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Illiano's Grill

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257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
+1 860-889-6163
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri 10:30 - 22:30
Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had one of the lunch specials. Eggplant Florintine, with the BEST FRESH HOT bread. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! As you can see from the picture below. Yum. I will definitely go back many times. The service was also top notch!! I highly recommend!

Thank Nonnie121
No Name Key
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Everyone is friendly immediately upon walking in to this restaurant. The Italian dishes are excellent and the pizza is thin crusted and delicious. You can tell the food is freshly prepared and not frozen / nuked. Great for a quick slice or dinner with the family. Clean and reasonably priced.

Thank Karen666
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping by, Karen! As you said, all of our food is fresh and prepared based on our family recipes. It's wonderful to hear that our customers are loving what we're doing, and if there's anything else we can do to make your experience even better, just let us know! Until next time, The Illiano's Grill... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My parents and I were staying at the Marriott just down the street and were looking for a reasonably priced place to eat before heading to the casino. I had seen their menu online beforehand and decided to take a chance. We were seated immediately and the waitstaff was friendly & attentive throughout our visit. The bread for the table... More 

Thank Julia B
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a chance on us, Julia -- we're thrilled that you and your family enjoyed! Especially when you're about to head out for a great night, you need a delicious meal. Hope you'll get a chance to come by and see us for dessert sometime soon! All our best, The Illiano's Grill Family More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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174 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

After a great high school soccer game we decided to stop for dinner and decided on Illiano's. With seven people the staff quickly arranged tables to seat us and the server was there to bring us drinks and take our order. We started out with the Illiano's dinner salad which was unique and a great start. For dinner we ordered... More 

Thank Ron B
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled that your group felt well accommodated and taken care of by our staff, Ron. When you come by for a meal, you should always be warmly welcomed. As for the food, it's great to hear that the dinner salad hit the spot. That being said, we're sorry that the white vegetarian pizza wasn't quite what you were expecting.... More 

Oradell, New Jersey
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Working in Norwich and staying at the Courtyard for several months. Went to Illiano's last week for takeout - ordered pasta bolognese and it was excellent. Happy to have found a place I can stop at a few times a week and have fresh cooked food!

Thank OoohDonna2
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you found us, Donna! Especially if you're having a long-term stay at the hotel, it's nice to mix up what food you're getting. Whenever the mood strikes for some Italian food, we're here for you! All the best, The Illiano's Grill Family More 

East Windsor
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken parm w/linguini &vodka sauce, it was VERY GOOD! My bf had pizza it was also good. We had cheesecake & tiramisu for dessert, both awesome! Service was good, all in all I would definitely recommend it if you're in the area!

Thank Kelly S
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your meal, Kelly! The chicken parm is a classic. Whether you're coming back for the same dish every time or mixing it up, we'd love to see you both again soon! Best, The Illiano's Grill Family More 

Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meals at Illiano's. The menu had so many great options I had a hard time deciding what to order. I went with the house special veal dish, Veal Illiano and I was not disappointed. My husband had veal parmigiano, and couldn't finish it since the portions are quite large. Meals come with pasta and choice of... More 

Thank MaryBeth M
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

That's the best sort of problem to have, MaryBeth! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our food so much. The veal is truly a fantastic choice! Looking forward to having you and your husband by again soon. Be well, The Illiano's Grill Family More 

New York City, New York
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Food was good but lacked salt in making pasta a little better. Atmosphere and wait staff were superb and they gave us pizza samples for free. Lots of good food for the money.... Soup however was good but very watery...... Home soup was like watered up flute

Thank jjannuke
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback -- we're glad you enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere we have here! A true Italian meal is one that's shared, so we're always happy to let you try some of what we have to offer. We hope you'll come by again to give our pasta and soup another try! Best, The Illiano's Grill Family More 

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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stop in for a bite to eat . Food was ok nothing to write home about ,nothing bad about it either . Give it a try . Just around the corner from the Norwich Inn, you could walk from there .

Thank EJZ1
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us a try, EJ! We always strive to bring our customers a fantastic meal, so we're sorry it didn't quite meet your expectations. We hope you'll give us another try again soon! Best, The Illiano's Grill Family More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The food is very good at Illianos. I especially enjoy the eggplant, lasagna, vodka rigatoni and of course the yummy bread. They have nice out door seating as well as a small private area indoors. The servers are very nice and many have been there for years. They are also very good about special requests.

Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

There's nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal outside in the beautiful weather, is there? It's also wonderful to hear that you felt so well taken care of and that we could satisfy even those special requests that you had. We hope to continue impressing you on every visit! Until next time, The Illiano's Grill Family More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 860-889-6163
Welcome to Illiano's Grill located in Yantic Connecticut. We have been serving up authentic southern Italian cuisine since we first opened our doors in 1997. We pride ourselves in using the best ingredients, whether it is high quality mozzarella to top our thin crust brick oven pizzas or fresh seafood to make our customer favorites like flounder Florentine. We know the importance of fresh foods and promise to never compromise. Illiano's Grill also offers a full catering menu. For your next event, sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to the pros. Available for Take Out and for on-site private parties and special events. If you are looking for a comfortable relaxed setting to have dinner out, look no further than our dining room. The hand painted pictures by Paul Illiano hanging on the walls and Italian music in the background will be sure to have you feeling like part of our family before the appetizers arrive. All of our dishes are made to order and our menu is sure to please everyone in the family, from pizza to pasta, fresh salads and soups to gourmet Italian classics.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?