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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
Closed now
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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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Most recent review
Favorite Dinner Spot

After eating here with my girlfriend many times, I just had to hop on the computer to write a positive review (I have never written a review before). We absolutely love the setting, the food and the service. They pour generous portions of wine (who doesn't love that?!) and the food is consistently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
David E
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Stamford, Connecticut
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English first
Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After eating here with my girlfriend many times, I just had to hop on the computer to write a positive review (I have never written a review before). We absolutely love the setting, the food and the service. They pour generous portions of wine (who doesn't love that?!) and the food is consistently top notch. We have been MANY times... More 

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White Plains, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent italian food and nice homey atmosphere. octopus was great and I loved the lingiuni with scallops. Good selection of wines. Too bad that they do not have view of sound or any outdoor dining. but still well worth the trip. Love it

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Stamford, Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having eaten in many Italian restaurants in the US and Italy and being of Italian American descent, I can honestly say this is the best. Consistently delicious, authentic Italian food, great service, friendly staff. Our favorite restaurant anywhere, we go there every chance we get. Our only regret is that we travel often, so we can't go there as often... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Loved the food. I had the octopus warm salad. My companion had the Veal Marsala. Great small place....waiter was great. Would recommend it.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Yes that is the word. Because if I tell you what I really think, it will be even more difficult to get in that it already is. GET IT.. Amazing place in every way. RAG

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I have eaten at many restaurants around the world, cafe sylvium can compete with any of the best. As soon as you enter, the wait staff is extremely welcoming and friendly. The atmosphere is very relaxing, not loud and not rushed. Every meal for our party was eloquently prepared and delicious. If you are only a couple ask for table... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Small quaint Italian restaurant. Awesome veal and pasta. Friendly and helpful waiter. Highly rated and understandably so! A great reason to visit Stamford again!

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Stamford, Connecticut
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Like many others, we have enjoyed many meals there over the years. I don't need to say anymore than that the most recent visit was out of the park, as usual. Try this tasty wine (worth the $$$ for every drop!) with your next meal there. The only disappointment was when the bottle was empty.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a small, friendly, authentic Italian restaurant. The service is always excellent, the food delicious, and the menu has great variety so is sure to please just about everyone. You must get here early, especially on a weekend, if you want to get a table. The enclosed porch is especially lovely in Spring & Summer.

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Bedford, NY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The secret has been out for a long time. This is a very popular restaurant so if you like to eat between 6 and 9 pm, you had better be at least 6 people or wait a very long time. Midweek reservations are accepted, but only for 6 or more on the weekends. Of course there is good reason why... 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?