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Pane E Bene

1620 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880
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Ranked #8 of 130 restaurants in Westport
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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83% Recommend
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English first
Stamford CT
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132 reviews 132 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the food here very much, but a restaurant experience is not just about the food. The service was also excellent. My only two peeves are how tight the tables were together and how noisy it was. That said, I would go back.

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food is excellent, standard and as well as some not so well known Italian fare. Their specials are truly special featuring recipes I have never seen before and definitely worth ordering. Service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The owner will greet you and come by to ensure you are well taken care of. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming.... More

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Boca Raton
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Angelo Capponi owner runs a wonderful restaurant. The food and the service was excellent. Every time I travel to CT, I'll make a stop at Pane e Bene. We were 6 people and they said arrive in 30 minutes, then we can fit you in on this Holiday weekend. Definitely a busy restaurant with big groups of people. Everyone enjoying... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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64 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

What a great find! Had driven past it many times and my wife always said we need to try it. We finally did... and loved it!!! It's my NEW favorite Italian restaurant in Fairfield County. The service is excellent. The waiter took the time to carefully explain the menu and specials. We both chose from the night's specials. My wife... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Pane e Bene is owned and managed (and even some cooking) by Angelo Capponi who knows great food. He and his service team are wonderful hosts and always happy to make requested changes. The food is consistently top shelf. In fact, we went to Pane e Bene the night after returning home from three weeks in Italy; because it was... More

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New York City, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited for a second time and was not disappointed. It can be a bit noisy but that is do t always bustling crowd on hand. Had a veal dish that was very good and other diners at the table also were satisfied with their choices.

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117 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

i have eaten here a few times since they opened. was impressed by the food. It's a small authentic restaurant and very busy. I called for a reservation for 4 at 6 pm Saturday night and the Maitre D was so incredibly RUDE on the phone i will not even consider going back. There are many good restaurants in the... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I am a bit jaded and difficult to impress and almost never feel compelled to write a review; but, this restaurant (which has been there for 2 years, but I have just discovered it) has been, by far, the best experience I have had in a very long time. Almost every aspect of the meal was terrific -- the special... More

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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

People who don't appreciate the food prepared here just don't know what good, real food is! The staff is most accommodating and the preparation is straight forward - no gimmicks. Fresh ingredients and no excuses. The place is small but they always do there best to make their customers feel special and welcome. This was a small birthday celebration for... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Service fine. Nice enough place. Don't understand how anyone can think the food is great. It really isn't.

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