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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
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Cafe Sylvium. Best Italian

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Marilyn B
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Shawnee
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Shawnee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

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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3 restaurant reviews
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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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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is one of the best Italian restaurants in CT. The food is consistently outstanding and although the place fills out quickly (no reservations) the staff and owner never rush service. Love the fact they serve you a good, full glass of wine!! Last time we visited our son had the rigatoni with prosciutto, pancetta & sausage in a vodka... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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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?