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43 Main St., Westport, CT
203-222-8899
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: With stunning views of the Saugatuck River from two levels and a sleek,...
With stunning views of the Saugatuck River from two levels and a sleek, contemporary interior, guests of Acqua can experience the sophistication of Manhattan from the comfort of Main Street in the charming coastal town of Westport, Connecticut. Simple, rustic dishes lovingly prepared, decadent dessert souffles, and a superb wine list are the hallmarks of this premiere Mediterranean bistro.
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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal.

Lived in town for 10+ years and finally came in for dinner. I was very impressed. The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful in paring everything perfectly together. I had the octopus app and the duck entree which was perfect. my next visit def will not be 10 years away

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Gma0917
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Southport, Connecticut
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Embarrassing for my friends since i suggested the venue. we sat upstairs at 8 and were constantly hussled along by staff saying kitchen was closing, served double drinks since the bar was closing. we ate and drank for an hour until we were virtually kicked out by 9. the place closes at 10? what the heck? Completely understandable if there... More 

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Thank Kristen S
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lived in town for 10+ years and finally came in for dinner. I was very impressed. The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful in paring everything perfectly together. I had the octopus app and the duck entree which was perfect. my next visit def will not be 10 years away

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Thank Gma0917
Westport, Connecticut
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorites in town...always a great meal. I've been going to Aqua for ten years and have never been disappointed. Holiday meals, couples meals, or just a quiet dinner downstairs with my wife. I always know it's going to be good!

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2 Thank smsmsm
Montclair, New Jersey
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129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Acqua is in the heart of the main shopping area. We had an early reservation so the restaurant was relatively quiet. It's definitely pricey but for the most part the level of the food was high. A special roasted tomato soup was delicious . Capellini with seafood needed a punch but was fresh and generously portioned. Paella also needed more... More 

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2 Thank Amy R
Wilmington, Delaware
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We dined here while we were touring colleges in the area. The location was lovely. Inside the restaurant was nicely decorated and very clean. So far so good....but we were rushed from the moment we sat down. Our server brought drinks quickly but told us "it's about to get busy so you should put your order in." Our appetizers and... More 

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1 Thank akw8
Greenwich, Connecticut
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

I stopped by this restaurant with my daughter after the Westport Arts Center Pop Up Art Show last week for a quick bite before heading home. She order an absolutely scrumptious Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup, while I ordered the Endive Salad and Frisee salad With Bacon and Cheese. Both appetizers were scrumptious. The service was very good and we... More 

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Thank Masayoperfume
Westport, Connecticut
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Came to Acqua for the first time today for a late lunch. I just recently moved to the area and heard good things. A friend and I sat on the patio (which is in a parking lot but they jazz it up with cute centerpieces and fall flowers) We got there a bit too late for the regular lunch and... More 

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1 Thank Jamie S
Newtown, Connecticut
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Second time here this year and while the food is good last time our entrees were delivered before our appetizers and this time the large party right next to our table was so loud that we finally gave up talking ( the people at the other table needed to shout to hear each other). A good restaurant is about more... More 

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Thank E710
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We went there to get a coffee and a drink. we had an espresso (2) $82.00 plus tip... are you kidding? All we had a Hein brandy and espresso. We did not get a menu and we asked for a brandy. This is what they had. Outrageous! This was the cheapest of the Hein brandies, available at Total Wine for... More 

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Visited 9.5.15. We had a mostly enjoyable lunch at Acqua. The calamari appetizer was perfectly done but the watermelon & heirloom tomato salad was mixed – great tomatoes paired with bad watermelon that shouldn’t have left the kitchen (at least not for the dining room). The parmesan crusted halibut is definitely worth trying. It’s not at all heavy and quite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 43 Main St., Westport, CT
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 203-222-8899

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

With stunning views of the Saugatuck River from two levels and a sleek, contemporary interior, guests of Acqua can experience the sophistication of Manhattan from the comfort of Main Street in the charming coastal town of Westport, Connecticut. Simple, rustic dishes lovingly prepared, decadent dessert souffles, and a superb wine list are the hallmarks of this premiere Mediterranean bistro.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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