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“Don't ever go here......not worth your money...” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Monaco's Ristorante

Monaco's Ristorante
380 Main St, Winsted, CT 06098-1640
860-379-6648
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Ranked #8 of 32 restaurants in Winsted
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Litchfield, ct
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Don't ever go here......not worth your money...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2010

I will never go to this restaurant again....very over priced, little portions, poor service and manager very unfriendly..... Salad was very small where they had the dressing in plastic containers....Had a chicken marsala dinner at $19.95, the chicken was cut in half were you only received 2 small pieces of chicken breast (1 chicken breast cut in half), where are the mushrooms??? The plate was just 1 cut chicken half with chicken broth sauce...OMG... the side of pasta there was literally 10 pieces of ziti with a tablespoon of Prego sauce on top....the only thing that was good was the bottled beer. I will NEVER go there again. You are better off going to the 99 restaurant to get your moneys worth, good service and good portions....oh and friendlier managers.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
CT
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Best Italian in Winsted / Points West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

Here's the story regarding Monaco's: great Italian cuisine with a homemade twist. We've had the pizza (both thin and Sicilian crust), manicotti, stuffed shells, salmon, and steaks both in-house and take-out, and the meals were always excellent. The owner is always willing to customize your meal and she takes good care of those with specific food allergies. The wait staff is attentive and attractive. Monaco's would do well against any big-city restaurants.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hartford
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211 reviews 211 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 123 cities Reviews in 123 cities
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian - Don't miss it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2009

Excellent service and quality of food. The waitstaff is extremely attentive without being bothersome. The owner is always there and friendly. The pasta dishes are a bargin (meatballs are wonderful). Seafood and pork specials are to die for. My wife and I go there for dinner at least once a month.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Connecticut
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2009

overpriced - food was good however the owner did not take "good" care of promises - overpriced, disappointed - deserts are bought @ BJ's -
not pleased @ all -

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Southport, CT
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Superb Authentic Food, Great Service & Atmosphere!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2009

My husband and I have traveled through Winsted for years, and recently dined for the first time at MONACO'S RISTORANTE. We got there early, much before the dining crowd, and were seated immediately by a robust, friendly woman who owns the restaurant. The salads were crisp, cold and tasty, and our entres were served quickly. My husband has the mussel and fish dish, served in a light tomato based spicy sauce, which he loved, while I had a large antipasto appetizer, enough to satisfy me as big as a meal! Everything was delicious! Recommended to all!
Service-A
Food-A+
Atmosphere-A
Cleanliness-A+

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