Biagio's Osteria is a simplistic restaurant serving mouthwatering Italian cuisine. A brainchild of the owner and chef Biagio Barone, this restaurant brings to Connecticut, the unpopular delectable fares from across Italy. You can choose from the light meals of antipasti, panini, insalate and salads or enjoy an appetizing meal of Shrimp Belgio or Pollo Margherita. Do try out the chef's special Scallopine Biagio, which blends together chicken, herbs and homemade sauce. The ambiance here, though rustic, is a perfect amalgamation of the words elegant and cozy.
Located in the heart of White Plains, The Lazy Boy Saloon & Ale House has been a downtown institution since opening in 1994. Domestic and international craft beers, bottled brews and over 40 drafts on tap comprise arguably the best beer list in Westchester County. Enjoy a chilled pint with award-winning bar fare of timeless American favorites like burgers, sandwiches and pizzas. On Wednesday and Friday nights, this place comes alive with live gigs by local talent.
Let your palate feast on the savory flavors of Italian cuisine at Jonathan's Ristorante. Relish the pastas made in the true Italian flair, mixed with herbs, spices and sauces to bring out rich flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Pastel hued wall surrounding an elegantly wood furnished dining room, add to the sophisticated ambiance of the place. A well stocked bar, with a selection of white, red and sparkling wines from around the globe, lines up one side of the restaurant. Guests can relish their meal on the adjoining patio, while gazing at the world pass by. Jonathan's is packed with its sincere patrons during weekends, so do reserve your table if you plan on visiting during this time.
Established in 2004, Fifth Season is the brainchild of executive chef Eric Orlowski and his wife, wine connoisseur Jennifer Orlowski. The restaurant specializes in utilizing the best ingredients each season has to offer, to create delightful meals. On Sundays, Fifth Season throw its doors open and welcomes guests for a delectable brunch. Their prix fixe menu will offer you a satisfying brunch fare at just USD19 and it also includes a cocktail. Fifth Season offers four beautiful rooms that can be used to host your next private event, and they will also cater to your every need.
Ruvo Restaurant & Bar is owned by DeNicola siblings whose family have been residents of Long Island for almost a century. This outlet, nestled in the heart of Greenlawn was the first restaurant to be established by the family in 2001. Antique chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, yellow walls covered in beautiful artworks and a space furnished in wood, offers an elegant ambiance. The menu of pasta, ravioli, risotto, gorged in this splendid decor of the restaurant, creates a true Italian atmosphere for the guests. Those with a restricted diet can partake form their delectable preparations by ordering from their gluten free menu.
After the success of Ruvo Restaurant & Bar in Greenlawn, the DeNicola family expanded their venture by establishing this Ruvo in Port Jefferson in 2006. A menu of classic Italian dishes like pasta, ravioli, risotto and a space embellished in Italian ornaments, together creates a great dining experience. Wednesdays is a treat for wine lovers, they can enjoy wines from Italy, local brands from Long Island and California at discounted rates. Begin your Sundays with a delightful Italian brunch at Ruvo. Nestled in the heart of the city, this is a wonderful place to take a break from your tours and enjoy an Italian feast.
The Whelk was born out of the love for seafood and every seafood lover must include this place on their bucket list. The concept of this restaurant highly relies on sourcing local and fresh ingredients to promote sustainability and delights your taste buds by preparing some of the best seafood delicacies. Some of the tempting options on the menu are the Devilled Eggs With Fried Oysters and Griddled Octopus which are perfectly seasoned to create the right amount of flavor. This place has a laid-back vibe and also comprises a bar area where you can gulp down the draft beers or cocktails of your choice. The place can get crowded quickly, so go early and grab a seat.
Following the success of Rizzuto's in Bethel and West Hartford, this outlet was established in 2009. Rizzuto's Wood-Fired Kitchen & Bar at Westport features an extensive patio, a chilly raw bar, private dining room and an open kitchen. Guests relishing the tantalizing Italian fare in the dining room can bask in the warm glow emanating from the fireplace. The restaurant has a shop to one end, where people can buy salads, meatballs artisan breads and freshly made pastas. In close proximity to the gently flowing Saugatuk River, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the bank, before or after your meal. Dinner is served daily from 4p onwards.
Finalmente Trattoria is a family-run restaurant with a pleasing atmosphere and staff members to match. At this classy restaurant, diners can dig into fine Italian cuisine incorporated with contemporary touches. Local favorites include Bresaola Alpina and Fried Calamari for appetizers and Bucatini Carbonara or Pollo Capriccioso for mains. When you call for one of the wines, don’t hesitate to ask the wait staff for recommendations. They are quite well-versed with the menu and can suggest flavorful pairings. If you are in the mood to try something new and delicious, you simply have no excuse to skip dining at Finalmente Trattoria.
B.J. Ryan's is a popular sports bar in Norwalk and serves classic American fare in a lively setting. Menu highlights comprise juicy prime rib and French onion soup.
Located on the harbor of South Norwalk, Harbor Lights offers a tantalizing fare of seafood prepared in the Mediterranean flair. Relish the alluring lobster, crabs, clams and shrimp dishes, while seated in this elegant space. Guests can gorge on fresh catch from the sea at the raw bar. Even though the restaurant takes a break from serving food in the afternoons, guests can enjoy a drink and some light fare at the bar that is open all day. The best time to visit this place is for dinner, when you can enjoy the spectacular sunset as you savor your food.