Casa Mia at the Hawthorne

4.0
36 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Casa Mia at the Hawthorne is one of the premier destinations in Connecticut for banquets, fine dining, and entertainment. Our large facility is located on the Berlin Turnpike right in the heart of the state. In between New Haven and Hartford, we’ve hosted area business, families, and tourists. Call for reservations or stop in for nightly entertainment.
Lounge & Entertainment
If fantastic time is in your game plan then huddle up to Lounge 2421 at the Hawthorne. It’s the ultimate arena. Catch the big game, tackle your appetite with our fabulous bar and lounge menu and favorite beverage while enjoying live entertainment.
Special Occasions
Whether you are planning a shower, baptism, communion, birthday celebration or any other affair, we will provide the proper menus and address any special needs that will make your event a special one!
What 36 People Are Saying
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EC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Went for Sunday lunch menu , much better value and portion size, best piece of prime rib that I have ever had. Our waitress was exceptional,the room was pretty much empty except for us 🤷‍♀️

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

Friendly service and excellent food

BI
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for our wedding anniversary. We went to the restaurant at the time only to find out that restaurant was closed. It’s poor management problem in my opinion. They should have updated operating hours on open table.

JJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased when seated in the dining room, there was a party of teens in the ballroom but our seating was quiet. We had soup and Caesar salad both were good. Service was very attentive. Thanks to all.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 6 of us visiting for the first time and we had an amazing experience. We were celebrating a birthday. The food quality was amazing and service was superb.

V
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food, and great experience overall. Thank you!

r
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my daughter's college graduation. I was not familiar with the area, so I chose because of reviews. Excellent choice! Family style dinner for 15, was amazed how great everything was. Staff accommodating and pleasant! Wish I lived closer. Would go on a regular basis!

LB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decided to attend the place for Mother’s Day brunch. Unfortunately, I did not realize until I got home that I was charged an extra $31.95 for 5 adults and a 2 yr old toddler (who didn’t even touch a bit of any food because she can’t have solid foods). My fault for not checking but that left a very sour taste so we will probably not go back there again. The food was okay.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Actually had dinner in the lounge, wasn’t aware the lounge was first come first served so slight confusion but the manager came over and explained and we had dinner which was very good and watched the band.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was terrible probably all microwaved even the clams and the service was subpar

OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was wonderful! The food selection was great! The food was absolutely delicious!!! I had the rack of lamb, he had the dish with lobster, shrimp, scallops... for apps we had crabcake and shrimp cocktail. The drinks were nice and strong! Loved the background music too. Idk if we went on an "off time" because there was only another trio there, besides the 2 of us.

CP
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server, Richard, was very pleasant and attentive. Our food was delicious. The prime rib was big enough that we had a second meal. The decor was pretty. The only drawback was the loud band playing for a event. We will return.

J
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The food is great and the staff is always very friendly.

DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely delicious. Excellently prepared; veal and scallops couldn't have been better presented. Cocktails were fabulous. After dnner, also went over to the lounge to hear Rob Zappulla and his jazz ensemble.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone raves about the food...very fresh and expertly prepared. Servers were attentive and respectful to allow everyone the time they needed. Ambiance was positive and quiet enough for all at the table to enjoy conversations without having to raise voices or repeat ourselves because someone couldn’t hear! Refreshing for a Saturday night !evening

F
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend recommended this place and we were quite happy. Especially appreciated the staff. The person at the front desk set a great tone with her friendliness and good spirit. Our waitress was excellent. She was cheerful, friendly, attentive and accommodating. I told her that we really appreciated her service. Food was delicious. My steak could have been a bit more well-done, but it was tasty nonetheless. Dessert was really good. Overall had an enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The special menu for Valentine’s Day was very reasonable and there was ample food for the price. The steak on the surf & turf was excellent. The lobster tail was small and a bit overdone, but overall the meal was very good.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Richard was great. Very attentive and pleasant the entire night! Food was amazing! No complaints

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service

LK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, the drinks delicious, the service terrific. Although a bit pricey, you get a lit of food for the money. Everything was great.

LP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We went for the prime rib. It seemed previously frozen, texture was poor and tough. It was the special. Also on special were 2 Super Tucson wines at 1/2 price ($30 for a $60 bottle), but neither was available. We asked waiter, then manager to substitute an equivalent priced bottle, as we wanted 2 bottles for our party, but were initially offered only $10 off. In the end when bill came they gave us $15 off/bottle, still not compensating for not having the special. That would have been ok if the food would have been great. Prime rib was the worst I have ever had. And I never write reviews. +$280 bill was dinner down the drain...was visiting out of state we were trying to give my son & girlfriend and sister a great dinner...failed...

MG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

Waitress excellent. $40 11 oz filet mignon looked 8 oz. OssoBusco drenched in sauce. Sea bass coated in bread crumbs - was fish fresh? Food luke warm. Glad we had gift card to contribute to bill; overpriced and quality of food not worth it. We were seated at end booth against mirror. Track light was aimed to reflect against mirror. Light bulb kept flashing, so it was annoying.

CF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was bland and service was okay. Calamari was cooked well but breading was not good. Had to send back steak to be cooked appropriately based on how it was ordered. Hostess was very awkward-not a people person. Would not recommend. Place was empty for a Friday night.

MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Davin, our waiter was fantastic. Our meal was superb.

p
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lobster specials were outstanding. Service was very responsive and con jovial.

RN
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a first timer, our experience with the exceptionally friendly and informative staff was very pleasant.

SR
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, receptionist and waiter were excellent.
The menu selection was excellent and last, but the most important the food was outstanding.
Thanks for a Great time.

AB
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

There was an inordinate amount of very loud electronic feedback from a set up that was going on in a special functions room. We had to ask three times before it was addressed.

TC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, friendly staff and great food .
I would reccomend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was excellent, food was delicious. Drinks were great, nothing bad to say about the place. Looking forward to going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Well after being seated our waitress never came. The busy lady was at our table more and very helpful. Waited over 20 minutes for the check and finally met the waitress.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding!! Service was on top of its game. The amount and quality of food was impressive

MT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ate in the lounge , great booth, atmosphere, food and service from Giuseppe. Not the best band but it is what is !!!

NA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!! The brunch is wonderful as is the dinner dining.

D
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Not busy on Friday night but wrong food delivered, poor food quality returned one meal, and dirty silverware.

CF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had the perfect date night at Casa Mia. The waitstaff was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was excellent! We will be returning for future dates!