Trattoria 'A Vucchella

4.6
211 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Trattoria 'A Vucchella is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious and unique dishes based on classic, rustic Italian cooking. Its lunch and dinner menus are full of traditional Italian dishes broken up into antipasti, primi and secondi courses that will give you a tour of a variety of Italian tastes. Whether you’re in the mood to try some traditional honey beef tripe or littleneck clams sautéed in white wine and garlic or homemade potato gnocchi stuffed with crab, Trattoria 'A Vucchella will satisfy your desire. Trattoria 'A Vucchella prides itself on pleasing diners with its authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable and relaxed dining atmosphere. So, no matter if you’re just looking for some antipasti and a glass of wine or are celebrating a big family style dinner, it’s just the place to do it.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 211 people are saying
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RobertN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience3

After 4 fantastic lunches we were disappointed with out Saturday night dinner. Place was very busy (good) but waitstaff was only 2 experienced and 2 non. Waited very long for service but once we had their attention it went well. I had the best carbonnara in the past when I think the owner must have been the chef as this time it was poor. Runny with bitter taste and with a spoonful of grated parm on top. Huh? Nope. Caprese was fine. Can't comment on the other dishes. Lunch next time as their pizza and lasagna were the best.

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SusanM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A’Vucchella is a wonderful authentic Italian trattoria in historic downtown Bridgeport, CT. You can’t go wrong with their fabulous menu selections from expertly prepared fish or meat entrees, homemade pasta or pizza.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The waitstaff is friendly and engaging, creating a very homey atmosphere. The chef/owner visited all the tables and connected with every person. Definitely going back!

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vipCamilleL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get a great find! Delicious food! Great friendly service! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, felt like I was back in Italy!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a 10. The food was absolutely incredible, the service top notch. I truly felt like I was back in Italy!

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SandraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stumbled upon this restaurant when looking for somewhere that could seat 10-12 people parents weekend and couldn't have been more happy with our choice! The service and food was amazing! Will absolutely be back when we are visiting our kids at school again!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful and delicious experience. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the area. A must try!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Reservations at Trattoria A Vucchella are needed if you are going to a show or concert across the street. Once you arrive and enter there is a very pleasant transition to a small family owned business. Slow down, join the party, speak a little Italian. Buy bottle of reasonably priced Italian wine and drink it slowly and enjoy yourselves. We ordered an antipasti of bruschetta, assorted meats and cheeses or try some homemade soup. The dishes are appropriate in size so you can have a starter or pasta dish and then a main course. We had the chicken marsala and a pappardelle and funghi with truffles. The flavors, textures, sauces and mushrooms were all excellent. Our dishes reached the table "hot" because they were brought to the table immediately when finished. No microwave or heat lamps or waiting for one dish to finish. What that means is the chef knows what he/she is doing and it makes a big difference. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes. Grazie Trattoria A Vucchella .

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Monte2000
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is so gracious and makes it feel like a true neighborhood gem. The food is authentic, homemade and outstanding!

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RoseT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceptional Dinner! Can’t wait to return! Authentic Italian! Owner is very knowledgeable and welcoming!

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DavidE
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasquale is the best!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was mediocre. On previous occasion had the pasta which much better. Meatballs were pedestrian. My companions SeaBass was drowned in a red sauce and was slightly undercooked.

The service was very attentive. The appetizer of eggplant and calamari was good. A mock tail was very good and they use top quality espresso. About as good as I have had on that front.

When next here will eat the pasta or gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service was very good. Definitely would go again.

MD
vipMichaelD
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time visit. Excellent wine list - but note only Italian wines. The food was good, service was attentive. If we are in the area again, we would definitely return.

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Shushup
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the drinks to the homemade pasta, excellent! The owner, Pasquale is a gem! This is one of of very favorite restaurants. Everyone we bring here, comes back!

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richardb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this place. The people, food, decor, ambiance. Highly recommend!

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vipRMDA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome food, excellent restaurant. Pastas, pizzas, appetizers, all excellent! And a very good menu with plenty of good decisions to make. Just be sure to give yourself time for your meal knowing that based on staffing, it takes time.
Highly recommend the restaurant but be patient and not in a rush

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SusanL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding find in downtown Bridgeport. Holds its own agains any of the more expensive places in Westport or Greenwich. Owner is absolutely charming as is ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasquale was an excellent host. The homemade gnocchi and pappardelle were homemade, light, and absolutely delicious. Will definitely return.

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KatherineR
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious & fresh. Great service & friendly owner. Recommend Sea Bass & fresh pasta. Will definitely visit again!

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CGVandFriends
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a gem! Authentic Italian cuisine, an intimate atmosphere, attentive staff, and a personable owner who makes everyone feel welcome! Excellent all-around!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the staff was awesome and very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice owner and staff. C+ food. Decent Italian wine list.

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SusanW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering of six. We enjoyed the food and never felt rushed. The owners were attentive and helpful too

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HighStandardDiner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their food is consistently excellent. The owner recommended an excellent red wine that paired well with seafood, pasta and meat. A'Vuchella is my local fav Italian.

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DavidH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an amazing restaurant with a friendly and gracious owner and staff. Food is absolutely amazing! We drive almost an hour to visit this restaurant!

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vipJacki
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. They were short staffed but the graciousness of the staff trying to make everyone happy made up for it!

Food was authentic and awesome! Cocktails off of their specialty menu were delicious. It’s small and cozy.

Will most definitely be back :-)

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HiramT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Traditional Italian food and mood. LOVE this place!

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ErinC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was really great - one meal was missed -so there was some scrambling to get it out from the kitchen so we could all eat.
It was a very busy night.
We all loved the food - Fish and pastas.
The noise level was high but there was much festivities going on.
We will be back soooooon !

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vipjlminv
New York Area
218 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So glad we could return to the most authentic Italian restaurant around. Pasquale needs all of our support

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, and very nice and attentive staff. Would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was a bit salty. Price was decent.

JB
vipJimB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food. Great atmosphere. Pizza is best around.

Really need to hire staff to properly serve customers - the current program is just not working. Such great food - I hope they can figure out the service.

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John
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pasquale and Conchetta made our anniversary dinner a very special and delicious experience. We had an off the menu homemade pasta with Vesuvius tomatoes that was outstanding. The eggplant parm appetizer melted in our mouth and the fish entrees were light, fresh and full of flavor. An espresso straight from a cafe in Italy and a decadent chocolate mousse put our taste buds in overdrive.

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BarbaraS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were out for the first time in many months to attend a live concert at a theater across the street from the restaurant. We sat at the bar, which we prefer. The bartender was delightful! Our meals were served promptly and they were delicious! We both ordered pasta dishes and the pasta is made on the premises. We will be back!

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Psbt
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Friendly, attentive staff who made sure everything was perfect for my daughter's 21st birthday party. Delicious food. Orders were perfectly cooked. We spent a wonderful evening and look forward to coming again.

JB
vipJaclynB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We ate here prior to attending a show at the Stress Factory. I had read a few reviews mentioning how slow and inattentive the service was, so in order to get ahead of that, I mentioned to our server right away that we were under a bit of a time crunch and had a show to get to. We sat down at about 7:10 and placed our order pretty quickly thereafter, including drinks. We didn't receive our drinks until close to 7:40. At 7:48, after several minutes of not being able to even see our server, we asked her how much longer the food would take and she said "at least another 5 minutes". We did not receive our food for another 35 minutes, at which point we had to scarf it down quickly in order to get to our show. The pizzas were pretty tasty, though not extraordinary, the sole francese was not only unappealing to the eye (it looked as though it was sitting in a pool of yellow water topped with lumps of wet spinach) but it also tasted foul, and the wine options were nearly undrinkable -- we tried three different reds. We asked for our check as soon as the food arrived for fear of that taking forever as well. We were met with hostility, unkindness and irritation from our server throughout the night and never even received an apology for how long everything took. Do not waste your time here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went last night (Wednesday) and had a fantastic meal. The owner and chef was extremely nice. Pork shank, Carbonara, calamari and tiramisu terrific! Can’t wait to go back again!

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SallyP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place! Always perfect food and perfect atmosphere. Authentic Italian food, light crispy crust on pizza, paparadelli al dente and sauces so flavorful. Top it off with authentic homemade tiramisu with cappuccinos. Superb.

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You can order delivery directly from Trattoria 'A Vucchella using the Order Online button. Trattoria 'A Vucchella also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Trattoria 'A Vucchella also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 383-2837.

Trattoria 'A Vucchella is rated 4.6 stars by 211 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.