Arethusa al Tavolo

4.9
2155 Reviews
$31 to $50
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
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 2155 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding, drinks were unique and delicious, service was immaculate!!

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DavidG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful in every way. One of the best meals we ever had. Extraordinarily nice people.

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Chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Food, Drink, Service, Atmosphere!

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such attentive and warm staff! Incredibly inventive combinations of flavors always with the highest quality of ingredients. Always a treat!

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FrankC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am truly at a loss for words to describe how amazing this restaurant is and was tonight. The room is warm and cozy and feels very European and upscale. The staff works together in harmony like a well oiled machine. The food was exquisite, big on flavor and prepared with impeccable flair. Our server was attentive, personable and endearing. This was truly an extraordinary experience. There is a reason that Arethusa has the ratings it does.

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Brenda
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! We drove an hour because we heard great things about this place and it was totally worth the drive. Food was incredible and the ambiance was also really nice. Service was great as well! Would go back again for sure.

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BillP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were very happy with everything.
We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

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RayG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with no lighting because of a power outage, we received impeccable service. Made the evening so memorable--thank you

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TerriAD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! We have been twice and each time were especially pleased with the flavor combinations and the plate presentations.

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vipSusan
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a beautiful setting. Fabulous service from everyone.

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vipDianeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a wonderful gem in Connecticut. You MUST go! Worth the drive! The food is outstanding service is on point! The staff is super friendly and so professional. We enjoyed every bite of our meal.

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vipTom1000
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible restaurant in the Litchfield Hills! Wonderful ambiance and exceptional personal dining service. All of that notwithstanding, the menu selections and the quality of the unique and creative cuisine is what truly distinguishes Arethusa al Tavolo. Chef Dan Magill and his staff are expert at producing unusual combinations of ingredients that produce unforgettable tastes and flavors the likes of which you’ve never experienced before! And save room for dessert and you’ll leave with a dining experience you’ll remember for a long time.

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chris
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, I think this was one of the two best meals that my wife and I have ever eaten, the other being at a Michelin 3 star restaurant in France 25 years ago. The imaginative, fresh and delicious appetizer and entrees showed that the kitchen really cares, and has the skill to pull off a variety of wonderful plates. Worth every penny. I'd drive an hour to dine here anytime!

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DorothyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

To no fault of their own, the seating is adjusted due to Covid and the area was near the "unopened" bar but was still being used to make drinks. At least it was a quaint spot. Everything else perfecto. My absolute favorite restaurant - their food is the best.

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JulieA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down one of the best restaurants in Connecticut!

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vipLewisG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always Amazing !
Exceptional food and Excellent staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around. Staff were phenomenal and all the food we got was amazing!

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robink
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were fantastic. We are looking forward to our next dining experience with you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a absolutely fabulous meal! The service was perfect! Thank you for orchestrating such a fun delicious night!

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YoeM
Key West
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I work for a wine and cheese shop in New England that carries some of the Arethusa Farm’s products and wanted to visit the farm and restaurant. My boyfriend and I planned to just have drinks and an appetizer or two but once we sat down we dove into a full meal and boy, am I glad we did! Everything was extremely fresh and absolutely delicious. We had the pork belly dumplings, oysters, duck and Mediterranean Sea Bass. The one thing that made the experience even better was the top notch service. From the host who called to confirm the reservation to the servers and even the food runner, everyone gave us 5 star service and for that alone I look forward to going back!

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DonnaD
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought friends here for the first time.. we all loved our meals and the service was wonderful

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Chris
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great time. Food was excellent. Service was professional and can’t wait to go back....

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L0vtoTrvl
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just when you think it can’t get better, it did. The food from appetizers to dessert were absolutely fantastic.

The safety protocols are in place and make the experience even better.

Thank you for consistently producing exceptional meals and for respecting the clients safety. See you very soon!

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escoffier
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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michelleb
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

World class dining in a small town (Bantam) in Litchfield County....

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amye
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant any time. But as our first COVID indoor experience we were delighted with the safety measures taken and enjoyed everything about the meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and even better food. Everything was perfectly orchestrated. Will be back for sure.

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MartinQ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special evening. We celebrated our son’s 18th birthday. Thank you for making it so special- and for his $25 gift card! This is hands down our favorite restaurant.

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CHEFDAVE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! The chestnut soup, lobster avocado salad, sea bass and scallops. My compliments to the chef

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RCCD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great overall. I would definitely go back. We traveled an hour to try this place and overall service was the best part.

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vipDMCC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thank you for a most wonderful dining experience. The food is delicious & the restaurant staff is so warm, welcoming, & professional- we can’t wait to come back!

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viplouisevt
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arethusa al Tavolo is absolutely the best dining experience in Litchfield County. We have been fans for several years now, and the restaurant's food, service and ambiance never disappoints. I can't recommend it highly enough!

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MichaelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very well thought out food. The salmon dish was amazing with every flavor profile represented. The beef dish was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The curry cake was nicely balanced and anything topped with their ice cream or butter is instantly elevated.

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vipBerndK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally got a table - everything was exceptional and well executed.

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ChristineS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. The food and flavor combinations are amazing. The service is on point. You cannot go wrong.

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Shakshuka
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious farm-to-table food beautifully presented. Pleasant outdoor winter dining with heat lamps and attentive service. We would love more vegetarian options but the current offerings were lovely. If they have the chestnut soup, get it!

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AlixD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very safe with covid restrictions. The food was delicious and the bar tender extremely knowledgeable.

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vipPatrick
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had 3 apps and 4 entrees and 2 desserts. They were all amazing. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Excellent food. Excellent service.

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 2155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.