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Fearless Critic restaurant review of the day
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
8.2
8.5
$45
One of the best, most authentic Italian restaurants in town, in a gracious old State Street house

L’Orcio is the best Italian restaurant in New Haven. We say this not so much as praise for L’Orcio, but as a sad fact of the city: for all the Italian-American fare available here, we’re sorely lacking in authentic Italian food. L’Orcio is one of the few places in all of greater New Haven that actually tries to focus on dishes that might actually be served in Italy—and one of the fewer that generally succeed at it.

This ambitious two-floored Italian… [More]


From the Super ’Stache The underpriced underdogs
New Haven
Food
Feel
Price
8.7
7.0
$15
The best Chinese restaurant in New Haven has earned its own space—finally

Great Wall used to be concealed within the dark depths of Hong Kong Grocery, behind aisles of persimmons, ginger, and green onions in cardboard boxes. The restaurant was uncannily reminiscent of short-order restaurants in Beijing: the snappy women demanding your order and yelling in dialect, the chef in back chopping huge cuts of pork, the Styrofoam containers and plastic bags with juices and fats seeping out, the impossibly cheap prices, the Chinese clientele sitting at scattered tables and plastic chairs… [More]