The Venetian Restaurant

52 East Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.

(860) 489-8592. venetianct@gmail.com. A gondola ride through Venice is not so distant when you dine in the old world elegance of the Venetian. Superb authentic Italian cuisine amidst two large murals. "Best Italian Restaurant, Litchfield County", 22 years CT Magazine 1987-2010, "Best in the City" Zagat 2002-2012. Specialties: Caesar Salad tableside, homemade pastas with light & flavorful sauces, grilled veal, and the best Tiramisu in CT. Bring the Venetian home with our specialty food line or take out. Banquet parties up to 45 people. Lunch 11:30 - 2:30, Dinner 5 - 9:30. Closed Tues. Free parking. Walking distance to Warner Theatre. Visit us on Facebook. http://thevenetianrestaurant.com.

The Village Restaurant and Pub

25 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On The Green. (860) 567-8307. Great Pub Lunches and Dinner Specials served in a casual setting. CT Magazine "Best Bar" "Best Neighborhood Restaurant" and "Best Prime Rib". Hand-cut steaks, and seafood our specialty. Voted "Best Burgers" Litchfield County. Private dining room available upstairs. Local CT craft beers on tap. Local vegetables, cheese, milk, bread and ice cream. Open 7 days/week. Reservations strongly suggested.

Thorncrest Farm & Milk House Chocolates

280 Town Hill Road, Goshen, CT 06756.

(860) 309-2545. We harvest our hay and pasture our cows. This ensures our cows are fed the finest sweetest hay and natural feeds; from this they produce our signature milk. Milk House Chocolates brings you artisanal chocolates made in small batches, one at a time, with our fresh milk, cream and butter. These Chocolates are for those who desire something truly special. They will melt, taste, and feel different. If you enjoy locally grown fresh food made with the purest ingredients, and attention to detail, stop by for a visit. Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10-5 & Sun. 10 – 4. Voted "Best In Connecticut 2015".

Tollgate Hill Inn & Restaurant

571 Torrington Road, Litchfield, CT 06759.

Rte. 202, 2.5 miles North of the Litchfield Green.  (860) 361-6633. Our goal is to bring you approachable New American cuisine using fresh, vibrant seasonal & local ingredients. Locally sourced and globally favored we strive to present well-balanced dishes with flavors ranging from subtle to bold. The Tavern is a casually elegant restaurant in a beautiful, 270-year old historic home; on the National Register. 45 minutes from Hartford and 2.5 hour's from Boston and New York. Dinner: Thurs. – Sat. 5:00 – 10:00; Lunch & Dinner: Sat. & Sun 12 – 8 p.m.

West Street Grill

43 West Street, Litchfield, CT 06759.

On-the-Green. (860) 567-3885. Farm to table and market fresh since inception. Many sensational National and International reviews. This modern American restaurant has been using locally sourced ingredients from oyster farms, cheesemakers and produce including fresh herbs from the organic garden. Breads, pastas and pastries handcrafted for each service. Some signature dishes include: Parmesan aioli, heirloom tomato salad, house cured & smoked foods, wild bass & local chicken. Available for Private Parties. Bar & outdoor terrace dining. Spring – Fall. Lunch Mon.– Fri. 11-3, Sat. and Sun. 11-3:30. Dinner Sun.-Thurs. 5:30 - 9:30, Fri. and Sat. 5:30 - 10. Reservations Dinner only.

Wood's Pit B-B-Q and Mexican Cafe

123 Bantam Lake Road, Bantam, CT 06750.

(860) 567-9869 (yumy). The kind of joint your friends talk about that makes you wish you had discovered it yourself. A small "Real Pit BBQ" Restaurant that also features Mexican food, a selection of vegan dishes, full service bar and takeout. Casual and fun for the whole family. Zagat's - NY Times. Open Tues.-Sun. lunch and dinner. Closed Mon.