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Alforno Ristorante & Brick

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1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
(860) 399-4166
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4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always Good

We eat here on a regular basis. The food from pizza to complete dinners is always good. The menu stays constant with a lot of favorite dishes but they also have weekly specials and several additions daily. The service has always been good and it gets very crowded. There is a bar and 2 rooms for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Robert C
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Westbrook
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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had the pleasure of eating here last Saturday night and boy was it great! As we pulled up to the entrance, which is part of a Benny's plaza, I said "oh no" and was reluctant to enter, expecting your typical pizza joint tucked away in some strip mall. When we walked in we were amazed to find a classy,... More 

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Westbrook
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We eat here on a regular basis. The food from pizza to complete dinners is always good. The menu stays constant with a lot of favorite dishes but they also have weekly specials and several additions daily. The service has always been good and it gets very crowded. There is a bar and 2 rooms for sit down eating. Warm... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

while the food was good, the poor service overshadowed the experience We were seated and waited at least ten minutes before anyone came to take our drink orders. While we were waiting, other patrons arrived, were seated and had their drink orders taken. We waited a long time again after our drink orders for someone to take our orders. Several... More 

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Meriden, Connecticut
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Friends have raved about this restaurant for ages, and we were looking forward to trying it. Hard to find going north on Rt 1, but once someone told us it was in a plaza with Benny's, which has a huge sign, we were all set. Bread is wonderful, warm and served with oil, but when I asked for butter I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Hidden local find in a non-descript strip mall. Attractive restaurant with attentive staff, homemade pasta, and original menu.

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New York City, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

I make sure I have dinner here every time I'm in old saybrook and I haven't been disappointed. The interior is quite attractive and the table far enough apart to offer some privacy. The bread is excellent and they have mastered the art of the red sauce. Everything is fresh and high quality and even the house wines are well... More 

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Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I took my Mom out for a nice lunch today and we were both very impressed with Alforno! The homemade ranch dressing on my wedge salad was delish, as was my homemade tagliatelle with pistachio sausage in a light butter sauce - INCREDIBLE! Finished it all off with the dense but delicious flourless gluten free chocolate torte with whipped cream... More 

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Westbrook, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Extremely disappointed in the veal parmagiana. There was an overpowering taste which smacked of reused cooking oil that the tomato sauce could not disguise. Really awful. The walnut Gorgonzola salad with grilled chicken was very tasty but it was extremely overpriced at $ 17.00. At that price, a dinner sized portion was expected. What we received was a side salad... More 

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Clinton Conn
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I have been to this restaurant around 10 times in the last few years. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is nice and the service is pleasant. You really can't ask for more in a dining experience.

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Waterford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Been there a few times and enjoyed the food , same tonight , but wine was accidentally spilt on me and the waiter did everything right. only things is other then a apology and a promise if i need a dry cleaner is still payed the full bill "not a problem at all cause the food was good" but wouldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: (860) 399-4166

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?