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Best Italian Restaurants in Hartford


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A photo of Peppercorns Grill restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Hartford
Peppercorns Grill in Hartford is highly revered for its authentic Italian cuisine. Patrons rave about the restaurant's innovative and cutting-edge Italian menu that never disappoints. They consistently deliver excellent food and service, with dishes such as fiori zucchini, grilled Pulpo, beef carpaccio, and homemade pasta earning high praise. One customer fondly compared their pasta to their grandmother's Italian cooking, a testament to Peppercorns Grill's commitment to traditional Italian flavors. Reviews highlight the diverse menu, reasonable prices, and an inviting atmosphere. Patrons frequently mention the exceptional service, with staff that is personable and accommodating, enhancing the overall dining experience. Whether visiting from Boston or a local resident, Peppercorns Grill is a favorite stop for an exquisite Italian meal in Hartford.
A photo of River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Wethersfield
Booked 32 times today
Situated on the scenic banks of the Connecticut River, River: A Waterfront Restaurant & Bar is more than just a feast for the eyes. Customers continuously rave about the outstanding food and service, making this restaurant a noteworthy Steakhouse cuisine destination. Reviewers highlighted the prime bone-in ribeye as one of the best they've ever had, lauding its perfectly cooked presentation. The diverse menu, featuring steaks, seafood, pasta, salads, among others, is a significant crowd-pleaser. The meticulous detail to presentation and the unforgettable charcoal taste of the burgers also make this restaurant unforgettable. Additionally, the impeccable service, entertainment, and warm ambiance left customers eager to return.
A photo of J Restaurant | Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Hartford
Booked 1 time today
J Restaurant | Bar in Hartford is widely celebrated for its impressive American cuisine. Several reviews emphasize the consistency of its delicious meals and the outstanding service. The brilliant staff, including Ashley, Jordan, Brian, Kris, and a friendly server with a ponytail, are highlighted for their attentiveness and patience. Reviewers appreciate the uncrowded ambiance, with one quoting, "The food is well-priced with generous portions, and the ambiance can't be beat!" The restaurant's filet special, Mediterranean haddock, and Chicken Francais are among the meals earning high praise. Many customers have made J Restaurant | Bar their go-to spot over the years, enjoying the great atmosphere and diverse drink selections.
A photo of Portobello - West Hartford restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • West Hartford
Booked 2 times today
We are a family-owned Italian restaurant located in the vibrant community of West Hartford, CT. Our passion for authentic Italian cuisine is reflected in every dish we serve.
A photo of Brio Italian Grille - Westfarms restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Farmington
Booked 3 times today
Brio Italian Grille - Westfarms is highly praised for its superb Italian cuisine. The restaurant receives glowing reviews for its excellent service, with customers consistently commenting on the attentive and friendly staff. The food is described as 'exquisitely prepared and presented', with special mention of the lamb entree and the Mahi Mahi special. Customers also applaud the extensive and seasonal menu, highlighting the value and fine dining experience offered. The restaurant's décor and ambiance are also appreciated, with visitors mentioning the cozy yet spacious setting. Brio Italian Grille - Westfarms is considered 'one of the finest Italian restaurants in the area', a not-to-be-missed spot for those seeking authentic Italian fare.
A photo of Vitos Pizzaria & Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Wethersfield
Vito’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, located in Wethersfield, Connecticut, serves a variety of Italian fare with a focus on fresh, handmade pizza. The restaurant makes its own pizza dough every day and has plenty of fresh toppings as well as specialty pizzas to choose from. Vito and Ann’s legacy of standards and recipes continue to inspire our work every day. Vito’s also has draft beer, an extensive wine selection and a full bar to create cocktails of all kinds.Start your meal at Vito’s Restaurant with an appetizer such as the classic eggplant salad, cheesy garlic bread, spicy calamari fra diavolo, or ask about the special of the day. The famous Deep Dish Meat Stuffed Pizza and other local favorites like the signature White Garlic Clam Pizza or crispy New York thin crusts are family recipes passed down, made fresh, and made with care. Amazing food and wine enjoyed with good friends in a casual and relaxed environment is what Vito’s is about. Benvenuto.
A photo of Piccolo Arancio restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Farmington
Booked 3 times today
Piccolo Arancio is highly praised for its authentic Italian cuisine, unmatched service, and warm atmosphere. Patrons continuously commend its "wonderful" and "always excellent" food offerings, with one customer claiming it to be "one of the best in the state". The restaurant has maintained its high standards even with transitioning ownership, further testament to its undying commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Customers have a particular fondness for its wide-ranging wine list and uniquely delicious dishes like the simply grilled fish and poached baby artichokes. Piccolo Arancio is celebrated as a dependable place for both casual and celebratory dining, with certain customers citing it as their favorite restaurant in the world.
A photo of Max A Mia - Avon restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Avon
Booked 23 times today
Opened in 1991, Max a Mia was named “Best New Restaurant” by Connecticut Magazine in its first year, and “top-grossing restaurant in its size” by Restaurant Hospitality. The restaurant is now in the good hands of Executive Chef Bob Peterson, who has brought an exciting new energy to the restaurant.Max A Mia is the quintessential Italian experience in the Greater Hartford area. It also continues to garner awards and accolades. Featuring a traditional Italian menu, it utilizes an authentic brick oven that produces stone pies with unmatched flavor. Traditional veal, pork and pasta dishes, as well as inventive risotto offerings, set the mood for desserts including tiramisu and white chocolate polenta cake.An extraordinary and comfortable 25-foot granite bar has elevated Max A Mia to the social place in the Farmington Valley. The dining room features wood and tile, warmly lit by custom fixtures to create a sophisticated and luxurious – yet friendly, family environm
A photo of Red Fox Prime Steakhouse - Glastonbury restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Glastonbury
Booked 2 times today
Red Fox Prime Steakhouse in Glastonbury is renowned for its exceptional Steakhouse cuisine. Customers rave about the steaks cooked to perfection, accompanied by a selection of delicious sides, such as grilled zucchini and Parmesan risotto. The restaurant not only excels in food, but also provides a welcoming and friendly service, creating a warm and inviting dining atmosphere. With numerous compliments for their extensive wine selection and tranquil environment, customers find it to be a perfect destination for special occasions and casual dining alike. The rave reviews and the restaurant's consistency in delivering high-quality food and service underline the relevance of Red Fox to the Steakhouse cuisine.
A photo of da Capo - Avon restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Avon
Booked 6 times today
Da Capo - Avon is a beloved Italian restaurant repeatedly praised in reviews for its remarkable cuisine and exceptional service. The restaurant stands out for its variety of Italian favorites, gluten-free options, and unusual twists on traditional Italian dishes. Customers rave about the delicious food, notably the fresh angel hair pasta, the gluten-free chicken parmigiana, and the delectable parmesan cod. The Angus burger also receives high praise, described as "crazy good" and potentially "the best burger deal in the state." The restaurant is easily accessible and offers a pleasant dining experience, complete with cozy outdoor seating and a relaxing bar area. The dedicated staff and hands-on owner ensure an enjoyable dining experience, making Da Capo - Avon a must-visit Italian restaurant.
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