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14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
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Ranked #35 of 131 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
New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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