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Tambascio's Italian Grill

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1 Dodgingtown Road, Newtown, CT 06470
(203) 426-2715
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We had fried calamari which I would rate in my top 5... was very crispy and delicious... not chewy at all. Also had veal parm with angel hair; pork osso buco; ravioli; chicken salad; lasagna and everything was very good... My salad did have a bit too much dressing but otherwise good. The service... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
k b
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Danbury, Connecticut
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Danbury, Connecticut
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had fried calamari which I would rate in my top 5... was very crispy and delicious... not chewy at all. Also had veal parm with angel hair; pork osso buco; ravioli; chicken salad; lasagna and everything was very good... My salad did have a bit too much dressing but otherwise good. The service was very friendly but a bit... More 

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Thank k b
Sandy Hook
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79 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

A local favorite for Italian food and pizza in a family friendly and pleasant setting. Very good service and a fairly good selection of menu options plus specials - all at reasonable prices.

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Thank Ron C
Monroe, Connecticut, United States
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We went there last night for dinner with another couple. The 4 of us each had different dishes, The food was served hot and was very good. Everyone enjoyed their dinners. Portions were large. Three of us brought home leftovers.

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Thank Ralph L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice cozy place. Friendly Good food & reasonable prices Local following would go back when in that Area

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Thank Chiefgeorgie
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We've been going here for years, my veal parm came out tough like shoe leather , when the owner cane over to ask us how dinner was I told him I couldn't eat my meal because it was so over done and tough, all he could say was sorry , wouldn't take the meal off our bill, was very disappointed... More 

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Thank Itslaura
Newtown, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This restaurant is consistently good, great service, friendly faces, clean. We just love the house dressing for the salads . Great wine selection too.

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Thank Rioleo54
Newtown, Connecticut
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This restaurant has been invented and re-invented many times over the 3 decades I've been living near it... but John T. has got the right recipe to make this my easy-best choice for a night out or want to order pizza for home. Northern Italian entrees are always prepared and served with pride... my personal favorite is Chicken Cacciatore. You... More 

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Bethel, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have only recently discovered this place (We've driven past for years but chose this past month to try it). I'm so glad we finally did. Its really great!!! And now I understand the crowded parking lot. Whether it the take out or sit down, its great. The pizza is delicious! The take out is FAST!!! Impressively so given how... More 

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Thank K80did1971
Monroe
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Had dinner here this past saturday with my honey. So glad he made reservations since the 2 couples before us were told there was a 45 min wait. The place was packed but all the workers were on their toes. The owner came to talk with us a few times to make sure we were happy and brought us wine... More 

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Thank GoPlayOutside19
Orlando, FL
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is our go-to place when I visiting family. I've always been impressed with their dinner specials and the wines that they offer. Our visit last Saturday night was, as my Mom put it, if this was our first and only visit it could have been our last. Service was very friendly but woefully inefficient. Waits were long between salads... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Dodgingtown Road, Newtown, CT 06470
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Newtown
  • Phone Number: (203) 426-2715

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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