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Mare Bello

14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
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Ranked #47 of 129 Restaurants in Stratford
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I've been wanting to come here a long time-the patio seating feet from the Sound always looked so appealing. We finally went today, & although we' ll give them a 2nd chance, here's the good, the bad, & the ugly: the 2 young servers were very nice if not a bit inexperienced. We were the only patrons for a long... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

First trip here only because I don't think of it but that will change after this visit. Even though we live on the coast there aren't many choices for dining so on a nice evening like we had the idea of eating in the center of any of the local towns was not appealing so we decided to try Mare... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Worst restaurant we been to dirty silverware and dishes stale bread rancid dipping. Oil over price food small portion sea bass meal over cooked.No side dish,wont go to eat there again.Wonder how they stay open.

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Stratford, Connecticut
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Where does one start? Appetizers? Mare Bello cares. They care that you have the best meal from soup to nuts. This should be considered a bistro as it is family owned and run. Molly greets you with a glass of wine at the bar. Her husband Naim is the chef, and he will make anything you want if you don't... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

So if you are interested in finishing your meal within 30-45 minutes, this isn't your place. This is a place you go with great company to sit, converse, and enjoy each other. The chef cooks everything to order. Not is pre-made so you will wait for food! I have come here several times now, twice with just my husband and... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

The servers were very welcomed and sat us immediately. The food was great, but the cook is a disgusting man. He complained about a coupon that was given to me and made me speak on the phone with that person. He said the coupon was fraud. He was so unprofessional and very rude. I will not be giving my money... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I've eaten here many times. One of my favorite dishes is the blackened salmon with gorgonzola sauce. The lamb chops and steak are also excellent, as are all of the fish dishes. I've never tried their pasta as I'm gluten free. On my last visit two weeks ago, the owner made me a special flourless ricotta cheesecake with Grand Marnier,... More

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Delicious, authentic antipasto, great patio, good service, accomodating staff. We will definitely be going back to this restaurant.

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Stratford, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This Italian place is right on the water with outside sitting. The view are great inside or outside. I found a number of dishes that are exceptional at this restaurant and I could hardly find something comparable at other places. If you happen to go to Mare Bello check out the following: Sicilian meatballs - this are best meatballs you... More

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I went here last week to have dinner with my mom. We ate outside, which is nice, with the water across the street, if you dont mind the motorcycle noise during dinner. There was one waiter for inside and outside and he seemed to be doing his best, but no one came to ask if we needed a refill for... More

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