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The Best Italian Restaurants in Fairfield

Fairfield is home to some stellar cuisine including mouth watering Italian options that suit every kind of diner– whether you’re looking for a cozy ambiance that harkens memories of Sunday sauce with grandma or a metropolitan aesthetic for a delicious date night or girls night out– you can’t go wrong with the variety of delightful Italian restaurants in Fairfield.

Best Italian Restaurants in Fairfield

Centro Ristorante

Right in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Centro Ristorante is a classic Italian restaurant perfect for family dinners or for a romantic night out. Known for their fresh ingredients and delectable dishes, enjoy a view of the town square while you dine on classics like homemade chicken parmigiana, seafood scampi, homemade fettuccini con funghi, or European style thin crust pizzas.

Centro’s versatile menu also offers burgers, and for those looking for a healthier option while still enjoying traditional Italian cuisine, the pecorino chicken milanese salad offers the best of both worlds.

If you prefer homemade pasta and sauce from the comfort of your couch, Centro elevates your night in with “The Best Deal in Town”– a selection of pasta and sauce of your choice to cook at home with caesar salad, brick-oven Italian bread and marinated olives. With so many options available, Centro Ristorante has something for everybody.

1435 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Il Pellicano

Looking for a chic city dining spot in your own backyard? Look no further than Il Pellicano for an Italian cuisine experience like what you’d find in the West Village, right in downtown Fairfield. Executive Chef Saul Medina has trained under elite chefs across the country, including Bryan Lewis, a local legend in Fairfield. Medina’s Il Pellicano offers modernized classic Italian dishes with a touch of Hispanic flair.

The upscale, intimate restaurant has small plates inspired by Roman street fare including Polpo, a charred octopus starter with potato veloute, chorizo, smoked paprika, and preserved lemon and suppli di riso, or Roman rice balls. Entrées include revered staples like caccio e pepe, bolognese, and chicken capricciosa. For refined foodies, the black cod dish includes a ‘black olive caviar’ mash that is sure to delight the palate.

Ever the innovators, Il Pellicano offers a modern twist on the revered bread basket. Guests can order an olive oil flight that features three types of Monini single harvest olive oil served with fresh baked bread. No need to trek all the way to the city for upscale Italian options, Il Pellicano has you covered close to home.

1460 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Quattro Pazzi Cafe

A lively Italian café at the center of Fairfield, Quattro Pazzi offers a spirited atmosphere to enjoy your favorite Italian dishes with your favorite company. The restaurant, which also has a location in Darien, first opened its doors 25 years ago under Chef Biagio Riccio and has been regarded as a neighborhood favorite ever since. Riccio’s Italian roots combined with his training under world renowned chefs in the U.S. and Europe have resulted in the modern take on authentic Italian cuisine that restaurant-goers love.

Whether you’re dining for lunch or for dinner, Quattro offers familiar classics like calamari, pasta e fagioli, garlic bread and pasta coupled with irresistible modern options like chicken or eggplant parmigiana sandwiches and an eggplant tower topped with fried mozzarella and tomato sauce.

Quattro Pazzi has quality Italian dishes for everyone including gluten-friendly options for those who typically steer away from the carbo-loaded cuisine.

1599 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Luna Azzurra Italiano

Luna Azzurra Italiano is the perfect location for a romantic evening with an irresistible menu and great drink options to suit everyone’s tastes. Locals rave that Chef Alberto’s melt in your mouth, slow cooked braised beef short ribs served over a heaping pile of mashed potatoes are unmatched.

The friendly staff and amazing kitchen ensure that other local favorites like linguini with clams, frutti di mare, rigatoni alla vodka, and sea bass, are all made with fresh ingredients and an attention to detail that results in every dish being delectable, every time.

If you can’t get a sitter, Luna Azzurra Italiano offers kids meal crowd pleasers like spaghetti and meatballs or raviolis; or a “Feed the Family” take home option that includes the selection of one entrée, one pasta, and one salad to feed 4-6. A perfect solution for the modern family, Luna Azzurra is as adaptable as you are, whether you’re in need of an intimate date night with your significant other or want to enjoy a night in with the family without having to cook.

238 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Sonia’s Gourmet Kitchen

A relative newcomer to the Fairfield restaurant scene, Sonia’s Gourmet Kitchen (SGK) opened its doors in 2020 as a modern, family-owned Italian restaurant and it has quickly engrained itself as a favorite within the local community.

Affordable prices, fresh ingredients, and an inclusive menu, coupled with a wine list that highlights Italian classics made in California makes Sonia’s a great place for the whole family. All of the dishes from the pizza, to the pasta, entrées to paninis, sandwiches to desserts are house made by the talented family behind the SGK concept. Their menu embraces dietary inclusivity, even offering gluten-free pizzas, pastas, and cauliflower crusts.

The warm and inviting atmosphere is the perfect place to make memories over delectable cuisine with family and friends alike!

881 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824

Pizzeria Molto

Don’t let the name fool you, Molto is more than just a Fairfield pizza restaurant. If you’re looking for Italian food in a spot that feels cozy and intimate, yet trendy and elevated, Molto is it.

Molto’s brick oven pizza is certainly a star on the menu (we’re partial to the Arugula di Parma and the simple-yet-delicious Margherita), but it doesn’t outshine the other menu items. Crowd pleasers include the sautéed spicy calamari, fig bruschetta, chicken parm, and the branzino.

1215 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT

Sophie’s Pizza Bar

If you’re looking for an Italian restaurant with a hip ambience and original menu, try Sophie’s Pizza Bar. Sophie’s opened on the Brick Walk in 2022, replacing beloved Fairfield pizza restaurant Brick + Wood. It wasn’t that big of a loss, though, because Sophie’s is a worthy follow-up. The restaurant is owned by the group behind local favorites Malibu and The Sinclair, and the space shares a similar trendy vibe.

While Sophie’s offers Italian classics like spaghetti Pomodoro and penne alla vodka, along with an extensive pizza menu, it’s in the more creative menu entries where Sophie’s shines. Customer favorites include the Bolognese egg rolls, grilled lobster lollipops, and vodka cream sauce pizza, all of which make this spot stand out among other local establishments.

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