1070 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06604
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
Ralph & Rich's: Authentic Italian
Ralph & Rich's is a Bridgeport institution. On any given day, you'll find romantic couples dining in either the art deco-esque main dining room or next to the piano in front dining/bar area, birthday dinners for parties of 8 or more, and the "power lunch" scene which often includes the mayor of Bridgeport.
It doesn't look like much from the outside and is tucked away on a narrow side street, but you immediately feel the welcoming ambiance and authenticity when you step inside.
Favorite Dish: I love their salad with jumbo grilled shrimp and portabella mushrooms - it's usually listed on their specials menu. This substantial salad, along with the tasty assortment of breads and breadsticks on the table, is a meal in itself!
I also inquire about their homemade pastas for the day, as they are all delicious. I love to order a homemade pasta with their vodka sauce!
Another favorite of mine is their sausage and broccoli rabe, with yummy roasted garlic.
My husband usually gets the chicken parmigiana, which is a huge portion and comes with a side of pasta.