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“Very nice restaurant”
Review of Cava Restaurant

Cava Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 188 Restaurants in Southington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$30
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Cava has established itself as a taste of luxury. An experience of Old world charm and romance, both in its decor and cuisine. Its upscale fine dining experience caters to those looking for an evening out, a special occasion, or private events. The cuisine is authentic Italian, using the finest ingredients. The menu alone exceeds any expectation. The daily additions to the menu, both appetizers and entrees are prepared daily by our executive chef based on the freshest market products. Cava expresses its zest in season, both during the holidays, and on our cocktail list. There's a charm with each season, that should be brought to the table.The luxurious decor reflects the old world charm, with modern nuances. The warm feeling of home, paired with a featured glass of wine is sure to put your mind at ease. Each room has a separate serenity encompassed by different fixtures. The "Fireplace room" and it's cozy, warm candle lit atmosphere will soothe you and your guests after a long day at the office, or for a romantic evening. The "sunroom", filled with light, white linen, and paired with the right company, makes for an impressive room for a private dining, or the right place to impress that someone special. The "sunroom" serves as a private banquet room for all occasions.When the sun sets, and the lights are low the "Main DIning Room" has a grand dining table for occasions with more intimate groups. Everyone can enjoy a cocktail,or glass of wine, at the granite top bar, surrounded by dark cherry wood. There is a more casual atmosphere in the back tavern, with high top tables for a "girls night out" or just a couple appetizers while watching "the game".In addition to the dining experience, the cuisine has upscale items with aged Angus certified steaks, fresh atlantic salmon, pasta dishes, lighter fare, and authentic flavors throughout. Cava strives to leave an impression. The dining experience is that of traditional Italian, perfect for a relaxing meal. Cava is well renowned for elegant private events. Private dining events range from wedding receptions, baby showers, bridal showers, business meetings, cocktail hours, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, and all business functions. Private rooms are available for any events.
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We were staying nearby and were told to try Cava. Service food and atmosphere were all top notch. I would highly recommend this restaurant

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Sal S
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English first
Waterbury, Connecticut
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Always delish!”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This restaurant is BEST at Christmas-time. It's decorated absolutely amazing during Christmas! Otherwise, it's delicious year round! This isn't Outback Steakhouse which is why I think people have complaints on here. You don't get soup or salad with your entree or any great deal because it's definitely finer dining or special occasion dining. It's a special treat! Grab a glass of wine, any room or the bar of the restaurant is pretty, food is awesome.

  • Visited March 2014
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New Haven, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

What an amazing dining experience. We started out with the antipasto. Mmmm mmmm Good! We chose a bottle of wine that they were featuring, I forget the name, but it was great. I opted for the special Seared Ahi Tuna and I am so glad I did! A fantastic explosion of flavors!

What a gem of a restaurant, I will definitely be back! Thank you!

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank CalamityJenn
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Long Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Went here for lunch and it was great. The Tuscano was cooked perfectly, no rubber scallops on this dish. The only issue I had with this meal was it was with grilled vegetables, some how peas became a grilled vegetable. I tasted the Lobster Risotto and it was excellent.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank funtimefamily12
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new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Worth a visit for special occasion”
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

This restaurant aspires to be a very fine dining establishment. It succeeds on many parts. There is an excellent wine list, that is appropriately priced. The menu is extensive. We had four different entree's, and all were very good. We also had two appetizers, also very good. The calamari was a non traditional presentation, with hot peppers. Our antipasto was very good. Menu items were scallops, clams, veal and seafood medley. All were adequately portioned, cooked correctly and presented.

Our waiter was very at tentative and helpful. He provided suggestions that were right on target.

The largest negative is the price. There are no medium priced items. Every item seemed to be $1 to $5.00 over other restaurants.

Other negatives - Some of the menu items come with "chef choice of starch". I believe that for these prices, the dinner should be given options.

We felt that the service was somewhat slow, certainly not rushed, as others have said.

All in all, we would go back again.

Visited May 2014
2 Thank henry21_7
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