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Alfresco's Restaurant

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1111 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108-1510
(860) 528-4433
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Food was okay, the service was very poor. Looks much better from the inside than it does from the outside of the buildin

Thank Ryan D
New York City, New York
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224 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Look, this is not some fancy Italian restaurant but the food is really good and they have been there for decades. I eat there whenever I'm in the area because I can count on it to be consistently tasty and clean.

Thank katrinangel2
Hartford, Connecticut
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

Al Fresco Ristorante and C & E Pizza have been around since 1974, but not in the same location, they started off smaller and across the street. C & E Pizza is Al Fresco's take out counter, like another reviewer stated. Al Fresco's dining room is average sized with a raised semi-private area in the center for parties. There is... More 

1 Thank DealMom
Clifton, Virginia
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109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We found this pizzeria on line traveling through the State. We missed a New Haven pizza stop so we thought we found a suitable choice based upon initial reviews. We were wrong. C&E is really just a take-out counter while Alfresco's (next door) serves the pizza and grinders - and a lot more. We wanted pizza and grinders and we... More 

Thank doublemdoublet
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Recently had dinner here on a Sunday evening. The room was pretty quiet and could use some updating. My wife had stuffed shells $8.99 which came with soup or salad. She chose a meatball soup which was very good. Hearty and all the food here did come out hot. The shells were decent enough. I had fried clams. They came... More 

Thank Conrad D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Don't go there for your party needs... Ordered 5 pizzas for an early morning pick-up for a kid's birthday party (4th grade) and confirmed the order on Saturday for the Monday pick-up... go there Monday and no one is there. I was a regular customer at this establishment but no more. This is a business that you simply can't rely... More 

Thank WorldVacation64
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

This place is highly over rated and is mediocre at best. Located in a questionable neighborhood and adjacent to a really aromatic creek the parking lay out is odd to say the least. The restaurant bills itself as serving American, Italian, pizza, seafood and a steakhouse. Use your own judgement as to how any one place can do such a... More 

3 Thank Bugg43
Hyderabad, India
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We found this restaurant a couple of years ago on accident and now we eat here every time we visit East Hartford. The portions are huge and everything we have tried has been amazing!

Thank CasWest
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

I liked the veal Marsala. Waiter was attentive. Nice mushroom appetizer. Good laid back atmosphere where we can bring our special needs son.

Thank IBelieveInDog
East Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Al Fresco's and their side take out C & E is one of the best places to go for an unassuming meal. Family friendly with good portions the restaurant was recently handed back to the old owner's and they have brought the establishment back to what is once was new decor and fresher menu. A great lunch and dinner place... More 

2 Thank Twash123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1111 Burnside Ave, East Hartford, CT 06108-1510
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  East Hartford
  • Phone Number: (860) 528-4433

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