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Pizzeria Lauretano

291 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT - (203) 792-1500
Twelve-inch pizzas with thin crusts are cooked in a wood-fired brick oven and they are very, very good. Pizzas are elegant, spread with good fresh mozzarella and full-flavored tomatoes (or not, if you choose a white pizza). Available toppings range from arugula to prosciutto to grilled shrimp.
100% Approval Rating (7 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Walnut Cranberry Salad
Pizza Margherita
Bread Sticks
Garlic Pizza
Panini
Garden Pizza
Panini
Pizza Puttanesca

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (7)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A gracious restaurant that also is a gallery for local artists and a Sunday-night venue for jazz musicians, Pizzeria Lauretano has become my favorite place to eat near home. Good as its pizza is, I never can start a meal without tucking into a walnut cranberry salad. ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

291 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, CT
(203) 792-1500

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:Yes
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Do you like crust? Do you like garlic? If you answer 'yes' to both questions, you need to have one of Lauretano's garlic pizzas. It's a crisp, puffy-edged flatbread gilded with oil, minced garlic, a sprinkle of herbs and a dash of grated cheese. Heaven!
"Do you like crust? Do you like garlic? If you answer 'yes' to both questions, you need to have one of Lauretano's garlic pizzas. It's a crisp, puffy-edged flatbread gilded with oil, minced garlic, a sprinkle of herbs and a dash of grated cheese. Heaven!"
Michael Stern





Panini, made on ciabatta bread and grilled until crusty, are available only at lunch. This one is grilled vegetables and goat cheese.
"Panini, made on ciabatta bread and grilled until crusty, are available only at lunch. This one is grilled vegetables and goat cheese."
Michael Stern


Garden pizza, an autumn harvest special, is strewn with fresh vegetables, a few teeny-weeny grapes, and leaves of succulent pancetta.
"Garden pizza, an autumn harvest special, is strewn with fresh vegetables, a few teeny-weeny grapes, and leaves of succulent pancetta."
Michael Stern


A freshly-made pizza, hot from the oven, cannot be beat. Many pizzas are excellent when brought home and reheated. On the other hand, there is strange satisfaction to be found snatching cold slices straight from the box at an open refrigerator in the middle of the night. To accompany my chilled garlic pizza, I enjoyed Kirkland Signature Spring Water straight from the 16.9-ounce plastic bottle.
"A freshly-made pizza, hot from the oven, cannot be beat. Many pizzas are excellent when brought home and reheated. On the other hand, there is strange satisfaction to be found snatching cold slices straight from the box at an open refrigerator in the middle of the night. To accompany my chilled garlic pizza, I enjoyed Kirkland Signature Spring Water straight from the 16.9-ounce plastic bottle."
Michael Stern


Frequently the kitchen passes out little lagniappes to each table to accompany salad or to munch while you wait for your pizza to cook. These are thin breadsticks made with pizza dough. Other times, you'll get flattened dough cut into thin strips. Accompanying the excellent bread is a saucer of rosemary-sprinkled olive oil.
"Frequently the kitchen passes out little lagniappes to each table to accompany salad or to munch while you wait for your pizza to cook. These are thin breadsticks made with pizza dough. Other times, you'll get flattened dough cut into thin strips. Accompanying the excellent bread is a saucer of rosemary-sprinkled olive oil."
Michael Stern


Walnut cranberry salad is an elegant mix of greens, sweet dried cranberries, thin-sliced red onion, a spill of gorgonzola cheese, and earthy toasted walnuts. The dressing is bright and lemony.
"Walnut cranberry salad is an elegant mix of greens, sweet dried cranberries, thin-sliced red onion, a spill of gorgonzola cheese, and earthy toasted walnuts. The dressing is bright and lemony."
Michael Stern


Anchovies, capers, garlic, and olives give pizza puttanesca its pizzazz. Also atop the thin crust are fresh tomatoes and tomato sauce, grated cheese, and a spritz of olive oil. For all its funky flavors, this is a very civilized-tasting puttanesca.
"Anchovies, capers, garlic, and olives give pizza puttanesca its pizzazz. Also atop the thin crust are fresh tomatoes and tomato sauce, grated cheese, and a spritz of olive oil. For all its funky flavors, this is a very civilized-tasting puttanesca."
Michael Stern



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