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Best Italian Restaurants in New Canaan


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A photo of Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • New Canaan
Booked 8 times today
Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant is hailed for its exceptional Italian cuisine, evident by countless customer reviews complimenting the restaurant's consistently "delicious" and "well-executed" dishes. The charming, "cozy" ambiance, reminiscent of a wine cellar, provides an authentic Italian dining experience. The variety in the food and wine, featuring dishes like "short rib mac and cheese" and "grilled swordfish", receives glowing praise. Patrons frequently return to Cava, citing the "friendly" and "professional" service as one of many reasons it's a favorite dining spot in town. Moreover, the restaurant's outdoor dining setting and special event hosting, such as for Mother's Day, are further applauded.
A photo of Chef Luis Restaurant  and Boquitas Bar restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • New Canaan
Booked 5 times today
Chef Luis is a vibrant restaurant serving unique, creative fare influenced by flavors from around the world. No matter what cuisine you fancy, Chef Luis Lopez, one of New Canaan’s most beloved local chefs, has cultivated a contemporary global menu bursting with clean, fresh ingredients. Set amidst a warm atmosphere, be treated to the passion and richness of an international culinary celebration, right here in your backyard!
A photo of Siena Norwalk at The Watershed restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Norwalk
Booked 7 times today
Siena Ristorante at Hotel Zero Degrees in Norwalk is praised for its authentic Italian cuisine, often deemed the best dining experience many clients have had in the States. The service garners consistent commendation, with staff recognized as being attentive, friendly, and always in high spirits. Reviewers hailed their diverse array of dishes, from pasta to chicken, shrimp to steak, with each dish said to offer superb flavor and presentation. The ambience is consistently described as outstanding, whether being appreciated for its tranquility or the open air concept. From celebratory group dinners to intimate date nights, Siena Ristorante seems to be the ideal setting for an Italian feast.
A photo of Pinstripes - Norwalk restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • East Norwalk
Pinstripes: Where Sophisticated Fun Meets Exquisite Dining. With over 30,000 square feet of entertainment space, indulge in scratch-made Italian-American cuisine, handcrafted cocktails, and a robust wine list. Enjoy our weekday happy hour from 3-6pm, or don't miss our famous bottomless brunch buffet on weekends. Experience modern bowling and bocce with full-service dining and entertainment options. Perfect for corporate gatherings, celebrations, or family events, our versatile spaces accommodate parties of 20 to 1000 guests. Book your unforgettable experience today!
A photo of Bianco Rosso Restaurant restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Wilton
Booked 2 times today
Bianco Rosso Restaurant is renowned for its superb Italian cuisine, as reflected in the consistent high-praise reviews. Patrons rave about the excellent menu and kitchen, describing the food as "always excellent," "delicious," "amazing," and "superb." From the "amazing" Calamari to the "creamy and so tasty" Tonarelli Casio e Pepe, and the "outstanding" Shrimp and Polenta, the dishes consistently impress. Bianco Rosso is also celebrated for its friendly and professional staff and its lovely atmosphere, with one reviewer mentioning a "charmingly romantic old stone and brick historic cozy revolutionary cavern setting." A repeated highlight in the reviews is the attentive, pleasant service, and the high-quality, uniquely flavorful Italian dishes.
A photo of La Vista Ristorante Italiano restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • South Salem
Booked 1 time today
La Vista Ristorante Italiano is an old-world charm, family-owned Italian restaurant that guarantees an unparalleled, authentic dining experience. Known for its excellent service, scrumptious food, and warm, inviting ambiance, it has won the hearts of many, being lauded as the best Italian restaurant in the area. Patrons particularly appreciate the wide variety of choices available, the generous portions and the exquisite presentation of the food. Specialty dishes include Tuna and Clams Oregenatta, Caesar salad, pasta special and filet of soul which are all highly recommended. The restaurant also offers an extraordinary brunch and delectable desserts like cheesecake, tiramisu, and crème brûlée. Whether it's a special occasion, date night, or just a family dinner, La Vista promises a memorable Italian fare.
A photo of 1920 Bar and Bistro restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Italian • East Norwalk
Booked 1 time today
Our name, inspired by the year the building was built, pays homage to its history as the first electric generation station in Norwalk, then a hat factory, and later a home to beloved restaurants. 1920 Bar and Bistro is a tribute to the past, presenting a fresh concept with classic cocktails, craft beer, and a diverse, seasonal menu inspired by contemporary American cuisine.Prepared by a Mexican-born maestro, who enriched his culinary journey with a passion ignited by the finesse of Italian cuisine. Chef Lazaro has honed his skills in prestigious kitchens such as Pane E Benne in Westport, Paci in Southport, Blue Lemon in Westport, and Bridge Market in Westport. Drawing inspiration from his Mexican roots and a love for the flavors of Italian gastronomy, Chef Lazaro Alvarado brings a unique approach to 1920 Bar and Bistro’s 'New American' menu that is both inventive and rooted in global tradition.
A photo of Tony's at the J House restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Italian • Greenwich
Booked 17 times today
Tony's at the J House is acclaimed for its excellent Italian cuisine, with patrons lauding the quality, variety, and flavor of the dishes. Despite being an Italian restaurant, it also surprises with a sushi bar, creating a unique and enjoyable dining experience. The meticulously prepared dishes like the gnocchi with pesto and the braised escarole with crispy kale and parsnip puree beneath the almond-encrusted salmon are particularly noteworthy. The menu also features gourmet duck sausage pizza cooked in a wood-fire oven and a variety of fresh seafood. Patrons appreciate the well-curated wine list and the exceptional customer service, noting that Tony himself often interacts with guests. The ambiance is an added bonus, further enhancing the overall dining experience. Despite its slightly higher price point, the quality and experience offered at Tony's at the J House make it well worth it. It is recommended not just for its exquisite food, but also for the wonderful atmosphere, attentive service, and the overall exceptional dining experience it provides.
A photo of Restaurant L'Ostal restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Darien
Booked 10 times today
Restaurant L'Ostal in Darien, Connecticut is widely recognized for its excellent French cuisine, as evidenced by numerous enthusiastic reviews. Visitors rave about the creativity and expert French culinary techniques evident in the kitchen, with dishes such as Escargot, duck pate, and lamb shank confit earning high praise. The restaurant also comes highly recommended for its wonderful service and unique décor, elevating it to the status of a 'must-do' in Darien. Reviewers repeatedly mention the staff and owner's attentiveness and knowledgeability, and the restaurant's ability to offer a Manhattan-level dining experience, making it a beloved favorite among local residents.
A photo of Gabriele's of Westport restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Italian • Westport
Booked 31 times today
Gabriele's of Westport has been hailed as a premium steakhouse. Numerous reviews credit it as being a top contender for the best steakhouse in Connecticut, with service and food quality that matches the best New York City steakhouses. Diners rave about the perfectly cooked and seasoned steaks, as well as the diversity in the menu which goes beyond steaks. There are mentions of wonderful seafood items and must-try desserts. The ambiance and service are also consistently lauded, contributing to a dining experience that has left many patrons eager to revisit. The restaurant has evidently carved out a reputation for excellence in the steakhouse cuisine category.

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Discover best Italian restaurants in New Canaan

Discover the charm of Italian cuisine in New Canaan, Connecticut, where a variety of restaurants offer an authentic taste of Italy right in the heart of Fairfield County. Each establishment features a unique blend of traditional and innovative Italian dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, ensuring a delightful culinary experience for every palate. The dining scene in New Canaan is notably sophisticated, catering to both casual diners and gourmet aficionados with its diverse range of Italian eateries. Patrons can expect not only excellent food but also a warm, inviting atmosphere that exemplifies the best of Italian hospitality. Whether you're in the mood for a rustic pizza, a sophisticated pasta dish, or a fine Italian wine, New Canaan's Italian restaurants promise an unforgettable dining experience. The commitment to quality and authenticity makes each visit a genuine encounter with Italian culinary traditions, enhanced by attentive service and a welcoming environment.

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