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Olives and Oil Wine + Cucina

124 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2603
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“arancini” (5 reviews)
“polenta” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
124 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2603
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After traveling all day, we wanted to have some apps and wine, so wandered into this location. Centrally located. Apps were quirky and good too. Since it was happy hour we decided to partake of some wine too, both of which were good. Dinner came...More

Thank HokieHoo
Reviewed 20 September 2018

My dinner date and I were looking for a place that we could extend our evening out - and we happened upon Olives and Oil. Having never set foot inside, and as people who appreciate the eccentric and out-of-the-ordinary we thought we would order some...More

Thank P-J
Reviewed 2 September 2018

What does one make of an Italian restaurant with only one white and one red Italian wine on its list of wines by the glass? Or of an Italian restaurant that serves bland tomato sauce? That also serves exceptionally well-cooked sardines? I'm not sure. This...More

Thank jnwall
Reviewed 28 August 2018

First walking in, i felt wow, what a wonderful atmosphere. Then as we are meeting the staff, i found them to be very friendly. I open their menu and appreciated the unique offerings, i had trouble deciding. I went with the Turkey Pesto meatball with...More

Thank Deanna H
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We had 20+ people in a party. They were a little slow, but I think that is understandable. However, the food was really good. Had the oven cooked chicken! Flavor was amazing!! Would recommend.

Thank T68Stines
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Tonight, my husband & I dined at Olives & Oil before a show at College Street Music Hall and I'm really wishing we'd picked another place. We had reservations & arriving on time, were seated toward the back of the restaurant, where it was uncomfortably...More

Thank jmp3274
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Our local friends made reservations for our whole group at Olives and Oil and I understand why. Right next to Yale, it was super convenient, the food was delicious and the service was solid. While the seven of us all ate Italian (Pasta and Pizzas)...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

We were famished and chances upon this little place just around the corner of temple and Crown streets in the city at 4pm. The litteneck clams drenched with white white and butter and the squid ink pasta were so good! Pizza was quite new school...More

Thank 422fennya
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

A group of girlfriends strolled into this restaurant for lunch. There were 7 of us. We were seated immediately and the service remained top notch for the entire 2 hours we spent there. I ordered the traditional meatballs over polenta and a caprese salad. All...More

Thank NoreenLC
Reviewed 28 May 2018

My wife and I went here for a date night and the food and service was very good. Parking in New Haven is always a challenge, but there was public parking just down the block. They did have a good variety of specialty drink options...More

Thank Nicholas P
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6 May 2017|
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Response from roddy88 | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. This is especially true with the high number of vegetarians in New Haven. The restaurant should check out Claire's. I will not return.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 1:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510-2603
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
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