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“Great seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Acqua

Acqua
43 Main St., Westport, CT
203-222-8899
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Ranked #10 of 136 Restaurants in Westport
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.
Westport, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Great seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

I had a wonderful seafood salad which was freshly prepared. Excellent quality, tender, chilled assorted seafood seasoned with a light lemon and excellent olive oil dressing. It was a great Summer meal.

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English first
Redding, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“casual lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

great atmosphere, nice attention from the wait staff. Great lunch selection.

Visited August 2011
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Norwalk, CT
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

sit upstairs in front of the wood stove for wine and food. Sit at the bar.

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93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Always a good meal ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Went on a Sat night ... expect it crowded, a bit loud. Reservations recommended; maybe go weekdays! Sat downstairs, table was available. Watch sunset and day turning to night ... Trees lite up at night. (Eat upstairs by window if you can.) Wait staff excellent fitting ordering in with our on-going talking! Diversity of menu good; service slow but not as slow upstairs. Quality, portions, drinks, deserts good. Parking ample. Always good time and meal there!! BTW ... at 11pm, light go up ... all out!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut, USA
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“Loses a "star" due to noise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

We love Acqua. The location on the Saugatuck River is picturesque, the restaurant itself is lovely, service is good and the food is consistently excellent. But the noise level is deafening, which is a shame, since one of the reasons for dining out is to enjoy the company of others. Acqua's lack of sound baffling makes that difficult.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Adam Z, Owner at Acqua, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Hi WriteGirl,

Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We do apologize for the sometimes loud atmosphere at Acqua. The vaulted ceilings do contribute substantially to this problem. I would suggest that you request a table on the top level near the wine cellar as it may be a bit quieter there. We hope that you continue to enjoy the restaurant and thank you for your patronage!
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