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Assaggio Restaurant

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168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405-3825
+1 203-483-5426
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ashford, Connecticut
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, pleasant wait staff, Assaggio is a restaurant that with a little bit of refining creativity could be very good. Everything from the cocktail and salad to the entree was good, but could be brought to the next level. The flavors are simply not complete. Too many other good restaurants in the area to return here until they improve... More 

Thank CTTraveler17
Ivoryton, Connecticut
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Typical CT Italian. Bland, heavy food. Nothing of note. They need to learn to pound their veal to tenderize it. The mozz was heavy, overpowering, and not fresh. Tomato sauce was average-no flavor and not light. Def not worth what they charge!

Thank HillyBushers
Bristol, Connecticut
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63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to me by someone who used to live in Branford, and I love Italian food, so my significant other and I decided to try it for dinner one evening. The restaurant is small but very cute, with a greenhouse feel. The warm, fresh bread came with whipped butter and there was olive oil on the table.... More 

1 Thank Allison E
Branford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food, excellent service and a drink to keep you coming back for more! The Italian food is so delicious and I love that the place is small but not crowded.

1 Thank JoJoPalumbo
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Wine,appetizers and main course were over the top delicious. Service was great an attentive an the decor was great. Never got to desserts but will try on our next visit. We were there celebrating our anniversary AN glad we picked a great restaurant

1 Thank edt9112017
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We have had dinner here several times. Great dishes each time and well worth the price. The have a decent wine list as well.

1 Thank M2989CGmarkc
New Haven, Connecticut
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114 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

I recently booked a table at Assaggio for my fiancé's birthday dinner. Our party was 8 in total and we were given a great space in what seemed to be the center of the dining room. I made the reservation just a few days ahead of time for a Friday evening, but we didn't have a problem. Nonetheless, the place... More 

1 Thank PJA09
Cornelius, North Carolina
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140 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This is a busy and attractive restaurant perfect for dinner for two (or a larger group). The menu is interesting and quite diverse with some excellent daily specials. Nice range in the wine list. Lovely service with attentive staff and a very helpful front of house manager.

1 Thank Marie O
Guilford, Connecticut
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

A few hiccups along the way but generally good food and service. Had a reservation and seated promptly. Warm Italian bread and water arrived quickly. They did not have the wine I selected. Selected a second wine and was told it was from Sicily. It was not, it was from Veneto. After we ordered we realized after listening to another... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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78 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2016

Assaggio's was absolutely great when we ate there recently. There were four of us and our host suggested that we dine at that restaurant and we soon found out why. The menu was quite varied and offered a nice selection of options. The food was prepared very well and earned the 5-star rating that I gave it. The waitress was... More 

5 Thank Mike C

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Open Hours
4:00 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 06405-3825
  • 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?