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14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
203-870-8313
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Seaside Restaurant

Mare Bello is a lovely seaside restaurant located in the Lordship Section of Stratford, CT. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Location is great, nice outdoor seating, and our menu choices were very good. My husband chose the Flounder Francese and I selected the Chicken... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Mare Bello is a lovely seaside restaurant located in the Lordship Section of Stratford, CT. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Location is great, nice outdoor seating, and our menu choices were very good. My husband chose the Flounder Francese and I selected the Chicken Martini. Our waitress explained that all entrees are cooked to order... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I don't even know where to begin on this one, but please spare your time and money. This is by far the worst dining experience my family and I have ever had. Even though we had reservations, they did not have our table ready. We waited over 20 minutes as they took their sweet old time preparing the table. The... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was looking forward to visiting Mare Bello. We have heard good things about the appetizers at the bar. We visited for Restaurant Week. First impressions: A bit too bright. Could be a better ambiance. The music piped in was strange. Sounded like whales? The service was just average. Friendly but not overly attentive. The silverware was cheap and thin... More 

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I found Mare Bello while looking for a restaurant on the water...I loved it...It has a "family" feeling, seemed that the patrons knew each other well...very friendly..I had sausage and broccoli rabe with beans, just delicious...can't wait to go back, watch the sea and sunset and have another dish at Mare Bello...the view could not be better

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I met 5 friends for lunch today at Mare Bello. We were greeted warmly and spent some time chatting over cocktails. We all ordered from the specials- the blackened salmon and the flounder specials were delicious! We split 4 appetizers- all delicious -especially the Italian Dumplings. The deserts are to die for! Italian cheesecake and Expresso Mouse are my favorites.... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The place is just perfectly located by the boardwalk and the view it's delightful. The food it's really good and the owner very amicable, came to check how was our food and service. The owner explained that the reason our food took a little long (30 mins) to come out its because they cook everything fresh, nothing it's precooked. We... More 

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Trumbull
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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Trumbull
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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 via mobile

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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Mare Bello

Address: 14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
Phone Number: 203-870-8313
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 203-870-8313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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