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168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
+1 203-483-5426
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Connecticut Shoreline
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoy dinner here. Never had a bad meal, the drinks are great too! We asked them to make pistachio martinis that we not on the menu and they came out terrific.

Thank Bikinibabi
Branford, Connecticut
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Everything was perfect ! Mary, our waitress was very, very good. Mary knew everything about the entire menu. I had the exciting veal entree on the menu and my wife had the other veal dish that included sage, our guest had what I had. What a fantastic restaurant.

1 Thank Squawbrook
North Haven, Connecticut
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

First time visit, and it was delicious. I enjoyed the shrimp and scallop over spaghetti. Enough for a second dinner tomorrow night. Sauce was just like home. Dessert was chocolate cake...A-MAZ-ING!!We will definitely be going back. Love the quaintness of the dining room. Small enough to keep it personable. Our waitress Adele was super nice and an excellent waitress.

1 Thank Spoiledjean
Branford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Cannot say enough about Assagio's. Definitely our favorite in town! The sea bass on the menu is to die for! Great service and atmosphere! Many great memories here and more to come!

2 Thank Jill O
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

We chose this restaurant for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Although we had a really large crowd they did a great job to accommodate us all. The menu options were delicious. The staff was very attentive and did a great job to keep the evening moving well.

2 Thank Bill C
Hartford, CT
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We chose this place because of its many rave reviews. We shared NY style calamari and house made gnocchi with duck confit ragu to start. No tentacles in the calamari, the sauce "finish" made them soggy and there wasn't a hot cherry pepper to be found. The sauce on the gnocchi except for the bits of meat tasted exactly like... More 

1 Thank LandseerCT
Branford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Excellent menu and food, served professionally for a terrific dining experience - fun group of people

1 Thank Pinkcirrus9
New York Mills, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Overall- excellent food and the staff is very attentive. Prices are on par with the high quality food but reasonable. The only negative, inside dining can be a little tight and loud but it's still worth eating there...one of our favorite restaurants.

1 Thank NYMetsnGiants
New Haven, Connecticut
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Went here for dinner with friends, our appetizers were very good, the service was nerdy attentive. The steak was excellent, the veal was very good, the ciopino was excellent, and the rolled chicken, very good.

Thank BC-Eagle-70-74
Westbrook, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Wow,wow and wow pretty much covers my review. Although our dinner was to discuss business, there were those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries or those who just knew the place to go for a fabulous meal. First the food: each course was better than the next. The fish and pasta dishes we had were perfectly done. If you like gno chi,it was... More 

2 Thank confusedinCT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-483-5426

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?