CT: New Haven County- New Haven- L’Orcio Restaurant

Ciao from L’Orcio!

After my bike climb to the summit of East Rock Park and seeing an awesome sunset, I felt I deserved a good meal if I could find one outdoors.

Approximately 5 miles away I found a beautiful outdoor venue at L’Orcio. It has a well decorated outdoor patio with socially distanced tables. While reservations are highly encouraged I was able to secure a lovely spot in a corner with a heat lamp overhead.

Channel 8 CT happened to also be filming this evening and so I learned of the love story behind the Italian husband and the US wife who met in Italy and returned together to create this family owned restaurant.

Not surprisingly, there was a quality wine selection and menu options. I was so aromatically impressed by the Branzino with a scent of fresh rosemary upon arrival. It was not only delicious but a fun surprise to find it had been stuffed with a fresh sprig.

While I rarely engage in dessert I made an exception here as not only did they make the dessert on premise but I found a unique option in the chocolate mousse cake with rum soaked almond amaretto cookie crust . . . With whipped cream of course!


Metered parking is also available across the street for the area.

Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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