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1/2-way point for dinner between W. Hartford & Danbury

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jgsmith1 Jan 28, 2007 01:49 PM

Looking for a good place to meet up with another couple for a relaxed, delicious meal between West Hartford and Danbury. Anything goes. It doesn't have to be exactly 1/2-way if the food and service are good and the atmosphere allows for a lingering meal.

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    jgsmith1 Feb 4, 2007 05:54 AM

    We ended up at Diorio's. Loved the atmosphere, the high-backed booths and the solid, unobtrusive service. The food was decent, but nothing spectacular. Our conversation overshadowed the basic, nondescript food for which the prices were on the high side ($22-26 for an entree). Desserts tasted good, but the molten chocolate cake wasn't molten. Came out too fast... maybe microwaved? Loved the fact that we weren't rushed through our meal or out of the restaurant. Even had free parking across the street in the municipal lot!

    1. acervoni Jan 29, 2007 08:32 AM

      D'Amelio's on South Highland Ave. in Waterbury is very good. They allow you to linger especially during the week and sometimes even bring out a dish of something to try before your meal comes out. The veal parm. is my absolute favorite.

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        Uncledave Jan 29, 2007 08:13 AM

        I second the Good News cafe recommendation. Can't go wrong there.

        Info: www.good-news-cafe.com/

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          coldduck Jan 29, 2007 06:29 AM

          Diorio in Waterbury is almost exactly halfway and just off I-84. The food is good and the atmosphere is relaxed and urbane. Ask for a booth.

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            LenaNE Jan 28, 2007 05:29 PM

            I would go to Good News Cafe in Woodbury...make a res, excellent American food, casual setting...it's closer to Danbury but less than hour from WH

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