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Assaggio Restaurant

168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-5426
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Ranked #21 of 126 restaurants in Branford
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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78% Recommend
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English first
Milford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Our family loves Assaggios which is our restaurant of choice for Birthday celebrations. The drinks are very creative, the wait staff are terrific and makes our Birthdays so memorable. They have the best calamari ever and the artistic presentation of the meals are as good as any restaurant in NYC. The sea bass is the best I have ever had!... More

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Milford,Ct. USA
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35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Used a promotion for my first visit here. Very impressed by the staff. Very nice atmosphere. Menu selection is very good. The food was very good which prompted me to re-visit again. There is another promotion by Amazon or Groupon or Living Social which I snapped up immediately. Would recommend this restaurant very much so.

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Branford, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Assaggio is a wonderful restaurant for a special occasion. A anniversary, a birthday, an engagement. It has atmosphere along with a very attentive wait staff. It is more expensive but for the quality of the food and service I have never been disappointed. I ate here with my husband during a Winter storm. It was for my birthday and the... More

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Northford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My husband took me here for Valentine's weekend. It seemed that they had a nice menu, but not their regular menu. The house salad was very good, although my husband thought his was too salty. I ordered the veal with prosciutto and mozzarella with mushrooms and flavored noodles. It was tasty but the sauce needed to be thicker to match... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Everything regarding food, service, selection was outstanding however it was extreamly noisey. We almost had to yell to carry on a conversation. Our server knew every item right down to the seasonings and cooking style. We will go back however not on Saturday night. If you go you should try as many items as possible because everything we tried from... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Picked a slow weeknight and sat right down. Heard a lot of good things about this place and they are all true. they are a little on the pricey side, but I think they are worth it. Can run up a nice bill though if not careful. We split the crispy spring roll app. which was excellent. My wife had... More

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Shelton, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I've been living in Branford for nearly 2 years and for every day during those 2 years I passed by Assaggio. Several years ago my lady had a bad experience there and she was "boycotting" the restaurant. Her problem was not with the food, but the way she was treated. Recently we did a favor for someone and they gave... More

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Branford, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We've dined here three times--first time to try it. Even with reservations, we waited 45 min. Did not find some of the traditional Northern Italian dishes we were hoping for. Odd menu for Northern Italian. Gave it a second chance--waited 30 minutes with reservations, then were squeezed into what appeared to be an improvised table. Went back a third time!!--gift... More

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Came here with some close friends to celebrate an occasion; called two days ahead for a reservation and they were already pretty booked. But we obviously made the cut. Started off with the calamari (traditional) - very lightly breaded and nice bowl of sauce comes to accompany the platter. The Diver Scallops are usually on the menu; my version wrapped... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I was in search of a restaurant in the Branford, CT area in order to entertain some business associates. The Assaggio team can through in flying colors. Excellent wine selection. Impressive menu. The appetizers were surprisingly good. The main courses selected, to include a salad, were fantastic. A quality restaurant for foodies. You will not leave hungry.

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