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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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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    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
Good food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
Denisep P
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Waterford, Connecticut
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Meriden, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 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 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Connecticut
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Great Italian food along the shoreline. Very popular restaurant with many menu items, specials and good seating. High quality food at high value prices.

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Glastonbury
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you're down the CT shore in the Old Saybrook/Westbrook area and feel like Italian food then this is the place to stop. This is a warm and inviting restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere. We were lucky enough to have Claude as our wait person and Claude knows what's best to eat as well as being a very attentive server.... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

After reading that Alforno's won best northern Italian food in our local shoreline paper we decided to try it out on a Saturday night. The restaurant is located at the end of a strip shopping center, but once entered, the ambience is modern and bright with "Miro-like" panels on the wall. The tables at Alforno's are tightly packed in and... 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?