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Alforno Ristorante & Brick

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1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
+1 860-399-4166
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Today
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Essex, Connecticut
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163 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Started with the butternut squash and apple soup which was delicious, and had the small plate of spaghetti and meatballs. The service is wonderful and the servers are knowledgeable. The specials are interesting too. Ambience is wonderful, good for families too.

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Thank Teenzone
Westbrook, Connecticut
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you want pizza Or Italian gourmet selections, this is the right place to go. Fresh bread, pasta, excellent meats and seafood selections. Nice wine list. Can get crowded so make a reservation. An upbeat environment and attentive staff. You must try it!

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Thank debrapal
New Haven, Connecticut
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I'd not been to this restaurant before and thus was rather surprised to walk into a lovely 'intimate' sized space with a great vibe. I've been looking for a chic but fun Italian bistro on the shoreline....and this is it. Located on Route 1 Boston Post Road about two miles from Old Saybrook village's Main Street. This was a special... More 

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Thank Elise L
Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The free bread, coupled with nice olive oil put on the table, was great! However, my chicken parmesan was no better than a frozen entry available at the supermarket. The lunch portion, priced at $15.50, was about the size of a small hamburger and came with some cold ziti with awful tomato sauce and NO SALAD. I could have gone... More 

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Thank mondo1948
Redding, Connecticut
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are many Italian restaurants in and around our community, so many I wonder how they all survive. But this one is consistently enjoyable, excellent veal parmigiana, good wine choices, friendly staff. We enjoy this restaurant for it's comfortable ambience and have often taken friends there.

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Thank Michael R
Middlebury, Connecticut
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

I love everything about Alforno! Food, atmosphere and staff are all exceptional. Even the take out is superb!

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Thank Kathi J
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Used to be good....last night disgusting! Never going again,, I said that last time, but we got takeout food, salad was 3 smashed up tomatoes on a pice of rotted romain,,, soup was cold and inedible,,, pizza was soggy and gross,,,, going back with this crap for a refund... Best advice: GO TO PIZZA WORKS! It blows this dump out... More 

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Thank YZMOTO
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Terrible experience. After calling ahead and being informed they didn't take reservations, but that there was plenty of space we went there and indeed found a half empty restaurant. But when we asked for a table for 8 they wouldn't accommodate us. The best they would offer is two separate tables of 4 or go somewhere else.... we went to... More 

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Thank Will L
Palm City, Florida
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123 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Four of us had dinner at Alforno's. They don't take reservations but we only waited about 5 minutes for a table even though it was crowded. Us gals split the mozzarella app with tomatoes which was delicious. I had veal parm and she had chicken parm as well as her husband. My husband had Tuscan bean soup as he had... More 

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Thank culver77
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner here. It was a bit noisy on the "porch" room, due to a large family party. Still enjoyed the calamari appetizer, pizza, and gluten free wild mushroom. Delightful server and pleasant evening.

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Thank Wendymrec

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1654 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1600
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-399-4166

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