Review: No longer "Country Inn" (although they *need* a sign!), this restaurant (which does have a name, although I can't recall what the waiter called it -- "Pappadellas" sounds right, apparently a combination of the two chef/owner's names).
Anyway, for those of you who didn't care much for Country Pizza (although I enjoyed their Greek-style 'za), this is *not* the restaurant you remember. The chefs are producing food that is both utterly traditional, and yet their clear talents allow them to elevate familiar dishes dishes to something quite special. Let me put it this way -- the butter that came with the crusty Italian bread was a work of art in itself, with the perfect complement of roasted garlic and a drizzling of olive oil.
Service is very professional but amiable -- the staff have apparently all worked together at area restaurants for nigh-on three decades. Our frequent requests to hear the specials (which amounted to a feast for the ears) repeatedly led to no apparent fazing of the gentleman who delivered a detailed (but not pretentious) description of the techniques and ingredients that went into each dish.
I could mention the food, but why take up more time? The food will speak for itself; as a long time restaurant-goer in the area, this unassuming little place just might be creating the best damn Italian in town. Go -- and soon.
(P.S. -- for those who fondly remember the late, great Bella Italia -- it is my understanding that the head chef was something of a protege of Bella's chef. If you miss the level of quality Bella Italia delivered for so many years, this may be your answer.)
(P.P.S. -- guys, seriously. Get a sign. I drove past your place for eight months without realizing it had become a new restaurant! And I live about two minutes away...although you were packed, and maybe I should be careful what I wish for. Cat's out of the bag, I guess 😉 Bottom line, great work, and I look forward to coming back.
Review: Under new ownership! Formerly known as The Country Inn, Pappadellas is a quaint, little restaurant with very big tastes. Best Penne Ala Vodka! Andre, Luis and Willian are the best! Personal service and great food! Stop by to see them! Make reservations!!
Review: this local pizza place has been a dump for some time, but with a new owner thing seem to have turned for the yummier! If you haven't tried this place- go now!
Review: Excellent, yummy pizza, lots of variety and great place for lunch. The place atmosphere is great, no wait and fast service. I think this place has the best pizzas I ever ate.
From: Jann Purcell
Review: Found thru a friend- little leery going in. Would go back in the blink of an eye. Totally impressed. Food excellent. Service outstanding. A 6.5. In the 5.0 scale. Try to get there. They made ossa Buca especially for my lunch. How about that? Can't wait to return. Looking for the smallest excuse to travel there. You must also.
Review: some of the best food ever, a hidden treasure!! always a go to place enjoy!!
From: Hope Madison
Review: We had dinner at Pappadella's last night with friends and loved everything about this restaurant! The atmosphere is country charming, the service is gracious, and the food -- oh, the food! Not wanting to embarrass myself and my companions was the only thing that kept me from picking up the plate that held my appetizer of little pasta sacs stuffed with mushrooms and licking it clean!
Dinners were beautifully prepared and presented, the portions were generous, and the meals were reasonably priced. It's a lovely setting for date night, dinner with friends, or a family celebration. Pappadella's is our new favorite place.
From: Karen Tedesco
Review: Was recommended and the food was incredible. The Chicken Francaise was so thin you could cut it with a fork. Would recommend most definitely. Will be back to visit again
Review: Two years in a row our book club has held our luncheon Christmas party at Papadella's Restaurant. Never disappointed.
Elegant dining - all add to the excellent food, service, accommodations.
May husband and I have had dinner at Papadella's, again never disappointed but always pleased in this little oasis in Danbury!
Review: Pappadella's is a gem! The food is incredible--prepared to perfection. The wait staff is so accomodating and gracious. On several occasions, the chef came out to visit with the customers, so warm and friendly, adding such a special touch to our dining experience. Pappadella's catered all of our grandchildrens' christening and did a marvelous job.
From: George @ Dolly
Review: Pappadellas is a gem! The food is deliciously prepared to perfection. The wait staff is so accommodating and gracious. On several occasions, the chef has even come out to visit with customers-adding a special touch to your dining experience. Pappadellas catered the christenings of all our grandchildren and did a marvelous job. Every-one raved about the food. We eat out a lot, and this is one of our favorite restaurants-we give it 5 stars!
From: fran pandolfi
Review: Excellent food ,lots of variety , great specials and
superior service at a fair price . What more can you ask for. The atmosphere may not be grand but the Food and
its preparation rates 5 stars. I try something different
every time because the flavors and taste are so satisfying. One of my favorite eateries.
From: Kathy Fredericks
Review: We went to Pappadellas from the recommendation of good friends. The food was out of this world, its definitely our go to place! The staff is nothing but accommodating and gracious! Every dish is better than the last!! Give it a try, you'll be back!!!