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“Loses a "star" due to noise”
Review of Acqua - CLOSED

Price range: $0 - $28
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Connecticut, USA
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Loses a "star" due to noise”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

We love Acqua. The location on the Saugatuck River is picturesque, the restaurant itself is lovely, service is good and the food is consistently excellent. But the noise level is deafening, which is a shame, since one of the reasons for dining out is to enjoy the company of others. Acqua's lack of sound baffling makes that difficult.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank writegirl18
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Adam Z, Owner at Acqua, responded to this review, March 30, 2012
Hi WriteGirl,

Thanks for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We do apologize for the sometimes loud atmosphere at Acqua. The vaulted ceilings do contribute substantially to this problem. I would suggest that you request a table on the top level near the wine cellar as it may be a bit quieter there. We hope that you continue to enjoy the restaurant and thank you for your patronage!
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125 reviews from our community

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English first
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Distinctly Average!”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

This was a disappointing experience. The food took an age to arrive and when it did the shrimp salad had cold grilled shrimps, rubbery parmesan and was really poor. The pizzas were average, fine but not special. I mentioned the salad to the waitress who was very apologetic and could see it was pretty awful. What was particularly disappointing was the managers dismissive attitude - he took the salad off the bill with a shrug, no apology and said how good the food was usually... Not great customer service..we won't be back. Am sure Westport has better.

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Thank JonesEngland
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Redding, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2012

Great food. A little expensive but it's Westport. But they have a great lunch deal on the first floor, so a nice way to eat well if you're on a budget.

Thank MomWhoHatesToCook
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2012

Capably prepared food, pleasant surroundings. Average for this type of restaurant.

Thank stephenrappaport
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Trumbull, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“"Parmesan crusted Halibut" enough said.”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

Food was delicious, staff was very attentive. All in all a five star evening.

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Thank lfp62480
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