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“Don't bother”

Ari Bella Ristorante
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Ranked #16 of 134 Restaurants in Shelton
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I had heard good reviews about this restaurant but was sadly disappointed. The service was rushed, haughty and somewhat rude. The waitress was clearing the table and doggy-bagging the meals of some guests while others were still eating; she would not look anyone in the eye and never smiled. On top of poor service this place is very overpriced with skimpy portions. The food tasted great but was not worth the money; in short, don't waste your time and money.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We went to the restaurant because it was restaurant week and they were running a great special. We really enjoyed the food - salad, food, and dessert. The wine was good as well. Entree prices range from about $16-24ish. The atmosphere is tight, but fine. I'd recommend making reservations because it is a small place. We will definitely be returning soon to try some of the other meal options!

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Thank gonesomewherewarm
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Absolutely astounded about the attitude of this place... Made an early 5:30 reservation and was looking forward to a leisurely enjoyable meal with my wife and her mother... Started with drinks and a couple of appetizers with the intention of ordering the main course afterward. Within 15 minutes of sitting at the table, Tony a server, strolled over to inform us that we had to get our dinner order in because "We only have 14 tables and we have to turn them so we can stay in business"

Imagine being told to basically order fast, eat quick and get out so we can get the next guest in and treat them to this outstanding dining experience! I've worked in the hospitality business for 30 plus years... Rule #1 value your customers and make them feel special. If you're looking for a bum's rush this is the place to go!

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3  Thank huntercharnow
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is a great place, with consistently top quality food and wine. They make a great cocktail and some excellent desserts as well. Amazing Italian food - like from Italy, not Americanized Italian (not that there is anything wrong with that)! It is a small dining room, with a tiny patio of maybe 3 tables. The decor is very much like you would expect to see in a little trattoria. I'd like to see more comfortable chairs, but they probably wouldn't match the scale or the vibe of this place. No matter who I take there for dinner, they always find something delicious on the menu. So now my secret is out!

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Thank SheltonFoodie
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Well presented tasty food with an italian flare. Nice for an evening out.

Thank Baron T
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