My wife and I and four friends just had a lovely meal here. The food is really extremely good, fresh ingredients, well-prepared and well presented. It was as good as most food I have had at Italian restaurants but there have been a few establishments where thd food was superior (e.g. Patsy's in New York City) but I hasten to add that they were also markedly more expensive; I also add that this is why I have given a four-star rating and not a five. The bread selection is fresh and served warm. I had the Caesar salad with grilled shrimp, the shrimp were fresh, charcoal grilled just right and truly delicious. The sole was fresh and flaky in a light cream sauce. Others in my party had the Lasagna and the specials for the night and everyone was very pleased with their food. One of the specials was Pappardelle with shrimp and Brie which my wife had and pronounced 'excellent'. I had the creme brulee for dessert and it was a generous portion and quite good, among the best I have had.
This is a small resaurant in a mini-shopping mall in Stamford. Do not let the location give you pause. When you get inside it is warm and inviting, well-decorated and a classic family-oriented, cheerful, white-tablecloth family Italian restaurant. The wait staff were excellent. The noise level is fairly low. The other guests were couples, families, groups of friends and all were clearly enjoying themselves. It was about 300 for six people including cocktails and wine but I assure you it was worth it and this is in line with prices at comparable restaurants in the environs. This is one of those neighborhood gems that the 'locals' know about and routinely go to.
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