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Diorio Restaurant & Bar

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231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213 (Grand Street)
203-754-5111
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great place to eat and drink with friends

Our family, twelve siblings and their significant others often meet at Diorio in Waterbury where we grew up. Our parents used to meet friends there for dinner when we were children every time they got a night out. It was always a special occasion for them. In the last ten years, the sibs met... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Canton, Massachusetts
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Canton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our family, twelve siblings and their significant others often meet at Diorio in Waterbury where we grew up. Our parents used to meet friends there for dinner when we were children every time they got a night out. It was always a special occasion for them. In the last ten years, the sibs met there to have dinner before or... More 

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Middlebury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Diorio's is an historic restaurant in Waterbury, CT. Years ago the wait staff all wore tuxedos. The booths were originally designed so that people could sit in privacy and not be seen...especially the back booths. The bar up front is a piece of art with its dark polished wood and wall mirror. My family enjoyed many delicious meals over my... More 

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Albany, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant close to the hotel we were staying at, and this was right next to it. Right off the bat, I liked the decor, which included lots of wood, and the fact that there was a keyboard player there adding to the ambiance with nice background music. The server was very knowledgeable, and the wine... More 

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new england
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Very expensive for what you get. Food seems to have gone down hill as well as service. Food is still OK but $40 steak should be outstanding.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a place not to be missed. Awesome service from Sarah at the bar. Amazing food. Historic place. I felt like I was in Boston North End.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We ate at Diorio prior to a play at nearby Seven Angels theater. Antipasto was well presented and good for 2-4 people. The two of us took it down! Table bread came with hot cherry peppers a nice surprise with zing. The chicken and pasta were cooked with true Italian flair. The best part of the meal was the top... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You don't get decor like this anymore. The high back booths are nice, especially if you want to have an intimate dinner without anyone looking over at you. The service was great, drinks were nice, food was good but not the best. They need to wow me with the food to get 5 stars. A bit pricey. Need more healthy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Love this place. Great room. Great service. Food is top notch. Really appreciate the atmosphere and the selection and the quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had dinner with a group of customers this week and all enjoyed it very much. Robert, our server, was very attentive and made sure that everything was served as requested. The food is second to none. The homemade desserts are a must have at this restaurant. I always like the Banafee pie, a house specialty.

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New York City, New York, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Been going here a couple of times a year for over 10 years and there seems to be a downhill slide. Our last visit was awful. The food was not well prepared. The fish was presented in a murdered fashion. Too bad as this is a local icon with a great bar to enjoy a drink at. Probably will try... More 

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Additional Information about Diorio Restaurant & Bar

Address: 231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213
Phone Number: 203-754-5111
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213
    (Grand Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: 203-754-5111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?