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“Great Italian food and service” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Columbus Park Trattoria

Columbus Park Trattoria
205 Main St Stamford, Stamford, CT 06901-2918
203-967-9191
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Ranked #1 of 384 restaurants in Stamford
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: In the heart of downtown Stamford, Columbus Park is the destination for those who appreciate fine Italian cuisine. One of three family-owned restaurants in Fairfield County, Columbus Park was voted “Best Italian Restaurant in Stamford” and consistently receives high ratings from food critics. Known for its chicken Scarpariello, home made pastas, fine service and artwork, Columbus Park can accommodate private events with up to 65 people in its private dining room, overlooking the greenery of Columbus Park. An added benefit is the outdoor seating that allows “al fresco” dining. When in the mood for elegantly prepared Italian food with exceptional ingredients, visit Columbus Park. With an extensive wine list, warm service and beautiful décor, you’ll be assured of a wonderful dining experience.
Hartford
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“Great Italian food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Lunch with business associates was perfect. The service is the best you will experience. The waitstaff is extremely attentive. They seem to know exactly what you need before asking. Presentation and quality of food is second to none. Expensive but well worth the experience. I give this restaurant my top recommendation. Expect the best! If you are not familiar with the area, I suggest you call ahead for directions to a parking lot near by. Reservations are suggested as the dining area is small.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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STAMFORD
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136 reviews 136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“The Best Italian Food in Stamford”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

This family owned restaurant has been serving the best Italian food in Stamford for decades. Located in the downtown area, it offers an array of dishes, each with home-made pasta. Although a bit pricy, once you taste the food, you'll agree it's worth the price. Service is attentive. Parking is tight, but there's a nearby municipal parking garage.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, CT
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had not been to Columbus Park in many years, but it is very convenient for dinner after the movies at the Majestic Theatre. We decided to give it a try with two other couples. We had a nice table by the window in front. The only problem was that the waiter had put two of the appetizers into the computer incorrectly. It was quickly remedied and the waiter was apologetic. The service was very good, water glasses were filled often, and the food was excellent. My friend and I shares a wonderful Tricolore salad and two entrees, a trout and chicken dish. Both were very good. A nice cappucino topped off my meal. No real complaints and would go back again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford, Connecticut
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“Planning giving up your wallet at the door”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This restaurant is really not as good as it reputation around town. This is an example of poor service and just working off it reputation. I was dinning with a friend and we had to keep chasing down the waiter. I had the veal and it was tough and dry. The sauce was not and the pasta was okay but $85 for dinner (that was for my part of the meal), not worth it . The entire check was close to $200. They think they are in Manhattan, but they haven't realized they are not. My friend had the lasagna and he said that the he had better at the Olive Garden and that wasn't that good.

Visited December 2012
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“Always great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Columbus Park has been around for awhile and every time the food and personal attention is always at top level.

Visited August 2012
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