Olivo - Guildford

(541 Reviews)
53 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA
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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.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Olivo - Guildford
(based on 541 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (9)
  • al fresco (84)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (118)
  • child friendly (50)
  • dinner (377)
  • entertainment (33)
  • large parties (95)
  • lunch (323)
  • luxury (36)
  • private dining (93)
  • romantic (182)
  • trendy (14)
  • value (148)
  • views (5)
  • By Charlotte D from Guildford
    13 February 2020

    Great food, nice atmosphere

  • By Jon H from Dorking
    12 February 2020

    Always a treat eating out here. Food is fantastic and the staff are really nice.

  • By Helen V from Farnborough
    31 January 2020

    Excellent food & service. Have visited several times and always had a lovely evening.

  • By Nick J from Guildford
    31 January 2020


  • By Vanessa B from Guildford
    30 January 2020

    Fantastic dining experience at Olivos as usual. Impeccable surroundings (+ nice secluded table upstairs in quiet area), friending and attentive staff and gorgeous food. The Genoese fish casserole is very special, but their pasta is also reliably superb (cannot comment on other dishes as have not ordered). Always consider Olivos for an excellent meal out - absolutely first class.

  • By Simone F from Guildford
    23 January 2020

    Fabulous lunch

  • By Anne P from Bagshot
    22 January 2020

    An excellent dining experience. Four of us had the set lunch and all the dishes were delicious - clean plates all round. The food was accompanied by a very good red and white wine. Our waiter was very personable and well informed about the food and wine. The service was professional, attentive without being overly so and friendly. The building is lovely too.

  • By Chloé S from Guildford
    17 January 2020

    Beautiful restaurant - authentic Italian and family run. The only restaurant in Guildford that makes me feel that I could literally be in Italy. Online booking system was easy to use. Food is delicious and pasta perfectly cooked every time (have visited previously). Was too full for dessert but I'm sure they would be equally delicious. Drink (Surrey hills cocktail?) was also delicious. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys Italian food and will definitely be back.

  • By Adrian H from Guildford
    17 January 2020

    Great atmosphere, good selection from menu including specials, high quality food.

  • By Jane J from New milton
    14 January 2020

    Lovely food nice and hot. Staff and Manager Rey friendly and polite.

Restaurant Location Map
Olivo - Guildford
53 Quarry Street, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 3UA

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