From the rich red Sunday gravy poured over home-made pasta to the delectable seafood dishes of its coastal regions, Italian cuisine offers something for everyone. No one goes away from the table at an Italian restaurant hungry, and whether it is simple family fare in a neighborhood ristorante or a fine dining experience in a more lavish setting, Connecticut has an abundance of restaurants that will satisfy anyone’s craving for Italian cooking.
Tableside service is both performance art as well as an assurance that what is being served is as fresh as possible, and that is why at least five key restaurants in Connecticut continue to practice this ancient and elegant manner of food presentation for their patrons.
Here are five restaurants where Connecticut diners can sample the favorite dishes of caesars and sultans, philosophers and farmers and of course, the fishermen who ply the waters of the most famous of Western Civilization’s seas.
Some of the top chefs either cook in or own restaurants in Hartford. From Italian cuisine to authentic Spanish tapas, these are the best top chef restaurants in Hartford.