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Nov 19, 2010 05:56 AM

Vincents' Italian Restaurant in Huntington Village Shopping Center, Shelton, CT

Does anyone know anything about this place? A friend just told me about it. My parents like local italian joints and was wondering how the food is.

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  1. Not to belittle any restaurant - and with no 1st hand knowledge - but anything in the Huntington section of Shelton should be suspect. The area is fairly pretentious & having eaten at a few joints there [maybe it was Vincents - if it was in the back of the strip mall where the IGA is] - nothing to write home about, but priced a little above its station.

    Drive 10 minutes east into the Valley - lots of good, inexpensive [and expensive] Italian joints there. Just be careful - there are Albanian owned "Italian" restaurants, sort of like having Southern Fried Chicken made by someone from Ohio - nearby, but not the same culture.

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    1. re: algct

      I might also recommend Carmines on Rte 110 in Stratford. I have always enjoyed my meals there, though it's a bit small inside and can get noisy when crowded. The food is very good, the portions are generous, and the prices are reasonable.

      1. re: algct

        Shelton may be the valley, BUT it is Fairfiled County (unlike Derby, Ansonia, Beacon Falls and Naugatuck) and is priced accordingly.

        I believe you may be confusing Vincents with the Italian restaurant in the White Hills shopping Center with the Adams IGA. White Hills may be more pretentious than Huntington <VBG>

        Vincents is ok, but not great

      2. It's been about 10 years since I've been to Vincent's (Vinny's in the local vernacular). As I recall, they were standard, suburban, red sauce Italian, no more no less. Nothing I would go out of my way for.

        I actually went to Vinny's for their pizza, as it was convenient to my house, and pretty decent.