Italian Restaurants in Connecticut

$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Food at Villano’s Restaurant

Villano's Restaurant

Milford

$40 $20

Traditional Tuscan cuisine; brick-oven pizzas

Pizzas, Italian Entrees, and Drinks at Tomāto Tomäto Pizzeria & Pour House (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tomāto Tomäto Pizzeria & Pour House

Stamford

$20 $10

Eatery serves classic Italian starters and entrees, many of which feature house-made tomato sauce, with thin-crust pizza and libations

Three Italian Meals or Two Meatball and Pasta Specials at Mima’s Meatballs and More (Up to 50% Off)

Mima's Meatballs and More

Danbury

$10 $5

Dine on classic or veggie meatballs atop pasta with a choice of six sauces or fried pizza fritte in a casual Italian cafe

Dinner or Children's Pizza Party at Panino's Pizza & Pasta (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Panino's Pizza & Pasta

Monroe

$25 $12

Dinners of baked lasagna, tender veal, and hand-tossed pizzas; pizza-making parties for up to 10 kids

Italian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Wine at Lombardi's (Up to 60% Off). Four Options Available.

Lombardi's Tattoria

Georgetown

$86 $39

Italian eatery serves up authentic Italian cuisine such as calamari, squid-ink linguini, wood-fired pizza, and wine by the glass or bottle

Pizza, Sandwiches, and Pasta at Tony Z's Apizza (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tony Z's Apizza

Tony Z's Pizza

$30 $15

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Dozens of varieties of New Haven–style brick-oven pizza with specialty toppings such as breaded chicken and fresh clams

Italian Appetizers, Entrees, and Wine for Two or Four at Bella Nonna Restaurant and Pizzeria (Up to 49% Off)

Bella Nonna Restaurant and Pizzeria

Greenwich

$68.40 $35

Italian classics ranging from pasta tossed in fresh-made sauces to fire-kissed pizzas and house-made desserts

Italian Cuisine at Sinapi's Pizzeria (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sinapi's Pizzeria

Brewster

$22 $11

Antipasto platters, specialty pizzas, and family-style portions of rigatoni or gnocchi sautéed with broccoli rabe and white clam sauce

Dueling-Piano Show with Cover, Appetizers, and Wine or Beer for Two or Four at Marisa's Ristorante (50% Off)

Marisa's Ristorante

Trumbull

$40 $20

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Every Friday night at 7 p.m., rock and roll pianists battle it out with a bit of comedy at upscale casual restaurant; song requests accepted

Prix-Fixe Pizza Dinner for Two or Four, or Lunch and Take-Out at Tavern on 37 (Up to 49% Off)

Tavern on 37

Tavern on 37

$47.35 $25

Chefs handcraft pizzas, top them with ingredients such as pepperoni, sausage, and artichokes, then bake them in a brick oven

Italian Dinner Fare Sunday-Thursday at Tuscany Ristorante in Fairfield (Up to 50% Off)

Tuscany Ristorante

Fairfield

$40 $20

Skilled chefs fork over authentic Italian cuisine such as hearty pasta, prime steaks, and housemade desserts in casually upscale environment

Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Pompeo's Italian Restaurant (50% Off)

Pompeo's Italian Restaurant

Branford

$30 $15

A menu brimming with Italian classics, from baked ziti to zuppa di clams, await dinner diners along with customizable and specialty pizzas

Specialty Thin-Crust Pizzas, Salads, and Sandwiches at Pizzeria DaVinci in Cromwell (Up to 47% Off)

Pizzeria DaVinci

Cromwell

$19 $10

Inventive topping combinations include the scallop & bacon, spicy buffalo chicken, angus cheeseburger, & shrimp scampi; under new ownership

$15 for $30 Worth of Contemporary Italian Food for Two or More at Sorella

Sorella

Downtown

$30 $15

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Classic and inventive Italian dishes such as Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, handmade pasta, and grilled Spanish octopus

Upscale Italian Food for Lunch or Dinner For Two at Peppercorn's Grill (Up to 44% Off)

Peppercorn's Grill

Downtown

$20 $12

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Housemade gnocchi, ravioli, and fettuccine balance out elegantly plated meat dishes such as grilled Norwegian salmon and veal ossobuco

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Upon entering Tuscany Ristorante, guests are greeted by the sweeping country landscapes that pepper the bright-yellow walls, evoking summers spent under the Tuscan sun, sipping wine and dancing the tarantella until the INS showed up. The warm interiors paired with crisp white linens and hardwood floors infuse the restaurant with a casual elegance to match its classic, flavorful fare. The chefs whip up rich Tuscan dishes, including hearty pasta; prime, dry-aged steaks; and decadent housemade desserts. Pasta and risotto entrees showcase carb sculptures such as the rich rigatoni boccelli, which, like any marble statue, comes doused in pancetta and light vodka sauce. As guests dine, they can indulge in a bottle of wine plucked from the floor-to-ceiling wine rack that lines the walls with rustic wood planks and elegantly displays hundreds of bottles.

1084 Madison Ave
Bridgeport,
CT
US

As the heir apparent to three generations of cooks, Rose Foote’s decision to follow in their footsteps was no surprise. Her journey started when she worked at her parent’s restaurant at the age of 9, and it continued in 1995 with her catering service, and, eventually, a culinary tour throughout Tuscany. All of these influences can be found in her inventive breakfast, lunch, and brunch menus at Bella’s Café—Rose describes the resulting theme as “European roots with contemporary flair.” An illustrative example is the eggplant ciabatta, a unity of grilled eggplant, fire-roasted red peppers, gooey melted mozzarella, and spicy arrabbiatta sauce.

The food isn’t the only aspect of Bella’s Café that blends a classic European aesthetic with contemporary influences—the décor adheres to that theme. Burnt yellow hues give the walls a rustic look, and framed prints and paintings remind guests that they don’t have to sculpt their French toast into a bust of Napoleon playing with his food to see beautiful art.

896 Whalley Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

The epicurean alchemists at The Asylum Cafe populate their menu with New York–style pizzas, pastas tossed with fresh tomato sauce, and thickly stacked sandwiches. An opening act of little neck clams simmered in white wine ($9.95) warm up the audience before a 14-ounce Angus rib eye shares the stage with garlic mashed potatoes ($24.95). On its way to becoming a lasagna pie laden with hamburger, ricotta, and parsley ($17 for small; $20 for large), pizza dough endures punches more stoically than a pillow auditioning to be the fourth Stooge.

253 Asylum St
Hartford,
CT
US

Chef Andrea Tiberi?s skilled hands have cooked food for the pope and the president of Italy. After many years of success in Italy, Chef Andrea set up his kitchen in the United States, overseeing a team of more than 20 chefs, including pizza makers and a gelato master. The eatery?s menu pays homage to his roots, with prosciutto-layered umbrian flatbread sandwiches, handmade mozzarella cheese, lasagna bolognese, and margherita pizza. The chefs also pile mini pizzas, sandwiches, and gorgonzola-stuffed mushrooms onto platters for catered events such as birthday parties and tax audits.

342 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich,
CT
US

Flavors from around the world mingle at Atlas Restaurant and Bar, where dishes inspired by the Middle East, Italy, America, and other countries share the spotlight on the menu. Chefs simmer sunny-side-up eggs in shakshuka’s spicy tomato sauce, and douse steamed Prince Edward Island mussels in house-made champagne sauce. They accompany the 12-ounce Atlas Steak with garlic mashed potatoes, and complement bronzini stuffed with zucchini and red peppers with artichoke tapenade. Like Houses of Parliament at the end of the day, Atlas’ back room transforms into a dance floor on Friday and Saturday nights, piping tunes from the 1970s and ‘80s through a powerful sound system.

19 N Water St
Norwalk,
CT
US

From small, shareable plates of Italian-style tapas to pressed crispy paninis during lunch, the kitchen at Bocca Trattoria serves a menu of familiar Italian classics and American-influenced dishes. In the dining room, it's not uncommon to see couples gathering over bites of grilled shrimp or deciding whether to name their firstborn after the penne alla vodka or the gnocchi pesto. When it comes to classic pasta dishes, each noodle simmers alongside veggies, tender chicken, and freshly grated cheeses in perfectly matched sauces.

265 Federal Road
Brookfield,
CT
US