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Mare Bello

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14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Stratford, Connecticut
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Friends had recommended this place as one to try. To say I was disappointed is an understatement as I am rarely disappointed when I don't have to cook. The place was kind of worn looking. The female greeter had on a dirty dress. And there was one other server that we saw. Apparently the rest of their staff did not... More 

Thank Moni3kids
Stratford, Connecticut
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been meaning to try this place and after a friend suggested I do so we opted to go tonight. The restaurant sits directly opposite the famous sea wall where folks come to park and gaze out at the Long Island Sound. We called ahead and reserved a table outside which upon arriving we discovered we... More 

Thank Adam B
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

A very nice place excellent service very good food perfect view of ocean Perfect for lunch or dinner

Thank Coucoucaro
London, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We arrived at here after a long day's driving just after their advertised closing time for the kitchen. They very kindly agreed to serve us. The menu is admirably short and there were several things on it that I would have happily eaten. I had a pork chop, which was perfectly cooked, with vegetables and a couple of glasses of... More 

Thank pkh1961
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the authentic italian food next to the ocean. Service was great, although a bit pricey for me.

Thank Glory L
Fairfield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Scouring the listings for "outdoor dining on the water" I stumbled on this restaurant. The reviews were decent so I thought we'd try it on a beautiful Labor Day Sunday evening. It is an unassuming place. No one came rushing to seat us. I chose to be seated inside because it was a bit too windy and outside the view... More 

Thank Cubana2014
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I recently had dinner at a restaurant in Stratford, CT called "Mare Bello". Its located in Lordship, right on the water (Long Beach). Its a beautiful place to eat a nice dinner, which we did. This is a family owned, cooked to rder, scratch kitchen. The menu is Italian, with seafood and aged steaks the main entrees.... More 

1 Thank Tom K
Stratford, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

GREAT food, great atmosphere. Great owners/staff/patrons. Sometimes service is a little slow, but food is excellent

Thank kerryWhitham
Huntsville, Alabama
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited this restaurant twice. Once for drinks and once for dinner. Their house Pinot Gorgio was very good and a step above most. It was a Friday night when we had dinner so when we showed up the outside sitting area was packed. We were given a table but told we could not order for 30 or 40 minutes.... More 

1 Thank MarciaE
Fajardo, null, Puerto Rico
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

right by the water, its pricey, but they do have specials. food is delish. come and enjoy. nice thing is you can sit outside and enjoy the view..the water, people.

Thank Dee B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: 203-870-8313

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