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Illiano's Grill

257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
+1 860-889-6163
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to eat while charging eCar. Although decor is simple, food is very nice (had veal, salad, desert). The service was also attentive (yet not intrusive). Highly recommend it.More

1  Thank TheOneWhoLovesTravel
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for offering your recommendation -- this is all we could ask for! Knowing the meal and service were nothing short of perfect means more to us than you know, and we hope we'll get to welcome you in again someday! Until...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

3 of us couples,each with 60 year marriages, meet there for delicious Italian dishes, excellent service, and lots of reminissing. Yes, we have all known each other for more then 60 years!

Thank Sandy S
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Oh how wonderful is that! What a romantic evening, Sandy! Thank you for choosing to spend such a special occasion with us. Here's to many more years of love and wonderful food with good friends! Warmly, The Illiano's Grill Family

Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I had one of the lunch specials. Eggplant Florintine, with the BEST FRESH HOT bread. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! As you can see from the picture below. Yum. I will definitely go back many times. The service was also top notch!! I highly recommend!

1  Thank Nonnie121
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

There's nothing quite like hot, freshly baked bread, is there, Nonnie? We're delighted that you enjoyed that so much! Can't wait to see you by for more tasty bread again soon. Best, The Illiano's Grill Family

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Everyone is friendly immediately upon walking in to this restaurant. The Italian dishes are excellent and the pizza is thin crusted and delicious. You can tell the food is freshly prepared and not frozen / nuked. Great for a quick slice or dinner with the...More

1  Thank Karen666
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping by, Karen! As you said, all of our food is fresh and prepared based on our family recipes. It's wonderful to hear that our customers are loving what we're doing, and if there's anything else we can do to...More

Reviewed 27 October 2016

My parents and I were staying at the Marriott just down the street and were looking for a reasonably priced place to eat before heading to the casino. I had seen their menu online beforehand and decided to take a chance. We were seated immediately...More

1  Thank Julia B
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking a chance on us, Julia -- we're thrilled that you and your family enjoyed! Especially when you're about to head out for a great night, you need a delicious meal. Hope you'll get a chance to come by and see us for...More

Reviewed 20 October 2016

After a great high school soccer game we decided to stop for dinner and decided on Illiano's. With seven people the staff quickly arranged tables to seat us and the server was there to bring us drinks and take our order. We started out with...More

Thank Ron B
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled that your group felt well accommodated and taken care of by our staff, Ron. When you come by for a meal, you should always be warmly welcomed. As for the food, it's great to hear that the dinner salad hit the spot. That...More

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Working in Norwich and staying at the Courtyard for several months. Went to Illiano's last week for takeout - ordered pasta bolognese and it was excellent. Happy to have found a place I can stop at a few times a week and have fresh cooked...More

Thank OoohDonna2
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you found us, Donna! Especially if you're having a long-term stay at the hotel, it's nice to mix up what food you're getting. Whenever the mood strikes for some Italian food, we're here for you! All the best, The Illiano's Grill Family

Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I had the chicken parm w/linguini &vodka sauce, it was VERY GOOD! My bf had pizza it was also good. We had cheesecake & tiramisu for dessert, both awesome! Service was good, all in all I would definitely recommend it if you're in the area!More

Thank Kelly S
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your meal, Kelly! The chicken parm is a classic. Whether you're coming back for the same dish every time or mixing it up, we'd love to see you both again soon! Best,...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meals at Illiano's. The menu had so many great options I had a hard time deciding what to order. I went with the house special veal dish, Veal Illiano and I was not disappointed. My husband had veal parmigiano, and couldn't...More

Thank MaryBeth M
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

That's the best sort of problem to have, MaryBeth! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our food so much. The veal is truly a fantastic choice! Looking forward to having you and your husband by again soon. Be well, The Illiano's Grill Family

Reviewed 18 August 2016

Food was good but lacked salt in making pasta a little better. Atmosphere and wait staff were superb and they gave us pizza samples for free. Lots of good food for the money.... Soup however was good but very watery...... Home soup was like watered...More

Thank jjannuke
Vincenzo R, Owner at Illiano's Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback -- we're glad you enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere we have here! A true Italian meal is one that's shared, so we're always happy to let you try some of what we have to offer. We hope you'll come by...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Patricia M
Do you offer any gluten free pasta? Do, you offer any gluten free special dishes?? Thank you! Patricia M.
14 April 2016|
Response from Vincenzo R |
Hi Patricia Thanks for the question. We offer gluten free spaghetti as our pasta option. Many of our dishes on the menu can be made gluten free an are denoted with a little green no wheat symbol. As for our daily specials... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 257 W Town St, Norwich, CT 06389-1003
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Mystic Country  >  Norwich
  • Phone Number: +1 860-889-6163
  • E-mail
Welcome to Illiano's Grill located in Yantic Connecticut. We have been serving up authentic southern Italian cuisine since we first opened our doors in 1997. We pride ourselves in using the best ingredients, whether it is high quality mozzarella to top our thin crust brick oven pizzas or fresh seafood to make our customer favorites like flounder Florentine. We know the importance of fresh foods and promise to never compromise. Illiano's Grill also offers a full catering menu. For your next event, sit back, relax, and leave the cooking to the pros. Available for Take Out and for on-site private parties and special events. If you are looking for a comfortable relaxed setting to have dinner out, look no further than our dining room. The hand painted pictures by Paul Illiano hanging on the walls and Italian music in the background will be sure to have you feeling like part of our family before the appetizers arrive. All of our dishes are made to order and our menu is sure to please everyone in the family, from pizza to pasta, fresh salads and soups to gourmet Italian classics.