Lots of Litchfield on CT Mag’s 2024 Top Restaurants List

Top Restaurants 2024, Connecticut Magazine
Burrata with roasted peppers, garlic confit, EVOO, crostini, and fresh basil oil at West Street Grill.

Litchfield is very well represented on Connecticut Magazine’s new 2024 list of top restaurants in the state, as chosen by the magazine’s dining experts.

Arethusa al tavolo, Materia Ristorante and Winvian Farm (just over the Morris line) are honored for Overall Excellence, among other awards.

Materia and Winvian were also honored in the Most Romantic category.

Materia earned Best Italian honors as well, and Winvian was among the restaurants singled out for Best Wine Selection.

Arethusa, which also scored Best New American, Best Appetizers, Best Desserts, and Best Wine Selection listings, was also recent featured on CBS Mornings with Jeff Glor. Here’s a link to the segment: https://www.cbsnews.com/the-dish/

Other Litchfield restaurants praised for excellence by Connecticut Magazine’s dining experts include:

The Connecticut Magazine honors follow other recent top awards.

In early December, David DiStasi of Materia was named Connecticut Chef of the Year in the Connecticut Restaurant Association‘s CRAZIES Awards 2023, and Materia won Restaurant of the Year Award for Litchfield County

Arethusa al tavolo was a CRAzies finalist for Litchfield County Restaurant of the Year.

At The Corner was a finalist for Litchfield County Restaurant of the Year.

Litchfield Distillery was a finalist for Vendor of the Year.

Ryan Pelletier of West Street Grill was a finalist for Bartender of the Year.

And Shannon Ciralli, who can sometimes be found at Market Place Tavern at The Old Litchfield Jail was a finalist for Bartender of the Year.