Restaurants in Wolcott


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With the exact same management, cooking staff, and emblematic painting since its founding in 1989, Mona Lisa Restaurant has had nearly three decades to perfect its Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. It was three decades well spent. Today, the eatery serves veal piccata, new york strip steaks, and a rack of lamb brushed with dijon mustard. They also serve rich pasta dishes such as penne ala vodka with prosciutto and light cream, the angel hair and shrimp adriatico with sweet peppers and a white wine sauce, and the Southern Italian sampler, made up of manicotti, ravioli, eggplant, meatballs, and sausage. The fine food is matched by an equally excellent drink selection, which includes dry, sweet, and fruity martinis, vintage ports and cognacs, and a top-tier scotch selection that includes Bordeaux-finished Bowmore and an 18-year Glenlivet.

10 Wakelee Rd
Wolcott,
CT
US

Located on the Farmingbury Hills Golf Course, East Street Eatery plates Italian American staples fresh off the grill. Wings drenched in one of 10 hot or sweet sauces serve as tangy prelude to angus burgers, steaks, and sandwiches stuffed with buffalo chicken. The kitchen's savory eats also fit atop catering platters, as do hors d'oeuvres and Italian-American-style pastas and chicken dishes.

141 East St
Wolcott,
CT
US

The chefs and wine experts of 1249 Wine Bar teamed up to present a modern take on the age-old European concept of gathering around a table of good food and drinking great wine. The result was a bistro-style dinner menu that catalogs such upscale cuisine as duck confit and seared, tuna-grade yellowfin tuna. The wine list allows visitors to swill a taste of many varietals before ordering a glass, bottle, or vineyard. Large windows surround the dark, wooden dining room, and an ample outdoor patio offers diners the option of eating al-fresco during warmer months.

1249 W Main St
Waterbury,
CT
US

With its exposed brick walls and tasteful wooden accents, Signatures Restaurant almost resembles a rustic European villa. And part of the restaurant's menu does owe to Europe, as the wild mushroom risotto and pan-seared veal saltimbocca will attest.

But Signatures is also unmistakably American, featuring hearty dishes of chargrilled bone-in ribeye and sharable plates of Rhode Island crispy calamari. Whichever side of the Atlantic inspires your palate, pair your selection with a white, sparkling, or red wine hailing from vineyards and deep-sea wells around the world.

29 Leavenworth St.
Waterbury,
CT
US

Cuisine Type: Italian fusion and a pastry shop

Established: 1969

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Number of Tables: 11?25

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular offering: Grinders, paninis, and hot dinners

Kid-friendly: Yes

Alcohol: BYOB

Delivery/Takeout Available: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Pro Tip: to avoid the line, you may call ahead with an order

When Avventura first opened in 1969, it was a serviceable, all-purpose neighborhood grocery. But the owners decided to concentrate on housemade food and pastries, and it's now what the New York Times calls a "first-rate delicatessen and pastry shop."

Its menu of Old World Italian and American fusion food satisfies discerning palates with paninis topped with imported prosciutto and mozzarella, hot and cold grinders, sauce-smothered pastas, and chicken entrees. Other housemade options include stuffed breads and pastries, which are made onsite daily. Even its salad bar comes chock full of house-made toppings, including the popular marinated chickpeas.

72 America St.
Waterbury,
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