Casa Mia at the Hawthorne

4.5
57 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Casa Mia at the Hawthorne is one of the premier destinations in Connecticut for banquets, fine dining, and entertainment. Our large facility is located on the Berlin Turnpike right in the heart of the state. In between New Haven and Hartford, we’ve hosted area business, families, and tourists. Call for reservations or stop in for nightly entertainment.
Lounge & Entertainment
If fantastic time is in your game plan then huddle up to Lounge 2421 at the Hawthorne. It’s the ultimate arena. Catch the big game, tackle your appetite with our fabulous bar and lounge menu and favorite beverage while enjoying live entertainment.
Special Occasions
Whether you are planning a shower, baptism, communion, birthday celebration or any other affair, we will provide the proper menus and address any special needs that will make your event a special one!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 57 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Quiet
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
s
shirleyn
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Nice atmosphere and very good service. We ordered 4 prime ribs and all were very bland and tough to cut.
The salmon was a bit over seasoned.

JM
JeannetteM
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch and wonderful service. I would highly recommend. I look forward to going back for dinner.

JE
vipJohnE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing food with awesome service from Paulie! Valente Brothers Band was so much fun!

RM
ReMa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent food and awesome staff! Prime rib special is the best! Yummy

JE
vipJohnE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual, outstanding! Amazing bone in Rib Eye. Paulie our server is the best!

N
Nova
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

No raspberries for Raspberry Martini as listed on menu.No sour cream for baked potato.

AA
AA321
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and drinks were so tasty. Done to perfection and I do not say that casually. Very friendly staff and very helpful. I had a great night. Will come again.

JE
vipJohnE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casa Mia at the Hawthorne NEVER disappoints! Amazing meal in the outdoor "cafe" area they set up. Terrific service by Paulie!

DY
DonnaY
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything we ate was amazing ! Service was perfect our server was super awesome ! Will definitely be back !

R
Rich
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Chicken tenders and short ribs sliders were very good. Osso Buco was all bone and the Polpettoni was just OK a little dry. We all had the house wine which really was not all that great, The service was outstanding, very attentive and professional.

JE
vipJohnE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always an amazing meal. Pappardelle & Chicken Picatta to die for. Our server Paulie is the man!

MS
MyraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The food had large portions and have high prices. The vegetables were nice but the food was not well-seasoned.

RM
ReMa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great waitstaff❣️ Staff makes you feel so welcome.

JR
JoanneR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time there. We will definitely be back. Everything was fantastic!!

BP
BarryP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Wait staff was very friendly and restaurant is clean and pleasant looking. Food was excellent and wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. Being mid-winter, the temperature was cooler than normal inside, so dress accordingly if you are adverse to the cold.

r
roander
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

It was FREEZING in our room. We were there on a Thursday night for our company holiday dinner. There were six of us. We were in a room with one other large party and no one else. There was a lively band in the bar area and we could hear the music from there - which sounded great, but I can't think of a thing that was festive about our room - it was just cold.

The coat rack was too full to hold our coats, one of our people had to go find some more coat hangers and double our coats up. There was a definite cigarette smell coming from somewhere, we couldn't figure out where.

I believe we all had some sort of steak and I didn't hear any complaints about that. No one liked the Del Monico potato (a "twice baked, scalloped" potato with white sauce on top) and no one liked the mashed potatoes which some thought had melted cheese in it. One person's vegetables were cold. We had three pieces of cake, all of which seemed to come straight out of the coldest part of a refrigerator.

No complaints about our server.

JS
JohnS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent service very good

JD
JohnD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Incredible food and menu...I was very impressed. We ate in the dinning room and the service was amazing. The risotto is cooked to perfection.

M
Maeve2
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place, great service. Overall, loved everything.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Good happy hour! Waitress pleasant & accommodating. Music really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

6 of us ate in the dining room and then went over to the lounge to enjoy the band. My dining experience was quite good (house white sangria is EXCELLENT!). Our waiter was wonderful. Three of us ordered a lobster special. Like I said, my dish was delicious! The other two had issues with their lobster (both lobsters were actually mushy and for one the claw was black inside.) The waiter did try to accommodate as best as possible but having to wait for a whole new dish was time-consuming as we missed the first hour of the band. Unfortunately for the third couple we were with this was their second time there and the second time that there was an issue. These things do happen but I guess it was a little disappointing for it to happen two times in a row. Would I go again? Absolutely. Could they have eased some of the disappointment and inconvenience, yes absolutely. I still give it four stars. When there are no issues, the food is great and the music and dancing never disappoint.

EC
EllenC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Went for Sunday lunch menu , much better value and portion size, best piece of prime rib that I have ever had. Our waitress was exceptional,the room was pretty much empty except for us 🤷‍♀️

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service and excellent food

BI
BobI
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made a reservation for our wedding anniversary. We went to the restaurant at the time only to find out that restaurant was closed. It’s poor management problem in my opinion. They should have updated operating hours on open table.

JJ
vipJJeter
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We were very pleased when seated in the dining room, there was a party of teens in the ballroom but our seating was quiet. We had soup and Caesar salad both were good. Service was very attentive. Thanks to all.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Group of 6 of us visiting for the first time and we had an amazing experience. We were celebrating a birthday. The food quality was amazing and service was superb.

V
vipVisitor
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, food, and great experience overall. Thank you!

r
rosac
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated my daughter's college graduation. I was not familiar with the area, so I chose because of reviews. Excellent choice! Family style dinner for 15, was amazed how great everything was. Staff accommodating and pleasant! Wish I lived closer. Would go on a regular basis!

LB
LucyB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Decided to attend the place for Mother’s Day brunch. Unfortunately, I did not realize until I got home that I was charged an extra $31.95 for 5 adults and a 2 yr old toddler (who didn’t even touch a bit of any food because she can’t have solid foods). My fault for not checking but that left a very sour taste so we will probably not go back there again. The food was okay.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Actually had dinner in the lounge, wasn’t aware the lounge was first come first served so slight confusion but the manager came over and explained and we had dinner which was very good and watched the band.

a
vipaliciab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Food was terrible probably all microwaved even the clams and the service was subpar

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waitress was wonderful! The food selection was great! The food was absolutely delicious!!! I had the rack of lamb, he had the dish with lobster, shrimp, scallops... for apps we had crabcake and shrimp cocktail. The drinks were nice and strong! Loved the background music too. Idk if we went on an "off time" because there was only another trio there, besides the 2 of us.

CP
CherylP
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our server, Richard, was very pleasant and attentive. Our food was delicious. The prime rib was big enough that we had a second meal. The decor was pretty. The only drawback was the loud band playing for a event. We will return.

J
vipJmonowong
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience. The food is great and the staff is always very friendly.

DT
DavidT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Excellently prepared; veal and scallops couldn't have been better presented. Cocktails were fabulous. After dnner, also went over to the lounge to hear Rob Zappulla and his jazz ensemble.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone raves about the food...very fresh and expertly prepared. Servers were attentive and respectful to allow everyone the time they needed. Ambiance was positive and quiet enough for all at the table to enjoy conversations without having to raise voices or repeat ourselves because someone couldn’t hear! Refreshing for a Saturday night !evening

F
Frank
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My girlfriend recommended this place and we were quite happy. Especially appreciated the staff. The person at the front desk set a great tone with her friendliness and good spirit. Our waitress was excellent. She was cheerful, friendly, attentive and accommodating. I told her that we really appreciated her service. Food was delicious. My steak could have been a bit more well-done, but it was tasty nonetheless. Dessert was really good. Overall had an enjoyable evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The special menu for Valentine’s Day was very reasonable and there was ample food for the price. The steak on the surf & turf was excellent. The lobster tail was small and a bit overdone, but overall the meal was very good.

P
Pssst
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waiter Richard was great. Very attentive and pleasant the entire night! Food was amazing! No complaints

SC
SamuelC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Great service

FAQs

Casa Mia at the Hawthorne offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 357-2061.

Casa Mia at the Hawthorne is rated 4.5 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.