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“yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Piazza - CLOSED

La Piazza
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: La Piazza Restaurant & Wine BarNamed after the gathering places in city squares throughout Italy, La Piazza is where folks gather over great Italian food and wine. La Piazza recently opened in the Branchville neighborhood of Ridgefield, CT. Owned and operated by Helen and Demetri Zervos, seasoned restaurateurs with over 40 years of experience, including their popular TAVERN ON MAIN in Westport, CT, their new venture is now a family affair with sons Anthony, John, and Leonardo joining in the excitement of the restaurant world. The Zervos' Mediterranean heritage has had a great deal of influence on the menu, as well as the decor and family atmosphere. The space is divided into a full bar with tables for dining, and a separate dining room, replete with stone fireplace, dark wood furnishings and large bay windows that overlook a bustling Route 7. Every nuance of this modern Italian restaurant has been meticulously thought out, from the black and white photography on the walls to the large library shelves that house beautiful pottery, eclectic pieces of art, and olive oil from the Mediterranean.La Piazza's modern Italian-American menu is created by Executive Chef David Limon Ramaro. Everything prepared in the La Piazza kitchen starts from quality ingredients. It is a true scratch kitchen, from stocks and sauces to house made pasta and desserts. Chef David, offers aregional Italian menu with modern American influences. A variety of experiences can be had at La Piazza from a more sophisticated menu of daily seafood specials, steak and pasta dishes to more casual fare such as cheese calzones, fried calamari, meatballs and even La Piazza's version of a classic Italian grinder with assorted meats, roasted red peppers, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, and balsamic vinaigrette. To go along with the beautifully prepared food is a global wine list that features a large selection of Italian varietals. Top shelf spirits, creative cocktails, and a selection of draught, craft and imported beers round out the beverage program. An active bar scene ensues from post work happy hour to late night socializing. La Piazza is a neighborhood restaurant and bar that exudes warmth and genuine hospitality.
Portland, Maine, USA
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3 reviews
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“yum!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Food was delish, staff friendly and attentive, who'd have thought salad pizza would be so so delicious?

Visited October 2012
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Redding, Connecticut
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“Not the best”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

The staff was welcoming and the service was good. The menu was difficult to read and the food selecetion seemed disjointed. My husband had spinich raviolis and I had the lobster. He said that his was good, mine was not; cold unmentionable sauce and the pasta tough. The lobster raviolis from Trader Joes are much better.
We went with another couple which I would not do again. Maybe it's better to sit in the bar, not sure? The large and only dining room was noisy and cold. So maybe a family place but again I'm stuck on that menu, not sure if it's right for kids either.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MomWhoHatesToCook
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Bethel, Connecticut
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great new Italian eatery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

We love La Piazza! They serve fresh pasta, which is difficult to find. Service is excellent, and the food is delicious!

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Wilton, Connecticut
1 review
“I give it three months at most”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

La Piazza recently opened up in the Branchville. The venue itself has seen several failures most recently Coco Bongos.This particular location is notorious for a new restaurant every one to two years. The ambience is redecorated but looks as if the owners were trying to portray an upscale establishment but failed. Personally I thought the food was garbage so did my wife who is an upscale chef. Upon sitting down my wife and I where presented with stale bread which didn't put us on a good start. I'm going to keep this brief, If your thinking about going here think again and just go to the Pub.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Julian C
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Ridgefield
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“La Piazza - Excellent Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

I live close by this newly established restuarant so walked there a few times. I plan on eating my way thru the menu and so far, I have had the octopus salad, which was recommended by the bartender and it was delicious!, the scallops/procuitto also excellent, and the basil pizza bursting with flavor! I also had my all time favorite rich and creamy creme brulee - I highly recommend this wonderful new home away from home. You will be greeted by an amiable and gracious hostess, served wonderful drinks and food with great staff and quick service - what's not to LOVE???

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Maureen S
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