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Liana's Trattoria

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591 Tunxis Hill Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
+1 203-368-1235
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have heard nothing but great things about this restaurant. I have never felt more unwelcome at a restaurant in my life. I may give it one more chance, but I think you should make every customer feel at home no matter what!! Also a bit bright for dinner.

Thank Jennifer R
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Liana's is such a special place. My parents LOVE coming here, and they're always greeted by the bar staff and owners with a familial warmth. Everything is homemade and delicious. Liana is such a nice woman. Great wine selection, full bar. Highly recommend, reservations are a must. The place is small and gets very full!

Thank Hilary J
Trumbull, Connecticut
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Liana's is hands-on, owner operated, a tiny little restaurant that serves AMAZING food, mostly Italian. Liana hand prepares these Italian dishes that rival anything you'll find in Manhattan. Do yourself a favor and begin with an appetizer. My favorite is the chicken livers (YES, chicken livers); none better anywhere; served with crusty bread in an incredible sauce. As for entrees,... More 

Thank JTaol
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a very special place indeed. The owner is a very special lady and the food is always special and delicious. Liana often comes and mingles with they patrons. Service is amazing and you never leave hungry. A little out of the way but well worth the trip!

Thank Bettegig
Brewster, ma
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Nothing special about this place except for the atmosphere...was served dessert with "fresh" strawberries that appeared to have be frozen and recently thawed--they were pale pink. Have eaten here multiple times, and when an owner deceives about the food, it's time to move on.

Thank Wendy777777
Redding, Connecticut
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for years. I've even written good reviews. Its popularity has out paced itself. Liana has a problem with reservations. Twice we've had reservations and twice we've had to wait an inordinate amount of time to be seated. This time was the last time. We arrived five minutes prior to our 7:30 reservation. We we told "you're... More 

Thank MarkTwain1910
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

It is understandable that those who have enjoyed this little gem are reluctant to talk about it. I am torn too. It is a small space with a limited number of linen clad tables and really good food. We have lived in this town and never knew this existed for years, but the secret is out. There is nothing pretentious... More 

Thank 2Dine4
Fairfield, CT
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary meal at Liana's. She had 2 great vegetarian options on the daily special menu ( cauliflower soup, and the beet ravioli). I had the mussels with black pepper and lemon as an appetizer, and really enjoyed my linguine with calamari. Most time linguine dishes like this have little flavor but Liana's was... More 

Thank LuxTravel_8
Fairfield, Connecticut
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My fiancée and I went out to dinner tonight, hoping to find a new favorite place. We were highly disappointed. My fiancée ordered the ravioli of the day- cheese. He chose to have it with the meat sauce. What he received was seven small squares of layered noodle, with hardly any filling. The sauce was marinara, not meat. It was... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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128 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

Had heard positive things about this restaurant. Was very disappointed when we went. Despite all the raves this place did not live up to its hype in our opinion. We don't mind paying for quality but considering that the food was average at best it was way overpriced. Not to sound picky about the service but given all the hype... 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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 591 Tunxis Hill Rd, Fairfield, CT 06825
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Fairfield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-368-1235

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