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“Yummy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lido's Restaurant

Lido's Restaurant
75 Pomeroy Ave, 10 Bee Street, Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 634-3959
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Ranked #6 of 130 Restaurants in Meriden
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We love the pizza here. They also have several gluten free options for both pizza and pasta. Staff is friendly. They have great daily specials.

Visited October 2012
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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Mediocre to average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012 via mobile

Lidos has been a long standing institution in Meriden. It's a nice clean place with plenty of tables and booths. I have eaten here many times in the past but this was my first dinner in quite a while. First the positives: the staff is always friendly and attentive, the menu is broad and the food is fresh. The negatives: there are much better Italian restaurants around. First, What I don't like about Lidos is their tomato sauce. It tastes raw and bland and doesn't compliment the food at all. It's almost like opening a can of tomato purée and eating it. Its not rich or satisfying. Second, they must precook all their pasta because it never holds sauce. If you rinse pasta or reheat it in water, you wash off all the starch which holds the sauce. Lido's pasta is done one way or the other. Third, the meatballs and sausage aren't delicious. They are run of the mill. The meatballs are made from very very finely ground meat and have no texture.

If you need a fresh quick meal, try Lidos but stick with pizza or the famous pizza pop. Stay away from the pasta dishes.

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Meriden, Connecticut
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“Wasn't pleased with the service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The food was great. The service wasn't so great. Nothing I hate more than a waitress or waiter who is condecending to you as they are serving you and this was my experience here. Haven't been back either and I don't really recommend it.

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Seaford, New York
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“YUMMY!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

this is one of the best italian resturaunts i have been to. The people are so nice, the service is fast and the food is deliscous!!

Visited August 2012
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Cheshire, Connecticut
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“EVERYTHING is Good at this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

I have been going to this place since I was a kid and their food is top notch. My favorites are their thick pizza and meatball grinder w/ hot peppers...yum! They use the best ingredients and certainly don't skimp on both cheese and toppings on their pizza.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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