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Nov 23, 2007 09:37 PM

small and cozy in CT


Are there any small, intimate, and cozy restaurants in the Greater Hartford area? Good food is a must, but type is not important.

I just know about the chain restaurants.


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  1. West Hartford: Arugula, Medizza
    Hartford: Ficara's, Chale Ipenema, Monte Alban
    bloomfield: Tuscan Twins
    Farmington: Ann Howard's
    Plainville: Confetti, Cottage

    3 Replies
      1. re: brookerme

        I'm coming up empty on "Medizza" in West Hartford web-wise (guess the web's not everything). Can you give me any info on the place?

        1. re: jkuhlen

          It is Mediza. Mediterranean theme. I had a good app and excellent dessert, but found my entree poor the one time I ate there. My brother loves it though. It is owned by a husband/wife team.

      2. Try Bin 228 in Hartford. Very intimate and cozy. I love Monte Alban, It is small and friendly. Cottage also very good IMO, skip Ann Howards, both upstairs and down. Food not worth the $$$$, service can be snootty, and noise level is high. Tosca in Suffield is also a nice fit to what you are looking for.

        1. 2 hopewell in South Glastonbury is getting some good reviews. Beautiful old building and good food. Might be a bit pricey but no more than some of the restaurants recommended here. Jay

          1. Woodward House in Bethlehem CT, You will love the food and atmosphere.