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Cafe Sylvium

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371 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
203-324-1651
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    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
Best Italian in the tri state

So so amazingly delicious and authentic. I'd dare say better than anything I've found in New York City, even after living there for seven years! Very fairly priced and easy to do order out service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

So so amazingly delicious and authentic. I'd dare say better than anything I've found in New York City, even after living there for seven years! Very fairly priced and easy to do order out service.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I took my 8-year old son as a special Mom-Son date night. We called and were informed that they don't take reservations on weekends but they had 2 tables left. We rushed over and arrived by 5:45 on a Friday and got one of the last two open tables. The food was great and wine by the glass was very... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very friendly restaurant serving great food with excellent value for money. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and will be returning with our friends. Our taxi was late in picking us up and a member of staff even offered to take us back to the hotel! Thank you for a lovely evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is amazing and I mean amazing Italian food, there is really nothing bad on the menu. The service is excellent and the price is very reasonable. I feel bad writing this review because the restaurant is small and I want to keep it my little secret. I

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Been to this local favorite several times over the last few years. Standard Italian food, very well prepared. Good service, very accepting of young families (although we are not). Go after 7:00 if you don't want to hear very young children, but gets crowded, so book a reservation. Nice ambience, but not super romantic. Noise level gets a little high.... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have to try this place. Delicious food at very moderate prices. Get there early or be prepared to wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

If anyone craves Italian...I say "Cafe Sylvium" of course. This wonderful understated gem has the best prepared multi-selection of any Italian restaurant in this area. From the pastas to the meats and fish, you will be happy with whatever you order. Specials are always a good bet and you can find healthy as well as indulgent meals. The simple white... More 

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Stamford, CT
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21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I'm not going to get into why this is one of the best Italian resturants in America because it has all been said many times in the other reviews. All I will say is this: If you are reading these reviews to determine where to eat tonight or any other night and you are wondering if this resturant is worth... More 

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Shawnee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This restaurant,family owned Italian restaurant has the best Osso Bucco you will ever eat. They also have an appetizer of sardines served with roasted peppers and garlic that is so good it makes my mouth water just thinking about it. Everything about the restaurant is GREAT! Obvious when you meet the same people there week after week sharing the same... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Excellent food, nicely prepared, nice busy atmosphere, friendly service. Good value for Stamford. You can not go wrong here with family, a date-night it a fancy affair.

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