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1620 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880
203-292-9584
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
With fame, may be losing warmth and charm

We've been to Pane e Bene several times and greatly enjoyed its excellent food, close-by location and most important, warm and friendly atmosphere. Recently went back - albeit on a Saturday evening - for an early reservation to celebrate a birthday. Selected it over some other places in part... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
Mkliegman
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  • Reservations
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We've been to Pane e Bene several times and greatly enjoyed its excellent food, close-by location and most important, warm and friendly atmosphere. Recently went back - albeit on a Saturday evening - for an early reservation to celebrate a birthday. Selected it over some other places in part because of that atmosphere. Well, we were greeeted (a misnomer) by... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Wow. With these reviews, I had expected Pane E Bene to be so much more. Starting with the ambience. You should know that the restaurant is in a strip mall -- which isn't bad in and of itself, but it feels like a strip mall experience inside. You first walk in to the bar area, which literally comprises half the... More 

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Stratford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The wait staff acts like its a 5 Star, food was over the top, Loved it, all the dishes came out promply and piping hot. The owner came to our table and introduced himself ,very Italian and has been in the business for 30 years ,truly a 4 star place

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Fairfield, Connecticut
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I hate to let the word out about this gem but I think I've struck gold! I went with a friend on a Thursday night. The place started filling up about 7:30 but the service never skipped a beat. They were very accommodating and friendly. By the way, even when it was the most full, we could still hear each... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

First of all, this is a small place next to a carpet company, so the charm is mostly on the inside, which will make you quickly forget all about carpets and the vehicular madness on the Post Road. The proprietor is an ebullient Italian gentleman who is rightly proud of his food and has a good word for everyone. You... More 

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Portland, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

They accommodated our party of 6 without a reservation on a busy night without a problem. The half a chicken is wonderful-- waitress described it as "Sunday dinner," and it was.

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Weston, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Nice Atmosphere and delicious food. Service is right on!!! Delicious fish and pasta dishes. Nice selection of wines

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boston
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119 reviews 119 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You might not notice it from the street, but Pane e Bene is a real find. Delicious Italian food, lots of photos and posters of La Spezia, good service from the wait staff and the bar. A very welcoming ambience. Definitely worth the effort to find -- and enjoy.

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daninthecity
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We read the good reviews for Pane E Bene on TripAdvisor and decided to try it ourselves. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. We ordered the Grilled Octopus and the Burrata as our appetizer. The Octopus dish was huge - much larger than expected and both tasted great. We ordered the Branzino and the Sea Bass (special) as... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was our first visit to Pane e Bane in Westport, Connecticut and we found it to be a true winner! We were introduced to the restaurant while visiting special friends in Westport, Ct.... when we arrived they told us they were taking us to their favorite restaurants in town. And now, I must tell you, it has become our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1620 Post Road East, Westport, CT 06880
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 203-292-9584

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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