Casa Mia at the Hawthorne

4.3
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45 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Casa Mia at the Hawthorne is one of the premier destinations in Connecticut for banquets, fine dining, and entertainment. Our large facility is located on the Berlin Turnpike right in the heart of the state. In between New Haven and Hartford, we’ve hosted area business, families, and tourists. Call for reservations or stop in for nightly entertainment.
Lounge & Entertainment
If fantastic time is in your game plan then huddle up to Lounge 2421 at the Hawthorne. It’s the ultimate arena. Catch the big game, tackle your appetite with our fabulous bar and lounge menu and favorite beverage while enjoying live entertainment.
Special Occasions
Whether you are planning a shower, baptism, communion, birthday celebration or any other affair, we will provide the proper menus and address any special needs that will make your event a special one!
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great waitstaff❣️ Staff makes you feel so welcome.

JR
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there. We will definitely be back. Everything was fantastic!!

BP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wait staff was very friendly and restaurant is clean and pleasant looking. Food was excellent and wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. Being mid-winter, the temperature was cooler than normal inside, so dress accordingly if you are adverse to the cold.

r
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

It was FREEZING in our room. We were there on a Thursday night for our company holiday dinner. There were six of us. We were in a room with one other large party and no one else. There was a lively band in the bar area and we could hear the music from there - which sounded great, but I can't think of a thing that was festive about our room - it was just cold.

The coat rack was too full to hold our coats, one of our people had to go find some more coat hangers and double our coats up. There was a definite cigarette smell coming from somewhere, we couldn't figure out where.

I believe we all had some sort of steak and I didn't hear any complaints about that. No one liked the Del Monico potato (a "twice baked, scalloped" potato with white sauce on top) and no one liked the mashed potatoes which some thought had melted cheese in it. One person's vegetables were cold. We had three pieces of cake, all of which seemed to come straight out of the coldest part of a refrigerator.

No complaints about our server.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent service very good

JD
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and menu...I was very impressed. We ate in the dinning room and the service was amazing. The risotto is cooked to perfection.

M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, great service. Overall, loved everything.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good happy hour! Waitress pleasant & accommodating. Music really good.

OT
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

6 of us ate in the dining room and then went over to the lounge to enjoy the band. My dining experience was quite good (house white sangria is EXCELLENT!). Our waiter was wonderful. Three of us ordered a lobster special. Like I said, my dish was delicious! The other two had issues with their lobster (both lobsters were actually mushy and for one the claw was black inside.) The waiter did try to accommodate as best as possible but having to wait for a whole new dish was time-consuming as we missed the first hour of the band. Unfortunately for the third couple we were with this was their second time there and the second time that there was an issue. These things do happen but I guess it was a little disappointing for it to happen two times in a row. Would I go again? Absolutely. Could they have eased some of the disappointment and inconvenience, yes absolutely. I still give it four stars. When there are no issues, the food is great and the music and dancing never disappoint.

EC
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Went for Sunday lunch menu , much better value and portion size, best piece of prime rib that I have ever had. Our waitress was exceptional,the room was pretty much empty except for us 🤷‍♀️

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and excellent food

BI
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for our wedding anniversary. We went to the restaurant at the time only to find out that restaurant was closed. It’s poor management problem in my opinion. They should have updated operating hours on open table.

JJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were very pleased when seated in the dining room, there was a party of teens in the ballroom but our seating was quiet. We had soup and Caesar salad both were good. Service was very attentive. Thanks to all.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of 6 of us visiting for the first time and we had an amazing experience. We were celebrating a birthday. The food quality was amazing and service was superb.

V
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, food, and great experience overall. Thank you!

r
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my daughter's college graduation. I was not familiar with the area, so I chose because of reviews. Excellent choice! Family style dinner for 15, was amazed how great everything was. Staff accommodating and pleasant! Wish I lived closer. Would go on a regular basis!

LB
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decided to attend the place for Mother’s Day brunch. Unfortunately, I did not realize until I got home that I was charged an extra $31.95 for 5 adults and a 2 yr old toddler (who didn’t even touch a bit of any food because she can’t have solid foods). My fault for not checking but that left a very sour taste so we will probably not go back there again. The food was okay.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Actually had dinner in the lounge, wasn’t aware the lounge was first come first served so slight confusion but the manager came over and explained and we had dinner which was very good and watched the band.

a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was terrible probably all microwaved even the clams and the service was subpar

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was wonderful! The food selection was great! The food was absolutely delicious!!! I had the rack of lamb, he had the dish with lobster, shrimp, scallops... for apps we had crabcake and shrimp cocktail. The drinks were nice and strong! Loved the background music too. Idk if we went on an "off time" because there was only another trio there, besides the 2 of us.

CP
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Richard, was very pleasant and attentive. Our food was delicious. The prime rib was big enough that we had a second meal. The decor was pretty. The only drawback was the loud band playing for a event. We will return.

J
New England
13 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. The food is great and the staff is always very friendly.

DT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious. Excellently prepared; veal and scallops couldn't have been better presented. Cocktails were fabulous. After dnner, also went over to the lounge to hear Rob Zappulla and his jazz ensemble.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone raves about the food...very fresh and expertly prepared. Servers were attentive and respectful to allow everyone the time they needed. Ambiance was positive and quiet enough for all at the table to enjoy conversations without having to raise voices or repeat ourselves because someone couldn’t hear! Refreshing for a Saturday night !evening

F
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My girlfriend recommended this place and we were quite happy. Especially appreciated the staff. The person at the front desk set a great tone with her friendliness and good spirit. Our waitress was excellent. She was cheerful, friendly, attentive and accommodating. I told her that we really appreciated her service. Food was delicious. My steak could have been a bit more well-done, but it was tasty nonetheless. Dessert was really good. Overall had an enjoyable evening.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The special menu for Valentine’s Day was very reasonable and there was ample food for the price. The steak on the surf & turf was excellent. The lobster tail was small and a bit overdone, but overall the meal was very good.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Richard was great. Very attentive and pleasant the entire night! Food was amazing! No complaints

SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service

LK
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was very good, the drinks delicious, the service terrific. Although a bit pricey, you get a lit of food for the money. Everything was great.

LP
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We went for the prime rib. It seemed previously frozen, texture was poor and tough. It was the special. Also on special were 2 Super Tucson wines at 1/2 price ($30 for a $60 bottle), but neither was available. We asked waiter, then manager to substitute an equivalent priced bottle, as we wanted 2 bottles for our party, but were initially offered only $10 off. In the end when bill came they gave us $15 off/bottle, still not compensating for not having the special. That would have been ok if the food would have been great. Prime rib was the worst I have ever had. And I never write reviews. +$280 bill was dinner down the drain...was visiting out of state we were trying to give my son & girlfriend and sister a great dinner...failed...

MG
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall2food3service5ambience3

Waitress excellent. $40 11 oz filet mignon looked 8 oz. OssoBusco drenched in sauce. Sea bass coated in bread crumbs - was fish fresh? Food luke warm. Glad we had gift card to contribute to bill; overpriced and quality of food not worth it. We were seated at end booth against mirror. Track light was aimed to reflect against mirror. Light bulb kept flashing, so it was annoying.

CF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was bland and service was okay. Calamari was cooked well but breading was not good. Had to send back steak to be cooked appropriately based on how it was ordered. Hostess was very awkward-not a people person. Would not recommend. Place was empty for a Friday night.

MD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davin, our waiter was fantastic. Our meal was superb.

p
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lobster specials were outstanding. Service was very responsive and con jovial.

RN
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a first timer, our experience with the exceptionally friendly and informative staff was very pleasant.

SR
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, receptionist and waiter were excellent.
The menu selection was excellent and last, but the most important the food was outstanding.
Thanks for a Great time.

AB
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall3food5service5ambience3

There was an inordinate amount of very loud electronic feedback from a set up that was going on in a special functions room. We had to ask three times before it was addressed.

TC
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, friendly staff and great food .
I would reccomend.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent, food was delicious. Drinks were great, nothing bad to say about the place. Looking forward to going back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Well after being seated our waitress never came. The busy lady was at our table more and very helpful. Waited over 20 minutes for the check and finally met the waitress.