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Mare Bello

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14 Beach Dr, Stratford, CT 06615-7800
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was OK.... For the prices.. I wasnt impressed... We sat outside and basically seemed forgotten . The red sauce i-a good... The linguini with clams... Awful.... Wouldn't go there again for dinner.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Shelton Ct.
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This was my 6 th visit here and once again a great experience. We stumble upon it during a bike ride and sat outside under umbrellas and enjoyed a great view and awesome appetizers. The calamari are tender & delicious , they make an unusual dumpling that rocks. We have returned many times for dinner with friends and family and... More 

Thank Donna S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

First visit, located in Lordship best restaurant in the area. Seafood and pasta are fresh and flavors are delicious. Read some of the reviews but thought I would give this place a shot. Happy we did. Owner, Niaem was a delight, very personable and hardworking. The service was questionable by his staff. They were slow and had to ask for... More 

Thank Angela D
Stratford, Connecticut
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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?