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"This is a great restaurant. The food is delicious, the staff is attentive and the owners care. This is now one of our favorites, not to be missed, a hidden treasure in the residential hills of Waterbury."

– Amy, New Milford CT

"Everything I've ever tried on the menu has been nothing short of perfection and I've never left this place hungry, or disappointed. The staff is courteous, professional and attentive, and they treat customers like customers should be treated. When you're looking for a meal that you'll never forget and you want service fit for a king, head to D'Amelio's. It's what eating out was meant to be."

– Kirk, Watertown CT

"The food was extraordinary!  We were a group of six and ate outside.  We had appetizers of figs and calamari.  Our dinners ranged from lobster ravioli to lamb to veal saltimbocca to cacciatore.  It's a good location for a business meal or special occasion."

– Denise, Raleigh NC


"We've eaten at D'amelio's on dozens of occasions and it is the one restaurant that we continue to bring our friends and family to."

–Doug, Plantsville CT

"Good drinks, wonderful service, the bartenders are the best and that's exactly what motivates me to write this review. Welcoming environment, strong drinks, good food..."

–Markos, Gardner MA


"D'Amelio's is a wonderful little Italian restaurant located in the Town Plot neighborhood in Waterbury. Unlike many of the bland chain restaurants downtown, this place serves authentic Italian cuisine that is fresh and flavorful. The portions are also quite generous, and they have an excellent wine selection. I recommend the mussels marinara for an appetizer on your first visit... they are some of the best that I've ever tasted."

–Dan, Waterbury CT

"Impeccable service, fantastic dishes, full bar, indoor/outdoor seating... This place is authentic, family owned/family run... we have dined there in ripped jeans and have dressed for dinner- it doesn't matter, this place has a welcoming and fantastic atmosphere... need I say more?!?! I have Celiac Disease and require gluten free menu options, and they cooked to order for me - something not even on the menu! The ambiance is upscale, yet not pretentious. It is so refreshing. I would have any dinner or special event at D'Amelio's without giving it a second thought - they are that good."
 Christine, Waterbury CT

"We've been to D'Amelios numerous times for both lunch and dinner and have found the quality of the food and service to be consistently great. Highly recommended for authentic home-style Italian."

 Pete, Woodbury CT

"Love this place! Food is great, Owners always come out and say Hi to everyone, and The mother of the two owners is straight-off-the-boat Italian and is always in the back cooking up a storm, even at her age."

 Brane, Norwalk CT

"One of our favorite local restaurants. Always a delight to eat there."
Milton, Woodbury CT

"REALLY enjoy the atmosphere. Great wine list, and LOVE the sacchettini. Our company has its Christmas party there every year to rave reviews from the employees."

– Joe G, Wolcott CT

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