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168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-5426
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5:00 pm - 9:00 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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 33
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2014
scuba077
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Milford,Ct. USA
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Branford, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Assaggio's is definitely a favorite of mine. Food is always fresh and presented beautifully. Staff is courteous. Depending on when you go the service can be spot on or a bit slow. My only complaint is the acoustics very noisy when restaurant is full. Desserts are yummy!!

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North Haven, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Small, but cozy. Delicious food and great wine. Service was impeccable. Owner opened and poured our wine.

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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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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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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