Dattilo Fine Italian at Water’s Edge

4.1
509 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Located on the expansive grounds of the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa sits a beautiful restaurant with magnificent ocean views, Dattilo Fine Italian, the jewel of the Connecticut shoreline. The cuisine is fresh, creative and bold, with flavors reminiscent of old-world Italy. A rich authentic menu pairs with our extensive wine list features wines from across the globe. In addition to the seasonal menu Dattilo also offers nightly dining specials and themed dinners. Each Sunday we end the weekend with one of the finest Brunches in Connecticut featuring carving, pasta, crepe, and omelet stations. The brunch theme changes each week offering a new variety of fare to experience.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 509 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.2
Service
4.5
Ambience
3.9
Value
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SanE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3Food1Service5Ambience5

Our server was polite and responsive and VERY patient as my friends and I spent hours catching up. He politely informed us that we did have a state-mandated 10 p.m. curfew, which we understood. We were grateful for the reminder and his patience with us. However, the food was very poor and was comparable to a big box chain, such as Ruby Tuesday or Macaroni grill. We were sadly expecting more given the price. My drink was satisfactory, but my friend was not pleased with her drinks. Again, given our expectation of fine dining, the drink experience was subpar as well.

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MaryL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would recommend this restaurant for dinner, lunch or brunch. The service was excellent also. Nice ambiance. Large windows looking over the long Island sound.

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CarmineA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its wonderful, beautiful and staff is professional.

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WendyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal! Best I have had in sometime! Can't wait to go again!

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HeatherG
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Sebastian, was amazing! The food was delicious.

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BarbP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful relaxing atmosphere overlooking water. Swordfish done perfectly. Service very attentive.

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Karen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff was very attentive and the food was fantastic

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vipLook4gems
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worse experience! Do not ask for a paper menu. You will get scolded! English muffin was uncooked sent it back waiter did not make replacement a priority. When the manager got involved they re - made a dish I did not order.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday Brunch

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JackB
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

Our waiter was great. The restaurant is beautiful. The food is very banquet quality. Not at all what we expected for "fine dining". You were out of the Surf and Turf special that is advertised all over the website and hotel, you would think you would have enough. Appetizers in the bar in the afternoon were great, granted it was a cheese platter and fried calamari.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the beauty of the dining room, quality service, and taste of food it was perfect. Thank you for a great family dinner.

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fisherman
New England
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

steak was excellent,,,lobster roll another story---smallest content of lobster in sandwich i ever had. good degree of ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Service was slow and sub par. The lobster ravioli was swimming in sauce and it was bot good.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was good but not great. No background music so you could hear every conversation going on around you.

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Phyl
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service. Large portions, nice wine selection

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TerenceM
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We had a really great time eating here. The food was great and the service was good. The views are incredible and it wasn’t crowded, fast service

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Steven
Miami
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The resturant and resort itself was gorgeous inside. The wait staff was on point and the service was excellent. All the food and drinks were spectacular.
Thank you for a wonderful evening!

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vipBobU
Tampa
29 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice and relaxing upscale dining experience... Enjoyed it very much!

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ciroc
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Our waiter Andrew was excellent!! Food was above average. Ambience was nothing special but in COVID times was fine. Yes I do recommend it and yes I will go back.

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KEKKEK
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was excellent. I had bagel and lox sandwich and my fiancé had eggs Benedict. His home fries were cold, but everything tasted delicious. Service was a bit scattered. There was a long delay between the time we finished our meal and when the waitress returned to bring the bill (~10 minutes).

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AlexandraM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The place is so beautiful and beautiful view... the ocean is there near the restaurant. The food was very delicious. We will go back again someday.

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JoelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Was expecting to get a normal lunch menu instead we got a brunch menu with not a very good selection. The waiter spill my wife’s drink on her chair and table and never wiped it up. Ordered a beer and it took 20 minutes for them to finally tell me they didn’t have it. After the sub par food we went outside to get a drink, we waited again around 20 minutes. I asked the waitress how long does it take to get a drink, she said it on its way. I told her to cancel. Listen I understand the whole COVID issue but that should not affect the service. If you can’t handle half the crowds how are you going to handle 75% of the crowds. Not too mention the staff did not seam like they wanted to be there. I will not go back until we are completely back to normal.

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vipjosephmpalladino
New York Area
164 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

View was excellent. Food good and the service fine. Will return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

There for brunch. Sat at a table with dirty water glasses (food, fingerprints, and watermarks) and coffee mugs with coffee stains. Received new glasses, one with lipstick. Not good, especially during Covid.

Server wasn’t too swift and we were brought the wrong order. When we received ours also incorrect, and 2/3
Of us had to wait for a new order. Bland food for the cost. Only good thing was walking the grounds afterwards. Won’t be back for food, very subpar experience. Better food at a diner.

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Stewball11
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday lunch

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AydeNate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Panacakes and omelettes were a bit greasy but at least they were delicious. Would prefer they cook with less oil or butter.

Coffee and tea were not special. Diners provide hotter coffees and teas.

Beautiful outside view. Enjoyed the birds that would fly around.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful staff, beautiful view, and delicious food!

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ValerieR
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

baby crying near us. But did not last for long. Lobster roll needed more butter.

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DavidT
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

They did a nice job, good food and service. Pleasant atmosphere and well priced.

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WendellaB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect for the birthday celebration with my daughters and granbaby

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vipJudyc
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

We love dining at your restaurant. The atmosphere and food are always fabulous.
I always order salmon on your Caesar salad. Consistently delicious.
My husband ordered the Caesar with your yummy burger. Only complaint was they both were served at the same time. I normally wouldn’t mention it but when I said something to our waitress she said that the kitchen probably thought we were sharing the burger. I would think it was her job to inform the kitchen staff of when items were to be served and not blame someone else.
Otherwise top notch!

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vipSoxTia
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

The appetizer was very salty, the chicken was overcooked so it was very dry and the spinach had no flavor. It was a disappointing dining experience because it was our 20th wedding anniversary and we were looking forward to dining at a "FINE" Italian restaurant which is how it is described.

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SusanF
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

A group of us went to brunch yesterday at Water's Edge for a birthday celebration. None of us has a positive thing to say about our experience.
1. The server was horrible - we kept having to ask for water refills and coffee refills. She disappeared for long periods of time, and when we did get her attention, her response time was slow.
2. The server either did not understand English or just ignored our requests. Four of us ordered omelets with different ingredients. Despite the fact she insisted in taking our orders in a specific order, none of them were delivered to the correct person. There were missing ingredients in at least one of them. Each of these orders were placed with a request for extra crispy homefries. None of them came that way. Some of those orders came with a jar of jam while others did not.
3. There was some confusion about the ability to order mimosas and bloody Mary's. The advertisement does not clarify that these cannot be ordered until 11:00. We now know it is a state law. Once 11:00 hit, some of us ordered cocktails. Two of us asked for pickle juice to be added to the bloody Mary's. This request was ignored by the waitress. When reminded, she looked like this was a new request. She took the drinks back to the bar, and they sat there for 10 minutes. I went to see what the issue was, and the bartender told me she had to go into the kitchen to find some. We also asked for a side of horse radish because they were not spicy. They also did not have that at the bar, and it never arrived. Clearly, the mix came from a bottle, and it was so sweet, none of us drank them. Even with the dill pickle juice in them. I was afraid to ask for Worcestershire sauce at this point.
4. The worst part was that there was a 18% gratuity added to our bill. I know this is standard practice, but it added insult to injury at that point.
5. By noon, all of us needed to eat lunch....

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JessicaB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I did not get a chance to eat a formal lunch or dinner here. I ate breakfast here three times over a long weekend, including the a la carte Sunday brunch. The menu is a bit limited and simple, but the prices were very fair and the food was good. The service was a bit slow, especially when sitting outside, but I enjoyed the quiet and peaceful atmosphere and had a good overall experience!

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MikeB
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Food was very good. However, they did not serve bread. When we asked they said because of the pandemic. Why was that.

Service was fair. The girl was good but she had too many tables. Took my knife and had to ask for a new one. Took quite awhile. I used my husbands.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

I will say that due to pandemic services my suffer. However, hospitality is hospitality. When your in the hospitality industry guests should always be top priority. That just wasn’t the case here. From not sanitizing tables and chairs to server not being attentive. This is by far my worst experience. Will not recommend or return.

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brittalex
New England
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Upset there was no bread! We were the only ones eating for about 30 minutes. It felt strange.

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ECJV
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Beautiful, clean with super service. Food was ok, but pricey.

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Disappointed
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Father’s Day and Birthday

FAQs

Dattilo Fine Italian at Water’s Edge offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 399-5901 ext. 2021.

Dattilo Fine Italian at Water’s Edge is rated 4.1 stars by 509 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.