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Diorio's Restaurant and Bar

4.5
390 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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The legendary history of Diorio Restaurant began in the early 1920's. 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, oversized mahogany bankers booths, tin ceiling and the most impressive acid etched mirrors displaying historical Waterbury. We offer a Private dining Room for corporate or private functions. Diorio Restaurant has once again reclaimed the reputation as Waterbury's finest.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - Close
Groups of 10+ with special requests - please contact the restaurant directly.
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Phone number
(203) 754-5111
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Private party facilities
We offer private dining for all your entertaining needs from family events to corporate events.
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Private party contact
Sarah Izzi: (877) 433-9866
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Catering
We offer large trays of food to be picked up.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grand Street
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Parking details
Garage located across the street from front door of restaurant.
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Entertainment
We have Dinner music played by Tom Cruciani on most Friday/Saturday nights...Please call to confirm!
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Special events & promotions
We offer Private Room Dining for all of your gathering needs from business functions to family celebrations.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We are accepting reservations for Valentine’s Day. Take your special love one to a dinner they will thoroughly enjoy! We are serving a limited menu please contact for details.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 390 People Are Saying
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4.3
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3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JodyG (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I have returned to Diorio's at least twice a year over the past twenty years. We have never, ever had anything but a stellar meal. Everything is always wonderful, from drinks to dessert. How do they do it? Thank you, Diorio's, we love you!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 18, 2017

Very nice and very accommodating. Would recommend to anyone a visit here for a top notch business meal. Fantastic entrée selections, loved the Chilean Sea Bass in a corn chowder base, would order it again.

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T69A (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was very good and the food was excellent. They made my wife a special dish not on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
4.0
Dined on November 20, 2017

Our meal and service were very good. The wait staff is very friendly. The old fashion NYC type bar, booths and ambiance are really neat. The back room is very cozy and is not noisy.
We informed the waitress we were going to the theater in 1 hour and we were done with our delicious meal in 50 minutes.

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vipDiane (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

Diorio’s is consistently good - great for a dinner before show at the Palace. Service was quick and attentive, Brussel sprouts special was outstanding!

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Mike (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent food. Great ambiance. Our waitress seemed to have quite a few tables and it took a little while to order, but we were in no rush and enjoyed the atmosphere and wine. We'll be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on November 17, 2017

It had been awhile since we dined at Diorio’s but will be a new regular. The food and service was excellent.

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GourmetFoodie (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on November 15, 2017

The atmosphere brought us back to the 1930’s & 1940’s! Food was great, although I would have preferred Italian bread instead of rye bread cause it is an Italian resaurant. Clams casino were nicely done! Their signature dessert was yummie! Will definitely come back again for the experience!

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CBT57 (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on November 1, 2017

The food was as excellent as always, we tried several different pasta dishes and each one was excellent. The ravioli was my favorite. Still a nice wine list, but even though we ordered two bottles of wine over the course of the meal, never once did anyone come to pour wine after the initial serve from each bottle. We were a little disappointed in the neglectful service.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

It has great decor and very good food. The wine list is very expensive with only a few wines under $50.

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