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For 2
Mon, 2/19
9:30 PM
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Booked 6 times today

Diorio's Restaurant and Bar

394 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Romantic
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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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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We offer large trays of food to be picked up.
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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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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.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 394 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant in atmosphere were very nice very classic old Italian Initially service was terrific very enjoyable but very pricey Even though we had informed them that we had tickets to the theater it took nearly an hour for us to get our entree. We ended up rushing our entree and having to skip dessert. Our waiter was fine however. Could have been a little more proactive

Our food was very good the Caprese salad was tasty though odd in that it was made with grape tomatoes. The mozzarella and balsamic reduction were excellent .

The pasta à la vodka was tasty unique and very well-prepared. the tuna was prepared beautifully

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

We were segregated for Valentine’s Day with other couples in a small room. The room was difficult to have conversation in. The service was unorganized and it took quite a bit to get served. Would like to go back on a normal night to see if the experience would be different.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentine's Day dinner. Food and service were excellent. Price of food was a bit high but not really bad for the quality. The slice of pie for dessert was beyond delicious, but $12. That's higher than I ever see for a dessert.

JJdiner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food! Loved the environment

JodyG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 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!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
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.

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.

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.

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!

Mike (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 17, 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.