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“Have Lived in the Area for 25 Years and just found out about this GEM!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Sylvium

Cafe Sylvium
371 Shippan Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
203-324-1651
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Ranked #3 of 387 restaurants in Stamford
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Stamford, Connecticut
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“Have Lived in the Area for 25 Years and just found out about this GEM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Tried it on a recommendation from an acquaintance on New Years Eve…We have been there three times since then…just love the home like ambiance and fantastic food with large portions, great service.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
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113 reviews 113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
“Solid Italian in Stamford”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you don't go expecting haute Italian (or anything fancy) you will enjoy a solid meal at a reasonable price.

We were a party of two so our menu samplings were a bit limited. However, what we ordered was consistently good. The salads were crisp and fresh and our chickens (in salad and as main course) well prepared and moist. (Regrettably, we didn't sample the mandatory test of any Italian restaurant - the pasta). Presentation was also good.

The wait staff was 'casually' efficient. The ambiance was fine.

That the Cafe rates a "very good", however, is as much a testimony to the available value proposition in Stanford as to the solid food, well presented.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Often Overlooked But Worth the Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This long-time local favorite can be hard to find because of it's out-of-the-way location, but a visit to this family-owned Italian restaurant is well worth it if you enjoy excellent food. Service is good, prices are fair, the selection is vast. If possible, try to sit in the front, facing the street. It's more personal, quiet.

Visited December 2012
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“Unbelievable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Went of the cuff! No reservations, no plan. Arrived 8:00, were seated within 15 minutes by owner..Waitress was owners daughter, very informative and friendly and knowledgable! Ordered 3 apps for the able of 4, 2 would have been enough! The New Zealand cockles were out of this world! The creamy mozzarella rivaled Boston's north end. The orecchiette with minuture meatballs, excellent, Oso bucco was perfectly done. Rigatoni Gnact Gnact outstanding, ant the Battuta di pollo, just right. Portions were large but not overpowering. Best Tiramisu around. Make an effort to try the establishment out! You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Finally found an excellent Italian Restaurant in Fairfield County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

Excellent food, every dish. Attentive, courteous service. Fantastic dessert and cappuccino. Extremely reasonably priced - we were shocked that the bill was so low.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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