La Cupola Ristorante & Inn

637 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 567-3326. One of the finest Italian restaurants in northwest Connecticut, offering traditional and specialty dishes complemented with distinctive wines from an extensive wine cellar. Bar Lounge offers lunch menu featuring Italian paninis. Desserts imported from Italy. Outdoor Porch Dining. Private Dining Room. Banquet Room. Stroll around the pond or dine on the porch overlooking the scenic Bantam River. Charming guest rooms in the original 1849 granite house. Reservations suggested. Lunch & Dinner. Closed Mon.

La Piccolina

27 Main St., New Milford, CT 06776.

(860) 210-9669. Serving Authentic Northern Italian Trattoria Cuisine, Customers enjoy Exquisite Homemade Dishes served with Fresh Ingredients. Our Specialties include Homemade Pastas, Breads, Sauces, Vinaigrettes and Desserts all made daily. Ensuring the quality of each dish has the Essence and Taste from the Rimini Region of Italy. All combined with a charming atmosphere and award winning staff, you can be assured for a Great Dining Experience. Winners of the Sapphire Award Talk of the Town for 5 consecutive years in Customer Service Excellence.

Love Hearts Bakery and Café

583 Bantam Rd. (Rt. 202), Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-6526. "A touch of love in every bite." Chowder, chili and handcrafted hot and cold soups. Bread bowls available! Delicious cold and garden salads made fresh daily. Cakes, cookies, pies, scones and muffins baked in small batches to assure freshness and home-style quality. Gluten free & vegan goodies available. Eat-in or take-out. Call to order desserts for the holidays & special celebrations. Master pastry chef Allison is a graduate of CIA and has been pleasing customers since 2002. Mon.-Thurs. 6-3 pm, Fri. 6-5:30 pm, Sat. 7 - 3 pm, & Sun. 8-3 pm.

Marino's Restaurant

12 Pinewoods Road, Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 482-6864. For over 50 years our name has been a promise of quality, value & service! Featuring fine Italian-American Cuisine. Serving Lunch & Dinner. Savor the flavors of our signature veal dishes, fresh seafood, entrée specialties, traditional pastas, delectable desserts, cappuccino & espresso. Banquets for all occasions, accommodations for 10-185 guests. Conveniently located off Rte. 8, Exit 46. Ten minutes from downtown Torrington and the Warner Theater.

Meraki

239 West St., Litchfield, CT 06759.

(860) 361-9777. hello@merakifood.com. *Soul *Creativity * Love * Eat in or take out. Using farm fresh ingredients our menu offers daily soups, sandwiches, small bites, vibrantly fresh salads, vegetables, grains and inspired entrees. On the sweet side luscious cupcakes, lemon bars, brownies, cookies and more. Breakfast and lunch served in a casual setting. Menu changes daily to use the best ingredients of the season. Catering also available.

Middlebury Consignment & Cafe

1365 Whittemore Rd., Middlebury, CT

(203) 528-0130. After exploring four floors of stunning showrooms displaying collectibles, antique furniture, furniture from upscale manufacturers, bedding, wallpaper, rugs, upholstery and much more enjoy a bite to eat in our Café from 11:30 – 3 p.m. We offer soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche, savory pies and desserts plus a variety of seasonal specialties. Store hours: Mon.- Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5.

Morgan's Restaurant, at The Interlaken Inn

74 Interlaken Road, Lakeville, CT 06039.

(860) 435-9878. Casual upscale dining. Cozy setting with choice of dining room or deck overlooking beautiful gardens & sculptures, or a table by the fireplace. Enjoy your favorite cocktail or choose from an extensive wine list. New American cuisine with dishes created exclusively from fresh seasonal ingredients.

O'Hara's Landing Marina

254 Twin Lakes Road, Salisbury, CT 06068.

(860) 824-7583. Breakfast and lunch on the lake weekends April thru October.

Oliva on Main

15 Main Street South, Bethlehem, CT 06751.

(203) 266-5558. Mediterranean fare featuring the cuisine of Chef Riad Aamar. The restaurant is in a charming building- a registered Historic Property- the town's former post office and general store. Outside seating is available on the front porch weather permitting. Dinner served Wed. through Sun. starting at 5:30. Closed Mon. & Tues. Visa/MC AmEx and Discover. Reservations recommended. Wine and beer available.

Olive Tree Restaurant

1204 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798.

(203) 263-4555. Enjoy dining in a historic home situated on beautiful piece of land bordering the Pomperaug River in the heart of Woodbury. Our chef has prepared and served food that has kept our customers coming back for more than 35 years. Our elegant dining room surrounded by windows overlooking our stone patio is perfect for private parties as well as for a romantic dining experience. Patio dining in season. Lunch: Tues. – Sat. 11:30 -2:30, Dinner: Tues. – Thurs. 5 -9, Fri. & Sat. 5 – 10, & Sun. 4 – 8. Closed Mon.