Cesco's Trattoria just received another glowing review from out of town—this time an enthusiastic recommendation in Connecticut Magazine.
"Smart and stylish as it is," Elise Maclay writes in a review of Ceso's in the March issue, "it’s also warm and welcoming."
Maclay approves of seveal appetizers, entrees and desserts at the eatery, including: appetizers tortellini en brodo, veal meatballs, homemade chicken soup and pasta; casunziei di Cortina, stuffed artichoke, wild salmon, swordfish; and homemade desserts, including a very light tiramisu.
On the negative side, the reviewer thought the Caesar salad was "mundane."
Portions are not enormous, she wrote, and the menu is relatively short, but "there's plenty of variety." Read the whole review here.
Maclay's is the latest among other glowing reviews for Cesco's, where both the atmosphere and the food have been praised, including one from Hearst Newspapers published by the Darien News.
Hearst's Melanie Barnard wrote that the place has the feel of a "sophisticated tratorria in Italy." She especially liked the stuffed artichoke and the seafood dishes.
Times reviewer, Patricia Brooks also praised the "diverse Northern Italian menu that delivers on most of its promises; and an elegant, welcoming interior."
Editor's note: The name of the restaurant is pronounced "Cesco’s (chess-ko’s) Trattoria (trah-tuh-ree-uh)" according to one of the restaurant's Facebook pages. According to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, you stress the second-to-last syllable in "Trattoria" (the "ree").