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Guilford Bistro and Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
+1 203-453-0736
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Guilford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

their food is consistently excellent. i have never had a bad meal. the restaraunt is very very intimate, cozy. the BYOB policy is great too! it's a can't miss if you are in guilford.

Thank OMMurph
Northford, Connecticut
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Spur of the moment decision to eat there and what a pleasant surprise! Unpretentious looking, right on busy Route 1 in the center of Guilford. Small, cozy establishment with nice decorative touches. Mozzarella appetizer with arugula, squad, and balsamic reduction was perfect. Salmon with grilled vegetables was amazing as was the penne Allana vodka with sausage! Try it!!!

1 Thank NorthfordBill
Killingworth, CT
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611 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Ate here at 7:30 on a Monday and the place was virtually empty which was a little strange--I much prefer a lot of people sitting around enjoying themselves. The food was very good but a few things were odd: the white wine was served warm (I think that's a first for me) but they brought an ice bucket right away... More 

1 Thank v0yageur22
Middletown, Connecticut
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Really delicious, comfortable atmosphere, didn't have reservations but got a table for 2. Had a pear Gorgonzola pasta which was AMAZING! Fresh breads and quick service. Large portions do enjoyed it for dinner the next night too. Thought it was BYOB but high corking fee made their wines more attractive. Will go back for sure, reservations next time to be... More 

1 Thank sgwils
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Food was excellent with excellent service. This is not a run of the mill type restaurant. Waitress was very accommodating and knew the menu. The restaurant was willing to make changes to the food to accommodate different diets.

2 Thank Phillip B
Madison, Connecticut
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

You will experience the finest Italian food and service at the Guilford Bistro. Family owned with owners in the kitchen preparing the finest food from southern Italy. Juicy and her new son in law are in the kitchen preparing any dish that you would like. I have eaten all over the area for years and this is with out the... More 

1 Thank Richard G
Willoughby, Ohio
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were staying in Guilford to spend time in Newport and Mystic RI. Found this place and were extremely impressed. Great service from Danielle. Food was very good and portion sizes were large. Almost too much food for travelers, but worth every cent !! And Danielle gave us great recommendations for things to do in the area. We highly recommend... More 

1 Thank Bob G
Guilford, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is our favorite local restaurant. They have amazingly fresh seafood, good meat, excellent pasta. There specials sell out early so make a early reservation. The service is awesome, we have our favorite server there who is awesome. It's even fun to eat at the bar when you happen to show up with no reservations. It is BYOB which is... More 

1 Thank livetobeach
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here several times and the food is always consistently good and the service friendly and helpful. Pasta dishes are delicious and portions are generous.

Thank Barbara S
Guilford, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The pasta at Guilford Bistro is always freshly made and delicious. The appetizers are inventive and also fresh. My only problem is getting in the parking lot!

Thank andijean2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1016 Boston Post Rd, Guilford, CT 06437
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Guilford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-453-0736

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?