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.
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.
In the mood for some great wine with breathtaking ambiance? Head over to Nouveau Monde wine bar and restaurant in Sandy Hook if you're in Connecticut. And journeying across the whole state for this place is justified because this eatery has been awarded the best wine bar in Connecticut! Situated in a beautiful, two storied house, Nouveau Monde offers a whopping 40 choices of wines by the glass and over 200 options by the bottle. As you sip on the fine wine, you can nibble on the special, in house, contemporary American cuisine, each crafted to go along with a particular drink. There are multiple seating options available ranging from ornate wooden furniture to plush sofas and cushions, with an antique bookshelf on one end, and a gorgeous, fully stocked bar at the other. Not to forget, the establishment also has a fireplace and patio seating. Overall, Nouveau Monde gives a whole new meaning to wining and dining.
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.
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.
Nestled in Downtown Stamford, Bar Rosso offers a tantalizing fare of Italian cuisine in its elegant ambiance. Established in 2011, this place ensures that no customer leaves its doors disappointed. Spread across two floors, guests can enjoy their meals on the lower story, or on the mezzanine floor above while watching the entire restaurant below. Though the restaurant ceases serving food by 10p, guests can enjoy drink and light fare from the bar that is open till 12a.
Located in the heart of Stony Brook, The Bench Bar & Grill is the quintessential American sports bar. With a whopping 40 television screens and a whole lot of American snacks to fuel your sports fan energy, this watering hole already wins half the sports bar battle. Its family-friendly atmosphere makes it an even more affable entity and you can stop by to enjoy their Long Island Burgers, Buffalo Wings and Mozzarella Sticks. The Bench Bar & Grill also has daily offers on drinks and chow every week, such as ladies nights, wing nights and burger nights.