Quality Inn East Haven
30 Frontage Road
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: (203) 469-5321
Fax: (203) 469-2544
A popular local favorite, Bobby V's has been something of a Stamford institution for over 30 years. A sports lovers paradise, every nook, cranny and surface is covered in sports memorabilia from baseballs, caps, cards, trophies and more. A lively, casual setting, this sports bar is a great place to stop by to catch an NFL game, have a couple of cold beers and tuck into their famous buffalo wings, chicken 'rollie' fingers and sliders. If you're in the mood for something healthier, you'll even find a nice selection of soups and salads. Casual, lively and friendly; Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe is a nice place to relax with friends and catch up on the latest sports events.
This is heaven for any sports waging fan! Enjoy a state-of-the-art simulcast theater where you can watch and wager on the best thoroughbred, harness and greyhound racing and jai-alai on four high resolution movie-sized screens. Races from all around the country are viewable from screens to personal television sets in the balcony restaurant and clubhouse. If you need a break, relax at the bar located in the center of the complex, where a 2,800-gallon aquarium filled with exotic sharks entertains. Admission is restricted to age 18 and over.
Warm and welcoming in a provincial setting, this restaurant offers innovative Italian cuisine and claims to serve the best grilled portobello mushrooms around. Situated on Little Italy's Wooster Street, the restaurant offers luxurious eating at moderate prices. Reservations are recommended for weekends, but feel free to saunter in during the weekday--you will be sure to enjoy a memorable meal. New Haveners voted Tre Scalini Numero Uno for best Italian.
Enjoy the pleasant flavors from the Mediterranean at The Greek Olive. Along with delectable Greek specials and Italian delights, you can also gorge on their local dishes like burgers, subs, sandwiches, wraps and hotdogs with a Mediterranean flair. Dig in to their salads made of fresh vegetables and tender meat mixed with tantalizing sauces. To get a taste of their best preparations, choose from their daily specials.
Located amongst other fine Italian restaurants and pizzerias in New Haven's "Little Italy", Abate's boasts the proud slogan of being the president's favorite restaurant- assuming it is either Bill Clinton or George W. Bush- both alumni of nearby Yale University. Classic Italian in a friendly, warm atmosphere, Abate's serves up every kind of Italian soup, appetizer, salad and pizza to whet your whistle. Or try a more substantial chicken, pork, veal or beef meal. The choices are endless, the menu complete.
Despite Brazi's tricky location on a loading dock, this restaurant's proximity to the Long Wharf Theater makes it a great place to grab a before or after-theater lunch or dinner. It is one of New Haven's premier Italian restaurants, specializing in pasta favorites as well as veal, chicken and fresh seafood, and the well-known pizza prepared in wood burning brick ovens. The restaurant is a family friendly, fun place, offering a whimsical ice-cream-parlor decor where you can relax and enjoy a casual culinary experience.
Although there is no stylish decor, the service can be inconsistent, and the wait an inconvenience, this pizzeria is worth every bit of hassle. This is where you go to experience the best pizza in New Haven (always competing with Sally's Apizza, down the street), if not the world. Pepe's claims to have introduced pizza to the New World and has been making pizza a local legend since 1925. There is nothing like the amazing white clam pizza pie, or the other coal-fired, oven-baked combinations at this legendary pizzeria. No slices; you order by the pie.
This restaurant has maintained a long-standing tradition of fine food in a romantic and friendly atmosphere since its establishment in 1938. Italian immigrants Annuziata and Salvatore Consiglio brought Old World flavors to New Haven with their Southern Italian fare made with only the freshest ingredients, and though it was originally a mere extension of the Consiglio's kitchen, the years have brought many renovations to the family owned and operated eatery. Take your taste buds on a tour of Italy with favorites such as the homemade cavatelli, or the Italian Peasant Pork. Prices can be steep for the dinner entrées, but with such a broad selection of wine and hefty food portions, Consiglio's has long established itself as a local favorite in this college town, so be sure to make a reservation.
OK, OK, so it is arguable who has the best pizza in New Haven (and maybe the world). But after trying the "sublime" white clam pizza pie, you will have to decide for yourself, or ask former President Clinton, who used to hang out at Sally's as a young Yale law student. The age-old competition between Sally's, Pepe's Pizzeria up the block, and Modern's Apizza has been brutal. So get in line and see for yourself how delizioso Sally's pies can be!
There is lots of friendly competition among the Italian restaurants in New Haven, but this one has continued to hold its own in the city for over a decade. The menu includes great veal specialties and an endless selection of classic favorite Italian dishes. The "wedding cake" decor and personable wait-staff make it a great place for a genuine Italian meal. It is a perfect location for a business lunch or a family celebration, with everyone's favorite pasta dishes up for the choosing.
A taste of Italian pastries can be had at Lucibello's, one of New Haven's great Italian bakeries. Come in to try some of the greatest baked goods on this side of the Atlantic at this small, family-owned and operated business. One of the best times of year to visit is in March when zeppole (a ring-shaped puff pastry with ricotta-based vanilla or chocolate fillings) are available around the feast day of St Joseph (March 19) and an all-year favorite are the sfogliatelle, a flaky pastry in a clam-shell shape filled with custard or creamy ricotta. During summer months, fresh Italian ice is for sale. Buon appetito!
Oak Haven Table & Bar offers has a bright, clean and fresh ambiance. With plenty of natural light streaming through the white-washed window panes, it is a nice place for a casual weekend brunch or post work drink with friends. The menu features seasonal ingredients and aims to throw the spotlight on local produce. From small plates and snacks perfect for sharing over a drink to more substantial options, choose from dishes like the Pretzel Nugs, Blue Crab crab cakes, Harvest Salad, Meatballs with fresh mozzarella and Steak. Each dish is named after the main ingredient in a very minimalist fashion and the produce is clearly the star here. Craft cocktails and wines provide a refreshing accompaniment to each meal. Sample concoctions like the Orchards Bounty, Death in the Afternoon and Bon Vivant. For additional details, visit the restaurant.