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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Dessert I've Ever Had

We visited this restaurant twice. Once for drinks and once for dinner. Their house Pinot Gorgio was very good and a step above most. It was a Friday night when we had dinner so when we showed up the outside sitting area was packed. We were given a table but told we could not order for 30 or 40... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
MarciaE
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Huntsville, Alabama
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English first
Stratford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

GREAT food, great atmosphere. Great owners/staff/patrons. Sometimes service is a little slow, but food is excellent

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Huntsville, Alabama
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant twice. Once for drinks and once for dinner. Their house Pinot Gorgio was very good and a step above most. It was a Friday night when we had dinner so when we showed up the outside sitting area was packed. We were given a table but told we could not order for 30 or 40 minutes.... More 

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Fajardo, null, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

right by the water, its pricey, but they do have specials. food is delish. come and enjoy. nice thing is you can sit outside and enjoy the view..the water, people.

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connecticut
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice food, creative menu, good service, and a great view to go with it all. What's not to like?

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Shelton, Connecticut
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The food was too salty. Small portions for the amount you pay. The service was too slow, The drinks were watered down. Not Happy with my meal at all. The only good part is that you can sit on the deck and watch the water.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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228 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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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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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