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168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-5426
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved it better with lunch

Sorry to see the curtailment of the lunch offering, We liked the menu diversity for lunch a couple years ago and were sorry to see it go. The increase in entree dinner prices was a surprise. Bring back lunch!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
scjerry
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Branford, CT
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English first
Branford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

excellent food in a sophisticated setting. Attentive wait staff. Noisy when full. Reservations required on weekends

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Westport, Connecticut
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

All four of us enjoyed wonderful meals. A terrific menu, plentiful food (3 of us took home "doggie bags" and a delightful and attentive waiter. Noisier than I would have wished, but clearly everyone was having a good time.

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Branford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband and I are here very often. The Chilean sea bass is my all time favorite! I can't get enough. Always great service. Great wine. Small restaurant but charming :)

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Branford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant in Branford. I get the same thing every time, I want to try something different but I can't stray because the chilean sea bass and lobster risotto is totally amazing, highly recommend!

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conecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Was served shellfish that had not opened during cooking and was feeling ill before leaving restaurant.

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CT
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a reservation - our table was ready upon arrival. We waited a good 20 mins for the waiter to come and ask us what we wanted to drink and then another 10 mins for the drinks to appear. Drinks were good. Food was fantastic. I had the scallops which were incredible - they came with homemade pasta -... More 

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Branford, CT
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Sorry to see the curtailment of the lunch offering, We liked the menu diversity for lunch a couple years ago and were sorry to see it go. The increase in entree dinner prices was a surprise. Bring back lunch!

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New Haven, Connecticut
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175 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Maybe it was an off night... My wife and I went for the first time using a Groupon coupon. After being seated we didn't see a waiter for almost 20 minutes... We notice 4 occupied tables around us but no food or drinks. It was 45 minutes before we got our appetizer and drinks.. After another 30 minutes we were... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My husband and I came here for the first time on our anniversary, per a friends recommendation. The menu has a nice selection, we started off with the Seafood stuffed crepes which I had never heard of and as a picky eater was a little apprehensive... did NOT disappoint! So delicious and different! Even the sauce on them was perfection!... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went there with 4 couples, with a reservation. It took an hour just to get our drinks. They were obviously understaffed, but not once did anyone come to explain or apologize. The waitress took our dinner orders, but after waiting 2 hours with no food in sight, we got up and left. By this time it was almost 9:30... More 

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Additional Information about Assaggio Restaurant

Address: 168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
Phone Number: (203) 483-5426
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: (203) 483-5426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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