Biagio's Osteria
Biagio's Osteria

Biagio's Osteria

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.biagiososteria.com/
  • Phone: 2033759071x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Biagio C. Barone
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Biagio's Osteria has an Exquisite dining venue with professional staff for your special occasion or private business event. A/V outlets and private wine room available as well. Have Chef Biagio create a special menu for your occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Biagio Barone 8773648370

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 110
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of secure private parking is available.
A word from Biagio's Osteria
Rustic Southern Italian kitchen with strong influence from Tuscany. All professional staff with over 30 years experience.
"It is most certainly a gourmet establishment with a menu from top to bottom that is exquisitely creative with tastes and flavors and choices that make selections so joyously difficult--and with a wine list to match food and pocketbook. Consider this the now best Italian restaurant in the state. Three cheers for Biagio the chef."

"Concealed jewel, but easily accessible off the parkway. Esteemed staff that goes about taking care of your every need, especially the maitre d'. Exceptional menu with meals that make you crave for more. The homemade pasta dishes are unequaled to any place in the state. This is an elite restaurant that I will entertain my family and my business clients at. Head chef will go above and beyond his means for satisfaction of customer."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Biagio's Osteria reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)fit for foodies (38)neighborhood gem (38)romantic (26)notable wine list (22)good for groups (18)great for outdoor dining (13)great for lunch (12)kid-friendly (6)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Great Pasta
    ALH930VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The pasta is made in house. Always a reliable spot for simple italian food. Heavy on the garlic/butter/cheese so request less.
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  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was delicious; presentation beautiful! Service very attentive.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    Libris
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Every single thing we had was wonderful. I had the osso bucco and took half of it home which I cannot wait to have for lunch today! They did not rush us. Waiter was great. Owner and chef came to the table to ask how everything was which is always a nice touch. We do not live close by but would certainly come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TrI'd Italian
    dave
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Outstanding food and service that you would expect to pay much more for.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip!
    qginVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We met friends from CT there and it was a fantastic dinner! We will make the 45 minute trip again. Special attention from the time we came in the door on a busy Saturday night until our last drop of limoncello. The homemade pasta, the bread, the sauces were all delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Veggiediner
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We were a little late meeting friends and they were seated first. They were asked if they wanted a drink while they waited and were served bread with their delicious spread. Service was good, food creative and very good. Highly recommend. At the end of the meal they brought cookies and limoncello on the house!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food was amazing, everyone in our group loved the food. The waiter also paired our wine well with our food choices. Portion size was enough that you could still have an appetizer or salad and not feel stuffed. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Service around, unique menu
    NOSaints21
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Always unique items on the menu with super fresh ingredients. Osso Bucco is highly recommended, but I've never ordered anything I didn't like. We dine at Biagio's as much as possible. Clean restaurant and amazing service. Best neighborhood Italian around, hands down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bethany
    Bethany
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and service exceptional. Highly recommend to anyone.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shock and Awe
    foodiecritic
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My husband and I made a reservation at Biagio at the end of a 3 day trip. We had found our eats thus far to be just ok and not worth the money spent. From the moment we entered Biagio we were impressed with the service, attention to detail and genuineness of the staff. The menu was very inventive while still having typical classics. The presentations were artful and the food was one fresh delicious bite after another. When the check arrived we commented to each other that we had paid double for far less quality and service at other upscale Italian restaurants. Since we are out of towners we won't likely be returning to Biagio anytime soon and that is a tragedy. Go and Enjoy - you'll love it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great!
    VictoriaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Always had a wonderful meal here! Food and service are consistently stellar. Will return again.
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  • Amazing service and food
    TotalfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant is a gem! Perfectly fit for someone looking for an enjoyable meal and great service. The ambiance provides you with a Tuscany feel and an inviting warmth. From the savory delicious appetizers to the mouth watering desserts, this restaurant goes beyond your expectations! I am a foodie and love trying new places. I have eaten all over the world and I have to say this restaurant is on my top 5 in the world!!!! Highly recommend !!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    Angie2000
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    First making reservation on line was so easy. It was great entering into a warm and friendly environment. The waiters and waitresses were very friendly, courteous and accommodating. The service between courses was very timely. Most importantly the food was good. The owner would stop by on occasions to make sure you were satisfied. I would not hesitate to dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular
    nandm
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    A must choice for spectacular dining on all levels...always a great meal...gracious upscale service without being stand off ish . Comprehensive wine selections. Be prepared to want to return often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Passionate Menu
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Truly wonderful experience! The chef comes out and greets to check on his guests frequently. Best Ossobucco I ever had in my life. Try the home made pastas they are amazing...brings you back to Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner not acceptable
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First it was a special occasion for my cousin. We ordered the Veal Chop, medium. It came out well done, dry and tastless. I do recommend your restaurant, I've been 6 times in two years. I would like two "free" dinners, but that would of taken too much time.of taken. Disappointed, my bill, was was $245.00 with a 20% tip still to the waiter, total bill was $295.00. I would like two "free" dinner or dinner on the house for my 4 people..out of courtesy. I am a regular loyal customer, would you please accommodate my request, as I am loyal, picked your restaurant, as it is in my top two restaurant that I frequent. I hope you can call me, or email me back. Please understand my honesty. Robert Secondi (203)430-0341 - my cell#
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time and still great.
    Gary
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was our second visit in a month. My wife now labels it her favorite restaurant. Great food, great service, great price. They pay attention to you to ensure all is good with your dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ctdiner
    ctdiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Wonderful dinner menu and selection. The food was wonderful and the service very good! Great place to sit back, enjoy a great meal and relax with friends. The timing of service was very good and we never felt rushed. A wonderful evening out...highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    spudgary
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    While the food TASTED great, the experience was not. We were greeted then left standing until another waiter asked if we were being helped. Only after asking our waiter if there were any specials was this information offered. Two of our dinners came with closed mussels, and when the new dinners came (after which our wives had almost finished theirs) I found another closed mussel. (I just set it aside since it was apparent the chef was too busy to check). Although the calamari appetizer was awesome, the smaller ones on our dinners were hard and rubbery. And even though when we reserved we indicated that we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary, not even a congratulation was offered. Very disappointing, we won't be back.
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  • Highly recommended
    DJODiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to Biagio's Osteria because another place we were going to go to had closed. We were going to mini golf up thee road and wanted someplace close by. I am very glad we went. The food was excellent. The service very good. I had the veal meatballs on polenta as an appetizer which was delicious. We both had lobster ravioli as an entree. It was delicious. My only complaint, and it is very minor, is the bread. It was a hard crusted bread that tasted a bit burnt on the crust. I would have preferred a good Italian bread, especially to sop up the leftover sauce from the ravioli. Overall it was an excellent dinner and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cFood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was delicious! Better than most area restaurants, a hidden gem. We had 4 different entrées and all were superb. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food but .......
    Restaurantgal
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Very good food. It is Italian and of that type of cuisine we have an overload of restaurants in southern Connecticut but Biagio's is one restaurant that is memorable as far as quality and taste of food is concerned. House wine is not good in my opinion and this is my 4th time returning and trying different wine . If you go order a bottle their list is small but nice. The service was very slow. From the time the waiter took our order for a bottle of wine it was 45 minutes before we were asked about food choices. Small and cute place but if you are hungry tell the waiter and I am sure they will accomodate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    5th time at Biagios, never disappoints! Fulvio the manager is the best, he made a great wine selection for us. Try the home made pastas, brought me back to my last trip in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Real Deal
    FoodLover
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Ossobuco the best I ever had and the special salad with shaved brussles sprouts over a crispy risotto cake and parmesan olive oil dressing was AMAZING! The short rib appetizer WOW! Even on a bad day this place still rocks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    jpwild
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Have had multiple visits to this fantastic eatery. Appetizer portions are large enough to share - and we recommend doing so in order to try as many as possible! Unique twists on old favorites. Have yet to order dinner off the menu since the dinner specials are always so tempting. Convenient location, easy to get to and a great place to meet. Service is always outstanding. This has rapidly become our new go to spot whether it be for full meals or just appetizers and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BNew
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Biagio's is a wonderful restaurant, with incredible attention to detail. Presentation is outstanding, plenty of choices of types of food, and every dish is outstanding. It's always a pleasure to visit Biagio's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent
    pkfromct
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    A wonderful find. Food and service were exceptional. We will definitely return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Trlfazz
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We got a gift certificate from a friend, and finally got to use it. We were seated immediately and given water and some bread soon after. I had the spinach crepes and my wife had a fig salad (a special) followed by the stuffed salmon and mushroom ravioli. All was excellent!! Great service, great atmosphere and awesome food. We will be back.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    FLGal
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    This may be a small restaurant hidden in a corner strip mall however it has a HUGE amount of flavors to offer in their foods. I used to go often when I lived in CT & now make sure I stop by at least once when I am back for a visit. Food & service are great!! Been around a long time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NEIGHBORHOOD GEM
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    BIAGIO'S IS TUCKED INTO A SMALL PLAZA CALLED RYDER'S LANDING. YOU WOULD NEVER SUSPECT THAT SUCH DELICIOUS FOOD AND SUCH A GREAT PALCE TO EAT WOULD BE THERE. THE FOOD IS WONDERFUL AND THE SERVICE IS FRIENDLY AND HOSPITABLE. IT HAS BECOME A FAVORITE OF MINE. IT IS A LITTLE GEM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What took me so long?
    DiningDiva1
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I had heard many good things about this spot but never gave it a try. It dinwas a great surprise ! The service was very European & impeccable . The food was carefully prepared & presented. It was truly a taste of Italy. My only issue would be the tables for two were a bit cramped but everything else more than compensated. I look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time there
    MrWonderful61
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    tables were very close together felt like I was sitting with two other couples. Next time I would ask for a table in the patio room. Food overall was outstanding, but did have to wait a while to get a second drink. Would deffinately go back but I would make sure I was sitting elsewhere in the restaurant.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Best meal I've had on two years. I even had leftovers.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food, and a lovely waiter
    CTFoodie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband and I tried Biagio's for the first time on a Friday night, our anniversary. The food was VERY good; warm bread with olive oil, balsamic, and grated cheese for dipping. Our waiter was kind and attentive. The Caesar salad came in a crispy, rolled tortilla, with a slice of prosciutto and tasty olives, very well presented. The sea bass was excellent! What I did not care for was our greeting. This was supposed to have been a special night. We arrived on time for our 7:30p reservation. Not only was our table not ready, the couple behind us, who had an 8p reservation were called ahead of us to be seated. When our table was finally ready, we were seated in the noisy, middle section of the restaurant. Not romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This is the second time Ive been here, its a great place, great food prepared with care
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    romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I Always Get...
    GardenweaselVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The same thing because it's just so delish-the cheese plate appetizer featuring 3 fresh styles of mozzarella (burratta!) & the orrechette with sausage & broccoli rabe. This is preceded by complementary hummus & bruschetta spread with their delicious bread. The atmosphere is a little old school, but I'd still recommend Biagio for excellent Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific Find
    foodislove
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had lived in area for several years and moved last year. For some reason missed this as an opportunity for terrific dining when we lived in the area, surprising given my husband's love of a great meal. We decided to drive up to meet friends and found Biagio's on Open Table. What a great spot to meet friends. Right off the Merritt but even more gratifying was the food and service. We all had terrific meals, the home made pastas, shrimp and salmon were all prepared and presented well. Service attentive but not overbearing or pretentious. My Italian mother who was an incredible cook and restaurateur would have approved. We will return often now that we have found such a great rendezvous spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 426 reviews are from the Biagio's Osteria reviews archive.
  • Gourmet Delight!!
    sufish
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent
    hizzoner
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Quality of dining experience has been consistently good over several years. Food taste, preparation, portion size, presentation, menu choices, and table service are all better than average. Can get quite noisy here some evenings especially not nice in main dining area where tables are too close together. Would like a better (quality and variety) wine by-the-glass menu. Ownership cares about their customers. This place is worth seeking out. Don't miss desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    Tsm2VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Outstanding dinner. We had 2 fantastic meals there this weekend.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.