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Grano Arso, Chester, CT

Grano Arso

4.8
4.8
1407 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Owned and operated by husband and wife, Chef Joel and Lani Gargano, coupled with warm and knowledgeable hospitality and a creative and experience kitchen team with Grano Arso is the neighborhood go-to eatery for wholesome cooking, Italian wine, local beers, and specialty cocktails. We invite you to come and experience what community means to us!

***Please note for large parties of 6 and more there is a service charge of 22%. There is a prix fixe menu requirement for parties of 7 to 12 with a service charge of 22% and 50% deposit. Guests will need to have the restaurant book large parties and will not be able to do so on Opentable.***

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 322-3143
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    ​ ​Joel Gargano
  • Catering
    Please contact Lani Gargano or Lauren via email at lani@granoct.com or Lauren@granoct.com for catering inquiring.
  • Private party facilities
    Grano Arso is available for private events. Please reach out to Lauren at lauren@granoct.com about packages and pricing! For prompt responses, please cc Lani Gargano as well using lani@granoct.com.
  • Neighborhood
    Chester
  • Cross street
    ​Water Street
  • Parking details
    Municipal lot plus street parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,407 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Connecticut

    Italian

  • Middlesex

    Best Overall

  • Middlesex

    Best Food

  • Middlesex

    Best Service

  • Middlesex

    Best Ambiance

  • Middlesex

    Best Value

  • Middlesex

    Innovative

  • Middlesex

    Healthy

  • Middlesex

    Hot spot

  • Middlesex

    Neighborhood gem

  • Middlesex

    Great for fine wines

  • Middlesex

    Romantic

  • Middlesex

    Good for special occasions

  • Middlesex

    Lively

  • Middlesex

    Most Booked

1,407 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely fantastic meal! Delicious margaritas, delicious bread, Arancini and burrata with the best strawberries ever! Pesto genovese so delicious along with the rigatoni bolognese….one of the best meals I’ve had. Service also exceptional! Can’t wait to go back to try other things. Bravo 👏🏼 bravo 👏🏼

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  2. AnneO

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A dining experience you will never forget. It is absolutely fabulous.

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  3. JZIII

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Grano did not disappoint we went for the tasting menu - which as tasting menus do changed from our Monday reservation to Friday dinner. Almost called an audible and ordered off the menu but we're glad that we did not. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish with exceptional service. We did order the Eggplant al Forno off the regular menu knowing that tasting portions are usually on the smaller side. These were not, each dish was more than expected. Definitely will return, not even look at the menu and just order blind whatever the chef is making that night.

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  4. CynthiaS

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Everything was terrific, all six of us enjoyed our food. So fresh and just delicious. Appreciate that they source locally . The drinks are terrific as well. We all had a wonderful experience. Love Grano!!!

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  5. markG

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    In a not very busy evening, took quite a while for order to be place. Then drinks came quickly and maybe five minutes later the entree came; desert also came quickly. In and out of restaurant in one hour, just like a diner. This was bad for us but also bad for the restaurant as we were likely to order a second drink if the pace of a fine restaurant was followed.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is amazing, the food and location could not be better. Everything is fresh and home made. Loved the rose’ I had too. It was a perfect birthday dinner for my husband and they even gave us some champagne to celebrate! Can’t wait to go back!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant! Super inventive dishes, and warm, attentive service. One of our best restaurant experiences in memory.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing … Gran Arso has now become our favorite restaurant !!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Ragu sauce I have tasted(and we eat out a lot, globally). Great service….. will be going back many times!

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  10. Redhead1951

    Greater Boston

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The strip steak wasn’t that flavorful however the insalate salad, mussels, cavatelli pasta were all excellent. Wait staff was most attentive. And the bartender Wesley’s always a joy to see!

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FAQs

Grano Arso offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 322-3143.

Grano Arso is rated 4.8 stars by 1407 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 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grano Arso

6 Main Street, Chester, CT 06412

Additional information

  • Cross street
    ​Water Street
  • Neighborhood
    Chester
  • Hours of operation
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Municipal lot plus street parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    ​ ​Joel Gargano
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 322-3143
  • Catering
    Please contact Lani Gargano or Lauren via email at lani@granoct.com or Lauren@granoct.com for catering inquiring.
  • Private party facilities
    Grano Arso is available for private events. Please reach out to Lauren at lauren@granoct.com about packages and pricing! For prompt responses, please cc Lani Gargano as well using lani@granoct.com.
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