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Olivo - Guildford

53 Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3UA +44 1483550232

(((() Italian
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 12:00 to 16:30 & 17:30 to 22:30. Friday to Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30. Sunday: 12:00 - 21:30.

Beautiful building, lovely staff. Lunch men is excellent value.

Pauline Hughes 01 December 2016
from Leatherhead

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The first Olivo to be opened back in November 1997, Olivo - Guildford is set in a building believed to be a late Elizabethan timber-framed house, dating back to the early 1660s. The current Restaurant Manager is Mr. Paolo Ditale, whose passion for food, service and detail has inspired an amazing menu and a superb style of service. Olivo's cuisine is based on three basic principles: Traditional Italian methods, modern interpretation and the use of quality raw ingredients. It is traditional Italian because the staff do not compromise on the basic principles, and yet it is modern because these classic recipes are revisited, interpreted and adapted by the creativity of the kitchen team. They have also carefully selected the wines in the cellar to provide you with a wide range from all over Italy.

Olivo - Guildford

53 Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3UA

Contact +44 1483303535
Reservations +44 1483550232

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Customer reviews for Olivo - Guildford

4.6 (((() (based on 226 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (136)
  • lunch (113)
  • romantic (87)
  • business (53)
  • value (49)
  • large parties (47)
  • al fresco (32)
  • private dining (31)
  • child friendly (27)
  • luxury (18)
  • entertainment (14)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • breakfast (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Robert Frost from Guildford

    Fantastic meal and great service

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Alan Jenner from Guildford

    Nice ambience, attentive without being overbearing waitress, good food with generous portions

  • ((((( 5 December 2016 by Derek Ward from Southampton

    We ordered from the lunch set menu and weren't disappointed. We both had the crostini with goat's cheese and the porchetta for main. Both were delicious and well presented. The staff were friendly and very efficient without rushing us. We were very pleased with the whole meal and at £10.99 (+£2.50 supplement for the porchetta) is fantastic value. We will definitely return when next in Guildford.

  • ((*** 2 December 2016 by Tonya Shield from Liss

    We were squeezed into small tables surrounded by other people when there was plenty of space elsewhere in the restaurant

  • ((((* 2 December 2016 by Trevor Sokell from Bookham

    Really enjoyed our first visit. Varied menu and our choices were really good. Friendly, attentive service. Will certainly return, though we thought the drinks prices were rather high. £6 for a glass of wine seems OTT.

  • ((((* 1 December 2016 by Bob Ilett from Woking

    Service and food were excellent. Unfortunately the restaurant was cold, there was cold air blowing out from vents and the radiator was cold. This was on an evening when the temperature was dropping below freezing outside.

  • ((((( 1 December 2016 by Pauline Hughes from Leatherhead

    Beautiful building, lovely staff. Lunch men is excellent value.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Nicolette Collins from Royal Tunbridge Wells

    Very pleasant dining area upstairs. The choice of food was from three separate menus and was delicious. Very efficient service and the wine recommended was excellent. My only complaint is that service is included. I strongly feel that a tip should be a matter of choice and should be a reflection of the service received, not automatic irrespective of quality of service received.

  • ((((( 26 November 2016 by Caroline Coyle from Guildford

    Table a little too close to others for privacy. Lovely food and service though.

  • ((((* 26 November 2016 by Charles Benson from West Horsley

    Always enjoy Olivo. The staff are great, make you feel most welcome. The food authentic, reasonably priced (especially when your dining chum pays!). The wine is of a high standard.

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