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Assaggio Restaurant

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168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405-3825
(203) 483-5426
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Branford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Jill O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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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 stars 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 

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1 Thank LandseerCT
Branford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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Thank Pinkcirrus9
New York Mills, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank NYMetsnGiants
New Haven, Connecticut
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86 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank BC-Eagle-70-74
Westbrook, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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1 Thank confusedinCT
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Food was fair, service was not good, our waiter should have given our table to some1 else. He was taking care of a party of 20. It was very loud & difficult to have a normal conversation w/o yelling. Other reviews have said the same, would not go back just fir this reason. Wine selection was good, bread was crusty... More 

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Thank Lillian W
Connecticut
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242 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

A small restaurant with an additional outside patio for dining. Seated on time. Waitress was exemplary - not only efficient but also spot on with her recommendations. Extensive choice of entrees, both on the menu and the specials. Dinner comes with a very good house salad. Our party had fish, pasta, steak and surf & turf. All excellent. My entree,... More 

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1 Thank Doubleeagle
New Haven, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

After not being here in over a year we stopped in last minute Saturday night. We were seated immediately by who was to be our excellent waiter Ben. After 2 cocktails we ordered the clam app which was very good. Dinner was the veal with asparagus and red peppers and the scallops over pappardelle. Both were outstanding. As good as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: (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?