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“Great Food but Poor Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Allegro Ristorante

Allegro Ristorante
520 Main Street, Bennington, VT 05201
802.442.0990
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Ranked #2 of 64 Restaurants in Bennington
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
fairfield county, CT
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great Food but Poor Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2008

Great location in town. Beautiful interior. Friendly but very, very slow service. It is one of the best choices in town as the quality of the food is very good. The major drawback is the time it takes to have a dinner. Even on relatively quiet evenings the staff seems ill prepared to provide proper basic service i.e. water, cocktails, bread, etc. Even for those who like myself, enjoy a nice relaxed dinner patience is truly a virtue.

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Hoosick Falls, NY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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“Italian Without The Meatballs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2008

We had a party of four and sat at the front window. The service was a little bit slow but we were not in a hurry anyway.
The food was outstanding. I gave the chef a thumbs-up in passing. I don't know how one person did it.
I had the pan-seared scallops, and the lemon risotto and pepper salad really made the dish. The calamari appetizer was the best I've ever had and the Balsamic reduction was a pleasant surprise... not the same old Marinara for dipping. The Chianti was good but the real Italian beer was a surprise.
We'll come back!

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Doylestown, PA
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“Superb Mediterranean inspired cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2007

Had two wonderful meals at Allegro on a recent stay in Bennington. Complete and interesting menu. The seafood is among the freshest and intelligently prepared we've enjoyed anywhere. The decor is charming, and the service warm and friendly. Outstanding wine list includes some of the best affordable wines. Highly recommended for real (no pizza, pls) Italian Trattoria fare. And very nice prices, as well.

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