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Assaggio Restaurant

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168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
(203) 483-5426
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular, Great Food, Close to Town

A bit noisy, but that is because the folks are having a great time enjoying the good food, great adult beverages, some very special Italian favorites and good camaraderie! Best to have a reservation!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2015
farriciellijean
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Singer Island, Florida
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Wilton Manors, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I cannot say enough good things about this place. My favorite server, Billy, is always on his A game. He always lets us know that the chef is more than happy to accommodate our special request, as with the bartender for drinks. My favorits are the Gnocchi Duck Confit, ALL THE SPECIALS (I suppose I enjoy the filet with black... More 

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1 Thank carlytb10
Branford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Assaggio has become our go to spot! My husband and I like to dine there alone, take our kids, and entertain friends. This small Italian spot is cozy and the food is consistently amazing. The wait staff is extremely professional and see you through your entire meal. They will always give you about 6-7 specials, impeccably described, they make your... More 

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Thank tinaturv
Los Angeles
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I've been to this restaurant quite a few times, and it is really lovely. During the day, it's nice to sit near the windows because there's so much light and it's really cheery. In the evening, the ambiance is intimate and quiet. The food is not cheap, but it is delicious and well worth the money. The staff is friendly... More 

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Thank planestrainsandaut2s
Branford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't feeling up to going out on a Friday night, so I called to cancel my reservation for the evening and instead ordered my favorite chicken piccata. Not only was it ready and hot when I picked it up, but when I arrived home I discovered a complimentary piece of chocolate mousse cake with a "feel better" message written... More 

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Thank F00dE123
Singer Island, Florida
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A bit noisy, but that is because the folks are having a great time enjoying the good food, great adult beverages, some very special Italian favorites and good camaraderie! Best to have a reservation!

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Thank farriciellijean
Wallingford, CT
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Wonderful food; great staff, very detailed oriented. Only negative is it is a bit small and we were seated in the little bar area where only one table could fit; but overall a great restaurant. Will definitely return.

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1 Thank spm2
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Romantic Dinner with Wife ..Service was outstanding !! Food was excellent !! Nest to the food and service ... You have to see the serving plates ... Totally original

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Thank Stephen O
Prospect, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Everything Ive ever had here has been fantastic! Ive had prob about 4 different entrees, but never want to try something new b/c those are SO delicious! Big portion sizes, beautiful presentation, and incredible food. And they have a quaint summer patio!

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Thank bravolmt
Hamden, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

Went for dinner on Saturday night, we ordered bottled water that was room temperature. The break came in a basket with a dirty napkin, who serves a cosmopolitan in a champagne glass and red wine so warm we left it on the table. The waitress was clueless, never brought forks for the cheesecake, just pointed to our spoons,of which I... More 

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Thank Donna O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Assaggio is the place to go for a business dinner or romantic evening out. It isn't overly boisterous but not stuffy either. Their drinks are out of this world! We recommend the Paloma Italiano and the Hemingway. Our dinner consisted of scallops over parpadelle noodles in a cream sauce and Italian sausage over rigatoni in a robust tomato sauce.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 168 Montowese St, Branford, CT 06405
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Branford
  • Phone Number: (203) 483-5426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American
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

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