Carpe Diem Opens in New Canaan CT w/ Upscale Italian

Jeff "jfood" Schlesinger

Carpe Diem, the newest addition to the New Canaan culinary landscape opened ahead of schedule this week on Locust Avenue in the space formerly occupied by 50 Coins. After enjoying several dishes during the last two days, I am incredibly excited to have exceptional Italian food in town. The highlights of my two visits included a creamy Mozzarella di Buffalo paired with roasted red peppers and Prosciutto di San Daniele, a wonderful housemade Spaghetti with shrimp, scallops, mussels, little neck clams, arugula, and radicchio in an organic tomato sauce, housemade Pappardelle Bolognese, a tender and moist Veal Piccatina with a light lemon sauce, and a perfectly prepared prime Ribeye steak. On the sweeter side, I sampled a very complex apple pie as well as a selection of chocolate, vanilla and blackberry Cabernet gelato. All of these dishes were very well executed and I look forward to my next meal at Carpe Diem.  

While a detailed “Behind the Scenes” review is in the works, I would recommend that food lovers of Fairfield County plan a visit to a very special restaurant in New Canaan. 

Carpe Diem 26 Locust Avenue New Canaan, CT 06840 203-594-9599