We've combined the essence of historic downtown Wallingford with the old-world traditions of Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine, along with a worldwide wine selection to bring you Wallingford's most unique dining experience.

The Library Wine Bar and Bistro is Wallingford's original town library. Built in 1899, it was passionately and lovingly restored back to its classic, architectural beauty by the Gouveia family of Gouveia Vineyards, Wallingford, CT.

Come and dive into a new chapter of an old Wallingford landmark. Savor the comforts of traditional cuisine, wine, and spirits while nestled at a comfortable table near our cozy fire, and let the story begin!


To Our Patrons:

Per the State of Connecticut, restaurants and bars have been ordered to restrict their dine-in services. Due to this, we have made the difficult decision to shut down completely until further notice.

We can be reached via email with any questions or concerns at:

We appreciate all of our guests dearly, and look forward to reopening as soon as possible to begin serving you again!
Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for your understanding!

- The Library Wine Bar & Bistro
an epic adventure in wines
from around the world
the chronicles of cocktails,
craft beers and spirits
a story of traditions through 
mediterranean & american cuisine
There are 4 public parking lots nearby. 

(1)  Behind the Library Bldg 
(2)  Simpson Court (limited) 
(3) The Wooding-Caplan Lot
(4) The Town Hall Lot            
Call us at:

Reservations are recommended for dinner in our dining rooms but not required. We have a beautiful loft in the bar area for lounging with a drink or for ordering tapas. There is seating at the bar as well. 

We are handicapped accessible with a ramp located to the left of the front entrance of the building which leads into the bar area. The Library staff will gladly help make you and your guests comfortable.

Planning to dine with us before a show, or an event nearby? Please plan your reservations at least 2 hours prior to allow adequate time for enjoying our handcrafted cuisine and to account for travel.
bar open later 

11:30 am to 3:00 pm

Monday - Thursday 
4 pm - 9 pm
Friday & Saturday  
4 pm - 10 pm
 4 pm- 8 pm

Sunday Brunch Buffet
10 am - 2 pm

Happy Hour
Monday - Wednesday
4 pm - 6:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday
3 pm - 6:30 pm
2 pm - 6:30 pm

Available in our Loft, Patio and Bar Areas
Seating is first come first serve.

Private Event Rooms are available 
for day and night events.
See our Banquets section
Also visit our winery, located high atop 140 sun-kissed acres. Built of stone and old timbers, the Stone House winery and location command spectacular 360 degree panoramic views of lush woodland, open fields and over 32 acres of pristine vineyards.

Bring food, family and friends to enjoy a glass of one of our 13 award winning wines. Picnic in the summer or cozy up to a warm fire in the winter. Come relax and savor the charming surroundings of Wallingford, CT.
60 N. Main Street
Wallingford, CT 06492

General Inquiries E-mail

Private Events E-mail

General Inquiries Telephone

Private Events Telephone

Ten years after the opening of Gouveia Vineyards, the Gouveia family was inspired to bring the vacant old library back to life.
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