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East Haddam Lunch suggestions needed

Kathleen Oct 31, 2003 03:49 PM

Oct. 31, 2003
Other than the Gelston House, are there restaurants you would recommend for a good lunch before a 2pm matinee at the Goodspeed Opera House next week? Thank you!

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    1red111 Apr 8, 2008 04:02 AM

    Bump. I'm looking, too.

    6 Replies
    1. re: 1red111
      JayCT Apr 8, 2008 07:05 AM

      La Vita Gusto is a small Italian restaurant across the street from the Goodspeed. It is very good. Gleston house is okay but from what I have seen and experienced La Vita Gusto is much better. Jay

      1. re: JayCT
        jkuhlen Apr 8, 2008 01:37 PM

        Kind of slim pickins' around there for lunch. I think Jay is right, La Vita Gustosa is probably your best bet nearby. And you can walk to Goodspeed! Might want to get resevations because of the event.

        1. re: jkuhlen
          madisoneats Apr 9, 2008 06:08 AM

          Try the River Tavern, Sage or Lupo.

          1. re: madisoneats
            jkuhlen Apr 9, 2008 05:08 PM

            I don't think River Tavern or Lupo are open for lunch, are they? Not sure about Sage.

            1. re: jkuhlen
              madisoneats Apr 10, 2008 05:58 AM

              Good point. River Tavern does do lunch though.

              1. re: madisoneats
                jkuhlen Apr 10, 2008 10:59 AM

                Sorry for the bad info on River Tavern. I would definitely recommend River Tavern over La Vita Gustosa if the extra distance isn't a factor.

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