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Cesco's Trattoria Scores Again: Connecticut Magazine Reviewer Very Pleased

The Italian restaurant in Goodwives Shopping Center was reviewed in the March issue of Connecticut Magazine.

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.

In March 2012, the restaurant garnered a positive review in the New York Times, which said eating in the Darien restaurant is "like recapturing a memory of Italy, at a very reasonable price."

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").

Doug Milne February 28, 2013 at 06:07 PM
We have eaten at Cesco's at least 2 times a month since it opened .Aldo his wife and their crew have always delivered intersting and top quality choices. Awesome specials and terriffic deserts.Can not wait to go back. Doug and Ali

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