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Acqua

43 Main St., Westport, CT
203-222-8899
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Ranked #4 of 129 restaurants in Westport
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: With stunning views of the Saugatuck River from two levels and a sleek, contemporary interior, guests of Acqua can experience the sophistication of Manhattan from the comfort of Main Street in the charming coastal town of Westport, Connecticut. Simple, rustic dishes lovingly prepared, decadent dessert souffles, and a superb wine list are the hallmarks of this premiere Mediterranean bistro.
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English first
Westport, Connecticut
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Two new friends and I shared a really terrific lunch at this attractive Westport eatery. The decor is stylish and very "Restoration Hardware". The service was smooth and fairly quick, although we felt comfortable lingering. The salads were large and delicious, if a bit pricy. I will definitely become a regular.

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Westport, Connecticut
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Sit at the bar and watch master Gino work the wood-fired oven. Incredible pizzas and the ever popular roasted chicken is a must. I'm a dinner regular and Acqua never fails to satisfy.

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New Haven, CT
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120 reviews 120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

No big deal at the doctor's, but it was nice to look for a special escape! Walking downtown Westport, we came across Acqua, once more, after a few years away from that little Connecticut town! Looking at the menu posted outside, it took seconds to make a decision: as it was only noon, the first floor dining-room/bar area was empty... More

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Loudon, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

We sat in a small (about six tables) room with a bar at ground level. It was quiet and comfortable. There is a larger dining room on the upper floor, which I will try next time. The Flash fried calamari appetizer was excellent, as was my main course of Yellow-fin tuna. It was a Tuesday, which was “Wine appreciation Night”,... More

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Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Heard from friends this restaurant was child friendly. Thought I would check it out for my self. Boy, my friends were correct! The gentleman who greets people (mgr) Mark I believe was amazing! He could not of been any nicer with us, and our kids! Very patient and thoughtful. My husband and I watched in awe as he ran up... More

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Westport, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Heard from my friends how nice this restaurant was, and child friendly. Thought I would check it out for myself with my family. Unbelievable host (mgr), not sure..name is Mark! Made us feel right at home with his patience and attitude towards our kids, never for one minute stopped checking on us. Made sure our children were fed quickly, so... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Probably dined here a dozen times this summer, enjoying the prix fixe outdoors but recently enjoyed it in the downstairs bar as well. Love the atmosphere. Salads, entrees, all good. I have favored the chicken milanese until it was offered to me grilled and I was in heaven. Service is the best in Westport. Only drawback is the noise but... More

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Westport, Connecticut, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Another great place to meet friends. Great location. Favorite and only place to sit and eat is at the bar. Excellent salads and great wine. Pizza is fab. Actually all the food is. Tend to need reservation toward end of week. But always good and excellent service. A staple on the restraunt list.

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West Haven, Connecticut
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We enjoyed a fine meal here this evening. Christopher is an excellent waiter and is very knowledgeable and appreciative of fine wine and spirits. He is a great asset to this restaurant. I had the beef ravioli which had an Asian flair, my husband had the lamb chops, and we shared a pistaccio souffle. We sat at the bar near... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We were in town for a festival and was walking by the water when we came across a nice little outdoor dining patio and attached bar. We took a look at the menu and decided that it was worth a try. We were welcomed warmly by the Host Marc whom accommodated us even though we had not reserved ahead of... More

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