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.
Bella's Cafe is a bright and cozy restaurant in West New Haven serving up some of the city's favorite breakfast and brunch all week long. You definitely won't go home hungry after chowing down on massive portions of dishes like french toast, omelets, burgers, salads and more. The menu changes frequently, and they always offer daily specials, so you can try something new every time.
Offering a delectable mixture of gourmet vegetarian food (with vegan, meat, & gluten-free options), coffee and juice bar drinks, art, and music, the Tiger Lily Café is a unique Long Island establishment. The sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads are created with attention to complete nutrition and incredible taste, and the atmosphere is unbeatable - plush chairs and sofas, candlelight, and eclectic music make this the perfect venue to enjoy a meal with friends or to host a private event with a specially planned menu. The art and music featured at the Café is created by young local talents, and special Acoustic Sunday Sessions on the outdoor deck showcase their creativity accompanied by live, raw, and organic cuisine.
Graziella's Italian Bistro is one place you will definitely enjoying going to. The traditional Italian cuisine here is authentic in taste with huge portions and affordable prices. You will be delighted to see the menu consisting of an array of pork, lamb, steaks, chicken veal, handmade pastas and a wide selection of sea food. The extensive wine list adds its charm to the sophisticated meal. The dim and relaxed setting makes it one of the most pleasant and memorable meals. The restaurant also offers a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 200 guests for private events, functions and celebrations. The service here is extremely professional and attentive and apt for families and couples. Call ahead for more information, or check out their website.
Created by Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato while out at sea, Serafina has stamped its presence across the globe. It promotes Northern Italian flavors with an array of brick-oven pizza and handmade pasta, as well as delicious meat and seafood dishes made from the choicest ingredients and traditional recipes. Dine out on the breezy patio or in the company of Michela Martello's inspiring paintings inside. End your meal with signature Italian dessert imports Tiramisu or Panna Cotta.
A barn converted into a restaurant, The Blue Hill Café and Grain Bar at Stone Barns serves excellent American country cuisine. Renowned Chef Dan Barber believes in showcasing natural flavors, preferably in season. In fact, most of the restaurant's produce comes from the Stone Hill Farm surrounding the restaurant. Blue Hill is an ideal place to go for a Sunday brunch, lazing in the afternoon sun and soaking in the surroundings. Reserve well in advance to avoid disappointment.
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.
Kawa Ni experiments with Japanese, Pan Asian, and Asian Fusion cuisine and brings inventive, flavorful food to the table. It is a few minutes walk from the Westport train station and if you are in the neighborhood, this place is a must visit for its unique fusion cuisine. The decor of the place is minimal and is dimly lit, has a tabletop setting and a lovely outdoor patio. The highlight of all the dishes are the rich flavor and texture of the food and you can begin with appetizers like Pork Rib Confit, Szechuan Pork Dumplings, and Chicken Meatballs and move onto the main course which comprises appetizing options like Kimchee Fried Rice, Cold Sesame Noodles, and Trout Mazeman. You can pair your sumptuous meal with either classic sakes or a glass of red or wine as you please.
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.
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.