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Acqua

43 Main St., Westport, CT
203-222-8899
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Ranked #4 of 130 restaurants in Westport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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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Wilton, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I didn't have a great meal here, but it wasn't awful either. It was higher priced than I would have paid for the quality of the food and service so that a bite out the experience for me. The service wasn't bad, but again it wasn't great. I can only give this restaurant 3 stars even though I was really... More

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Redding, Connecticut
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

Met several friends here for dinner tonight. Great service with patient waitstaff who didn't mind us talking for a long time before ordering. We stayed late, long after the dining room closed, and never felt rushed. The food was amazing!

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

The food here is amazing however the service was slow. I sat for 10 minutes before I finally had to ask them for a glass of water. I've been here several times, I'm not sure if there is new management or not but unfortunately I was not impressed by the service this time around.

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Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I've always enjoyed Acqua so when new owners took over I was a little nervous. My concerns have been put at ease. Wonderful specials, nice atmosphere and good service. It is not too pricy and you can get a pizza or a steak special.

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connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

how many times can you go to a restaurant where the service is either great OR non-existent , and the food is truly mediocre and quite expensive. Well, i have finally reached that point and I will not be returning. There is truly nothing special about Acqua other than its convenience in Westport and decent parking. But don't you really... More

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Westport, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Great food, consistently prepared and attentive service. Nice atmosphere as well. I eat there mostly for dinner, but I have done the Express Lunch as well and it is a terrific value with a great menu.

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NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I was looking forward to a good Mediterranean meal. My companion and myself were both disappointed. One dish we had to send back and the Lamb Shank was virtually tasteless. Maybe we came on a bad night. The décor is lovely. However the environment was pretty noisy. The management was apologetic and graciously reduced the bill. There is outdoor seating... More

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NY/Westport/Provence
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265 reviews 265 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I have been to all the restaurants in Westport, Southport..fairfield (pause) twice! I don't tend to put them on Tripadviser as ..well…I live here and reviews should be from a travelers POV, nest pas? Thus when I write about France, because I could probably write a travel book about France, my reviews are immensely popular as an American who spends... More

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Westport, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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