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Sep 13, 2008 05:28 PM

Looking for restuarant recommendations in Westport/Fairfield/Bridgeport

Love Osianna, Zest and Tuscany. Would like to try something new, what would you recommend?

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  1. Paci in Southport for excellent italian. Not new, but maybe new to you? Westport is kind of a wasteland of restaurants...strange since there are so many, but none that we go to for dinner. Acqua is good for lunch, as is Blue Lemon. Anything in particular you are looking for?

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    1. re: sibeats

      Not looking for anything new in particular - just good food. Have heard mixed reviews about Paci. Maybe we should try it. Thanks for the suggestions!

    2. Try La Serra in Westport. Has an unbelievable Italian wine list....better than most in NYC for selection and price. You won't be disappointed.

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      1. re: wineconsul

        What's La Serra? Lived in Wspt for over 40 yrs and never heard of it! How's the food?

        1. re: sibeats

          La Villa
          Sorry about that, and I am sure you know it now.

      2. Try Barcelona on Black Rock Tpke in Fairfield. Spanish tapas and wine bar. Highly recommend it.

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        1. re: mattpergo

          When good food is done in by lousy service.

          La Villa Trattoria in Westport. The food was good, really good. I had spaghetti carbonara and this was very good carbonara. My drink was excellent, and the wines were generous pours. The bread and the parking were free. In light of the lousy service, the price per person was $60., which wouldn't have been bad even with great service. The ambience was small, but there was near ample space between tables.

          But the service? Whoo boy, where do these servers come from? From the first moment, the server had a retort when trying to take away the wine list, because the host had informed him he wasn't finished with it. On passing a dish across the table, we were informed 'well I can't get behind her (the diner) chair, there's no room'. It went on in that vein until he dropped a good number of after-dinner drinks on someone and...........did I hear him mention dry cleaning bill? No, of course not, not until pressed to do so. Hah. Pressed.

          Anyway, I wouldn't go back on a bet and neither will anyone else. I wonder why that happens, a restaurant with obviously good food hires servers from hell?

        2. Via Sforza.

          243 Post Rd W
          Westport, CT 06880
          (203) 846-1116

          1. I LOVE Bonda in Westport. Only open Wed-Sat, but so yummy it's worth waiting for. Only downside is the fact that the dining room isn't as cozy as I'd like.