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Diorio Restaurant & Bar

231 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702-2213
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Ranked #5 of 290 restaurants in Waterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Grand Street
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79% Recommend
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Diorio has been one of the best restaurants in the area, bar none, for many years. Recently its food seems to have been on a down slide. We are consistent repeat customers, and as the food is a bit pricey (which I don't mind for what their quality was....) now I'm expecting just a tad bit more. Before I go... More

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I took my girlfriend to this restaurant and it was superb. The restaurant has a classic feel to it and I felt like I was transported back to the 1930's. The décor had integrity to the past. Booths lined both sides of the side walls of the room. The dark woodwork was handsome and inviting. Our server was gracious and... More

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Avon, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are in Waterbury you must stop here. It is absolutely the best Italian restaurant I have been to in Connecticut. If you come here you will not be disappointed. The food is amazing, the service is amazing the atmosphere is old fashion Italian. It's a win, win, win!!!!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I had a steak that melted in the mouth! My father had a filet that he seemed to enjoy as well. The ambiance was a bit dark but quaint with the white linen cloth tables with soft candle light that gave a soft glow over the tiled floors. I genuinely thought it was a scrumptious meal that only slightly boarded... More

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Hudson Valley, NY
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Enjoyed good service...salads and fish dishes were pretty good. Pasta with sausage was greasy and surprisingly bad. Atmosphere is reminiscent of old time American "Italian" restaurants. A little heavy-handed, though.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is reminiscent of an old school NYC saloon. The food was delicious and the service was friendly & timely. The champagne-tinis and the crab cakes are awesome!!

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

My daughter and I had a lovely meal here. Our server was fantastic and attentive to our needs. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is quiet which allows for great conversation. It connects to the courtyard Marriot which is convenient. We highly recommend it but it is a bit expensive.

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hartford, ct
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great restaurant in Waterbury! The decor is very cool with old school style and a great ambiance. There's a really positive vibe in the restaurant; upbeat, buzzing, but not over the top noisy either. Our waitress, Laurie, was fantastic. She was funny, honest, and attentive to all of our needs. As were seeing a show at the Palace later that... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our waitress was very good. Drinks came quickly and never ran out, the specials were explained well and I could have tried any of them. The atmosphere with the booths was special, buzzing, but not too noisy. The food was a little disappointing. Everything else about the restaurant shouts fine dinning but the food was only average. Don't get me... More

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prospect ct
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have been going to Dorios for many years, you always know that the food will be great and the atmosphere, warm, darkish and good for a romantic dinner. Its not a wildly creative menu but we have never had a bad meal there, portions are generous, well sourced and prepared. The noise from the bar can be a bit... More

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