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Liana's Trattoria
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591 Tunxis Hill Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
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591 Tunxis Hill Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
(203) 368-1235
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A hidden gem!

Love this little trattoria! So quaint warm and inviting, The food is superb and I feel like I've been whisked away to Italy. The location is a little off the beaten track so we who have found it feel very special.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2014
amatraveler55
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Love this little trattoria! So quaint warm and inviting, The food is superb and I feel like I've been whisked away to Italy. The location is a little off the beaten track so we who have found it feel very special.

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Southport, CT
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Liana outdoes herself time after time. Her appetizers are wonderful and the paccheri (pasta) is not to be missed. Her secondi, whether fish, poultry, meat, or vegetarian, are always memorable. And the desserts!! Our favorites are her plum tart and her wedding cake -- don't miss them!

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 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
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Weston
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 591 Tunxis Hill Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: (203) 368-1235
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?