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Arethusa al Tavolo

4.9
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2000 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Located in quaint Bantam (CT) in the scenic county of Litchfield, Arethusa al tavolo offers an innovative farm-to-table menu that celebrates the products of the Arethusa Dairy Farm. Chef Dan Magill’s cuisine is modern and comfortable; it features daily-chosen farm ingredients and the freshest and most select products.

Arethusa al tavolo offers a progressive dining experience to the Northwest Connecticut dining scene.

We look forward to serving you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2000 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.9
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMoJo
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was so nice to be back! Great birthday dinner. Food was excellent as was the wine. Wished I’d sat outside as it was a beautiful night and I found the inside a bit noisy at first but then it settled down. Overall another great birthday dinner!

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viphiddengemdiner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I rented a home for a week in the area. This was our second time going back to this outstanding restaurant. We were delighted to get an 8:15 pm reservation in the charming patio. Unfortunately upon our prompt arrival, we were told 3 tables were just getting dessert so we should expect a half hour or more wait for an outdoor table. Given Covid we were not overly comfortable doing inside dining, but first eating at 9 was quite late so we agreed to and had an outstanding dinner inside
Staff was kind enough to offer us to move outside when a table opened up. We initially didn’t want to do so, but opted to do so for delicious dessert. The staff was kind and apologetic. The food, service and every detail was phenomenal. Can’t wait to return!!

MT
vipMiamiT
Miami
125 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is one of our very favorite restaurants; we always look forward to dining at Arethusa. While the food was again outstanding during this visit, service was uncharacteristically slow with longer than usual waits between courses and before receiving our check. The large number of diners, some of whom appeared to require “high maintenance”, was the likely reason for the waiting time and the less than outstanding Ambiance we have come to expect.

We will consider this experience an aberration and plan to return to Arethusa in the very near future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants. Our first time and we are speechless so good

BW
vipBlueWarrior
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never fails. Always phenomenal. Service: better than any place in the state. Drinks: The bartender is a master of mixology. Food: Amazing and always a bit better than imagined the first time you try a dish. Overall: it’s not a bargain-hunter’s restaurant - but it’s worth every dime.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience, food , staff.. terrific

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vippadric
New England
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the patio seating was perfect in a summer night

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing meal and service. Have been looking forward to eating here and it didn't disappoint.

KR
KarenR
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went to dinner on an evening that kept predicting thunderstorms off and on . mostly off. we went after it seemed like the weather would cooperate. It did for the most part, but the servers got caught in downpours and were drenched but didn't' miss a beat. I commend them and the delicious food that they brought out while holding a napkin above it so it wouldn't get wet. We had a delightful time thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated 15th anniversary on the patio. Food and ambience was great and looking forward to trying the ice cream pints we brought home from the parlor next door.

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CarlS
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service

ML
vipMarLo
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arethusa is always exceptional in every way, food, service, ambiance. Our absolute favorite place to dine.

TB
TracyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Food and service were excellent.

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Jourdan
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we’ve had! The service was outstanding. We wanted to catch a glimpse of the Neowise comet and when we told the hostess, she wrote us a list of viewing spots in the area to try. Amazing food and drinks, amazing people.

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Caudillo
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, Al Tavalo is our favorite place to eat. Wonderful service, great waiters and servers, ambiance and food that are second to none. We eat there at least once a month.

MW
MarkW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A s always, A Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!!!!

MK
vipMichaelK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in CT by far. Such a special place.

LG
LunaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful, as always. Such a treat. Though we were closer to the road because they have added outdoor seating, it was such a wonderful meal.

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vipRiki
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always! I’d love to see bigger olives in the martinis, with a blue cheese stuffed option :). Servers are impeccably trained, and were amazing.

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GeoffK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unforgettable! Everything was splendid. We can’t wait for our next chance to return.

MB
vipMauricioB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The best food in the Litchfield Hills -- as good as the best restaurants in NYC and other large/gourmet cities. The staff is friendly and accommodating. A little pricey, but the experience is worth every penny. Keep up the excellent work!

TB
TaraB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience . Service was perfect. Food exquisite
We made another reservation to come back in a few weeks. Very impressed all around

SH
vipSuzanneH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant anywhere! The inventive farm-to-table cuisine is second to none and never disappoints. The menu changes frequently featuring seasonal and fresh ingredients. And the ice cream is to die for!

DS
vipDSdiner
Las Vegas
104 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience...food choices and preparation you just don't find elsewhere.

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Silviab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you. A beautiful and indispensable restaurant. I can dive in you halibut any time. We will be back soon. What. Treat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food served in outdoor patio dining all with appropriate distancing and masks. 💜

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vipdutch
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always a huge fan. The staff are terrific and attentive; consummate professionals.
Was a bit disappointed with the squash blossoms as the stuffing was bland, and they were soggy. The rest of the meal was excellent.
Also a bit bummed about the corkage fee after sharing a glass with the wait staff and the chef. (I always tip based on the bottle brought, and I know restaurants rely on wine sales etc.)
Will gladly recommend and go back!

ED
EllDeeAtArethusaBantam
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, every course was tasty and satisfying, while bringing unique flavors perfectly cooked.
Yes it was expensive but great value, who wants to pay less and not receive unique and tasty dining.

And, the service was truly excellent, amazing to see the numbers of wait staff, and all so enthusiastic!

The only improvement suggested Is to have more outdoor seating, hard to do while social distancing but necessary.

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Penny
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Words cannot describe the incredible dining experience we had at Arethusa al Tavolo. We were impressed from start to finish with service and food and will definitely go back for another fine dinner.

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karaB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! I would 100% recommend it! The service was great also!

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Wesley
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience! A must experience for any foodie out there and for anyone who appreciates quality, locally produced food.

PC
PeterC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went out for our 26th Wedding Anniversary. Everything was wonderful and we look forward to coming back. They treat you like family. We love this restaurant!

Peter Cordeau

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StephanieL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was unique and beautifully presented BUT the restaurant was so dark that we had to use our cellphone flashlights to see the menu and although the food looked like pieces of art the room was too dark to really appreciate it.

JC
JudyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to fine dining experience in Connecticut.

CS
CheyS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time eating at Arethusa al Tavolo and it didn’t disappoint. Prices are average for fine dining but the food and service are outstanding which makes it completely worth it. Can’t wait to go back again!

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EricaP
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from beginning to end. Our favorite restaurant hands down! From the food to the service!!! Just absolutely incredible. Love our date nights at Arethusa Al Tavolo!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Incredible. Delicious. Special.

JP
JohnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow! Usually the veggies play 2nd fiddle in the entree, not here, they were just as much a star of the meal as the rest of the dish. I know they grow their own vegetables on the their farm, but the preparation was fantastic. We are definitely going back.

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ChathamNY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely destination restaurant...people travel from miles for good reason. Suggest making your reservations well in advance. Be sure to check out the Bakery across the street to bring a bit back home (and because you may not have room for dessert) also the Ice Creamery and Cheese shop next door...

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LoriE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Drinks, food, atmosphere are all top notch. Highly recommended!

FAQs

Arethusa al Tavolo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 567-0043.

Arethusa al Tavolo is rated 4.9 stars by 2000 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.