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!
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
Every Sunday from 10 am - 2 pm
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.
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.