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Liana's Trattoria

591 Tunxis Hill Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 368-1235
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Ranked #26 of 177 restaurants in Fairfield
Dining options: Reservations
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77% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We've recently just relocated to the area and were in search if good local spots. We had read the reviews on this place and had to try it. Boy were we disappointed. It took 25 minutes to get sparkling water delivered to the table, they delivered the wrong entree, service was poor and the food was well...just ok. This is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The gnocchi is the best I've ever had! Great little restaurant with fantastic food and service. You are treated first class every time.

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Southport, CT
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been coming to Liana's for the past five years. The physical space is small, not unlike some of our favorite haunts in Manhattan. Liana is a charming host and a magnificent chef. Her specials are worth trying and her plum cake in season reminds me of my late mother's cherised recipe. Her pasta is perfect -- try the... More

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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

Pasta was good but not fresh. Veal was a bit dry. Artic char was ok. At $30 an entre I would have expected better. The lack of wines by the glass also was a disappointment.

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Westport, Connecticut
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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We know of Liana back to the 1980's when she was at Pasta Nostra in South Norwalk. We have been coming here for years. We started coming less frequently because the menu was stagnant. Everything was always excellent but it never seemed to change. Liana also had gotten agressive with her corkage fees at $27.50, which is high for the... More

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We recently had dinner at Liana's with our family who lives in Fairfield. We all shared the eggplant rollatini appetizer which was excellent. The gnocchi was fluffy and light and was served either with a tomato based or a gorgonzola sauce. Both were very good. Someone in our group had pasta with sausage, peppers and meat sauce, and someone else... More

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Fairfield, CT
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Like formerexpatCT, I'm not sure what all the fuss is about. Our food was "okay" ... the gnocchi that is praised so highly was light and fluffy, but rather bland in flavor. Pasta with aglio e olio and broccoli rabe again, was good, but nothing exceptional. Pasta puttanesca was flavorful but, again, nothing special. And, at an average cost of... More

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27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My husband and I just tried Liana's based on the great reviews. We left wondering what others saw that we missed. First of all, not only is it small---the tables are really packed close together--but it's VERY noisy. And in my opinion the food is just average. I had the bruschetta, which was very good, and the gnocchi, which others... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I am a huge fan of any of Liana's food, especially the eggplant rollatini, as well as any fish she offers on her excellent menu. The restaurant is small, but intimate and lovely. The staff is very professional and provide excellent service. What a gem in Fairfield!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Three of us had dinner on a chilly weeknight in November. Service was great and food was excellent. A bit off the beaten track and parking can be a little tricky but all in all, a wonderful dining experience in a cozy and intimate setting.

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