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The Italian Connection

2725 Taylor St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-432-9702
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Ranked #146 of 521 restaurants in Fort Wayne
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

dined here for the first time after friends suggested it over and over. I wish we hadn't of waited so long! The food was amazing, atmosphere quaint and warm and the service couldn't have been better. I had the salmon...perfectly seasoned and moist. I love salmon and am always disappointed when it is dry and covered in sauce. Not this... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a quaint little restaurant set in a remodeled residence in a quiet area of Ft. Wayne. The food is good traditional Italian for the value. Be prepared to sit in a cramped hard-backed seat and wait. The service is painfully slow, and the staff acts like they are doing you a favor just to bring you a glass... More

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Huntertown, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We went on a Saturday night, with a group of people for a birthday party, They seated us in the back room which doubles as a dance floor, because when the chef comes out to sing, you will want to dance. The food was amazing, the pasta was homemade some of the best I have ever had anywhere. We are... More

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fort wayne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

It was very cramped. I was told they had authentic Italian food. It just tasted like American Italian food that every other place has.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you like chain restaurant "Italian" and the normal dining experience then this is not the place for you. If you like real authentic Italian food and a great experience this is your place. I loved the atmosphere of the small house dining, the food was outstanding, and the service was good. Avoid the crap chain restaurants and support your... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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75 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

Let's step back in time somewhere between the 50's and 70's, when dinner houses ruled. The restaurant is small, therefore it's best to made reservations. Like the dinner houses of old, it's dark, not smoky, low hum from patrons talking, and loaded with the theme except somewhat over done. We were seated in the back room, little did we know... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Everything wonderful! Nice to find little Italy! Thanks for eveything! Food, service, and chef singing! Priceless!

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. All the pastas are made fresh at the restaurant and it doesn't get any better. If dining with only two, ask to sit in the alcove by the kitchen...you feel like you are the only diners....really nice. Be sure to call for reservations.

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Michigan
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62 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

What a fun little gem. Delicious Italian food in Ft. Wayne. We were really surprised. Large servings & vino. Felt like the old neighborhood.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

The building is small, and makes you unsure of your decision when you are on the outside. However, once you are past the front doors, the small place is rather nice, well decorated and inviting. The food is good and filling. It is not amazing, but the restaurant manages to provide a satisfying Italian dinner at a reasonable price. However,... More

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