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Della Fransesca

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35 Lake Avenue Ext, Danbury, CT
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd not been to this restaurant when it was located on Lake Avenue, but the Mill Plain location is great. Very cozy with nice service and delicious Italian food.

Thank designerct
Northwood, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at the bar. Great conversations with the bartenders. Great people. Had the Vittello Jay, which was excellent. Flavored just right, and just the right portion. The tiramisu was as good as any I had in Italy. Highly recommend this place!

Thank Doug1553
Hong Kong, China
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

What a nice surprise that was. The restaurant is nicely decorated. The food was fantastic. The lobster raviolis were delicious. Our waiter explained the daily specials and have us some great recommendations. We went there twice in two weeks.

Thank Anastasia V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is absolutely fabulous. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The service alone is a 5 star rating! The food is phenomenal. I had the almond crusted lamb and....I'm salivating just writing this. Incredible. Owner is wonderful. Try the Sambuka even if you don't think you care for sambuka. The owner makes it himself and... More 

Thank Kelly S
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

First time to Danbury on business and wanted a good meal. Concierge recommended Della's and it was so good, took business associates there for a second visit. Veal Parmigiana was excellent. Second night I had the Halibut. Fabulous. Great wine and good service. What a nice highlight in Danbury. Was not expecting such a great restaurant. good atmosphere and popular... More 

Thank rgpieper
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This is a go-to place for quality food and service. The new location on Mill Plain Rd. was the right move for them. The risotto dish and sea bass are excellent. I have also had a few of the pasta dishes and they don't disappoint.

Thank zak223
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We have dined here twice in the last few weeks, both times we enjoyed unhurried service with friends. The new atmosphere is conducive to lingering over dinner. Their rack of lamb is unequaled for savory flavor. Their scallops with capers and sage appetizer is superb. Last night we enjoyed black bass entrees, prepared with different sauces per our individual requests... More 

Thank wilron
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

4 friends just ate here tonight. The restaurant is very nicely decorated and can be perfect for a business, romantic or leisurely meal We had shrimp and scallops, pasta, and two chicken dishes. Every meal was spectacular in presentation and flavor. We also had 3 desserts- cannoli , pecan pie and apple tart. Again, everything was very, very good. This... More 

Thank TshoesNj
Danbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The food and service are always first rate. Michael, the mgr/head waiter could not be more accommodating. This is a great northern italian/ continental restaurant my favorite restaurant

Thank SteveE995
Danbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

If I could rate this food establishment a ZERO, I definitely would. My experience with Della Francesca was horrible for a few reasons. 1) We asked for a bottle of wine and were told they were out-of-stock and instead, were were given a bottle that was nothing like the type of wine we requested. 2) I asked for a Sangria... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 Lake Avenue Ext, Danbury, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: 12037912068

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