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Ima Foodie Apr 6, 2010 05:58 AM

Any suggestions? I'm not familiar with the area at all. Something mid-range (i.e. not fast food but not too fancy) would be preferable. Open to all cuisines. Thanks!

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    ctfoodguy Apr 8, 2010 01:56 PM

    Don't rule out Vinny's Deli on Center St. It's not really a sit-in place but their sandwiches are fantastic. They have 50+ original sandwiches on their board and all are put on a great roll (which makes the sandwich really). They also roast all their meats on premises.

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    Vinny's Deli
    567 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492

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      koncreteCT Apr 9, 2010 02:03 PM

      As mentioned before Fratelli's and Laskara are both awesome restaurants, never had bad meals at either. Also don't forget about Napolis they have great italian food also. Yes Archies does have great burgers and onion rings.

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      Laskara Restaurant
      295 Parker Farms Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

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      chefstu Apr 8, 2010 07:48 AM

      I second Taquiera Mexico, one of our favorite lunch spots.

      1. DonShirer Apr 6, 2010 04:00 PM

        We moved out of Wallingford several years ago, but I remember Michael's Trattoria
        http://www.michaelstrattoria.com/
        as being a nice lunch and dinner place near "downtown".

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        Michael's Trattoria
        344 Center St, Wallingford, CT 06492

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          madisoneats Apr 7, 2010 08:53 AM

          second-- Michael's is very good

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            BiscuitBoy Apr 8, 2010 06:14 AM

            Third, Michaels's....Geeze, someone told me it closed

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              cheereeo Apr 8, 2010 07:23 AM

              That's good to know about Michaels. When I was posting the Fratelli's link the other day, I saw Michaels, but thought the menu sounded kind of boring and couldn't personally vouch for it--seemed like your basic Italian stuff. But if they do it great, then it must be good since so many agree.

            2. cheereeo Apr 6, 2010 11:02 AM

              Oh, I forgot about Westbrook Lobster, but I cannot personally vouch for that spot as I haven't been to that location, only the one in Westbrook.

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                mels Apr 6, 2010 11:14 AM

                Westbrook Lobster is OK...nothing spectacular but not bad either. I used to work in Wallingford and we'd eat there once in a while. Honestly, I find Wallingford to be lacking in decent restaurants. Archie Moore's is a good suggestion for wings and sandwiches. If you want something very casual, Cafe Ra always had good wraps, salad bar, etc. It is a take-out or eat in place but has no table service (you stand and order then they call your name).

              2. cheereeo Apr 6, 2010 10:57 AM

                (Wallingford is a big Italian area.)

                Fratelli's - www.fratellipizzarustica.com (always excellent
                )Laskara for mediterranean - www.laskara.net
                Ludal's in North Haven for Italian - www.ludalct.com

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                Laskara Restaurant
                295 Parker Farms Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492

                1. jquest619 Apr 6, 2010 07:53 AM

                  I'd suggest Archie Moore's.....good burgers, great wings. Also across the street is Half Moon Cafe which has good salads, wraps, paninis and a huge selection of tea and coffee. If you're in the mood for Mexican, Los Mariachis or Taquiera Mexico, both on Rt. 5, are excellent choices.

                  Enjoy!

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                  Los Mariachis
                  105 N Colony St, Wallingford, CT 06492

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