Dining – Ten Hot Restaurants

Hot Connecticut Restaurants

Favorite CT Dining – Food Lover Guide to Lunch & Dinner

Connecticut is known for outstanding restaurants. From fine dining to authentic pizza this tiny New England state is big on eating out. There are hundreds of special restaurants here. Wherever you find yourself in the Nutmeg State, you will undoubtedly have several incredible restaurants to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner. After a bit of exploration, the staff at CTLiving.com has chosen a few of our favorite CT restaurants. From New Haven to Fairfield, Pomfret to Kent, here are some of our top Connecticut restaurant picks (presented in no particular order). Share CT dining reviews or feature your Connecticut restaurant, contact us.

Top Connecticut Restaurants

Avellino’s Italian Restaurant
1813 Post Rd
Fairfield, CT
Long loved by locals as being a truly great Italian restaurant, this trattoria’s menu is loaded with such favorites as bruschetta margherita, veal don tomasso, lasagna al forno and more.

The Vanilla Bean Cafe
450 Deerfield Rd
Pomfret, CT
An upscale indoor deli which also offers outdoor dining, we love The Vanilla Bean Cafe for their soups, sandwiches and desserts. Live entertainment on the weekends.

85 Main
Main Street
Putnam, CT
Fabulous lunch and dinner menus. The raw bar is definitely worth the trip!

Kent Coffee & Chocolate Company
Route 7
Kent, CT
This is a fabulous coffee shop. Great coffee, tea, and goodies.

Abate Apizza & Seafood Restaurant
129 Wooster Street
New Haven, CT
Italian. One of the best lunches on Wooster Street. Parking at the restaurant.

Tavern at The Armory
At the Inn at Middletown
Middletown, CT
Sunday Brunch is very good. Serving lunch and dinner – fine dining.

Todd English Tuscany
Mohegan Sun Casino
Uncasville, CT
Authentic Italian dishes.  Try breakfast – very good.  A wonderful Lunch buffet. Special Dinners.

Chuck’s Steakhouse
Silas Deane Highway
Rocky Hill, CT
Ribs and steaks. Nice salad bar and fire roasted sweet potatoes.

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