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Guilford Bistro and Cafe

1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2607
+1 203-453-0736
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“salads” (11 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2607
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1 - 10 of 147 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have been coming for many years. I wouldn't say we are weekly regulars, but my wife, kids, and I go to dine in or get take out every two to three weeks there. We don't mind that there is new staff...More

Thank brendanerr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best short ribs I have ever had. Enjoyed the Sicilian meatloaf and Caesar salad as well. Next time, I will make a reservation. Staff was friendly and accommodated our request for Spinach instead of potatoes. Looking forward to returning.

Thank mindy250
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Sat at the bar for a bite of lunch. The Toscana salad with added seared scallops was delicious but I probably would have asked for the dressing on the side had I known it would be mixed in... a bit more vinegary than I like....More

Thank ShorelineGuy
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Cozy, eclectic place with a New York City atmosphere and awesome food. Large menu....but check out the lunch card on the table for tasty sandwiches, etc. I had the chicken cutlet and a side salad. Wonderful place to visit.

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We stopped here for a quick lunch and had nice salads. Service was excellent and menu was fairly priced. We were apprised that the strength of the menu is really the italian specialties for dinner so we are unable to opine on that. Portions are...More

2  Thank Robt C
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Food was delicious and we've been here a few times. The ambiance is very nice and the service is always top quality. As a beer guy, a slightly better tap list would be great, but that isn't their specialty and I can't blame them. Overall,...More

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

One our favorite local restaurants that consistently aim to please! Delicious specials daily, family run with long time servers. They always accommodate special requests and offer a BYOB policy, just recently serving beer and wine. In the summer you can enjoy your meal under the...More

1  Thank Marie B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Brought my family here for a birthday dinner and it was awesome! It's a little expensive but definitely worth it. The only reason I'm not giving it a perfect score is because the service was a little slow. I'll definitely be going back.

1  Thank Edward S
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Have not been here in quite a while, missed our favorite, ,Craig, has gone to NYC. Changes to the bar area, full bar now but you can still bring in your favorite wine, Came early with a reservation as it quickly filled up,my husband always,always...More

1  Thank Kay C
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I've been here a few times, for lunch and dinner. Tight quarters but worth every moment, there dishes and choices are plenty wait staff are super knowledgeable of the day's special from beginning to end its perfect neighborhood spot!

1  Thank edt9112017
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a corkage fee for the BYOB?
5 November 2016|
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Response from 411BarbaraS411 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, can't remember how much.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437-2607
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-0736
  • E-mail
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