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The glow of a beach sunset. The beauty of the Connecticut shoreline cannot be denied.

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New England beaches form the perfect backdrop for a variety of special events.

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Anthony’s Ocean View makes it all possible by working with our experienced event team.


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Growing Together

For nearly four decades and across three generations, Anthony’s Ocean View has been a labor of love, from our family to yours. A native of the small town of Gioia Sannitica, Anthony Delmonaco arrived in the United States from Italy on June 5, 1965 and began working on Grand Avenue in New Haven. The rest, as they say, is history! Within five years, he was leading that store, and within 15 years he had grown a single store into 13 additional locations. That success and driven by his attention to his customers, led to the opening of a restaurant in Guilford in 1978, followed by Anthony’s Ocean View Fine Catering in New Haven in 1986 and another in nearby Meriden in 1990. By 1995, he decided to devote all his energy and attention to the rapidly developing Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven and sold his other restaurants.

In the years that followed, his children -Natalie, Marcello, Caterina, and Fabio, joined both him and his wife, Anna, in the thriving business they had established on the magnificent waterfront in Morris Cove on Long Island Sound, and Anthony’s Ocean View has been owned and operated by the dedicated Delmonaco family ever since. The dedicated staff – many of whom have been with the business for more than two decades – are truly an extended family. Well-known and highly regarded as among the finest and most successful wedding and event venues in Connecticut, Anthony’s Ocean View and the Delmonaco family have been actively involved in the community for decades, supporting numerous nonprofit organizations, events, and charitable causes, quietly assisting local families in need, donating time, food and gift certificates as well as becoming a popular gathering place for families, friends and businesses looking to gather to enjoy fabulous food and memorable occasions. Along the way, Anthony and his wife Anna have been blessed with four children – who you’ll see with them leading operations and assisting customers at Anthony’s Ocean View – as well as ten glorious grandchildren. From our family to yours, welcome! Whenever you’re with us, please say hello!



"We had our wedding at Anthony’s in August 2023 and it was such a great experience. Everyone was super helpful and the venue was beautiful. We still hear from our friends and family that it was the best wedding they have ever been to and the food was unbelievable as well. Not only was the food incredible but there was so much of it. The staff is super friendly and accommodating. In my opinion this is the best value you can find anywhere in New England as far as a beach wedding venue goes! "

Brittany Prendiville

Satisfied Customer

"This place is very nice and has an incredible piece of property on the ocean. The food was excellent and the staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely would recommend this place. "

Sean Reilly

Satisfied Customer

"Celebrating Mothers Day here with the whole family. Excellent view! Lively and stunning view of New Haven harbor at night. Nice sandy beach area. They planted real Palm Tree in their beach for a tropical looks. Food is great too! "

Soraya Kaoroptham

Satisfied Customer

"I hosted a bridal shower for my daughter here recently. The room was beautiful.The food and service were excellent. Everyone had a wonderful time and the staff went above and beyond to help us with the set up and clean up. I would highly recommend Anthony’s to anyone planning a special celebration. "

Maria Pimer

Satisfied Customer

"My wife and I went to Anthony’s Ocean View for my cousin’s 90th birthday. The place is big, beautiful and clean. The food was delicious and plentiful. Some folks even thought the appetizers were the entrees because there was so much food and it was substantial. The waitresses and waiters were attentive and friendly. Would love to book AOV myself one day. 5 Stars. "

Timothy Miller

Satisfied Customer

"The events here are top-notch. I was here for New Years and the spread was impressive and featured a variety of different foods to accommodate just about any diet. The open bar and drinks were good too. Definitely somewhere I’d go again. "

Donny Guenther

Satisfied Customer

"This place is absolutely gorgeous. Service is always on the top, and the atmosphere is nice. The food was great, I went twice to the New years event, and it was awesome. "

Michelle Pérez

Satisfied Customer

"If you’ve dreamed of a beach wedding, but live in CT…this is your place. Anthony’s does a great job of making you feel like you’re on an island somewhere. The reception area is beautiful, as well as the patio for cocktail hour. They also have a decent sized bridal suite! If you’re considering Anthony’s, definitely give them a call for a tour. They make the day stress free & beautiful "

Stephanie McKay

Satisfied Customer

"Anthony’s is awesome. My wedding was beautiful and they did a great job. Food was amazingly good and there was plenty of it. The price was even very good. Thanks to Anthony’s and my Italian Chefs! Great job. "

Stephen Trajeski

Satisfied Customer

"Celebrating Mothers Day here with the whole family. Excellent view! Lively and stunning view of New Haven harbor at night. Nice sandy beach area. They planted real Palm Tree in their beach for a tropical looks. Food is great too! "

Soraya Kaoroptham

Satisfied Customer


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