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.
A good Italian deli serves a sandwich so thick and hearty and good that it makes grown men need a nap after lunch and at a price a working man can afford. Here are five of the best such neighborhood-style Italian delis in Connecticut.
They were the darling, trendy spots of the post-disco Yuppie generation. Yet while their numbers, like their pretensions to grandeur, have shrunk, the most honest, forthright and, frankly, the best wine and cheese bars are still in business. Here are five such establishments in Connecticut that, like the wine and cheese they serve, have aged well.
Pasta Nostra has been open since 1984, in SoNo, Norwalk’s downtown area, and was a place I wanted to dine at since I was a kid, with dreams of taking a date some night. Two issues: I was too young to afford dinner, and not nearly old enough to date.
By Andrew Dominick When you make a dinner reservation, you expect to be seated upon arrival. When that reservation is for 10 p.m., you do not expect a crowded restaurant. That was not the case […]