How exceptional is this bastion of affordable fine-dining? First, Tre Scalini Ristorante has been the recipient of WINE SPECTATOR's "Best of Award of Excellence" from 1990-2011. Second, ZAGAT has rated the restaurant "Excellent" every year since 1999. Additionally, it was voted New Haven's "Best Romantic Restaurant”, but you don't have to review the legions of accolades to sense you're embarking on a singular culinary journey.
Simply step inside!
Overlooking Wooster Street through a wall of street front windows, the main dining room is defined by chandelier lighting, dramatic swagged drapes, crisp linens and period furnishings. The bar and lounge areas reflect a similar level of elegance, and in summer months, newly renovated patio for garden-style alfresco dining is the place to be. It goes without saying that the menu of traditional and creative Italian fare more than lives up to the restaurant's reputation.And to accompany the cuisine, Tre Scalini's award-winning wine list includes 430 wines by the bottle and 17 by the glass, with a wine cellar inventory of over 9,500 bottles. Best of all, the proprietors take great pride in bringing fine dining within reach of all guests via moderate pricing for food, wine and spirits.
This establishment also offers an exquisite new private dining room that seats up to 45 for your family or business functions as well as a wedding reception up to 100 people. They also offer prepared trays of our award winning cuisine to take home. How have customers weighed in? One proclaimed this establishment "Connecticut's best Italian restaurant." Another called it "One of the best restaurants in New Haven, if not the entire state." And a third had these kudos, "Fantastic Northern Italian food – the best in New Haven (which is no small feat)." Visit soon and judge for yourself. Reservations are not required but are strongly recommended.