Pane e Bene

4.9
144 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Pane e Bene, located in Westport, Connecticut, serves a diverse selection of fresh Italian cuisine. The extensive menu includes a variety of pasta, local seafood and meat entrées. Vegetarian, Gluten Free and Vegan options available.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 144 people are saying
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AlejandroR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Pane e Bene was a fabulous choice for date night. The friendliest staff EVER! Food was good, I would recommend the Chicken Park and Pene Vodka as an entree. Bruschettas were also amazing. Calamari was okay both felt like it was extremely bland BUT at least it wasn't chewy. We were the last ones sitting and didn't feel rushed to leave. In fact, by the time we got up the entire staff was sitting near the bar talking, eating, and cracking jokes. 9.9/10! Will definitely be back!

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susan
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last evening I had one the specials offered which was a freshly made linguine with a light cream sauce topped with a fresh truffle grated at my table. It was absolutely wonderful and I would say the best linguine dish I have ever tasted. It is always a pleasure to dine at Pane Bene... try it, you will not be disappointed!

Susan

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vipBeleneD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You would never know such an excellent restaurant was in a little “strip mall” on the Post Road. The service and food were outstanding. Homemade pasta was wonderful and the flavors were incredible. Truly a family run enterprise that prides itself on quality. We will be back!!

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kimberlyC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place ! Food is always fantastic , great service and comfortable ambience . So happy it is close by. The black truffle gnocchi is to die for !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service, as always.

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DarylS
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly friendly and courteous staff. Food was all perfectly cooked and delicious. Everything was clean and well managed with perfect time bt courses. Would highly recommend!

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vipcvbs
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!

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vipTrialgolf
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulously reliable

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Glenda4444
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a marvelous dinner in a lovely setting with exceptional food and service. Our table for 4 was in a quiet corner of the restaurant so conversation easy. The staff is friendly and helpful without hovering. The specials were enticing and we had the squid ink risotto with scallops as an appetizer. We had eaten here once before and were delighted the quality is still at a very high level. Plan to return .

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vipJimR
New York Area
124 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome meal as it has been every time we've been to this restaurant. Angelo and his team are wonderfully welcoming and attentive. The pastas are amazing. There's a broad selection of foods and every dish we've ever had (read most of them!) has been great. They also have a full bar and an approachable wine list.

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dbird
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food. nice selection. I enjoyed the octopus appetizer as well as the pasta with scallops, mushroom and truffle cream sauce. service with a smile!!! even with the mask!!! :>)😷

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BarryS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

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NancyR
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing and authentic Italian cuisine. We loved it!!

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DaveM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great chicken parm, shrimp pane e bene apetizer was delicious.

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BobD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice place, veal chop was undercooked, raw in middle. Wife's veal scallopini was overcooked.

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Lstewart
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside in their covered space. It was charming and comfortable, the service was thoughtful and attentive, the food was excellent, and we would all return and recommend it to a friend. We had a delightful bottle of wine, the opening, pouring and service were classic and the glasses appropriate and quality pieces. We had seafood, pasta, and desserts. We had seafood, pasta, and desserts - each was expertly prepared, served hot and we were offered freshly grated Parmesan. We all loved the place , the staff, the food, and the owner are all wonderful. We look forward to our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another grest experience at Pane e Bene. As usual Angelo and his staff delivered both in terms of food and service.

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MaryM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & excellent service! You can't get a better dining experience.

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vipgwenb
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy outdoor eating area, food was excellent, service efficient and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Italian restaurants in town. The owner is present all the time and the food is made of home-made ingredients of the highest quality. A great value for money. This was our second visit and we plan more visits with our family and friends.

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vipJimmy134
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, Angelo is great host !

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EvaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Portions were generous. Servers were very attentive and friendly. Owner, Angelo, so kind and hospitable.

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vipRobin
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time here, enjoyed it. Food very good as is the service. We wanted to sit outdoors and they have erected some space in the parking lot which was fine but could have been a little nicer. At the end of the day, it was not off putting and we would definitely go back. Christina, our server was terrific, and we bought a bottle of their olive which was also terrific.

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ConnorL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Scallops and Veal was delicious. Dry martini with a twist, perfection!

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dianem
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal from start to finish and enjoyed the wine that was recommended!

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vipJimmy134
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends introduced us to Pane Bene a few weeks back. And we returned to the same great service and food. The owner Angelo is truly a gracious host and very appreciative of his customers. A smaller venue but very relaxed and cozy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always feel welcome and appreciated when we arrive at Pane e Bene! The service is warm and friendly, the food is consistently great. We love it here!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt and tasted like Italy - the staff was so friendly and made us feel like family.

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vipAl428
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was really attentive, all staff masked, tables social distanced and very friendly from beginning to end.

My homemade fettuccine was amazing and the zucchini blossoms were out of this world.

Ambiance is ok, but don’t judge a book by its cover. Would recommend in a heartbeat!

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vipCHRISM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with Incredible service. The chicken parm was outstanding and the desserts, could not choose between two, so we had them both. The owner is actively involved and a pleasure to chat with. It had been a while since we were there and It was as good as I remember. Thank you Angelo.

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LisaT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 4 of us. We ordered appetizers, salads, entrees, and dessert. DELICIOUS!! Best restaurant by far. Our first time here and we will definitely be back.

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GeorgeT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My fiancée and I dined at Pane e Bene, and we were very pleased with the staff. They are attentive, polite, and efficient. We absolutely love Angelo. He’s an amazing person who brightens up the dining room. He always treats us like family. The food is also always on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Our server was lovely! The food was terrific. Highly recommend.

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vipKrisG
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food!!

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Winoman
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traditional Italian fare from a great survivor of the Pandemic.

It was an enjoyable evening.

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HenryB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Birthday dinner.
Food very tasty. Pork chop excellent taste; a little tough. Purveyor should be informed. Not restaurant’s fault.
Device enthusiastic but a little spotty.

Still one of our favorites.

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vipadhok
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for father's day and the food was excellent and the service was professional and attentive.

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jenniferc
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent!

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makrz55
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Pane e Bene is a hidden gem, its curb appeal is severely lacking but the service and food is a welcome surprise for the diner(s). We began with bruschetta and Cesar salad and sample the shrimp special and pasta dishes (penne vodka). Overall we were very satisfied with the food and the prices.

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erc123
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we ate inside at Pane E Bene in a year. We missed it. Food and service was terrific!! We'll be back!!

FAQs

Pane e Bene offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 292-9584.

Pane e Bene is rated 4.9 stars by 144 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.