R5 Restaurant Review: Cafe on the Green

It’s well worth a trip up the winding hills of Danbury, CT, to reach Cafe on the Green. The view of the rolling New England mountainsides in their autumn glory and the lush green fairways of Richter Golf Course is stunning


But perhaps even more significant is the Cafe’s expansive menu featuring Northern Italian/European cuisine.

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Whet your appetite with the “mozzarella fresca,” light and flavorful fresh mozzarella topped with garden-fresh, sliced tomatoes, basil and oregano. Or, sample the “filetto di manzo pezzi”—tender slices of filet mignon sautéed in a cognac demi glaze.


For seafood lovers, there’s the steamed mussels in a white wine sauce with plum tomatoes or the fresh Maine crab cake with roasted red pepper coulis, which are both sure to please your palate. All entrées are generously served and will leave you well-supplied with take-home bags.

Pasta lovers won’t be disappointed. The “tortellini alla grace” is a heaping must-have serving of delicious cheese tortellini, prosciutto and sweet peas bathed in a creamy pink sauce. Those looking for a more traditional dish may opt for the “spaghetti siciliano,” a savory combination of garlic, capers, black olives and oregano in a light plum tomato sauce.

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Meat eaters do well at Cafe on the Green, too. Among the many choices is the simple yet delectable filet mignon topped with a light Gorgonzola brandy sauce and a magnificent “scaloppine di vitello paradiso,” veal sautéed with lobster meat and melted mozzarella in a light champagne sauce. Or if you’re in the mood for chicken, the “pollo alla campagnola” is a wonderful mixture of chunks of chicken, sausage and potatoes in a zesty garlic lemon sauce.


Choosing a sweet to top off your meal may prove a challenge—there are so many. The chocolate mousse cake is absolutely divine, as is the rich and smooth cheesecake. Other selections include tiramisu and bananas Foster flambé, served table-side. No matter what, you’ll leave Cafe on the Green satisfied.


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100 Aunt Hack Rd., Danbury, CT

(203) 791-0369

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