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!
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, portuguese & american cuisine
There are 4 public parking lots nearby.
Behind the Library Bldg
Simpson Court (limited)
The Wooding-Caplan Lot
(4) The Town Hall Lot
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.
Private Events 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.