Arethusa al Tavolo
Arethusa al tavolo offers a progressive dining experience to the Northwest Connecticut dining scene.
We look forward to serving you.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
Maine Lobster and Avocado Salad
Vanilla Brioche, Red Grapefruit, Hearts of Palm, Miso Dressing
Grilled Spanish Octopus with Oloroso
Smoked Peppers, Chorizo, Potatoes, Olives, Melted Leeks, Citrus-Herb Gremolata
Sicilian Flower Whipped Cream, Cranberry Orange Sauce, Almond Croquant
Every course was like a piece of art! And equally delicious!!! Outstanding!
Fantastic menu and overall experience.
We’ve never had an experience that was less than stellar here. The service, ambiance, and food/drink are next level! The staff is attentive without being over bearing. The food is presented beautifully, and is absolutely delicious. We’ll be back, again…and again!
Wonderful meal, a true gastro delight. Service was impeccable.
We have been wanting to try this restaurant. They are booked 3 mos ahead. I finally got an alert that they had an opening. We drove 45 min to their last reservation booking. Food was good - service was great. Their staff is very attentive to detail. We sat by the window and I had to keep my coat on. The overall outside temperature was 3 degrees and I could feel the cold on my back.
I had a carrot and ginger soup that was unique and very good. My husband had a duck dish that was okay. We ordered an octopus appetizer that was ah ok. The octopus was a bit dry.
Overall good food and very pricey. Would like to try them in the summer in the hopes they have a different menu.
Can’t say enough about this place… great service, creative menu and the food is outstanding.
Without question the best restaurant in CT with outstanding food and service in a pleasant atmosphere
Food was Delicious - highly recommend. Great waitstaff
Charming, expensive restaurant that had fantastic service. My five family members and I felt the food was good though some of the flavors were not our tastes.
Overall fabulous dining experience- out first time and we truly enjoyed the variety of unique ingredients and delicious farm to table meals that showcased their dairy products and local ingredients. Our server, Grandin, took the time to answer questions and we never felt rushed. It was a splurge, but well worth it for a special meal and evening out! Looking forward to going back another time!
Always an amazing meal. Just impeccable.
Amazing food, service and experience!! We travel an hour to get there and it’s totally worth the trip.
17th anniversary dinner. Arethusa never disappoints. We are always always overwhelmed with the quality of the food here. Amazing!
Good and service were impeccable as always. A little on the expensive side but the food is worth it and you can’t fault their flawless servers. Great for a special occasion
By far one of the best restaurants in Connecticut. Food and service are top notch. It took a while to get a reservation, but it was completely worth it.
Best dining in Litchfield county; bar none.
was an unexpected pleasure to dine here , the staff from time of reservation right through dinner and dessert was fantastic
Awesome service and amazing food!
The noise level and shouting at each other to converse overrides the pleasure of eating wonderfully prepared food.
All our meals were perfect, and our server, Brandon, was wonderful!
Arethusa Resturant was amazing from start to finish! Every detail… the appearance of the Resturant, food presentation and preparation, levels of flavor and freshness in our meal, attention to every detail, personalized acknowledgment of our celebration and highly skilled servers…Amber was phenomenal! Thanks for a beautiful anniversary and Christmas celebration! Highly Recommend
We always have an outstanding meal at Arethusa . Service is prompt and staff is knowledgeable. Highly recommend.
Just outstanding food from the flatbread appetizer to the kale salad to the entrees and cappuccino. We’ll definitely be back. My only issue was the table we were given (high traffic area next to the kitchen and bar). Wait staff was efficient and courteous. Overall a great night out.
Exceptional service! Exceptional food! A lovely place for special occasions. The lighting is a bit dim and depending on where you sit it can be loud.
We had a wonderful service and the food was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!!
Beautiful, lively restaurant with great tasting food. The waitstaff is friendly and attentive. Will definitely be going back.
Amazing food with even better service!
Excellent food and service as always.
The food was delicious but our server, Brandon, was outstanding.
The staff was very attentive to detail. Everybody was very friendly. Food was excellent
Simply amazing from start to finish! Thank you! We can't wait to come back!
We love the place, excellent in every way, not sure what they could do about the noise levels…but that’s minimal in comparison to the experience!
We visited on 12/3, our server Randy was AMAZING. The chief is an artist. The only issue I have is that I cannot revisit sooner because Friday night reservations are booked 2 months out.
Excellent service. Creative choices beautifully presented. Swordfish not much flavor...disappointing. Mocha, chocolate, pumpkin desert lovely.
Incredible food and service! We are picky New Yorkers who have eaten at many of the top restaurants in Manhattan. We loved Arethusa. It is low key dining with very upscale food. The beet salad and the lobster avocado appetizer were exceptional. My husband who is a duck lover said this was the best he's ever had. My salmon, with an interesting new prep was excellent. We had ice cream and cookies for dessert. The icecream lived up to its rep as the best in Connecticut! We're already planning a return visit.
We had been looking forward to dining once again at Al Tavolo but our expectations were sorely met.
The noise level in the cramped dining room was a problem.
After scanning the menu we pretty much knew what we wanted to order save for wine. MOST of the wines on their well appointed list were absurdly priced sitting well beyond $200/bottle. We asked our waiter for the sommelier to help us decide, and another waiter (waitress) arrived. She apparently “knew the wine list”. We asked for a wine that wouldn’t “break the bank” along the lines of a not-too-oaky” Chardonnay and she asked what we were thinking. We pointed at two and asked about the varietal grape. As the wine was from Burgundy, she said “well it’s probably Chardonnay”. That was the lesser priced of the two bottles we were looking at. She recommended the other at $104. There was no other suggestion from the “sommelier”.
Ok that said, it was a decent bottle WE CHOSE.
As for the food, it was a a triumph of style over substance. Our appetizers were a tuna tartare that we’ve had before and the spinach and mushroom ravioli. The tuna was…ok. Just ok. Again, not the first time we’ve ordered it but this time it seems overly fussy, lacking clean and clear flavors; muddled. As for the ravioli, served with beans and a broth in a much too deep bowl, the ravioli disintegrated as soon as you tried to cut them, the result of swimming in the broth. If you could actually assemble a composed bite, which was not easy, it was good. A spoon would have been helpful. They should know that when serving it.
The entrees fared worse. Again we see muddled dishes, piled with “stuff”. As another diner commented, “everything seemed overly busy”. We ordered the brick chicken, which could have been good but sat upon a mound of…stuff. As for the salmon, between the sour cream and “spice” coating, piled onto more “stuff”, there was scant room for any salmon flavor to come through.
Sadly, we don’t think we’ll be returning.
They have not failed us in any way. The service is at the highest level. The food is so fun to eat and interesting to figure out. Go.
Excellent as always.
One of the most incredible restaurants in the tri-state area
I am not sure where to start.....everything we had was amazing! Flatbread appetizer special, short ribs, pineapple upside down cake....all were terrific. The service was also superior! Wish they would open a location closer to me....hint, hint! Westport CT
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 2512 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.