Il Panino Eatery & Bakery 290 Pratt St, Meriden, CT06450 This casual Italian eatery serves breakfast and lunch during the week. Owner and chef Sal Figliomeni's specialties are…More his chicken dishes and Italian cookies. Located in the bowels of an old factory building, the restaurant can be hard to find, but it is worth the effort. Catering is also available. The menu features pasta, eggplant, chicken, fish, beef and pork dishes as well as antipasto, stuffed breads, pastries and more.
Cosimo's Pizza 470 Lewis Ave, Meriden, CT06451 Located in the food court of the Westfield Mall, Cosimo's serves pizza by the slice as well as a variety of other…More classic Italian entres, including pastas and calzones. The staff is friendly and the food is fresh.
Gianni Restaurant 1241 E Main St, Meriden, CT06450 As the name suggests, Gianni's specializes in Italian cuisine. The ambiance is formal but not too fancy. The dinner menu…More offers many fine choices, including 15 veal dishes, 16 seafood offerings and 18 pasta concoctions. Appetizers range from antipasto and scungilli salad to clams casino. All dinners come with salad, bread and butter, and a choice of rice, pasta or mashed potatoes. More casual fare includes pizza and calzones. The lunch menu features a smaller number of Italian entrees, as well as some decidedly un-Italian sandwiches such as cheeseburgers, Philly cheesesteak and pastrami.
Filipek Bros. 262 Elm St, Meriden, CT06450 Filipek Bros. produces kielbasa, a Polish sausage delicacy as well as Italian sausage, pierogi, stuffed cabbage and…More pickles. The store is open year round. It is fairly small with just the few items that they specialize in. All major credit cards are accepted.
Lido's Pizza Restaurant 75 Pomeroy Ave, Meriden, CT06450 Lido's offers much more than pizza. Its menu is loaded with many Italian specialties, from pomodoro to primavera…More to puttanesca. You can also order food for your big event.
Marianna's Belltop Bakery 212 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 Step into this Italian bakery and the first thing you will notice is the wonderful aroma. Since it opened here in 1985,…More the family-0wned and operated shop has been selling breads, cakes, cookies and pastries. Cannolis, birthday cakes and Italian cookies are the specialties, according to co-owner Irene Bongiovanni. Her husband Paul does the baking. The shop also has a few tables for customers who want to eat there.
Bella Luna 361 Liberty St, Meriden, CT06450 Bella Luna is a small pizza and Italian sub restaurant just a bit off the beaten track. That means the steady…More stream of customers know something. You can dine in or take your order to go.
Antico Ravioli Co 1247 E Main St, Meriden, CT06450 Antico Ravioli produces fresh pastas, including ravioli, manicotti, cavatelli, gnocchi and cannelloni. The small…More storefront has a large kitchen area in the back. Sauces, cheeses and select meats are also available for purchase. Some packaged pastas and select Italian items are also available in store.
Chef's Hat Pizza 482 Cook Ave, Meriden, CT06451 Chef's Hat Pizza specializes in pizzas and grinders, but also offers a range of other menu items from surf and turf to…More Italian and Greek meals. A special lunch menu is available from 11am to 2pm. Have a pizza delivered or stop in for a slice. Having a party? Chef's Hat offers pizza party specials, too.
Meriden Pizza Express 43 Colony St, Meriden, CT06451 This small shop has a big menu. Italian-style thin-crust pizza is the specialty here, but customers can choose from…More a wide range of other items, from wings and wrap sandwiches to burgers, salads and full dinners. Lunch specials can be ordered between 11am and 3pm. Combo meals are numbered for easy phone ordering. For orders of $8 or more, delivery is free. Catering is available.
Subway 265 S Broad St, Meriden, CT06450 Unlike many other Subway restaurants, this one on busy Broad Street offers lots of room to sit and eat. It even has two…More flat-screen TVs and several high tables with stools to give it a bistro feel. And of course, customers can order the usual fare, from breakfast sandwiches to the Italian BMT, meatball marinara sub and more.
Four Corners Pizza 1076 Hanover Rd, Meriden, CT06451 According to owners Telly and Georgia Nasikos, when it comes to Four Corners food, "quality talks". For 23 years,…More Four Corners has striven to provide Italian American cuisine with a Grecian flare to represent the Nasikos' home country. Four Corners has a cozy feel to it, almost like you are eating at the Nasikos' private table. The service is as good as the delicious food. Four Corners plans on becoming a full bar and grille in the near future. The restaurant only delivers to offices, hospitals, civic organizations and schools, not to private residences.
Family Pizza Restaurant 81 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 Stop into Family Pizza for a slice, or have a pie delivered. The pizzas at this downtown shop come in five sizes, from…More small (12 inches) to party size (24 inches); it serves 14 gourmet-style varieties. The menu also features grinders, salads, sandwiches, Italian and seafood dinners, and more. Combo meal deals are numbered for easy ordering. Unlike most pizza places, Family Pizza cooks its pizzas directly on a pizza stone without a screen.
My City Kitchen 384 Pratt St, Meriden, CT06450 Founded in June 2009, My City Kitchen offers recreational classes in cooking and nutrition for children ages 6 to 17.…More Chef Kashia Cave, founder and president of this nonprofit organization, is a graduate of the Connecticut Culinary Institute and the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. Her hands-0n technique teaches kids how to prepare and eat healthy foods from beef Stroganoff to vegan lasagna. Classes are divided by age group and kept small (10 students maximum) to ensure safety and individual attention. The menu and ingredients can be adapted for children with food allergies.
Il Monticello 577 S Broad St, Meriden, CT06450 Il Monticello is a catering and banquet facility run by the Colella family. Specializing in Italian-American fare, it…More has three rooms that can host 50 to 400 guests for weddings, religious celebrations, anniversary parties, bridal showers, bachelor parties, corporate meetings or testimonial dinners. A garden gazebo and outdoor patio area serve as a nice setting for photos or outdoor receptions. A drive-thru carport protects guests as they arrive on rainy days. Il Monticello can also provide invitations, favors, centerpieces and other supplies.
Sal's Apizza 1448 E Main St, Meriden, CT06450 Pizza, calzones, grinders, pasta and other Italian specialties highlight the menu at Sal's Apizza. Founded in 1972 by…More pizza master Sal Cutrole, this casual eatery is a past winner of the "best pizza in Meriden" category in the <i>Record Journa</i>l's readers' poll. When Cutrole retired in 1998, he sold the business to the Santiago family, who have remained true to the original recipes. Many of the customers here are regulars who know each other and the staff by name. Free delivery is available 11 am to 3 pm with a minimum $15 order. Check out the website for coupons and more information.
Pizza Heaven 286 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 Pizza Heaven offers lots of special deals on its gourmet pizzas. Stop in and grab a slice, or have a pizza delivered…More free (for orders of $10 or more). Choose from 20 gourmet pizzas, ranging from Happy Lappy (grilled chicken, hot sauce, broccoli, roasted peppers, onions and garlic) to Fisherman Delight (shrimp, clams and calamari seasoned with garlic and white wine). Or try one of the many other offerings such as appetizers, salads, buffalo wings, strombolis, calzones, Italian dinners, grinders, burgers and more.
Avanti is a restaurant, lounge and pizzeria specializing in Italian fare. Run by brothers Dominic and Joe Futia,…More this eatery has a distinct Mediterranean feel. The menu features appetizers like antipasto and fried calamari, soup, salads, pasta dishes such as fettuccini alfredo and eggplant parmigiana, seafood, steak, chicken and veal dishes. Pizza, calzones, grinders and stuffed breads round out the offerings. In addition to the lounge area with a well-stocked bar and televisions, the restaurant area has several large booths and elegantly decorated tables. </p>
<p>Avanti also offers catering and will host private parties for birthdays, anniversaries, showers, retirement or other special occasions</p>
Since 1984, Zorba's Pizza has been the shining beacon of Greek-Italian food in the city of Meriden. The…More Kontothanasis family are proud to live and work in this wonderful city. Maria Kontothanasis, the daughter of owners John and Jenny, is a 1999 graduate of Maloney High School and works between Zorba's and Laskara, the family's other Greek restaurant, in Wallingford.</p>
<p>Walking into Zorba's, you feel transported to rustic Greece by the fine linens, custom Grecian murals and decor and friendly family-like atmosphere. The Kontothanasises want you to feel like one of the family.</p>
<p>Zorba's specializes in Greek entrees, pizza, and salad, and has a full bar. Book a party for up to 60 people in-house, or call and arrange for Zorba's to cater your next event.</p>
Proper attire is required at this elegant establishment. Voted Best American Restaurant in the Record Journal…More </em>Readers Poll for eight years running, Sans Souci serves only certified Angus beef. From appetizers like Mozzarella en Carrozza (mozzarella cheese in Italian bread, dipped in egg and fried until golden brown, served with marinara or anchovy caper sauce) to entrees such as Tenderloin of Pork (grilled and served with a raspberry demi glaze), the food is skillfully prepared and artfully presented.</p>
<p>This Continental-American restaurant can seat 140, not counting the bar. A room for private parties accommodates up to 55 people. During the week, a separate lunch menu is available.</p>