Trattoria 'A Vucchella
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Pasta e Zucchine
This was one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had. Seeing the favorable reviews, my wife and I decided to give it a try. The bread and arugula/beet/ chèvre salad was very good. The waitress ignored us. The wait waited. A nearby group expressed dismay and brought the waitress- one of two, to tears. She explained there were only two cooks in the back. She was noble, but broken.
After a 1 hour and 10 minute wait, we received the dinner. The second waitress did not recognize the sole Francese under a pile of wet spinach- does sole Francese have spinach? One lemon wedge. It was small and wet—no batter or coating. Terrible. My meal was unintelligible- lasagna. The noodles were tender and there was a bechamel under the layer—it seemed like a loose pile of large noodles. The Bolognese sauce was like chef boyardee.
We shook our heads. Told the waitress the place came highly regarded and it did not live up to standard. No dessert. No coffee. All tolled, with one wine and one salad- $70
For two people on a Covid night, this was a
This restaurant is a must visit. We have dined here 3 times so far and each time has been consistently fabulous. The food is thoughtfully & authentically prepared, the wine menu is diverse with many options available from different regions in Italy, and the service is always top notch. We live in New Britain so it’s a hike to drive to this restaurant but it is so worth it. We look forward to visiting again soon!
Went there for a birthday dinner and had a great meal. The chef and server were terrific - it was a slow night mid week in Feb and they offered to make a combo that wasn’t on the menu I had a pork shank w Paparadelle and it was outstanding and a great combo. My wife had cavatelli w sausage. Both were great. Overall I’d say The food is excellent the staff is friendly and accommodating. Parking is very easy. My glass of wine was ok not great. Overall Price was very reasonable. I would recommend it and will be back
Food is amazing and the staff are always friendly and first class
It was a wonderful experience! The restaurant was exceptionally quiet. There was beautiful italian music We came on a late Sunday afternoon in the rain...the owner/chef and his partner couldn’t have been more attentive. My husband is a native Italian, and so got to talking with Pasquale and Concetta, both warm and welcoming. We ordered a pizza to share to start, and it was very authentic, with a great crust, not too thin, really tasty. Will definitely come back just to try the other pizzas. The fried calamari was light, tender, and flavorful and came with an oregano based red sauce. Pastas are all homemade, as was the sausage that came with my cavatelli. We shared the tiramisu for desert-really fresh! Overall, the prices were a few dollars less than anything similar, and we go out for
We will definitely be back soon, we’d be regulars if we lived closer.....would definitely recommend to anyone who likes authentic italian country neighborhood food, fresh and flavorful.
Trattoria 'A Vucchella is one of the best restaurants in Fairfield county. I highly recommend it.
This is by far my favorite restaurant. Food, atmosphere and staff are fabulous!
As always, excellent food and service. Chef/owner will make dishes not on menu if he has ingredients.
Outstanding food, service and attention by owner. Very accommodating!
Everything was outstanding. From the margherita pizza to the desserts and cappuccinos. Outstanding. We will be back.
Simple menu but SUPER quality
Great place and wonderful service!! Would highly recommend
We highly recommend this restaurant the staff was very attentive and very nice. The food was delicious. We will definitely be back very soon. We went at 7pm on a Saturday night and did not have any issues with it being too loud or crowded they are doing a great job keeping everything socially distant. You can even sit outside if you are uncomfortable dining in
Food was fabulous- service was very - drinks took forever from the bar
Food could have been better. Clams were overcooked and so was the pasta. Broccoli rabe was good. Wine was great and so was the espresso.
Great food, nice ambience, and wonderful staff. I will definitely go back again.
Excellent social distancing outside. Excellent wine and food.
We got there early, and sat at the bar.
Bartender was excellent, she was very nice and very accommodating.
After about 15-20 we were sat at a table in the corner by the window.
Our waitress came over and gave us the menus, (didnt get a specials menu). Ordered calamari appetizers, and minestrone soup.
We waited almost 20 min. For bread and oil, then another 20 for appetizer.
Calamari was very good, soup was bland, so we doctored it with pepper and grated cheese.
Another 30-40 min for main course, which only came after we asked bartender to check on it for us.
My lasagna was warm at best, probably sat waiting to be served, my girls risotto, wasn't cooked enough, very tough. Mom's eggplant was very good.
We were very disappointed, but will probably try it again, the place looks so good, this had to be a bad night.
They gave mom a piece of cake for her 75th birthday, nice ending.
Food came out less than 5 minutes after we ordered it. All were lukewarm at best. I guess everything was cooked that morning then microwaved prior to serving. Clearly not made to order. Won’t go back.
What a wonderful restaurant!! From the staff to the food, you MUST try it!!
Best Authentic Italian food I have ever had!! 5 PLUS Stars!!
This was a delightful afternoon luncheon with homemade gnocchi that were amongst the best I have tasted plump and tender with a creamy cheese sauce. Desert panna cotta was also homemade and delicious. Portions were ample, enough for sharing. Overall delightful experience in downtown bridgeport.
Read great things about Trattoria ‘A Vucchella in Connecticut Magazine, and also checked out numerous reviews online. Was excited to visit based on perceived food quality and potential for great homemade pasta. Unfortunately, our experience failed to live up to our hopes. Service was very slow and spotty. Took a very long time to get drinks, servers continually passed by our table when we were clearly finished with a course, orders were delivered to the table with no awareness of who ordered what and when food finally was delivered, it was pretty average. Nothing worth getting even a little excited about. I cannot say I would want to return, ands for that I am very disappointed. Not sure how their ratings were compiled for Connecticut Magazine, but Siena on Summer Street in Stamford, is head and shoulders above this place on every level...and they didn’t even get mentioned. Too bad.
The fish entree was bland, pasta dish was very good. Our table was in the line of traffic. we asked to switch, was told we couldn’t then a table we wanted was given to a couple who cane in after our. Service wasn’t as good this time, we will try again in the future
Got there. Waited 10 mins for the hostess to actually show up to seat us. It took at least 15 mins before our waitress to come over to our table. Ordered wine/drinks which did come quickly. 20 mins later waitress came back to take our order for apps. I ordered soup and she ordered a salad. It took over 25 mins for the apps to come out. My soup was ice cold. Sent it back to the kitchen. Entrees came out 30 mins later. My entree was again cold and her asparagus was full of sand. Her Sea Bass fillet was less that a 1/2” thick with no seasoning. Honestly one of the worst meals we had ever had. Major fail on the restaurant’s part. Overall rating on a scale of 1 to 10... minus 5
Service was poor. The eggplant parm was awful. Basically 4 bites if shreaded eggplant in sauce...for $18. When I asked about it...was told this is the way we make it. Overall-very disappointing
I love ‘A Vucchella. This was the second time that I ate there this week. They do their very best to make you feel like you’re in a restaurant in a small Tuscan (or other region) town. The food is very good, the Italian wine selection is varied and quite good, and the value is terrific. I recommend ‘A Vucchella for an intimate dinner with your spouse or friend or for a special occasion. I doubt that you will be disappointed.
First time and absolutely loved it - by the end of the night we felt like family :-) definitely going back!!
Wonderful service. Food was excellent. Wines were outstanding. Very friendly and engaging wait staff.
This was my second time dining with you. Both times the entrees were a little slow in coming out of the kitchen. It is the only moderately negative observation that I would make. However, It was wonderful to be allowed to linger at the table, reconnect and not feel rushed. Overall, my party of 6 loved it and I believe our overwhelming satisfaction was reflected in our tip!😁
It was amazing!
My salmon was perfection. I am never disappointed. Love this restaurant.
We stumbled upon this establishment by accident, quite a find. Pasquale was behind the bar and Kiki was our server, both exceeded our expectations,. The food was amazing, very authentic. We enjoyed our time there so much that we have made two additional reservations. Esperienza eccellente!
Best Italian restaurant in CT. Sorry, it is! Fresh, Fresh, Fresh, old style ingredients, brilliant preparation. Geez, it was great
The food was very good although my pasta & mussels dish should have been served hot. Also, the service was good until the end of the meal. We had time, before a show, for coffee and dessert, but our waitress was too busy to check on us and it took some doing to signal her. I like this restaurant a lot but I wouldn't recommend it without warning people about my experience.
Wonderful meal and lovely atmosphere.
Recommended by a friend. We tried it on Saturday, but it was snowing so hard to judge how busy a Saturday night normally would be. Despite the heavy snow at 6pm, there was a decent crowd at the bar and a few tables in the restaurant. Service was very good and food matched. Home made pastas were excellent. Wine prices were reasonable. Really enjoyed the place. Family like atmosphere. Will definitely return.
Great meal and service. We will be back.
Pasquale was fantastic. We want early, in between lunch and dinner. It was quiet, and Pasquale gave us his full attention. The food was above fabulous. Absolutely exquisite. A beautiful glass of wine that paired perfectly with the Ossobucco special.
What a hidden gem.. if you go to Bijou or Bpt downtown Cabaret, this is a must!!
The restaurant felt very authentic especially after a vaction to Italy this past summer. We went on New Year's Eve and this was our first time eating here. I have heard and read many good things about it and was able to make a last minute reservation. In hindsite, I wish I ate here previously so I had something to compare to. The appetizer and pasta course came out timely and hot. I had veal Osso bucco with saffron rissoto for my main course and it came out warm and the rice was undercooked. The food still tasted very good but feel it was rushed out as there was also a table of 20 and I think that threw everything off. It was obvious the wait staff was working very hard and doing the best they could to serve everyone. I am looking forward to eating here again on a regular night.
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Trattoria 'A Vucchella is rated 4.7 stars by 163 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.