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Cafe Sylvium

371 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
203-324-1651
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Ranked #1 of 389 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We always spend the last night if our holiday at a 'posh' restaurant. It has been hit and miss in the past. This is the first time that we have taken the advice from the contributors to trip advisor. Cafe Sylvium was 1st out of 388 reviews in a very salubrious area, so how good can it be. They don't... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Arrived with heightened expectations and a healthy appetite - left completely satisfied with expectations exceeded by the actual meal. Can be a little tricky to get right in and no really good place to wait, but way worth it. Every bite better than the last. Go!

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Palm Beach, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is a really simple review. Loved the food, loved the service and really loved the prices. The menu is extensive...something for everybody. The only thing that I am sorry about is that I didn't know about Cafe Silvium sooner!

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Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Slamajamadingdong. This place is the real deal holy field. Love this place. Highly recommend for any family occasion.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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118 reviews 118 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Checked out the trusty TripAdvisor app and made made the trip out here for dinner. If I knew any better I should have made reservations as this place was busy on a Thursday night with all tables filled with happy patrons. I ordered a glass of Pinot Noir and waited about 20 minutes before I was served. The waiter who... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

From the beginning, Nikki or Vincenzo greet you warmly and it all continues. Wait staff, light, bright and a breath of fresh air. Knowledgeable. Wine pours are amazing. Quality of food, especially the fish is superb.and you never will leave looking for more to eat.. Very fair pricing. Desserts average. Oh, I forgot the beans , bread and olive oit... More

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Astoria, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The line and waiting is not pleasant, there is no space, but the food is worth the wait. You can make reservations during the week (recommended) but on the weekend only on parties of 5 or more. I have nothing to say but Wow! Coming from NYC, this place is "little Italy" worthy. Have to experience this place, if you're... More

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finger lakes NY
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118 reviews 118 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

I've been traveling in the NYC-CT-MA region with a business colleague who was raving about this 'great place in Stamford' so we made a point of dinner there this week. I was fully prepared to be disappointed for a couple of reasons: It is tough for a restaurant to be as good as someone claims (expectations are tough to meet)... More

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New England
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92 reviews 92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Dropped in early in the week for lunch, on the late side. Even at that time there was a wait, quite long. Food was excellent, veal tender and mussels cooked just right, not over cooked and tough. Wine by the glass was a bit disappointing, a lot better reasonably priced Italian wine out there. Ceasar salad was okay, but nothing... More

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Stamford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Great Italian food is hard to pull off & this place does it RIGHT. Yes, the wait might be long, but that is how you know a place is really good. They can even accommodate my large 12 person family. The place is small & hard to maneuver. But, their fried calamari is so worth it. I personally love it... More

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