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!

A note to our Patrons:

We are happy to announce that we have officially reopened!

We used this quiet time to increase the size of our kitchen, relocate the bathrooms, and refinish our floors. According to Governor Lamont’s restrictions, we have some outdoor and indoor seating available.

Please check our website and social media pages to see if there are any important announcements or general information before your visit.

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

Wallingford is a resilient and supportive community and we are so proud to call this town home. We are excited to open our doors and continue to make memories once again!

Stay well,
The Gouveia Family
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            
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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.

Closed Mondays

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

Sunday Brunch
10 am - 2 pm

Happy Hour
Tuesday - Saturday
4 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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