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Diorio's Restaurant and Bar
231 Bank Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
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Diorio's Restaurant and Bar Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - Close
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
We offer large trays of food to be picked up.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer private dining for all your entertaining needs. Please contact us with any requests or questions.
Private Party Contact:
Sarah Izzi (203) 754-5111
We have Dinner music played by Tom Cruciani on most Friday/Saturday nights...Please call to confirm!
Special Events & Promotions:
We offer Private Room Dining for all of your gathering needs from business functions to family celebrations.
Garage located across the street from front door of restaurant.
A word from Diorio's Restaurant and Bar
The legendary history of Diorio Restaurant began in the early 1920's. The late Rocco Diorio was responsible for the fine traditional food and many lasting memories for most of the people in the greater Waterbury area. The restaurant was closed in 1980 and reopened in 1991 after total restoration to
its original splendor. The legend continues as we remain true to those endearing memories. We have the original marble bar, oversized mahogany bankers booths, tin ceiling and the most impressive acid etched mirrors displaying historical Waterbury. We offer a Private dining Room for corporate or private functions. Diorio Restaurant has once again reclaimed the reputation as Waterbury's finest. It's ambience, memories, history, and Northern Italian Nouvelle cuisine supply a new and exciting dining experience for the adventuresome palate.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
We had a 5:30 reservation, we were
seated promptly and our server Lauren was very friendly and provided us exceptional service throughout the evening. 3 of us dined in our party and we were celebrating my brithday. Appetizer we shared the chopped salad and an order of freshed cut onion rings. Both items were very tasty. For dinner my wife had the lobster tail, i chose the NY Strip Gorgonzola and my daughter had the Rigatoni ala Vodka. All of us were very satisfied with our entrees, perfectly cooked and full of flavor. For dessert we split a slice bannaffee pie which was excellent. We are always very pleased with each visit to Diorios, I only wish we could go there more often. The prices are a little high but well worth it for the qualilty."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Shhh: Diorio's is a secret weapon
for lunch time meetings and a great half-way point for those traveling between Hartford and NYC. just don't tell anyone."
Dined on 2/28/2014
We had an amazing meal. We started
with the apple salad, then is had the sea bass special over cannelloni beans in a light tomato broth. My husband had the bolognese sauce over pasta. It was the best bolognese I have ever tasted. We then ended with white choc mouse covered in choc ganache They were very accommodating for our request for a booth in the bar Yummy"
Dined on 2/28/2014
Dorios is a great spot if you love
great food in a wonderful atmosphere. A bit of New York in downtown Waterbury!"
Dined on 2/20/2014
Travel takes us to the Waterbury
Marriott a couple times a year and we look forward to dining at D'Iorios when there. Love the back entrance directly from the hotel so we don't have to go outside. Food is excellent, service is prompt and attentive. Favorites include Chilean sea bass, osso bucco, butternut ravioli. I seek to include plenty of veggies with my meal and find I need to order a salad appetizer to do so.. Entrees do not necessarily include vegetables. The back dining room is quieter than the bar/booth area."
Dined on 2/14/2014
This place has classic charm with
it's wood paneling, comfy wooden booths & lovely mosaics. Our server was unobtrusive and understood that we wanted to take the time to chat for a while before we even looked at the menu. Menu selections are all upscale Italian dishes. We had lobster ravioli, sea bass on risotto & the tutti di mare all were very well prepared. They also had a lovely dessert selection. Worth the trip to Waterbury, Ct!!!"
Dined on 2/12/2014
Diorio's is our favorite Italian
restaurant in CT. It has managed to retain it's old world charms. Ask for a booth in the main room."
Dined on 2/8/2014
Awesome service, knowledgeable and
Dined on 2/1/2014
My favorite Waterbury restaurant
especially if in the mood for classical Italian. Elegant with great ambiance especially for a business meeting."
Dined on 1/30/2014
The food was Amazing, the wine for
the nite was very good,not disappointed @ all!!!"
Dined on 1/24/2014
The food and service was as good
as always. Dined there in dec 2013 & January 2014. Both were exceptional meals."
Dined on 1/24/2014
I was excited to go after people
had raved about the food. I found the restaurant to be tired. In need of an upgrade as the seats were taped where they were ripped. The food was disappointing. The veal diorio was over cooked and had no flavor. The spinach tasted like bok Choy unseasoned. The bill was very steep. I am not rushing back thereo"
Dined on 1/11/2014
Too expensive for ok food.. I am
from NY and expected a lot better for this prices"
Dined on 1/9/2014
My wife and I went to Diorio's on
New Years Eve. Classic Waterbury restaurant. I always liked the place, but the prices are too high. Our app came a minute after the bread was served and the entrée 10 minutes later. When I go to a nice restaurant I expect it to be a well timed out experience, not a rush job. The food and ambiance were good, but the pace was bad."
Dined on 12/31/2013
I requested a quiet booth and that
is just what we got. The food was delicious and the waitress recommended a wine which we all loved. Everything was just as it should be and we had a great night."
Dined on 12/28/2013
It was my first time here and it
was an Anniversary Dinner. We had a great Martini Special at the Bar before being seated in a roomy private booth. I personally like these types of old style dark wood classy bar restaurants and they are becoming hard to find. I had previously been to Drencher's (now closed) which had the same atmosphere and scale of food."
Dined on 11/18/2013
Dinner on a Saturday was
professional , delicious , and amazingly quiet. The booths are private and offer great conversation venues. The food and service were very good."
Dined on 11/9/2013
We, two of us, had an appetizer,
an entrée and one drink each and the bill came to over $175. The beer I had while waiting for my friend was skunked. The appetizers were good, maybe next time that is all we'll get. The tuna special was not tuna at all, it was some fake, gristle filled fish. the steak was ok but not spectacular. The one shining gem was the risotto. Very quiet for a Friday night, hmmm."
Dined on 11/1/2013
An old classic that it as good or
better than ever."
Dined on 9/21/2013
We were pleasantly surprised with
the decor of the restaurant, very warm and friendly. The service was excellent and our waitress was very good and helpful, and had only been working for 3 weeks. She knew the wine menu and what foods she highly recommended, and she was right about everything. The food was prepared to our request and was hot. What a great place for a birthday or anniversary or just a good evening out. We went with friends and needed to catch up, so we could talk and it was a great evening for the four of us."
Dined on 10/27/2013
I had dinner for 10 for my son's
birthday. Had privacy and excellent service. Food was excellent, everyone was very pleased."
Dined on 10/20/2013
Found this place on a business
trip last year, and made a point of dining here again when business brought me back to Waterbury. The house-made pastas are fabulous. I wanted an unhurried and low-key dinner, and my server was helpful and unobtrusive. The kitchen was cooperative in accommodating a few minor adjustments, so I enjoyed a very relaxed, delicious, customized dinner. Can't wait to come back again!"
Dined on 10/15/2013
We enjoyed our meal at Diorio's.
The food is a bit pricey but the ambiance and service are excellent."
Dined on 10/11/2013
I hadn't been to Diorio for awhile
because I felt that it wasn't always good. We tried it again after quite some time this week and had a consistently delicious meal from start to finish. We had the coconut shrimp as an appetizer and shared the large arugula, fig and goat cheese salad. They were wonderful. My husband had a delicious Chilean Sea bass with a creamy perfect risotto. I had the shrimp and scallops with white beans in a tomato broth. It was delicious also. Our server was friendly and gave us plenty of time and space. After that meal, I will certainly go back again."
Dined on 10/3/2013
Everything was just ok. No free
refills on soda, even though soda to them probably cost less than $.05 to fill every time and they charge $3.00 a glass!"
Dined on 9/24/2013
Outstanding Italian menu -
everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, artfully presented, and with cheerful service. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic Italian dining experience!"
Dined on 8/31/2013
Our dinner at Diorio's was
delicious. The food was fresh and hot when served."
Dined on 8/3/2013
Good food and wine served by
friendly, knowledgable people in a model of the quintessential American eatery."
Dined on 7/31/2013
We have going here for almost 20
years and have never been disappointed; food, service, ambiance and attitude are what keeps us happy and always looking for ways to get back again. Thanks for another wonderful experience and see you soon"
Dined on 7/18/2013
The special was the very best
chilean sea bass I have ever had in my life!!"
Dined on 7/16/2013
From beginning to end our family
dinner was wonderful: our waitress greeted us warmly and welcomely, she was very efficient without being intrusive. Our food was prepared as we had ordered and was presented well. We lingered over coffee at the end of our meal and never felt rushed. Our waitress, Laurie, was knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients and very helpful in our dinner choices. We definitely will be back. By the way, the piano player was a nice touch to the evening's atmosphere."
Dined on 6/23/2013
i had heard good things about the
restaurant over the years and delighted to try it. Unfortunately, i found the pasta hard, almost crunchy; and, the shrimp were overcooked. Sauce was good. The service was good, almost too attentive. Not sure if I'd return."
Dined on 6/19/2013
Consistantly good food. Generous
portions which are large enough for sharing . Can be a little noisy at times. Would recommend ."
Dined on 6/2/2013
I brought my father to his 70th
reunion at the Taft School, and needed a good place to eat the night before. I wanted a place with great food and the ambiance of the 1940s, and we found both in spades at Diorio's. With the Scotch and wine, the meal wasn't cheap, but it was worth every penny. Colleen, our server, was a delight, and the atmosphere, from the old white tile floors to the brass at the bar, to the dark woodwork, was just right. When we get back, we'll go back."
Dined on 5/9/2013
I don't remember the name of our
server, but she was excellent."
Dined on 5/7/2013
Service was outstanding from the
waitress to the bus boy"
Dined on 5/2/2013
Went for lunch and was pleasantly
surprised because its better then the high reviews it has already received."
Dined on 4/30/2013
It was so beautiful in the
resturant and the food was wonderful. My husband's steak was perfectly cooked. Our waitress went out of her way to make our meal perfect. It is a place for a special occasion as it is pricey but worth it"
Dined on 4/23/2013
We had @ wonderful time on4/20/13
for my fiancé bday the food was great the waiter was awesome and in time for service...Will be back to Dioro's Restaurant soon..So recommend every one to go to Dioro's Restaurant is the best.❤"
Dined on 4/19/2013
Came to Diorios for the first time
last year for my husband's birthday. Became our favorite restaurant for special occasions. Brought my son and his wife for their birthdays Saturday night. We all love it. My dinner and my daughter-inlaw's dinner (Chilean Seabass) was the best dinner we have ever had. Diorio's is never a disappointment. Great waitstaff. I recommend it to everyone I talk to. Thank you again."
Dined on 4/12/2013
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