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Della Fransesca

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35 Lake Avenue Ext, Danbury, CT
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4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
On list of nearby restaurants to our hotel. Wanted Italian.

Very good food, weekday night not crowded. Northern Italian, lots of Veal dishes. Well prepared, salad very fresh. If I was alone I would eat in the bar. We were not celebrating any occasion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
marygY3825WP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food, weekday night not crowded. Northern Italian, lots of Veal dishes. Well prepared, salad very fresh. If I was alone I would eat in the bar. We were not celebrating any occasion.

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't be deceived by the exterior of the building, it's different world inside, albeit a little tight. I am blown away by the level of service,and attentiveness from start to finish. The food has always been amazing. On our last visit I ordered one the many specials, Sea Bass, no exaggeration, probably the best fish dish I have ever had.... More 

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Thank kenno11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I were meeting friends for dinner last night and our favorite Italian restaurant in Wilton had closed. Luckily I read multiple good reviews of Della Fransesca and decided to give it a try. So glad we did! Everyone in our party of 4 gave the food rave reviews. It's a small, intimate restaurant - just what we... More 

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Thank Kerry D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a business meeting over lunch and was extremely happy with the quality of the food and the service. Every menu item is top notch The waitstaff is very attentive and is there when you need them. I'll definitely be going back.

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Thank Mike M
Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is too good and consistent to believe! We hit this place whenever we can't decide where to go, it's always consistent and delicious. I love how they offer you brucchetta and a nice hunk of parmesian cheese on the house to start. The bread is the best I've had since the bronx! And the food is always... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This restaurant is a bit of an enigma - both modern and traditional Italian all at once. Small and upscale, formal waiters, and delicious food. Seafood, veal, pasta, and more - all that you expect. The parking lot is a bit of a mess, but this place is worthy of return.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Bar none, this is the best northern Italian food this side of Tuscany! Pasta was PERFECT, wine good, service outstanding. Bread to die for, great crust, soft interior, served with olive oil and pepper.

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Thank Arthur S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Went for the first time tonight and was thoroughly impressed. My wife and I were given a gift certificate so we decided to go even though we really hadn't heard of this restaurant and boy am I glad we did. Service was excellent with everything coming out at a perfect pace...not too slow but not so fast that you're feeling... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great Italian food with some unusual specials offered. Costly dishes and costly wine selection. Go if you have the cash. If not, there are plenty of good Italian restaurants in the area at more reasonable prices.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love great Italian food that works for a gourmet's pallet. The interior could be plucked out of Italy or New York the exterior not so much. The food, service, and ambiance are truly remarkable. On a scale of 1 to 10 this one is almost an 11. I believe that the head waiter is Michael? But they all are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Lake Avenue Ext, Danbury, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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