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La Scogliera

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474 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4518
+1 203-922-1179
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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North Haven, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good, portions were fair except for appetizers which were on the small side. Homemade desserts were excellent. Service was a bit slow and not overly attentive as we had to ask for refills of water. However, we feel we were significantly overcharged for 2 dinners by adding a $18 surcharge for substituting angel hair for linguini. Especially, when... More 

Thank Mark P
New Haven, Connecticut
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81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

dependable upscale homestyle italian food. Consistently good although portions are small. Atmosphere is pleasant, some dishes (specials) can be a little overpriced. Soup is FANTASTIC!!

2 Thank Carencaren
Southington, Connecticut
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch there for my brother's birthday. Food was delicious. Owner served our drinks and makes the special cakes every day. Very friendly. Would definitely go again.

3 Thank Patricia B
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

I travel around the world and visit Italy quite often and always go to La scogliera for the best Italian food where the owner is the cook and for over forty years he and his wife who makes great Italian desserts have worked hand in hand 6 days a week to maintain the highest quality of real Italian cooking ..... More 

3 Thank bruce a
Rumford, Maine
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143 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

We were here for a Mother's Day party with 20 people. Even though its been 7+ months I still recall the wonderful experience. The food was excellent - all of thoroughly enjoyed our meals. There was an army of waitstaff tending to our needs even though the place was packed! The free bread was warm and our glasses were always... More 

4 Thank JandK1958
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

With many many Italian Restaurants in the area.... the competition for good Italian is fierce and Scogliera seems to come out on top or at least near the very top.... tough to find easy to get too!

5 Thank Zetti74
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

The entire meal including the house wine was so good that I recommended La Scogliera to coworkers. They went and came back to thank me. Hidden gem.

6 Thank Stephen A
Fairfield, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

I like the food, family welcomed atmosphere, lovely lady boss. My only complain is why ever dish has melting cheese on top?? even veal chop...................................

4 Thank Janelulu88
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Fairly traditional Italian restaurant with excellent food. Food is fresh and portions are excellent. One really nice thing about this restaurant is that you can get an Italian meal that is actually healthy, provided you don't go crazy with the excellent free bread. You do also have to refrain from dessert to go healthy here, which is hard to do... More 

3 Thank agnitfom2000
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286 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

Previously, we had one excellent dinner and one poor experience so we decided to try it again. This time, it was my husband's 65th birthday dinner with family, so I'm happy to report that we loved it. Very good soup, salad and entries. We also love the nutella cake!

2 Thank klscaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 474 River Rd, Shelton, CT 06484-4518
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Shelton
  • Phone Number: +1 203-922-1179

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