking, but suggest a $4 tip.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was good for all 5 of us !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Expensive and not worth it. Lousy service with a snobby waiter. Food so average my teens could make a better meal. Very disappointed.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food and service! We went on a Monday evening and the restaurant was delightfully quiet. All four of us were very please with our meals and drinks. It was our first time at Polpo, and we plan to return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The food is fantastic, the attention and the service too. The restaurant is on the expensive side (i.e. > $70 per guest, with one glass of wine each). The pasta is great as well as the menu of the day.

The valet parking is nice, $4-$5 suggested tip. It gets really crowded despite how expensive is.

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

Good traditional Italian. It works for date night, family dinners, small groups.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We started out at the bar and were welcomed by the friendly bartenders. The drinks were made perfectly. We sat in the upstairs dinning area at a nice table and the service was very attentive.
The food was very tasty and satisfying. I started with the grilled octopus since i figured since it’s named after it. For me it was just ok. It was not as grilled with the char marks, however It was tender. The flavor was nice though. The pasta was fresh.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The spaghetti carbanara was so perfectly cooked and so light - I couldn't put my fork down. The staff is on top of all your needs and the Owner Ron Rossa knows how to do it right

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Have been going to Polpo for years and particularly enjoyed Sunday dinner as not as crowded as Sat. and the staff were not pressed to move us along.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love this place. There are about 7 tables in the bar area where there is a piano player. It was so much fun that everyone was up from their tables and just dancing wherever you could. The menu is great. The food and service was excellent. The people that work there are great. I was there for over 4 hours! I can't wait to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We just loved our quiet Sunday dinner at Polpo. Loved the live piano music, the table in the bar and the delicious food. Our pastas were perfect. wish you were not showing NFL football though as they are so disrespectful to our country, our flag and our troops.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Hot Spot, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Second time here with friends and all agree that it was an excellent choice. The fish dishes were outstanding as was the veal dish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is my favorite local restaurant. The food is fresh, the staff extremely friendly and the Branzino exceptional! My go-to restaurant for a great meal!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Food portions were small

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Polpo is always a Home Run. Reliable in every way. Great food, ambiance, service and drinks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Live Music, Business Meals, Cozy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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