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The Recovery Room

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$$ - $$$
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445 Ocean Ave, New London, CT 06320
+1 860-443-2619
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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100 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smallish interior, nondescript exterior but this New London landmark is bringing real quality and flavor to it's patrons. There's a small bar, great house wines and draft beer. The food is excellent, the very best salads in the area. Calamari is different and delicous! In a slightly spicy cream sauce. Pizzas are small with great variety. Try a red &... More 

Thank FattieCattie
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a great lunch with my husband. Very friendly waitress who explained the specials. Several to choose from but we opted for a pizza! Oh boy it was good!! We ordered the clam pizza that was thin crust. Served with red and yellow peppers, Carmelized onions, crispy bacon and clams. Sprinkled with cheese. Prior to the pizza coming we... More 

Thank Michaela G
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place was somewhere I've always wanted to try...I heard the calamari was great. I wasn't disappointed!! The calamari was delicious and we also had the butternut squash ravioli which wasn't as good...a little undercooked. The drinks were good....Cosmo and a peach martini... And the service was very good. Their bread is delicious as well. Stop by! You won't be... More 

Thank lisanap
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150 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Very good service here. Had the Caesar with grilled chicken which was very good and a nice large plate; friend had penne with shrimp and sausage which she enjoyed very much. Good glass of white wine.

Thank Candice C
Waterbury, Connecticut
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206 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I had heard Jack got into the restaurant business and have been wanting to visit. Jack and his son had helped coach my son on QB skills and I figured it would be nice to spend some money. Stopped in on a Thursday, late lunch, place was very busy. I was looking forward to a leisurely lunch but as soon... More 

Thank TherealVman
Mystic, Connecticut
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

My major complaint was rushed service. Why, I'm not sure, since there were only 3 other tables occupied and it was 7:15 and they are open until 9 ! I like to think that the waitress was inexperienced and trying to be helpful but after the 4th time of "can i take that plate for you?" I was getting annoyed.... More 

Thank Heidi M
Hinsdale, Massachusetts
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The road through the Pizza Belt, one of which is I-95, twists violently east, north, south, then west. It runs across the small city of New London, CT., about midway Boston and Manhattan. Which means you've missed New Haven, and are worried. Don't be. I'm a devotee of Brooklyn, Manhattan, new Haven and who ain't? Here's one i learned about... More 

Thank RealBHA
Vail, Colorado
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is on your way to ocean Beach park. You should stop and enjoy a really good pizza. The drinks are yummy too. many locals love this place. It's been there for years and good as it has every been. don't miss it.

Thank Vail183
Norwich, Connecticut
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32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Haven't been in years,...and wasn't planning - but it was worth the stop. I think we were one of the first there,..a smidge after 11 - but having skipped breakfast to make a emergency fix-it call, Ray and I decided to check it out. Nice menu - though could use more GF items. I went for a GF pizza while... More 

Thank Just G
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh vegetables, fantastic Gorgonzola balsamic vinaigrette and loads of chicken. The entree salads are big enough for three.

Thank jeriquan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 445 Ocean Ave, New London, CT 06320
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New London
  • Phone Number: +1 860-443-2619

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?