Pane e Bene

4.5
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46 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Pane e Bene, located in Westport, Connecticut, serves a diverse selection of fresh Italian cuisine. The extensive menu includes a variety of pasta, local seafood and meat entrées.

What 46 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.3
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great atmosphere, love being acknowledged by the owner!!!! Feels like home! Food is yummy!

W
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Outstanding friendly service, generally good quality food, my veal chop was rather dry, otherwise no special remarks about this long-lived local restaurant

JS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful friend lily service and amazing food!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as well as atmosphere Staff super friendly

ML
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Wait staff was friendly and attentive .
The restaurant is very very small and if you are seated at the small tables between the bar and the dining room it makes it difficult to enjoy. Very very tight seating. Have to move your chair when people need to go by. Can’t really move at all. No elbow room whatsoever
I would go back because the food was good but I would make sure to request a table in the main dining area.

SW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our meal here on a quiet Tuesday night. Only a couple of other tables in use at 8:00 PM. Seating was prompt. Excellent waiter with respect to attention and knowledge of the menu and food. Not the most intimate or romantic atmosphere but certainly serviceable. Food was excellent. Friend had a veal dish that was essentially a very very large 'porterhouse appearing' veal chop that he said was excellent. Wife had an almond coated salmon that was excellent. Other friend had cod dish that she said was excellent. I had a grilled seafood/grilled vegetable combination that was incredible. Salads were a bit on the skimpy side and the Caesars dressing was bland. Desert (chocolate molten cake) was excellent. Prices were a touch on the steeper side but still fair. Would definitely recommend dinner here and I do anticipate returning for another meal.

IL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service with a family feel

CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have fun there and the food is delicious! The owner goes out of his way to make everyone feel special.

NH
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Our table was awful. It was clear from the start we were given a lousy table because we are not regulars. We sat at a table for two by the bar. I felt packed in. My husband had to get up twice to let people through to the back of the restaurant. I could see the back of the restaurant. We were there for over an hour and a half. There were empty tables of two in the other area that wasn't cramped. My husband would go back because the food was delicious. I'm not so quick to return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Pana e Bene. The food is delicious, and the staff are wonderful. It’s a warm, friendly atmosphere.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Usually better all the way around. Seemed to be an off night.

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The warm welcoming at door to highly professional server and tasty food explains the classy crowd
who come to Pane e Bene. We will return soon.

3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Difficult to hear the person sitting next to you. Food was ok, definitely not the quality I have eaten there before. And the price is high for just mediocre quality.

LH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Second time we have been to Pane e Bene. Food and service are excellent. Good value too!

SH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was our Anniversary and the food/ambiance were perfect. Everything was delicious and tasty and we will be going back again.

PN
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

They rAn out of the veal Milanese at 7:45 pasta was good

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host and staff all around

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Best Italian food you could ask for 👍👍👍👍

KF
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely service by a charming gentleman with a good sense of humor. Not rushed. Cozy atmosphere. In fact, space was a little tight. Food and drinks overall good. As we were there for a while talking and enjoying the time, the server brought us limoncello, complimentary. The personal touches are why I enjoy this restaurant.

RH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very pleasant meal with attentive staff. We'll be back!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, food and was greeted by the owner! They brought homemade Limoncello at the end of the mean and drank with us! Wonderful experience and can’t wait to return!

AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and wonderful service!

M
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sat at a high top near the bar so lots of activity as you’d expect on a Sat night. But the service was friendly and prompt and the food was outstanding. A couple of different salads and two pastas were all terrific. Never fails to deliver.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Pane e Bene for the first time on Saturday night. I think we were fortunate to get a reservation for 7:45 on short notice. It did not disappoint! There was a fun vibe throughout the fairly small restaurant and our table for two truly felt cozy. Food was quite good and portions generous. We look forward to returning!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Arrived punctually at 7:45 PM for our reservation and were seated right away. Waiter did not come to take our order until 8:15 PM and we finally got our food at 8:50 PM. Drinks comped due to the slow service.

TA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service
Food was excellent

g
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great energy. Excellent authentic food. Owner very personable and involved. A great find, convenient to Sacred Heart & Fairfield Universities.

AM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at Pane e Bene
The atmosphere was fun and lively and the food was delicious
Highly recommend this restaurant

JG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, awesome service and quaint atmosphere. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Will definitely visit again.

G
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seafood medley - very tasty
Restaurant week special: cavatelli - also very tasty
Will return next year.

JB
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service!!

RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tried for the first time on recommendation from friends. Entire experience exceeded our expectations. Very much appreciated our waiters help in selecting an appropriate wine. Definitely will return.

TS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and great service. The owner came over to speak to us. Made our dinner very personal. Can’t wait to go back

S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Would have liked some background music to create more ambiance.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent but very noisy. Requested a corner table when I made the reservation but did not get one. Difficult for a table for 4 to talk over the noise.

DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food as usual — food and wine recommendations are particularly and the key to dining at Pane e Bene.

JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience overall. We’ve been there several times and the food, service and ambiance has always been great. We will go back again and again

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal , as always. Such a friendly place where they make you feel like family. Great food and love the zucchini blossoms. A must go!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is warm, attentive,and gracious. He makes you feel special

CE
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. prepared creatively, presented beautifully, and delicious.