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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Still searching for the elusive perfect homemade redsauce!

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Robinmerry39
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank Kat M
Oxford, Connecticut
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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 

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.

Thank Michael C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 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.

Thank cacs
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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 

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 

Thank Esuzio28
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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 

Thank klscaz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The salad and main meal were very good (chix parm and cavetelli, sausage and rabi). The red sauce was tasty too. The bread seemed a bit stale. The service was very slow but the waitress was personable and apologetic. The prices weren't too bad. Soda was reasonable and each entree ran about $2.00 more than the local average. If our... More 

Thank klscaz
Manassas, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

Far be it for this Scotch-Irish guy to tell an Italian how to cook but in this particular case, I have no choice. Based on a recommendation of the hotel front desk folks at the Hampton Inn in Waterbury, CT, my wife and I decided to give D'Amelio's Italian Restaurant in Waterbury a try for dinner. I must say that... 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
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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