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Illiano's Grill

257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
+1 860-889-6163
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through the area on the way back from visiting the sunflowers and decided to stop at this restaurant. We both ordered angel hair pasta with sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and shrimp. Service was attentive and our meals arrived very quickly. An added bonus...More

Thank Bernie O
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed the angel hair pasta with garlic and shrimp as well as the homemade bread, Bernie! Thanks for stopping by our place on your road trip, and we hope you'll make it back our way again soon for another delizioso...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant atmosphere, clean and comfortable dining area. Wonderful and attentive waitstaff.Very good food, generous portions with more than enough selections.

Thank Nitramj
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

It sounds like you enjoyed a delicious meal and nice visit, Nitramj -- that's great! We sure hope you'll make it back soon to discover more favorite items on our menu. Till next time! The Illiano's Grill Family

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing, Super Friendly staff--- and their boasting about their homemade sauce is right on; their sauce is perfection: fresh and sweet. We got the lasagna dinner with salad. We very much liked the balsamic dressing for the salad. The only bust was the roll, which...More

Thank Northfielder2
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

A delicious lasagna accompanied with our homemade sauce and balsamic salad makes for great dinner, so we're glad you stopped in and enjoyed it! Since our recipes are authentic, it's disappointing to hear you weren't impressed with the rolls as well, but we'll be sure...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

first clue: only three parties in outside patio on a Saturday night. The mud-splattered tent walls behind our heads did nothing for the ambience. We asked for wine, and without checking with us, waiter brought two glasses instead of a bottle. We asked politely if...More

Thank Kate Z
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm disappointed that this is the impression we left you with, Kate. Overall, it sounds like our service and communication that night missed the mark, and for that I truly apologize. To start it off, we should have more clearly communicated your options for wine...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to eat while charging eCar. Although decor is simple, food is very nice (had veal, salad, desert). The service was also attentive (yet not intrusive). Highly recommend it.More

1  Thank TheOneWhoLovesTravel
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2017

Thank you so much for offering your recommendation -- this is all we could ask for! Knowing the meal and service were nothing short of perfect means more to us than you know, and we hope we'll get to welcome you in again someday! Until...More

Reviewed February 1, 2017

3 of us couples,each with 60 year marriages, meet there for delicious Italian dishes, excellent service, and lots of reminissing. Yes, we have all known each other for more then 60 years!

Thank Sandy S
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2017

Oh how wonderful is that! What a romantic evening, Sandy! Thank you for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us. Here's to many more years of love and wonderful food with good friends! Warmly, The Illiano's Grill Family

Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

I had one of the lunch specials. Eggplant Florintine, with the BEST FRESH HOT bread. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! As you can see from the picture below. Yum. I will definitely go back many times. The service was also top notch!! I highly recommend!

1  Thank Nonnie121
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2017

There's nothing quite like hot, freshly baked bread, is there, Nonnie? We're delighted that you enjoyed that so much! Can't wait to see you by for more tasty bread again soon. Best, The Illiano's Grill Family

Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Everyone is friendly immediately upon walking in to this restaurant. The Italian dishes are excellent and the pizza is thin crusted and delicious. You can tell the food is freshly prepared and not frozen / nuked. Great for a quick slice or dinner with the...More

1  Thank Karen666
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thank you so much for stopping by, Karen! As you said, all of our food is fresh and prepared based on our family recipes. It's wonderful to hear that our customers are loving what we're doing, and if there's anything else we can do to...More

Reviewed October 27, 2016

My parents and I were staying at the Marriott just down the street and were looking for a reasonably priced place to eat before heading to the casino. I had seen their menu online beforehand and decided to take a chance. We were seated immediately...More

1  Thank Julia B
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Thanks for taking a chance on us, Julia -- we're thrilled that you and your family enjoyed! Especially when you're about to head out for a great night, you need a delicious meal. Hope you'll get a chance to come by and see us for...More

Reviewed October 20, 2016

After a great high school soccer game we decided to stop for dinner and decided on Illiano's. With seven people the staff quickly arranged tables to seat us and the server was there to bring us drinks and take our order. We started out with...More

Thank Ron B
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

We're thrilled that your group felt well accommodated and taken care of by our staff, Ron. When you come by for a meal, you should always be warmly welcomed. As for the food, it's great to hear that the dinner salad hit the spot. That...More

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Patricia M
April 13, 2016|
Response from Vincenzo R |
Hi Patricia Thanks for the question. We offer gluten free spaghetti as our pasta option. Many of our dishes on the menu can be made gluten free an are denoted with a little green no wheat symbol. As for our daily specials... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 860-889-6163
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Welcome to Illiano's Grill located in Yantic Connecticut. We have been serving up authentic southern Italian cuisine since we first opened our doors in 1997. We pride ourselves in using the best ingredients, whether it is high quality mozzarella to top our thin crust brick oven pizzas or fresh seafood to make our customer favorites like flounder Florentine. We know the importance of fresh foods and promise to never compromise. Illiano's Grill also offers a full catering menu. For your next event, sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to the pros. Available for Take Out and for on-site private parties and special events. If you are looking for a comfortable relaxed setting to have dinner out, look no further than our dining room. The hand painted pictures by Paul Illiano hanging on the walls and Italian music in the background will be sure to have you feeling like part of our family before the appetizers arrive. All of our dishes are made to order and our menu is sure to please everyone in the family, from pizza to pasta, fresh salads and soups to gourmet Italian classics.
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