There is an elegant sophistication to Italian cuisine and a comforting appeal that's perfect for entertaining. This is also true of the restaurants serving this cuisine, particularly those in Connecticut. The majority of the restaurants and delis in New Haven and Little Italy are owned by the second, third, or even fourth generations of the same "famiglia" that opened them 50, 60, or 70 years ago. New Haven and Little Italy have the highest concentration of classic and nouveau Italian restaurants and delis in the state. Still, visitors and residents of Connecticut can find good and even acceptable Italian food in virtually every town and city in the state. These are just five of the best Italian restaurants in Connecticut.