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Cafe Sylvium

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371 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
203-324-1651
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 110
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Rating based on food

Went for dinner on Friday night. Unfortunately they don't take reservations Friday/Saturday nights so we had to wait about 45 minutes. There was some seating in a booth like area near the door so we got a couple drinks. We got there about 6 and thankfully so bc as it got later the wait was about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NCR09
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner on Friday night. Unfortunately they don't take reservations Friday/Saturday nights so we had to wait about 45 minutes. There was some seating in a booth like area near the door so we got a couple drinks. We got there about 6 and thankfully so bc as it got later the wait was about 2hours. We got the... More 

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Thank NCR09
Westport
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A huge disappointment for us!! After hearing such wonderful things about how authentic this restaurant was it was a let down. A few positives - apps and wait staff - pasta dishes fair at best. Perhaps we were expecting more authentic Italian.

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Thank MTaylor827
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138 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not an idyllic/romantic/quiet/exciting restaurant. What it IS is a charming, small, warm and inviting cafe with delectable Italian food, including wonderful pastas and excellent service. The place gets super crowded for dinner (it's not too large and tables are set close to each other) and they don't take reservations on weekends so either go early or be prepared... More 

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Thank rmwhitt
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything here is great. Veal chops and ossobucco are fantastic. Service is friendly. Atmosphere is average. It's all about the food and they have an incredible list of specials such as wild boar etc. Go!

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Thank Charles B
Stamford, Connecticut
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is amazing and the staff is friendly and helpful but the location itself is why I don't go here as much! The location isn't in the best part of town but I'll go here every once in a while just because the food is so good!

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Thank Kelley426
Nagoya, Japan
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dinner was fantastic. The service was great and the server made several suggestions. The hand made pasta with shrimp, beans and spinach was fantastic. The lamp chops were perfectly done. I will be returning soon!

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Thank Kappa555
Fairfield, Connecticut
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

This is a great restaurant. The menu is extensive. The service was attentive but not intrusive and very willing to accomodate a special request. The food was great. Will be going again.

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Thank cttraveller67
Stamford, Connecticut
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

This is a really pleasant restaurant with very good food. What reminds me to write this is that we just returned from Rome where we had fantastic food in good surrounds all over the city. We had excellent recommendations from a couple who also dine at Cafe Silvium. As a protein hound I usually eat veal and a bit of... More 

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Thank Jmc5606903
Stamford, Connecticut
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The best Chicken Scarpariello in the area. The most consistently prepared food, across the entire menu. Good service and worth waiting for a table, unless you go for an early dinner as they only take reservations for 6 or more. They also serve a very good italian cheese cake. A real gem!

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Thank Lina772014
Stamford, Connecticut
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The most consistent and excellent Italian food in town. Great value too. Vincenzo and Nick are great hosts.

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Thank Larry W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 371 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 203-324-1651

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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3 months ago
New York
New York City, New York

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?