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“Great Food but Poor Service”
Review of Allegro Ristorante

Allegro Ristorante
Ranked #6 of 75 Restaurants in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
fairfield county, CT
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Food but Poor Service”
Reviewed October 15, 2008

Great location in town. Beautiful interior. Friendly but very, very slow service. It is one of the best choices in town as the quality of the food is very good. The major drawback is the time it takes to have a dinner. Even on relatively quiet evenings the staff seems ill prepared to provide proper basic service i.e. water, cocktails, bread, etc. Even for those who like myself, enjoy a nice relaxed dinner patience is truly a virtue.

Thank kmdk78
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  • English first
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English first
Hoosick Falls, NY
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Italian Without The Meatballs”
Reviewed July 4, 2008

We had a party of four and sat at the front window. The service was a little bit slow but we were not in a hurry anyway.
The food was outstanding. I gave the chef a thumbs-up in passing. I don't know how one person did it.
I had the pan-seared scallops, and the lemon risotto and pepper salad really made the dish. The calamari appetizer was the best I've ever had and the Balsamic reduction was a pleasant surprise... not the same old Marinara for dipping. The Chianti was good but the real Italian beer was a surprise.
We'll come back!

1 Thank Johnibee
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Doylestown, PA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Superb Mediterranean inspired cuisine”
Reviewed October 24, 2007

Had two wonderful meals at Allegro on a recent stay in Bennington. Complete and interesting menu. The seafood is among the freshest and intelligently prepared we've enjoyed anywhere. The decor is charming, and the service warm and friendly. Outstanding wine list includes some of the best affordable wines. Highly recommended for real (no pizza, pls) Italian Trattoria fare. And very nice prices, as well.

3 Thank gracioustraveler
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