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Faifield's Luigi's Vies For DVlicious 'Best Italian' In County

Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli at Luigi's in Fairfield.
Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli at Luigi's in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Luigi's Restaurant on Facebook

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- It’s a simple question: “What’s the most DVlicious Italian restaurant in the county?”

What's the Best Italian Restaurant In Fairfield County?
Final Results Voting Closed

What's the Best Italian Restaurant In Fairfield County?

  • Arezzo Ristorante, Westport
  • Bar Sugo, Norwalk
  • Cotto Wine Bar, Stamford
  • Luigi's, Fairfield
  • Osteria Romana, Norwalk

Sounds straightforward, right? But with a dizzying array of options – everything from old-school red sauce joints to modern takes on Grandma’s homemade cooking to trattorias with gourmet pizzas -- the answer can be hard to answer.

We asked for your favorites; five have been narrowed down as part of our contest and those finalists are being profiled this week.

Voting continues until 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

Grab a fork, read on, and let your fingers do the clicking.

The winner will receive a framed DVlicious certificate as well as the pride in knowing it offers a taste of Italy close to home.

Luigi's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, 170 Post Road, Fairfield, (203) 259-7816

What Makes It Pasta Perfect: Locally owned and operated, Luigi's is known for its authentic dishes, including dishes like Ravioli al Formaggio, homemade ravioli filled with cheese and tomato basil sauce and Gnocchi con Broccoli. On Yelp, someone said, her husband "devours the linguine with red clam sauce like his own mama made it."

Worth Special Mention: Like the phoenix, this 40-year-old establishment renewed itself after a fire almost burned down the place, leaving only the main structure in 1978. A pizza oven that rotates was added in the rebuild. Owner Giulio Cavalli, a Fairfield resident and self-taught chef, prides himself on his longtime staff and decades long following.

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