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Alforno Ristorante & Brick

1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
(860) 399-4166
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Ranked #17 of 66 restaurants in Old Saybrook
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 11, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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47 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
West Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

This is a terrific Italian restaurant, one of the best on the Connecticut shoreline. Don't be fooled by the unassuming exterior; the food is great. The pizza Napolitan is authentic and the monthly specials like squash flowers, gnocchi, and veal are unlike anything you'll find outside NY or Boston. My favorite: pasta Bolognese.

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Worcester, ma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I lived in the Old Saybrook/Westbrook area over 20 years ago and was a HUGE fan of this hidden gem. Now, whenever I am visiting, I make sure to stop by and always bring a friend or two. The pizza is Italian, thin-crust, real brick oven pizza with FRESH FRESH FRESH ingredients. Bread and olives while you wait and family... More

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West Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

While staying at the Angels Watch Inn we had dinner here. Its a hidden gem in a strip mall. Service was excellent. Food was great we had the fried cauliflower for an app ,I had butternut squash ravioli my friend had lasagna. WONDERFUL wine list. a must try

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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Taking a break from corned beef and cabbage w/e we stopped in here, busy night but we were seated after a short wait, we both knew what we wanted, Pizza! I love their marguerite pizza and my husband likes the traditional with sausage, they bring a saucer of wonderful olives, bread squares to dip in olive oil while you wait,... More

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have been pleased with both their selection of Italian food as well as other selections. Pizza selections are varied and tasty. Salads are particularly good and fresh. Wine is varied, and there is always a pleasant special.

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This was a last minute find. We were driving by and thought we would give it try. The service was excellent and the food was very good. I would return and recommend this ristorante to everyone.

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Lyme Ct.
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I cannot tell you about the food because we never ordered. In fact we never had the chance to order. This restaurant does not take reservations so we showed up a few minutes early to get a table for 6. It was possible to sit us immediately but this was not done because only 4 of our party of 6... More

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

My husband and I went here because I love Italian food and he loves Pizza. HIs pizza was decent but was salty. I thought it was expensive to pay fifteen dollars for a twelve inch pizza with no toppings. There was no mozzarella cheese on top. I ordered what I was told was the lunch portion and only received three... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

I have probably driven by Alforno 100 times and never considered actually eating there. You would just assume it's yet another strip mall pizza place. We are pizza snobs with really high standards so it wasn't until we saw Alforno listed on a list of America's 50 top pizza places that we knew we had to at least try it.... More

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Authentic Italian (Sicilian?) cuisine - absolutely delicious food. We arrived 10 minutes before closing on a Monday night and all of the staff were friendly, warm, and welcoming. We had a great mushroom pizza and a delighful Sicilian orange salad plus fried mozzarella - all were delicious. Would love to come back to this place again. Can't recommend it enough.

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