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Cuisine Type: New American, Italian, seafood, steaks

Most popular offering: Pasta dishes, chicken and veal dishes

Reservations: Recommended

Kid-friendly: Yes

Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout only

Alcohol: Full bar

Number of Tables: 25?50

Outdoor Seating: No

Established: 2007

Parking: Parking lot

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Variety serves as the cornerstone of Juniper's Restaurant, where the chef-owners Phil and Jim sizzle steaks and saut? seafood to their customers' personal preferences. In accomplishing this, they send chicken and veal from the kitchen in francaise, picatta, saltimbocca, parmigiana, and marsala forms, among others. Fried seafood platters, scallop scampi, and seven signature pasta dishes join the roster, though Phil and Jim aren't afraid to show even more versatility. "We have something for everyone, and if you don't see it, don't be afraid to ask," they say. "We are here to make you happy."

And this notion of versatility extends to the three dining rooms as well. While semicircled turquoise booths stay rooted against the walls, other white-clothed tables can fill the space to create an intimate atmosphere amid warm lighting from wall sconces. Elsewhere, they are pushed back to strategically line a wooden dance floor that facilitates steps, dips, and turns on Friday and Saturday, when featured performers provide live entertainment.

1383 Whittemore Rd
Middlebury,
CT
US

Cuisine Type: Pizza and Italian Food

Established: 2014

Reservations: Optional

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 5?10

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Pizza

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: BYOB

Delivery / Take-out Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Pro Tip: If you're looking for authentic Neapolitan-style, brick-oven pizza Napoletana Pizzeria has it.

Q&A with the Owner

What made you want to work with food? When did you first develop that passion?

We love pizza?which is why we've been making it for more 25 years.

In your own words, how would you describe your menu?

Our menu consists of our authentic Neopolitan-style pizzas, which are our most popular items on the menu. We also serve salads, Italian dinners, appetizers, calzones, and grinders.

395 Davis St.
Oakville,
CT
US

Since opening in 1931, Bacco's Restaurant has become a local destination for pizza and Italian cuisine. The menu offers diners a variety of pizzas, char-grilled steaks, and specialties, such as veal saltimbocca rolled with prosciutto. Nearly everything is made in house, from warm loaves of bread to the sumptuous sauces that dress signature pasta dishes. The restaurant's comfortable interior was recently remodeled, and now features a roomy bar where servers pour cold drinks.

1230 Thomaston Ave
Waterbury,
CT
US