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26 Mill River Street, Stamford, CT 06902
2033487742
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: INTIMATE, FAMILY OWNED ITALIAN HIDEAWAY KNOWN FOR ITS REASONABLY PRICED...
INTIMATE, FAMILY OWNED ITALIAN HIDEAWAY KNOWN FOR ITS REASONABLY PRICED ITALIAN AMERICAN CUISINE FAVORITES. LOCATED IN A SMALL SHOPPING CENTER VILLA ITALIA'S DINNING ATMOSPHERIC EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND RELAXED. THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. THE SEAFOOD IS FLAVORFUL AND FRESH. THE WINE SELECTION IS AMPLE AND A BAR ALSO OFFERS BEER AND SPIRITS. DESSERT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD HAVE TO BE THE HOME MADE TIRAMISU. THE RESTAURANT OFFERS A SMALL OUTDOOR SEATING AREA EQUIPPED WITH A HEATING LAMP TO INSURE A COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURE ON CHILLY DAYS. WEDNESDAY THERE IS SOULFUL LIVE MUSIC TO HELP YOU GET ON WITH THE REST OF THE WEEK.CONVENIENTLY VILLA ITALIA OFFERS ONLINE ORDERING, FAX, TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY. THE ESTABLISHMENT ALSO OFFERS GENEROUS PARKING, WIFI AND CATERING SERVICES.COME AND VISIT US AND TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOU THINK, WE SURE YOU WILL ENJOY IT. BUON APPETITO!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Comfortable, good food, gluten-free choices

We went here twice on this trip, just the two of us once and then hosted a family dinner for eight. Excellent service, very accommodating. For the family dinner we had a baby and an oldster and no problem. Very nice for just a couple though. They have gluten-free items, including pizza. Excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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304 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went here twice on this trip, just the two of us once and then hosted a family dinner for eight. Excellent service, very accommodating. For the family dinner we had a baby and an oldster and no problem. Very nice for just a couple though. They have gluten-free items, including pizza. Excellent cocktails. Food was great, only miss was... More 

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Villa Italia is a long running family restaurant that recently relocated in Stamford CT. On nice summer evenings you can eat outside. Offers a nice range of Italian food with a reasonably priced wine list. This is my family's favorite restaurant in the area.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We've been enjoying the fabulous food at Villa for nearly 30 years from when we lived down the street from their old location. Always terrific and authentically Italian meals. AND...the new location is amazing. Same great food and friendly service. THE go-to place for our family!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Never dissapoints great traditional dishes. Daily specials always exciting modern Cusine. Enjoyed the stuffed figs with prossutto and cheese. Followed with a scilian pasta tossed in a veal ragu! Melted on my palate. Washed down with Zaccanni multipucahano. Finished with a zabione and berries dessert. All I can say is can't wait to come back !

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I found the food at this modern and clean establishment rather classic legacy Italian American style. Okay for nostalgia kick, but if you venture into updated Italian you take some chances. My chicken Milanese cutlet topped with arugola and tomatoes was tooo dry and the shaved parmesan was dry too. The mussels with a cream sauce on spaghetti someone else... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We decided to try this restaurant out when staying overnight for a business trip in Stamford and were delighted that we did! Marion was our server and was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us great, friendly service. The bread basket was delicious, and I highly recommend the beet salad with goat cheese and the shrimp scampi which were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Villa Italia makes delicious pizzas that come piping hot out of their special pizza oven, which is on display in all of its working glory. Their pastas are cooked al dente, their sauces are hearty and 'real', and their salads, while a bit mundane, are fresh and crispy. My husband enjoys the bolognese and he orders it prepared with angel... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

As I am Hindu Vegetarian was worried about eating authentic Veg Italia provided that opportunity they got fresh onion peas based soup with Brusheta as starter was awesome and the surprise comes with pasta made out of vegetables with creams sauce I was floored. Little expensive but worth visiting

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I've enjoyed this restaurant for some years now. I have reviewed it in the past when they were at their previous location. At that time it was common to have to queue in the entry to get a seat, but now that the new location is so much bigger (and nicer) that waiting outside is a thing of the past.... More 

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Boston,MA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I came to Villa Italia because it was conveniently located to the Hampton Inn. The staff was friendly and welcoming. I got a seat right away (on a Wednesday night). I had Veal Saltenbocca, which was pretty tasty, but the veal may have been a bit overdone and tough. There was a ton of cheese on it, which was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26 Mill River Street, Stamford, CT 06902
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Stamford
  • Phone Number: 2033487742

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

INTIMATE, FAMILY OWNED ITALIAN HIDEAWAY KNOWN FOR ITS REASONABLY PRICED ITALIAN AMERICAN CUISINE FAVORITES. LOCATED IN A SMALL SHOPPING CENTER VILLA ITALIA'S DINNING ATMOSPHERIC EXPERIENCE WILL MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND RELAXED. THE STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE. THE SEAFOOD IS FLAVORFUL AND FRESH. THE WINE SELECTION IS AMPLE AND A BAR ALSO OFFERS BEER AND SPIRITS. DESSERT RECOMMENDATIONS WOULD HAVE TO BE THE HOME MADE TIRAMISU. THE RESTAURANT OFFERS A SMALL OUTDOOR SEATING AREA EQUIPPED WITH A HEATING LAMP TO INSURE A COMFORTABLE TEMPERATURE ON CHILLY DAYS. WEDNESDAY THERE IS SOULFUL LIVE MUSIC TO HELP YOU GET ON WITH THE REST OF THE WEEK.CONVENIENTLY VILLA ITALIA OFFERS ONLINE ORDERING, FAX, TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY. THE ESTABLISHMENT ALSO OFFERS GENEROUS PARKING, WIFI AND CATERING SERVICES.COME AND VISIT US AND TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOU THINK, WE SURE YOU WILL ENJOY IT. BUON APPETITO!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?