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  3. Distance: 1.30mi
  4. Distance: 1.48mi

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
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (20)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Special Occasion (15)
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Good for a Date (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Authentic (11)
Business Meals (11)
Live Music (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Fun (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Romantic (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Casual (8)
People Watching (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Cozy (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Seasonal (2)
Spicy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
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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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always good and consistently delicious. A constant favorite✅

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Always great ambiance, food, wine and staff extremely attentive.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

First it was my 46th Anniversary and there is no place better to hook up with friends. Piano player is sensational and knew all our favorites. Food was outstandi g. Anyplace where the owner comes to the table to welcome you has a touch of old world class. Judge Judy was dining with her husband.

Great place.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Polpo's does not disappoint!! Maitre 'd gave us a better table after we requested a more quiet seating. Escargot was delish! Branzino was done well. Satisfied with overall experience as always.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Extremely Noisie and bad service
Not a good combination although food was very good

Tags: Hot Spot
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

I love this place. Yes, it's pricey, but the food is always delicious and exceeds expectations. 4 of us dined and sampled each other's meals; one meal was just as good as the next with high praise for the salmon and chicken. The desserts were delicious, but quite small for the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

MJ and I really enjoy the restaurant's ambieance and the service and best of all the food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was our first time there.
Delicious food and great service. When we arrived we asked for an outside table and we were given a lovely spot in a corner.
Wait staff and maitre'd could not have been nicer. Looking forward to going back again soon.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Never disappoints. Consistently great service and food, with a lively ambience. Whole Branzino is as good as you can get anywhere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food , wine and service were superb. Pricing was very reasonable for the quality. Will definitely be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We sat outside, the food & service was exceptional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Polpo has character, and the staff try to make your evening pleasant.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

The restaurant has gone downhill. The service was initially quite poor - the waiter spilled my wife's drink all over us, did not change the table cloth or even bring a new drink! Until we asked. The waiter forgot the dessert, and took up our plate before we had finished. He was completely distracted. Eventually, a younger waiter took over - who was much better and much more attentive.
The food was decent, the wine was warm, and the desserts limited. I would not recommend

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

3rd visit to Polpo and it hasn't ever disappointed! Great service, fresh seafood.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My wife and I are now Polpo regulars. You are greeted by a charming lady (Donna I believe) who always honors Open Table reservations immediately. The cuisine is punctuated by the proprietor's family's north of Rome cuisine. The baked clams are marvelous as is the veal picatta and chicken Martini...Watch out for the tapenade, a fiery amuse bouche that requires plenty of water to cool the unsuspecting palate. We drive to this wonderful restaurant off Rout 1 in Greenwich, CT about once per season. We recommend it. A. Morse

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Decent food. Saturday nights are a ridiculous scene of face-lifted men in Lambourginis etc.
Fun place. Our food Saturday was only ok. And very expensive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

2nd time there and the last. 1st time we got seated in the bar which my wife did not appreciate She felt there was ample, better seating available. Service was very poor this recent meal. Expressed my dietary concerns to the waiter and he was inattentive and thoughtless. My grilled fish came slathered in butter. We dropped $270 and it did not feel special. Like a diner with table clothes but much smaller portions. The waiter offered to split the salad my wife and I shared into two plates for an extra $4, meanwhile the salad was bland and terrible! We barely saw the waiter the whole night let alone the Captain.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

FOOD...Always excellent. Outdoor dining...lovely. Waiter was exceptionally helpful and friendly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Went on a Saturday and it was really busy. Food was good, service was not as good as usual as they were very busy and not as attentive. Male companion had the Dover Sole for $68 and was not substantial for him.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, large portions but it gets way too loud

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The wine by the glass was skimpy, i.e. Half filled. I found that bothersome and cheap.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 28, 2017

RUDE!!! If not not a regular don't waste your time .

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Love this Greenwich staple for the awesome piano bar and the delicious food! The chopped salad, however, is boring and flavorless with a $14 price tag!! I should have got the Polpo salad with white beans and arugula. My striped bass was cooked to perfection and I will be back...

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Casual, Cozy, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Service was poor. Our waiter seemed lost, sommelier never came to the table even after two requests. Finally just gave up on getting a wine reco.

Beef carpaccio tasted and smelled funky like the beef had spoiled.

I was surprised at these issues because in the past they've done a good job.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Expensive but dependable neighborhood spot

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Very busy classic restaurant...Extremely noisy inside....Food is generally excellent....service a little slow and inattentive.....Filled with hedge fund crowd on Saturdays....ridiculous car and people watching....fun!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went for my birthday. Sat outside on the upstairs patio. Even got to see a beautiful rainbow while we ate. Had a delicious meal with great drinks and great service. Overall, I was very pleased with the whole dining experience. Will definitely go back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Always enjoyable. The owners Ron & Dominique are great, excellent restaurantors . Ron is the old school " BIG" personality owner. Real Italian food. Everyone goes to Polpo: titans of industry, beautiful people, local folk and a couple of wannabes. Piano bar is the icing

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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