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Meatball & Co.

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20 Center St, Darien, CT 06820-4501
+1 203-309-5600
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Monroe, Connecticut
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117 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Half a block away from the Darien train station lies this hidden small Italian restaurant, so you can easily walk over here after you are done commuting for the day, or if you have that long to wait anyway. Prices are affordable and the food is pretty good overall, but I found that their meatballs are not as flavorful as... More 

Thank AtnierR
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting family and looking for a quick bite before a movie. Thanks for the recommendation Yelp! My wife and I split the Chef's sampler and every meatball was amazing! Beer selection was great and the staff was fantastic. I think we were the only people in the restaurant that weren't regulars which speaks very highly of the place. We'll definitely... More 

Thank David T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

May 24,2016 While visiting our son and his fiancée and attending her graduation from Yale we had a wonderful opportunity to have a fabulous meal at Meatball and Co. We were greeted by a very friendly man who gave us choice of inside or out we dined outside we were served chilled water in a corked bottle just like finer... More 

Thank Piney1234
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264 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Almost three years old and continues to improve. Name of the establishment a bit of a misnomer as Joe creates a wide variety of Italian food. From his wonderful meatballs, to a spectrum of pasta and risotto. Excellent salads. Even a selection for those that prefer vegetables called the Whole Shizam. Decent beer and wine selection. Dine in including the... More 

Thank Doubleeagle
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped here to wait out traffic on a recent trip through CT. We were there early on a Tues evening, right around 5 and it wasn't at all crowded. Nice small selection of craft beer. My family had meatballs, which they said were very good (we are definite Italian food snobs), but not excellent. I had the risotto, again, very... More 

Thank D C
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Unusually variety of gourmet meatballs. Combinations available, daily specials and pasta too. Beer and a select list of wines. You won't be disappointed. We frequent it regularly.

Thank Seamoor7
Norwalk, Connecticut
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272 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

We've become regulars at this unpretentious local restaurant the serves very good, simple food in a casual, comfortable, friendly atmosphere. The menu features several types of meatballs in several sauces in various combinations -- bowls, sandwiches, and pasta: Beef, Chicken, Spicy Pork, Eggplant, Buffalo Chicken, Gluten Free Beef, and daily special Meatballs and Tomato, 4 Cheese, Mushroom, Pesto, and Spicy... More 

Thank Hawk470
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Joe is the nicest and an extremely talented chef. He tries all kinds of meatball combinations - BBQ Pulled Pork, Chicken and Waffles (delicious!!) and many, many others. He is creative, inventive and a local favorite!

Thank K_travel212
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264 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Meatball & Co has become our "go to" restaurant for lunch & dinner take-out. Always fresh, homemade and very innovative. Have eaten in at the restaurant for both lunch and dinner. Amazing quality and likely the best value in Fairfield County. The experience is truly hands on as the owner and his wife always on site. Joe has managed to... More 

Thank Doubleeagle
Rowayton, Connecticut
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

Of course, if you actually want meatballs...this IS the place to go! If they have the Trofie pasta on their specials list, you HAVE to have it...if you need meatballs, have them on the side. This place does some of the best pasta around. The special Cavatelli with Bolognese Bianco (Pork-based) I had yesterday was magnificent. It's also hard not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Center St, Darien, CT 06820-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Darien
  • Phone Number: +1 203-309-5600

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?