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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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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    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
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The place is amazing, it's like a movie set. The food is very good but the menu could use a bit of an update and all the pasta should be fresh. The service is a little slow but very warm. Try the carpaccio.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
aaronds
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watertown, CT
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watertown, CT
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232 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is amazing, it's like a movie set. The food is very good but the menu could use a bit of an update and all the pasta should be fresh. The service is a little slow but very warm. Try the carpaccio.

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Thank aaronds
Mesa, Arizona
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's like stepping back into the 50's. Dark, you can almost see the Good Fellas sitting in the corner booth. If you're staying at the Courtyard don't be afraid to go in, the place is amazing

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Thank adigerol
Mansfield, Texas
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156 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Business lunch we tried off their specials. All were prepared well and served warm. All who participated at lunch enjoyed the meal. On street parking across from the police department. The meter machine accepts credit card or coin. Service was Good but not exceptional. Light staffing might have been an issue. We will try again.

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Thank texasrsg
Meriden, CT
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180 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We have dined at Diorio's many times in the past. It is a lovely restaurant and it used to have remarkable food. It is still a lovely restaurant, the food has become rather mediocre. Six of us dined there last Tuesday evening. We had a wonderful table and enjoyed the atmosphere, but the food was not the highlight of the... More 

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2 Thank MeridenTravelers
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a veal chop that was to die for. The atmosphere is great and old style while the staff attentive, friendly and seemingly enjoying what they do. Makes a great difference. The location is right next to the Mariott Hotel and you can go between them without going outside. I would go again. Particularily if staying at the Mariott.

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Thank ThomasDahl
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

If you like Italian food, great service, good wine and amazing food, then you have to come here. Right next to the Courtyard by Marriott and in the center of town. Easy parking and accessibility. Ample menu choices for apps, entrees, drinks. I had the Blue Point oysters and the Tutti di Mare pasta. Amazing. Delicious. Wish I lived here... More 

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Thank Ramon G
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

I was in town for work off and on over three weeks. I had 15 meals at this place and everything was exceptional. This is without a doubt one of the best restaurants I have been to anywhere. I especially enjoyed the fish preparations. Truly outstanding.

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2 Thank Peter L
Waterbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Everything is great. You won't be disappointed. The food you select is outstanding,the service they will please. You will patron this establishment again.

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1 Thank Saucepuss1
Dallas, Texas
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Good selection of wines, nice Italian food and very warm servers. Overall, a very good restaurant that makes you feel welcome.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We went to Diorio's recently for dinner. I called and left a voicemail message for a table for two.....in the corner and "out of the way". In all honesty....I wasn't sure my request would be granted...but it was....so the evening started out very well. We got the stuffed clams for an appetizer , salads (delicious!) and two pasta dishes. I... More 

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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 - 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?