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Alfresco's Restaurant

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1111 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108-1510
(860) 528-4433
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nothing fancy here but a couple of pleasant surprizes.

Recently had dinner here on a Sunday evening. The room was pretty quiet and could use some updating. My wife had stuffed shells $8.99 which came with soup or salad. She chose a meatball soup which was very good. Hearty and all the food here did come out hot. The shells were decent enough. I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Conrad D
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Al Fresco Ristorante and C & E Pizza have been around since 1974, but not in the same location, they started off smaller and across the street. C & E Pizza is Al Fresco's take out counter, like another reviewer stated. Al Fresco's dining room is average sized with a raised semi-private area in the center for parties. There is... More 

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1 Thank DealMom
Clifton, Virginia
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153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We found this pizzeria on line traveling through the State. We missed a New Haven pizza stop so we thought we found a suitable choice based upon initial reviews. We were wrong. C&E is really just a take-out counter while Alfresco's (next door) serves the pizza and grinders - and a lot more. We wanted pizza and grinders and we... More 

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Thank doublemdoublet
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Recently had dinner here on a Sunday evening. The room was pretty quiet and could use some updating. My wife had stuffed shells $8.99 which came with soup or salad. She chose a meatball soup which was very good. Hearty and all the food here did come out hot. The shells were decent enough. I had fried clams. They came... More 

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Thank Conrad D
Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Don't go there for your party needs... Ordered 5 pizzas for an early morning pick-up for a kid's birthday party (4th grade) and confirmed the order on Saturday for the Monday pick-up... go there Monday and no one is there. I was a regular customer at this establishment but no more. This is a business that you simply can't rely... More 

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Thank WorldVacation64
Manchester
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This place is highly over rated and is mediocre at best. Located in a questionable neighborhood and adjacent to a really aromatic creek the parking lay out is odd to say the least. The restaurant bills itself as serving American, Italian, pizza, seafood and a steakhouse. Use your own judgement as to how any one place can do such a... More 

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3 Thank Bugg43
Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We found this restaurant a couple of years ago on accident and now we eat here every time we visit East Hartford. The portions are huge and everything we have tried has been amazing!

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Thank CasWest
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

I liked the veal Marsala. Waiter was attentive. Nice mushroom appetizer. Good laid back atmosphere where we can bring our special needs son.

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Thank IBelieveInDog
East Hartford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Al Fresco's and their side take out C & E is one of the best places to go for an unassuming meal. Family friendly with good portions the restaurant was recently handed back to the old owner's and they have brought the establishment back to what is once was new decor and fresher menu. A great lunch and dinner place... More 

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2 Thank Twash123
Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Alfresco's resstaurant is our best restaurant in the whole Manchester/Hartford area, with excellent meals, specials, and reasonable prices. You won't find a better cup of soup!

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Thank Look4Him
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Didn't like or finish the stuffed chicken entree. The sweet potato ravioli and cheesy garlic bread were good though. Chicken ceasar salad was good. Large menu but only one dessert on it. Dark restaurant, with a large bar and a clean bathroom. The staff was quick and friendly. We would probably go back

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1111 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108-1510
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 528-4433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Pizza, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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