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“Family food”
Review of Skappo Wine Bar

Skappo Wine Bar
Ranked #77 of 567 Restaurants in New Haven
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Very friendly, very testy...menu is not big, doesn't change much...but love everything. The owners family does everything there, come from the kitchen to talk with clients... I wish they would addapt me so I could eat there every day (a little too expensive othrewise) Try figs with cheese!

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

Because it IS a family Italian place. Mama Anna cooks Northern Italian favorites. Son Mark braises the meats. Sons Michael and daughter Yvette run the front of house, and Yvette also makes seriously delicious and inviting desserts. Sometimes Mark comes out to sing and play his guitar. There are two big communal dining tables, and a handful of smaller tables. And the food - mangia! Braised rabbit shanks, risotto nero, truffles atop Gorgonzola on a nutty bread - I could go on and on. It's a great place to share many small dishes with a group of friends. This is the first place we always take friends who are visiting for the first time.

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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Last night we had our big family reunion slash birthday bash in this fantastic little italian restaurant. "Mama", the matriarch of the small family who runs the restaurant, was our M.C. for the night. The food was wonderful, especially the meatballs!! The party ended with songs sung by "Mama's" son (who was also the chef). Family and friends (about 35 of us) sang along and enjoyed ourselves imensely! I just want everyone to know that this little italian gem is definitely worth it: great food, great people and great fun!

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Thank Lorena C
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

A small, family-owned and run restaurant that serves dinner only, seven nights a week. Chances are you've never had Italian food like this outside of Italy. Truly genuine dishes from the region around Assisi (where the family is from). Most plates are 'tapas' style - not the huge, take-half-home-in-a-box style too familiar at restaurants these days. Instead of recommending any particular plates, I'd say talk to your server and let them be your guide. They also know their wines and have several from the Assisi region that pair wonderfully with the food. Beyond the food, the warmth of the Sincavage family makes you feel right at home. Like a mini-vacation in Italy, Skappo is Highly Recommended!

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Thank Bruce_Big_Daddy
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

Very small portions for a lot of money, but food is excellent. The family is all very friendly and attentive (except for the owners' daughter, who I've heard numerous people complain about her snotty attitude).

Thank beth_miss
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