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Best Dining in Fairfield County, CT

Enjoy some of the finest dining in Fairfield County at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk, where you’ll have the culinary delights and cheery ambience of our very own on-site restaurant, Mediterraneo, at your disposal whenever the hankering strikes.

You can’t beat the cuisine—strongly influenced by the cookery of Italy with some nods to Southern France as well—or the Tuscan-flavored ambience, and you certainly can’t beat the location: overlooking the Norwalk River and a handsome waterfall.

We’re proud to say that Mediterraneo garnered a 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor: a reflection of how many patrons here—both guests of our hotel and walk-in diners—come away wowed (and ready to make their next reservation ASAP). We invite you to discover for yourself the joys of a riverside meal at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk!

Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk Dining at Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo’s acclaimed kitchen comes steered by the able hand of Chef Albert DeAngelis, who learned his trade at the Culinary Institute of America as well as restaurants in New York City and France.

Blending Old World preparations and techniques with American culinary flourishes here and there, Mediterraneo boasts an enticing and far-ranging menu, to say the least. The appetizers alone—from grilled pita with eggplant dip or chickpea hummus to grilled shishito peppers, hand-cut French fries, and P.E.I. mussels—are worth getting excited about. Choose between traditional hamburgers, truffle burgers, and veggie-and-garbanzo burgers, or go with a Maine lobster roll, a falafel flatbread sandwich, or one of several note-perfect pizzas.

Or perhaps you’re more in the mood for pasta—spicy shrimp fettuccine, say, or penne rigata with cured pork and onions in a spicy tomato and vodka cream—or a hearty and delicious bowl: grilled salmon, Mediterranean falafel, or crispy chicken. Other entrées include eggplant parmesan, a roasted half-chicken dish, and filet mignon. Choices, choices…

Rest assured you’ll be able to conclude your Mediterraneo feast on the right kind of sweet note: A plethora of desserts here encompasses everything from Italian donuts and tiramisu to vanilla creme brulee and a lavish triple chocolate brownie.

Gazing out on the waterfall, enjoying the riverfront breeze wafting through the retractable windows, you can raise a toast to the good life: a Mediterraneo cocktail such as the Don Johnson, the Milestone Martini, or the Blood Orange Margarita, or maybe a pint of Connecticut craft beer or a glass of fine wine.

Savor First-rate Norwalk Dining at Mediterraneo

The wonderful flavors and winning atmosphere at Mediterraneo translate to one of the standout attractions (of many) at Hotel Zero Degrees Norwalk. Join us by the river for a memorable lunch or dinner—backed up, of course, by chic, boutique accommodations in one of Fairfield County, Connecticut’s vibrant hubs! You can make your Mediterraneo reservations right here.