Trattoria 'A Vucchella

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142 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

In Bridgeport, Connecticut, Trattoria 'A Vucchella is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious and unique dishes based on classic, rustic Italian cooking. Its lunch and dinner menus are full of traditional Italian dishes broken up into antipasti, primi and secondi courses that will give you a tour of a variety of Italian tastes. Whether you’re in the mood to try some traditional honey beef tripe or littleneck clams sautéed in white wine and garlic or homemade potato gnocchi stuffed with crab, Trattoria 'A Vucchella will satisfy your desire. Trattoria 'A Vucchella prides itself on pleasing diners with its authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable and relaxed dining atmosphere. So, no matter if you’re just looking for some antipasti and a glass of wine or are celebrating a big family style dinner, it’s just the place to do it.

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4.3
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4.4
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful restaurant!! From the staff to the food, you MUST try it!!
Best Authentic Italian food I have ever had!! 5 PLUS Stars!!

C
New England
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a delightful afternoon luncheon with homemade gnocchi that were amongst the best I have tasted plump and tender with a creamy cheese sauce. Desert panna cotta was also homemade and delicious. Portions were ample, enough for sharing. Overall delightful experience in downtown bridgeport.

AZ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience2

Read great things about Trattoria ‘A Vucchella in Connecticut Magazine, and also checked out numerous reviews online. Was excited to visit based on perceived food quality and potential for great homemade pasta. Unfortunately, our experience failed to live up to our hopes. Service was very slow and spotty. Took a very long time to get drinks, servers continually passed by our table when we were clearly finished with a course, orders were delivered to the table with no awareness of who ordered what and when food finally was delivered, it was pretty average. Nothing worth getting even a little excited about. I cannot say I would want to return, ands for that I am very disappointed. Not sure how their ratings were compiled for Connecticut Magazine, but Siena on Summer Street in Stamford, is head and shoulders above this place on every level...and they didn’t even get mentioned. Too bad.

c
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The fish entree was bland, pasta dish was very good. Our table was in the line of traffic. we asked to switch, was told we couldn’t then a table we wanted was given to a couple who cane in after our. Service wasn’t as good this time, we will try again in the future

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

Got there. Waited 10 mins for the hostess to actually show up to seat us. It took at least 15 mins before our waitress to come over to our table. Ordered wine/drinks which did come quickly. 20 mins later waitress came back to take our order for apps. I ordered soup and she ordered a salad. It took over 25 mins for the apps to come out. My soup was ice cold. Sent it back to the kitchen. Entrees came out 30 mins later. My entree was again cold and her asparagus was full of sand. Her Sea Bass fillet was less that a 1/2” thick with no seasoning. Honestly one of the worst meals we had ever had. Major fail on the restaurant’s part. Overall rating on a scale of 1 to 10... minus 5

J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience4

Service was poor. The eggplant parm was awful. Basically 4 bites if shreaded eggplant in sauce...for $18. When I asked about it...was told this is the way we make it. Overall-very disappointing

JW
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I love ‘A Vucchella. This was the second time that I ate there this week. They do their very best to make you feel like you’re in a restaurant in a small Tuscan (or other region) town. The food is very good, the Italian wine selection is varied and quite good, and the value is terrific. I recommend ‘A Vucchella for an intimate dinner with your spouse or friend or for a special occasion. I doubt that you will be disappointed.

KD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time and absolutely loved it - by the end of the night we felt like family :-) definitely going back!!

LC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service. Food was excellent. Wines were outstanding. Very friendly and engaging wait staff.
This was my second time dining with you. Both times the entrees were a little slow in coming out of the kitchen. It is the only moderately negative observation that I would make. However, It was wonderful to be allowed to linger at the table, reconnect and not feel rushed. Overall, my party of 6 loved it and I believe our overwhelming satisfaction was reflected in our tip!😁

c
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was amazing!

EA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My salmon was perfection. I am never disappointed. Love this restaurant.

LW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stumbled upon this establishment by accident, quite a find. Pasquale was behind the bar and Kiki was our server, both exceeded our expectations,. The food was amazing, very authentic. We enjoyed our time there so much that we have made two additional reservations. Esperienza eccellente!

MF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Italian restaurant in CT. Sorry, it is! Fresh, Fresh, Fresh, old style ingredients, brilliant preparation. Geez, it was great

MC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food was very good although my pasta & mussels dish should have been served hot. Also, the service was good until the end of the meal. We had time, before a show, for coffee and dessert, but our waitress was too busy to check on us and it took some doing to signal her. I like this restaurant a lot but I wouldn't recommend it without warning people about my experience.

FF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Wonderful meal and lovely atmosphere.

TK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Recommended by a friend. We tried it on Saturday, but it was snowing so hard to judge how busy a Saturday night normally would be. Despite the heavy snow at 6pm, there was a decent crowd at the bar and a few tables in the restaurant. Service was very good and food matched. Home made pastas were excellent. Wine prices were reasonable. Really enjoyed the place. Family like atmosphere. Will definitely return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal and service. We will be back.

MS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family reunion

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L
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pasquale was fantastic. We want early, in between lunch and dinner. It was quiet, and Pasquale gave us his full attention. The food was above fabulous. Absolutely exquisite. A beautiful glass of wine that paired perfectly with the Ossobucco special.

What a hidden gem.. if you go to Bijou or Bpt downtown Cabaret, this is a must!!

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The restaurant felt very authentic especially after a vaction to Italy this past summer. We went on New Year's Eve and this was our first time eating here. I have heard and read many good things about it and was able to make a last minute reservation. In hindsite, I wish I ate here previously so I had something to compare to. The appetizer and pasta course came out timely and hot. I had veal Osso bucco with saffron rissoto for my main course and it came out warm and the rice was undercooked. The food still tasted very good but feel it was rushed out as there was also a table of 20 and I think that threw everything off. It was obvious the wait staff was working very hard and doing the best they could to serve everyone. I am looking forward to eating here again on a regular night.

FT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We've been dining here regularly since they opened several years ago. Food is authentic, delicious Italian. Best Italian in the area.

F
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this restaurant and return often.
The food is always fresh and delicious. Good wine selection too.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wow - had a birthday party for my uncle here recently and was not only impressed by the food but the service was incredible. Pasqual (the owner) did everything he could to make sure that our delicious food came out in a timely manner and he was so personable. Really enjoyed our experience - highly recommend.

KD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Seated promptly. Nice menu selection! Party of 4 & we all cleaned our plates!! Very good-highly recommend!

RF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pasquale,the owner always makes us feel like special. My sister is lactose intolerant, he made absolutely sure that her dish was prepared to meet her needs.

AF
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous in every way.
Authentic ITALIAN experience - right here in Fairfield County.
5 stars!!!!!

V
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pasquale knows how to run a restaurant. The food is always fresh, tasty and the service is outstanding. Pasquale always makes it a point to walk around and greet all his guests.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful meal/evening

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

All the food was exceptional, however, the service is very slow. Our cocktails came 35 minutes after we ordered and it wasn't even busy yet at that point. Our drinks were very weak and small, almost tasted watered down. Our waitress was very nice but also took forever to take our orders. Need to work on more staff and better service as well as an experienced bartender. Would go again for the exceptional homemade food and pastas.

A
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our Sunday dinner at Trattoria 'A Vucchella exceeded our expectations. The food, especially the homemade pasta, was so fresh and delicious. This is truly an authentic Italian restaurant that will not disappoint. Pasqaule was a great host and I cannot wait to go back. If you are in the mood for a home cooked Italian meal complimented by great service and good wine, you must try this place in Bridgeport, CT!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food

BR
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff .. friendly.. attentive .. great suggestions. Perfect wine list .. very affordable. Large portions, took home everything and we are very happy and definitely going back. A true gem.

EK
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We live out-of-state and were in the area on business and pleased we chose Trattoria 'A Vucchella. The food and service were very good. Would recommend to anyone in the Bridgeport area.

SP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone enjoyed....great place for dinner before seeing show!

RM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The overall experience is consistently welcoming and pleasantly predictable. It is always nice to have a maitre 'de as attentive and caring as Pasquale.
There seems to be no bad choices on the menu!

P
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We happened upon this little gem accidentally and was greeted by the owner Pasquale, a warm and kind gentleman. We sat at the bar while waiting for our reservation time and immediately felt at home. We talked with him and something he said stood out - "There are no customers, only family and guests" and we truly felt like a guest in his "home" The food was outstanding, each delectable bite was a bit of heaven. We will be going back.

AV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere in Fairfield County. We come from Westport because the food is phenomenal, service is fab and has a great eclectic ambience with local art in the walls. A great value as well. Love the wine list too.

NH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it!!!!! Very accommodating! Table for 8 by the window! Very comfortable and food was beautiful!

RU
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very nice place, will definitely return. Food was very good, ambiance had a nice family feel to it. All meals delivered together and cooked as ordered.

I can see some comments about service, ours was pretty good but definitely slowed down once the restaurant got busier. Also, pet peeve, cleared plates ongoing vs waiting until all finished but overall a very good experience.

NC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the ambience, the wine selection, and the great selection of food. It’s a very cozy restaurant, and the staff are so pleasent, always.