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Norwalk Recs, Please help!!

Looking for a few really good places for my brother's college graduation, good for a group of ten, preferably American, Italian or seafood.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!

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  1. In South Norwalk, I would recommend Match or Pasta Nostra. Match has a very varied menu, very good food, fun atmosphere. Pasta Nostra has good Italian, but I'm not a fan of the ambiance there.

    http://www.matchsono.com/index.html

    1. college kids would also love Barcelona. get a big table in the back, choose lots of tapas to eat.

      then across the street to the loft for apres dinner

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      1. re: jfood

        My grandparents will be with us, so tapas might not work for them. What is the place across the street you're talking about?

        1. re: elizabeththinks

          nigh-clubish, college kids, live band on weekends, lots of fru fru martinis

          1. re: jfood

            Oh, okay. Any more adult themed suggestions?

            1. re: elizabeththinks

              BTW - Barcelona has more than just Tapas, sorry if that was the impression. take a look at the menu on their site.

              http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/sonom...

              1. re: elizabeththinks

                Barcelona does have entree options, such as filet mignon and grilled lamb chop in addition to a large tapas menu (included link below).
                In terms of Italian, there is also Strada 18 - located on the same block as Match with tasy pizzas and really good pasta. They have a large table that takes up a large portion of the back, but it is close to the bathroom which I have seen people comment on in the past in terms of being high traffic.
                For more standard American food, there is Gingerman which is probably best known for its beer selection (50+ on draft) but I have always enjoyed the food - definitely more casual than the others though and maybe not as "fancy" for such a celebration dinner, but perhaps an easier option for your grandparents?
                http://www.barcelonawinebar.com/sonom...
                http://www.strada18.com/
                http://gingermannorwalk.com/

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                Strada 18
                122 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854

                  1. re: elizabeththinks

                    Strada 18 is probably my favorite restaurant in the area. Barcelona a close second.

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                    Strada 18
                    122 Washington St, Norwalk, CT 06854

        2. Rowayton Seafood
          http://www.rowaytonseafood.com/home.html

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          Rowayton Seafood
          87 Rowayton Ave, Rowayton, CT 06853