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“Consistently Well-Prepared Italian” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Guilford Bistro and Cafe

Guilford Bistro and Cafe
Ranked #1 of 82 Restaurants in Guilford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
shaker heights
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Consistently Well-Prepared Italian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Each summer we re-visit "the bistro" for a special dinner with our extended family. With fourteen people at the table we get to sample many of the well-prepared Italian dishes that they prepare. Some of our favorites include: the cauliflower appetizer, vodka penne, lava cake, fresh fish dishes, and a bottle of prosecco and a latte. The restaurant is small and on the corner of the busy Boston post road but they manage to create an intimiate bistro atmosphere. There is a parking lot next to the building. The staff is friendly and attentive. Buon Appetito!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Madison, Connecticut
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158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“One of Our Favorites”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

Consistently good food , large portions and great waitstaff. Either BYOB or order wine and beer there. Pasta dishes and sauces great. Ambience average; it can get loud!

Visited August 2013
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Austin, TX
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“We would return to this restaurant if in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stopped here for a late lunch on our way to Maine. The entire meal was excellent and service was top notch. We would go back for the great food AND to try different things on the menu.

We had crab cakes as appetizer. They were flavorful and crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and set on a delicious bean bruschetta. My veal rollatini with grilled vegetables was so good I saved half for my lunch the next day and it was just as delicious then - tasty sauce and vegetables were grilled perfectly. My husband had the italian meatloaf (don't remember exact name on the menu) but he saved some of it for a later meal as well. We got lattes to go and they were good too.

Definitely a meal to remember - and

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank welloff78726
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Guilford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“BYOB or not”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a great restaurant. They let you bring your own, or have wine to serve, whichever is your choice. Love the bolognese, especially with papparadella. Great appetizers. What's not to like.

Visited July 2013
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New Haven, Ct
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great food, elegant decor, cozy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Very good Italian-American food. You can BYOB. The place tends to fill up quickly, so making a reservation is a good idea.

Visited September 2012
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