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Illiano's Grill

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228 Flanders Rd, Niantic, CT 06357-1201
+1 860-739-7017
10:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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176 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife had the pleasure of dinner here this week and it will not soon be forgotten. Excellent service (Thanks Bonnie & Devin), comfortable booths and very good size portions of delicious food. If we lived in the area we would definitely be regular customers. Bob & Martha

Thank Bob D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good. Always friendly. Last time the chicken Monte bianco was off, unusual. The canolli cream fabulous. The shell was stale. Very unusual. The soup is good by oily. But consistently good because we use it often.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meeting here and a bite to eat. It was good. Others at the meeting had other thing to eat and seemed all were well pleased.

Thank Tim H
New London, Connecticut
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

They have the best pizza of any place around. The crust is just perfect not to thin to to thick, but if you like a thick crust they have that too. Had dinner their last night and tried the lasagna and it was terrific. The meal was more than what I needed for one meal so it will be dinner... More 

Thank Kammy_nl
Williamsburg, VA.
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have taken out pizza numerous times and have never been disappointed. Sorry to say we have not eaten inside the restaurant. But their pizza is the best I have had in East Lyme.

Thank Linaka85
Nutley, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Our bed & breakfast (the Inn at Harbor Hill) in Nyantic had Illiano's listed as an Italian restaurant recommendation. We loved it! Food was delicious and plentiful! Highly recommended!!!!

Thank bkb521621
Waterford, Connecticut
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food here is good. It is a bit blander than my personal tasted for Italian food. Others might think it is fine. The service is friendly and excellent. Prices are about on par with comparable restaurants in the area, as are portion sizes. I was seated near the kitchen and the area smelled musty. The cleanliness outside the public... More 

Thank Jim G
Blauvelt, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Authentic Italian food. Excellent fried calamari, the chicken cutlet dinner was delicious. Huge portions. Our waitress was friendly and fantastic!

Thank dmg823
Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Whenever we visit family in this part of the world we are so thankful for Illiano's. They are open late, and the food is excellent. We usually eat pizzas and canollis, even though we always say we will try more. The pizza and cannolis are just so good. Great beer on tap and charming servers as well.

Thank ginnyh0use
New Britain, Connecticut
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This was my first time eating there and I was very impressed with the friendliness of the staff ...to start, we ordered calamari as an appetizer and I was disappointed because it did not have any little octopus in it... it was compiled of the round rings..and only the round rings in calamari.... the Pizza was superb!... And the staff... More 

Thank Craig P

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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
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Flanders Rd, Niantic, CT 06357-1201
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Niantic
  • Phone Number: +1 860-739-7017

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