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Cavey's Restaurant

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45 E Center St, Manchester, CT 06040-5201
+1 860-643-2751
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Attention to detail and consistency is paramount. Little things like soft butter and splendid bread keep me coming back. The wood roasted porchetta was a revelation.

Thank dantt
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a trip back to our old neighborhood we visited our very favorite restaurant in the Hartford area, Cavey's. It has been an institution for many years! We were were not disappointed once again. Even though there was a major snowstorm and they were understaffed they were very attentive with the crowd that did show up and brave the weather.... More 

Thank Mary M
Storrs, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had our New Year's Eve celebration ruined by Caveys. We made reservations for 8, and we subsequently called and informed that it was a $70 pp price fixe menu, beverages and even coffee excluded. We gamely went ahead with it, only to have an evening of terrible service. Wine arrived only after a considerable delay. Entrees arrived almost... More 

Thank Elena P
Manchester, Connecticut
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Went to Cavey's, as we hadn't been there for a while. I think it is the best restaurant in Manchester, and one of the best in the state. It is so nice to sit and not be jammed in. To sit and have a quiet conversation without shouting to be heard. It seems like every other restaurant is more like... More 

Thank JimB8956
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

they put a lot of effort into their presentation, service and responsiveness, this is pretty much my go to place for an impressive meal in CT sit upstairs, the downstairs isn't bad but no windows (might be closed now) their wine cellar is LEGENDARY btw and they have have a wine adviser that i recommend you take advantage - just... More 

Thank RMXT
Manchester, Connecticut
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The french restaurant downstairs is where i proposed to my wife andb is amazing though a bit pricy, the italian is high quality and worth the visit with traditional delicious fare, be aware neither is a good option for a vegetarian

Thank Iliya Y
Hartford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is privately owned and has been around for many years. The atmosphere is upscale but down to earth at the same time. You could wear a suit/dress or jeans and a sweater and feel comfortable. The food is consistently delicious. A must have is the Grandma's Ravioli. The food is rich but excellent.

Thank Tara M
Bolton, CT
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Caveys never disappoints. They always have great food and cocktails. Their homemamde Mama's Ravioli is to die for. Top-Notch service every visit.

Thank hluck
Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary at Cavey's, and we were all very impressed with the food. The Italian menu offered a great list of options, along with a good wine menu. The dinner and dessert were great, and we had good service.

Thank Mike H
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291 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu. Food was well prepared and service was good. Atmosphere was nice and allows for both groups and a quiet dinner for two. Decent wine list, and reasonably priced. Desert was maybe the best part, so save room.

Thank Floridagator

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 E Center St, Manchester, CT 06040-5201
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 860-643-2751

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