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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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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Amazing SeaBass

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Ed G
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Boston, Massachusetts
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74 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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70 reviews 70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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Woodbury, Connecticut
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Don't be fooled by the unimpressive awning entrance because this is a fine restaurant. I loved the atmosphere - intimate mahogany wooden booths offer privacy and an air of romanticism, The staff was attentive and friendly- a real plus. The food was amazing. The raw bar sampler was a huge selection of oysters, clams and shrimp, served elegantly on a... More 

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Boston, MA
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33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

One of the best Italian meals I've ever had. Excellent place and great ambiance!! I would make the drive from Boston to CT just to go to dinner.

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Clinton, Tennessee
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We treated ourselves for new years and were not disappointed! We read the reviews beforehand (thanks all you TripAdvisor reviewers!) So we knew it would be pricey. But we would pay it again in s heartbeat. My sea bass literally melted in my mouth and my husband's steak was perfect (after only one refire for too much pink). The waiter... 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?