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718 Highland Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
203.755.0261
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Old World Italian

pleasant atmosphere in wood paneled house. Good old fashioned Italian food, service was attentive and very friendly. Food was very well prepared and tasted great. Also, huge portions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
todd b
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New Haven, Connecticut
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Hollis, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Joey cater a repast after a funeral and I could not recommend them more highly!! Food was excellent, arrived hot, and people loved it. Meatballs, sausage and peppers, ziti, salad and cavatelli with broccoli, garlic and oil were delicious. They took care of all the details......serving utensils, plates, forks, knives, spoons, table covers, soft drinks, water bread butter,... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

pleasant atmosphere in wood paneled house. Good old fashioned Italian food, service was attentive and very friendly. Food was very well prepared and tasted great. Also, huge portions.

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Thank todd b
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

They welcomed use with open arms especially after saying our first visit recommended by a friend. The food was great, service good until about 1+ hours in when they started pulling items off the table. Then , when my coffee wasn't even done, they asked if they could buy us a drink in the bar since they needed the table!... More 

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Thank Robinmerry39
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has it all. Great authentic Italian food, attentive Wait staff & a nice Ambiance. A group of 9 of us went here prior to a show so we sat downstairs in a large, comfortable room. Seats 24 comfortably for gatherings. I had the cavatelli with broccoli rabe, sausage sautéed in olive oil. Outstanding. I am Italian & believe... More 

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Thank Kat M
Oxford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

There is nothing like this restaurant!! The food is outstanding.. nothing on the menu is bad. it is traditional authentic Italian food. The service is outstanding just like the food and the owner is so personal and introduces himself and goes out of his way to make sure things are great. The stuffed long hot peppers are amazing! The pasta... More 

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Thank CTCouple310
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is my family's go-to restaurant for special occasions. Not a bad item on the menu; special shout-outs to the (enormous) chicken parmigiana and the veal Michael Anthony. On the pricier side, but a great value for both quantity and quality.

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Thank Michael C
cheshire,connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very pleasant. Good food, nice atmosphere. It was a little cool the night were visited, however looking forward to going back and eating outdoors.

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Thank cacs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This fabulous little jewel of a restaurant is not to be passed by. Everything on the menu is a culinary delight. We shared the colossal shrimp appetizer which was plenty for 2 people, (although we both wished we had gotten our own)! The pasta dishes tasted just like your Italian grandmother cooked them. The wait staff is young engaged and... More 

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Thank Mar122
Southington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night- had reservations and we were seated right away. The service was impeccable. We were asked at least three times how our food was, if we needed anything, even how our dessert and dessert cocktails were. Extremely friendly and truly care about their customers' experience. The food was the best I've had at an italian restaurant... More 

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Thank Esuzio28
Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We tried this restaurant for a second time only because my husband liked the chicken parm on our first visit. It was a much better experience this time. The service was very attentive; everyone was working as a team. The bread was delicious. I had the lobster ravioli and it was tasty. My only criticism is that the ravioli could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 718 Highland Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 203.755.0261

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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