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129 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-2812
203-743-6804
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4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Italian food in greater Danbury

Long time very satisfied customer of this establishment. They only use the finest and freshest ingredients. The list of what to get here is long and varied. If you have not eaten here before they have best red sauce, Alfredo sauce and pesto sauce to go along with their amazing pasta selection... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Newtown, Connecticut
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Newtown, Connecticut
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Long time very satisfied customer of this establishment. They only use the finest and freshest ingredients. The list of what to get here is long and varied. If you have not eaten here before they have best red sauce, Alfredo sauce and pesto sauce to go along with their amazing pasta selection. Fabulous daily fish specials , great steaks and... More 

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Danbury, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Tonight was the first time we had eaten at Pappadella's, the service was excellent, the portions were generous and the food was great.

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New Fairfield, ct
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We had wanted to visit this place for a year or so. We finally made it there. We are sorry we waited so long. We had a wonderful meal served up by very friendly staff. One of our servers recommended a great bottle of Pinot Noir. We ordered the Rigatoni w/ sausage and the Gnocchi. Both were excellent! We got... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Since a group of us went I tasted numerous dishes. The Gnocchi can't be made better anywhere. I'm allergic to fish but my husband loved his Stuffed Salmon w/crab meat, scallops, shrimp & a lobster sauce. The sauteed vegetables are superb, still firm and tasty. We had organic wine that Billy made. I can't rave enough about this restaurant.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you want standard Italian recipes, without imagination, this is your place. Nothing exciting here in the food or service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Been there numerous times....The food as well as the staff was excellent.Highly recommend.....Priced right and make you feel very comfortable. No rush environment....

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Avon, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was very rich and was not really all that good. The service however was stifling. The waiter almost sat down and ate with us, he was at our table so much. No one in our party enjoyed their meal. My daughter had to leave the restaurant because the aroma was so garlic and onion filled. Our coats and... More 

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New Fairfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Pappadella's is a fabulous italian restaurant with an extensive menu, wonderful daily specials and delicious fresh pasta! The service is the best! My husband and I have dined here numerous times. We also hosted a private party at the restaurant and were truly pleased. The restaurant is warm and inviting. A definite must!!!

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Been wanting to try this restaurant for some time. We had an amazing meal. Turns out chef was with LaFortuna for over 20 years. Ambiance, food, wine was excellent with a nice homey atmosphere. Best kept secret!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Unless you travel on Rte 39 north of the High School, you may never discover the best restaurant in Danbury. Pappadella's features amazing Northern Italian cuisine served by a warm and friendly wait staff. We've been there on numerous occasions and have never had a bad meal. Give them a try and you'll be hooked like us.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 Padanaram Rd, Danbury, CT 06811-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 203-743-6804

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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