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Diorio's Restaurant and Bar, Waterbury, CT

Diorio's Restaurant and Bar

4.7
4.7
585 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Please call the restaurant at 203-754-5111 for additional availability.

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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (203) 754-5111
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    We offer large trays of food to be picked up.
  • Private party facilities
    Diorio Restaurant & Bar is the perfect setting for your next private event. From corporate meetings to special occasions, we offer a variety of menu options to suit your event's needs.
  • Neighborhood
    Waterbury
  • Cross street
    Grand Street
  • Parking details
    Street parking in front and a parking garage located directly across the street from the front door of the restaurant.
  • Entertainment
    We have Dinner music played by Tom Cruciani on most Friday/Saturday nights...Please call to confirm!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 585 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Good for special occasions

  • New Haven

    Best Service

  • New Haven

    Best Ambiance

  • New Haven

    Good for business meals

  • New Haven

    Great for fine wines

  • New Haven

    Romantic

  • New Haven

    Good for special occasions

  • New Haven

    Italian

585 Reviews
  1. MeghanM

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Waitperson was cold, made us feel rushed. We were in and out from a special dinner in 50 minutes. Early reservation with plenty of open tables.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Diorio’s for special occasions. We celebrated our 44 th anniversary tonight. As always everything was excellent!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    We made a reservation for 8 people a month prior, and were put in their small party room which would have been great but they seated us at a table for 6 and the room had 2 other large parties so we were basically on each others laps to eat dinner. The waiter while lacking much personality was good. Drinks came out right, food came out hot. Luckily our group of people made up for the poor planning on the restaurants part.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Great restaurant. Very classy, nice Italian feel, great service. Food was very good and served quickly. Owner and sand every single staff/worker's were extremely nice. The price was a little higher than I'm used to, but a wonderful and special treat. Highly suggested for that special occasion

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  5. CTvisitor

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent veal dishes. Salad on Milanese was delicious but mashed potatoes lacked flavor. Key lime pie was disappointing. Coffee and espresso were delicious. Had to ask server for more water.

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  6. BamBamBob

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Diorio's. Great history behind this place. The bar area is very cool, with some of the old icons of Waterbury's commerce engraved into the mirror that is behind the bar. Good menu of old school Italian favorites, prepared in an updated fashion. Great place to dine before attending a show at the Palace. Highly recommended.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience. We will be back soon.

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  8. Michael

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great service just great just as good as it used be

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  9. DianaB

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and great atmosphere for a quite evening

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  10. Lenny

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way. Erin is a great bartender. Service is fantastic. We had Brenda- just great.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Diorio's Restaurant and Bar using the Order Online button. Diorio's Restaurant and Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 754-5111.

Diorio's Restaurant and Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 585 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Diorio's Restaurant and Bar

231 Bank Street, Waterbury, CT 06702

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grand Street
  • Neighborhood
    Waterbury
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking in front and a parking garage located directly across the street from the front door of the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    We have Dinner music played by Tom Cruciani on most Friday/Saturday nights...Please call to confirm!
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (203) 754-5111
  • Catering
    We offer large trays of food to be picked up.
  • Private party facilities
    Diorio Restaurant & Bar is the perfect setting for your next private event. From corporate meetings to special occasions, we offer a variety of menu options to suit your event's needs.
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