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Cafe Sylvium

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371 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
203-324-1651
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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

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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 restaurant in Stamford

The food at Silvium is great, and the menu is filled with options. The service is friendly and on point. The wait for a table can be long at times, but the juice is worth the squeeze. Also, prices are really reasonable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Nicole T
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The food at Silvium is great, and the menu is filled with options. The service is friendly and on point. The wait for a table can be long at times, but the juice is worth the squeeze. Also, prices are really reasonable.

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Darien, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Always delicious, don't take reservations, be prepared to wait (and wait) unless you're a regular. One of the best Italian restaurants in Stamford, small and cozy, with attentive wait staff and reasonable prices. Terrible parking, don't come in a large SUV.

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Lincoln, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Now I know why Cafe Sylvium is the top rated restaurant in Stamford. The appetizers were great and the entrees were delicious and very generous. Very large menu so everyone will find something they like. They even made us something not on the menu, even though it was busy.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have eaten a few times here; I am Italian and can appreciate genuinely cooked food. I enjoy their integrity and choice of ingredients, and service is extremely prompt and friendly.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Owned and managed by two Italian brothers, the food is freshly made and has a well deserved loyal, but not always local, clientele. The atmosphere is lovely, and you will always be treated well by their attentive, but not invasive staff. There is no liquor served, but the wine list more than makes up for that. For consistently delicious and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent food in such a tiny place. The restaurant does get crowded quite often and you might have to wait for a table so go early buts it worth it. The Veal Gorgonzola is to die for with tender veal and a rich creamy sauce. The finisher is the best. The Tiramisu is the BEST I ever had! You can... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have never had a bad meal at Cafe Sylvium. They have a good menu and many many specials. Food is top notch and the service is good. Family run business; nice atmosphere. You need a reservation as it is very crowded and the place is not big. Seating is tight - you get to know the people sitting next... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Stamford. Good service and the food is fabulous. Go very early or expect a long wait.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is absolutely great. This restaurant does not accept reservations for two or four people. The tables are very close together. It could never be called romantic. Problem we encountered was that we received our bill with our dessert, and three attempts were made by wait staff to collect before we finished dessert. I found they rush you out... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

All the locals know it. This is the best southern Italian cooking in Stamford. The veal Milanese and the Chicken Scarpariello are great. Seafood past dishes are a 10. Atmosphere is very good. Price is reasonable. Portions are large. Enough said. Go!

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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 0 - 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?