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Biagio's Osteria
Biagio's Osteria

Biagio's Osteria Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.biagiososteria.com
  • Phone: (203) 375-9071
  • 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 (877) 364-8370

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 WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "A wonderful find. Food and service were exceptional. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Best meal I've had on two years. I even had leftovers."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This is the second time Ive been here, its a great place, great food prepared with care"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Everyone is extremely helpful and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves."
    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."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Outstanding dinner. We had 2 fantastic meals there this weekend. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had so much fun, great food, excellent service, and caring staff! Great choice! So glad we went and will be returning very soon!! Mom enjoyed it so much she ate the best she has in awhile!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Went here for lunch on Saturday. We were looking to do something light as we had Mother's Day dinner plans that night and Mother's Day Brunch plans on Sunday. The lunch menu at Biagio looked perfect, however when we arrived, only the dinner menu was offered. The waiter was miffed that we were not ordering wine and apps. The entrees took 50 minutes to come out, and when I inquired the response was "it just seems like a long time because nobody ordered appetizers". Once the food arrived, it was excellent. Maybe the best lobster ravioli I've ever had."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We made a reservation well in advance and ended up being placed at a table right next to a pole. It left us with no room to maneuver. The other table option was in between a door way. The waiter was attentive but he forgot to put in our appetizer order. The meal was delicious once it started to come out of the kitchen. We will go back but insist on a table that is appropriate. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The food was excellent and it was reasonably priced."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We've enjoyed Biagio's for years and go there often for special occasions. I hosted my daughter's wedding shower there and it was truly memorable and the service couldn't have been better. The food is always excellent and I am hard to please. I had incredibly favorable feedback on the wedding shower and would definitely choose this restaurant again without a second thought. I can get noisy at times, but the ambiance is still great."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Thanks to Opentable we stumbled onto this jewel of a restaurant. Honestly, it was one of the best meals I've had in Connecticut. Specatcular Belgian endive salad and veal shank that was out of this world. Packed with honest flavor and without the weird food gimmicks that some restaurants attempt. Great wine list with fair prices made the experience complete. Our waiter was fantastic as well... courteous, aware, unobtrusive, very helpful. I can't wait to return on a future trip to Connecticut. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Great food and great sevice first time there bill be going back soon.A real sleeper"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great Food, Professional service with long term staff. Always a pleasure to be greeted as a welcomed, return customer. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Well done with a reinvention from less recent visits where the food was also great. This was fun and great to taste. Two tapas for me were excellent."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Biagio's is a wonderful, relaxing place to unwind, sit back and enjoy a visit with friends or family. The atmosphere is peaceful and unhurried which is important to me as a diner. Careful attention was made for food preparation and modification for dietary needs which applied to two of our guests. A great treasure for a celebration!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Biagio's offers classic Italian staples in a dim-lit romantic setting. The wait staff is efficient and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night or dinner with friends. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • " This is our all-time favorite place to dine, especially for special occasions. The owner is outgoing and a true chef and the wait staff is friendly and proficient. My husband and I love the menu and are looking forward to our next time there. Thank you all...... MKB"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was simply outstanding. The service was excellent and the bartender Joe was the consummate employee."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This was my first time to Biagio's and definitely not my last! We were greeted by a very warm and friendly waiter who seated us immediately. He took great care of us and was very personable. Our food came quickly and was great! They had no problem accommodating our requests to change sauces on the entrees we ordered and our dessert was amazing and accompanied by complimentary lemoncello. I will without a doubt return to this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food was great, but the dessert was excellent. I recommend the choc souffle.Great dining experience. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "They are over priced. Our waiter had trouble with spoken English, although he did bring the correct food choices. I doubt that unless someone with whom we are dining selects it that we will go there again."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Biagio's has a relaxed, homey atmosphere, but don't let that fool you; it serves great modern Italian food. Went twice for girls night out ( with two different groups), and both times the service was impeccable, and the food delicious .Appetizers were great , especially the spinach crepes. We are fish lovers, so we ordered either a shrimp dish, salmon, or the fish special of the day- all presented very beautifully, large portions, and everybody raved about the taste of the food. Save some space for dessert, the lemoncello custard is great.Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Went to Biagio's Osteria for first time as a group of six to celebrate a birthday. Based on the attentive service and well prepared, delicious menu choices, all agreed that it was an excellent restaurant experience. Definitely one of the best in the area. Save room for dessert."
    Dined on 3/23/2014