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Diorio's Restaurant and Bar

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529 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
The legendary history of Diorio Restaurant began in the 1920s. The late Rocco Diorio was responsible for the fine traditional food and many lasting memories for most of the people in the greater Waterbury area. The restaurant was closed in 1980 and reopened in 1991 after total restoration to its original splendor. The legend continues as we remain true to those endearing memories.

We have the original marble bar, over-sized mahogany bankers booths, tin ceiling, and the most impressive acid-etched mirrors displaying historical Waterbury. Diorio Restaurant has once again reclaimed the reputation as Waterbury's finest.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • 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 529 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.7
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4.3
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tablesurfer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance, and Food. Never disappointing.

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TrciaW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great good! Good service. Would definitely go back again

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vipBgjr
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

a wonderful italian restaurant with great food as usual

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tablesurfer
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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RuthM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at Diorio’s

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WilliamC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was prepared in a flavorful healthy way, not loaded with creamy sauces and unnecessary butter etc. very good!

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chip
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

this used to be my go to restaurant it has gone down hill , their wine list is limited where it used to be extensive and the martinis were undrinkable the service was pleasant but i won't be returning

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ann2255
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Based on the reviews, I was expecting more. The rolls were dry and stale. The dressing on my caesar salad, other than tasting mildly fishy, was tasteless. The rest was fine but not remarkable. For $90 for two people, one of whom was 3 years old, that seemed steep.

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MarkC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Our server was polite and helpful with food suggestions.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I grew up on Diorio's food and I haven't been in years. My wife and I are originally from the Waterbury area and throughout our teens, twenties, and so on Diorio's was the place to go. However this time we ordered the Cod special and it was totally taste less. The calamari appetizer was good but the salad and desserts were just blah. It's safe to say we were disappointed.

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vipJoeBuzz
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fast service...Excellent food and I mean every single time...Excellent restaurant!

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

Deepak at the Palace

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MicheleM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

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vipRalphC
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, we had a great experience at Diorio’s! Our Server Erin was excellent! We will return for sure!

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SueM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding, as the flavor was bursting from each of the items, from appetizers to desserts. I would highly recommend going and we will be sure to visit again!

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KathleenW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious and nice people

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MissR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is outstanding! Old fashioned, fine dining!!

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BEATRIX
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for meeting with friends for dinner. Our waitress was very attentive, accommodated my request for a gluten free, vegan pasta meal that was not part of the menu, but that was executed beautifully.

JB
JohnB
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, professional service, with an atmosphere that is not available in local Ct restaurants.

JM
vipJMKD
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great dining experience-a varied menu for the different dietary restrictions on our group.

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lmann
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We have been coming to Diorrio's off and on for a long time. It's always been a special place for us and we've always had a good experience. This was not one of those times. Although the food was yummy, we had many mishaps with our order. Our drinks were tiny, and wrong, our silverware didn't come out with our food, our courses came out at odd and rushed times. Not to mention we are there on NYE and there were people there in jeans and T-shirts, kids in gym shorts! When we walked out the door we were sad to say to each other that we think that's the last time we're going. esp. considering the price.

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vipseafoodie
New England
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and every item we ordered was excellent. Food hot and drinks cold!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I got stuck on the highway with traffic called the restaurant to hold my reservation. It was amazing the food was amazing, everything and service just an amazing restaurant. Go Go Go there!!!

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vipValeriaC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great! Drinks, Apps, Main Course and Dessert! Great food, Great Value! Will be returning!

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vipSuzanne
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was amazing

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marnib
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nothing really wowed us besides the crab cakes. The rest of the food was somewhat bland, but solidly good. We would go back, but just not out of our way to get there.....

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BizzyB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal out ever!! Food was delicious service was very good

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TerriK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I returned to this restaurant after many years. Over-rated and over-priced!!!
After getting our salad and our appetizer, we had to ask for bread and was given
one roll each.....I mean really????
Ordered dessert. We had a piece of cheesecake and a piece of chocolate cake, which
was $24 for the two pieces!!!!!! Had I known how much that would be, I would've told them to keep it!!
NEVER will I return there!!

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TommyD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Basically everything was perfect, except in my opinion I believe the Caesar salad dressing had way too much anchovy which overpowered it.

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Oliver
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The servers were not attentive at all. Bread was forgotten. Water glasses weren’t refilled. It was as though they were too busy to attend to tables.

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MaryannF
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Food just OK, nothing great, menu small, Brussels Sprouts disappointing. Salmon fair, Veal just ok... won’t be back for awhile....

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AnneM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service we will definitely go back for dinner , desserts were delicious and dinner was excellent

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PatrickW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really good food but I would prefer a booth in the bar to any other seating spot. Will request this next time.

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JeffryN
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great atmosphere and excellent food. Service is good too. Would highly recommend it -

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RonC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was excellent. Nice ambience

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vipXrdmen
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely convenient for the area as there are not many like restaurants. I feel it may be a bit pricey but the service and accommodations for special requests and alterations to the menu made it worthwhile. I had the fillet cooked medium probably will ask M Rare next time only if you really like it that red.
Certainly will come back.

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johnk
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous , friendly service; great ambiance .
The food is first rate...great ingredients, beautifully prepared.

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GerryW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as was the food. We will be going back soon.

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LJen
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

My food was good but my business associates food was not so great; spinach was bitter, marsala sauce was not as expected; the waiter also forgot to bring my drink and when we reminded him he asked me what I ordered rather than checking his order for us.

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Monie30
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service, spectacular. I would definitely go again soon.

FAQs

Diorio's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 529 OpenTable diners.

Diorio's Restaurant and Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.diorios.com/gift-cards/.

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.