Canggio Restaurant

4.7
42 reviews
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$30 and under
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Peruvian

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About

Canggio Restaurant is a classy but casual dining atmosphere for guests to enjoy the unique offerings of Peruvian cuisine.

Some well-loved dishes are Ceviche, Papa Rellena, Lomo, and Escabeche.

Chef Julio Cancho is born and raised in Peru, but classically trained in French and Italian cookery. He adds a Peruvian twist to some American dishes also on the menu.

Peruvian cuisine, considered among the best in the world, inherited its innovation, mix and flavors from Peru’s history. Its culinary fusion developed over a long process of cultural exchange between the Spanish, Africans, Chinese, Japanese and Italians, among others. The dishes became more and more varied as races mixed and migrants landed at the port of Callao.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Peruvian
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(860) 383-4805
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Julio Cancho
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Catering
Catering by Canggio Restaurant is offered for up to 500 people. Various services available including set-up and serving. Full bar catering also available. Please visit www.CanggioRestaurant.com/catering or call for more details.
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Sachem Street
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 42 People Are Saying
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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was good but not especially out of the ordinary. The service was friendly and inviting.

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SG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were greeted warmly on arrival, and seated immediately. We were off to a great start! However, it took quite some time to get beverages, which was a bit frustrating. We did like the empanadas, very flavorful and came with two great sauces. I had the paella, which was average in flavor. It was interesting in that it had crawfish in it. Two of the clams and one of the mussels that were served in the bowl did not open, and when I mentioned it to the server, she came back quickly and told me that the Chef apologized and wanted to send us a complimentary dessert. That was a nice offer. We asked for the flan, and were told they didn't have any (this was at 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday - not late). We then asked for the creme brulee. We waited quite some time and the dessert never arrived.
We asked for our check and the waitress boxed up the dessert for us to take. Not a great experience.

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J
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Kyle is awesome, extremely friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The atmosphere and food are great and we always enjoy ourselves immensely!

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Love this restaurant!!! The best I have ever been to in every way !!! Thank you so much for offering unique cuisine and exceptional service!!!

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SK
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Slow service, mediocre food, overpriced. Not "upscale" as they describe.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent paella and the salmon with sweet potatoes was fantastic.

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KA
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant. Lovely service, delicious food.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deliciously prepared food and they cater to those with dietary restrictions!

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PW
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A hidden gem in Norwich, for sure! From the moment we entered we were treated by a friendly, caring staff, which set the tone for a wonderful evening. The creative cocktail list was fun and the appetizers outstanding. We had the empanadas, mussels - which were to die for, and pork bellies, along with our cocktails and wine. Dinner followed and I was lucky enough to get a taste of everyone's! The pasta with goat cheese sauce and shrimp was divine, as was the salmon special, and the paella. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert, but it would've been a difficult choice given the authentic Peruvian desserts versus the classics such as creme brulee! We had such a wonderful dinner that one member of our group returned the following day with her husband for lunch. We are all soon to return! Thanks Canggio for such a memorable meal!

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KD
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time at Canggio's and it was a delightful experience. The waitress we had was helpful and very nice. The food is delicious to say the least. We will come back again for sure.

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ES
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Those empenadas are to die for! I didn't have it this visit but the lemon and goat cheese pasta is my go to dinner!

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EH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Canggio's before. I keep going back because it is that good. What they do, they do perfectly. The food is fantastic and creative. The service is also exemplary and very accommodating. Bravo.

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TS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for New Years Eve dinner to have a nice night out before going to a concert. The five-course special of the night was amazing. Wonderful sauces on properly cooked items. It was one of the best meals I have had in a long time.

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PK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great selection of food for dinner or lunch. Fun signature cocktails, limited beer selection.

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MM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food as always! Canggio never disappoints.

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic restaurant! We couldn’t decide what to order so Julio brought samples of appetizers and main courses. Still couldn’t decide what I liked best, it was all delicious! I tried ceviche for the first-but not the last-time. Everything was great. A true gem in Norwich.

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K
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, Clean great calamari and salmon sandwich.

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a
New England
48 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Meal, as always was very well prepared and presented. Staff is very friendly and attentive. This is one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants.

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j
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a surprise in Norwich! The food was great and priced right. Our server was friendly and professional. I highly recommend it and will be back.

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B
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem! Comforting yet modern venue, with very tasty Peruvian staples, such as ceviche (pictured) and lomo saltado. Omnivores, pescatarians, and vegetarians should all be able to eat here. Big, beautifully-prepared portions with fresh ingredients. Very nice waitstaff offer good suggestions for newbies. Look forward to returning.

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CA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fantastic! We had a hard time selecting a dish because so many items looked delicious! We will definitely be returning!

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GT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday with son and his father. Cuisine deliciously prepared and savored.

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L
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

the restaurant "lost" our reservation. thank goodness I had the email receipt. we were then seated at the "chef's table". we had to ask for a waitress after waiting a while. the food was extremely salty... and I like salty but this was too much. the chef was gracious. he bought our bottle of wine.

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SC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never go wrong by selecting Canggio - the cross culture food is amazing. Servers are spot on with service.

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall the experience was quite enjoyable. The food was good, if not great. The true Peruvian dishes were outstanding. The blue corn drink was a treat.

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GT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and fabulous go hand-in-hand with Carvaggio. The Ecuadorian tastes are vibrant and similar to my New Orleans' cuisine!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good; excellent customer service. Can’t wait to go back and try another entree

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c
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were visiting the area for a Keith Urban concert, using airbnb, and I found this place, a bit away from Mohegan Sun. Well, it was so thoroughly delicious, I want to go back soon! Excellent steak dish, excellent salad, everything we ate was unique and amazing. The waitress was helpful and gracious. I'm a New York "foodie", very fussy, and this was a wonderful meal.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I have ever tasted!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A true gem. Don’t miss out, but Daave us a table :)

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a
New England
48 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent preparation and presentation. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals. We will definitely be back.

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met family for a birthday celebration. Brunch was delicious. The Bloody Mary was over the top!

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MF
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canggio is a not what you would expect in Norwich CT, a town that historically had seen great wealth in previous years, but now appears run down. However, the restaurant is a true and very surprising culinary bright spot. It states that it is Peruvian, but it is really a fusion of many influences, all of them very carefully crafted together, yet with the Peruvian food very much there at all times.

Great food, complex and exciting without being too intimidating, yet it has a solid hint of comfort food at the same time. We tried many of the starters and the main meals and I really couldn't pick out one that was any better than the other - they were all wonderful. To put it in perspective, my son had just had four wisdom teeth removed the previous day and he still finished everything that he ordered!

They stocked a great bar with a interesting collection of cocktails that were tried a few of. Worth experimenting if you go.

Service was impeccable and very warm and inviting. Our server and the owner couldn't have been more hospitable.

In conclusion, great food, great drinks, great service and a great place all round. I will be back soon.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really don’t want to say how amazing this place is because I’m afraid it will always be so busy we can’t get in. This is our second time here and both visits were perfect.
Apps, drinks, entrees all were amazing.
Our first visit, Kristine, the GM, made our experience so much better by explaining about the food(s) history from the roasted corn “Amuse Bouche” if your will, to our drinks and entrees.
Each app, entree and Desserts were so amazing. We all enjoyed everything and will definitely be back.
What a great high quality experience in Norwich!!
Kudos!!

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f
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very cute restaurant and nice staff. We really enjoyed the food but do have a few "comments." We ordered bolitas de yucca which were supposed to have yucca and queso fresco inside but all we tasted was yucca. Also, parking was a little confusing because we weren't quite sure where it was okay to park. And lastly, we weren't greeted or acknowledged when we arrived into the restaurant. My wife had to ask a waitress if we were supposed to seat ourselves or wait. On the plus side, it was a cute spot. We enjoyed the live music and we really enjoyed the causa with octopus! Yum! Highly recommend that app! Even though I listed a couple complaints, we definitely will visit again.

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SG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent dining experience at a jewel of a find in Norwich! Kyle was very attentive and personable. The food was very creative, nicely presented and tasty, although a little salty for us. The empanadas were a great start to our meal. We will be back the next time we're in the area!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the best meals we have had in a while. The food is wonderful, the service is superb. We will be back soon to sample more of the menu.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flavorful!! Definitely worth trying!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Norwich needs more restaurants like this. Great food, clean, great service!

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SU
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Found this place through their website and decided to check it out- it had only been open for about 3 months. Welcomed immediately - all the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful but also good at not intruding into the dining experience or interupting conversation. I had never had Peruvian cuisine before. In the appetizers the seafood platter and the calamari were terrific. Many of us at the table got the steak lomo for dinner - tender but meaty chunks of slightly spicy beef on rice with matchstick fries and a fried egg. The salads that two of us got were generous portions and looked delicious. The decor is nothing special but don't let that fool you - it's a terrific place to eat and the small bar is really nice (the mixed drinks are very good!).

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