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“Authentic Italian, wonderful owners” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Emme of Capri - CLOSED

Emme of Capri
227 Summer St, Stamford, CT 06901-2305
203-353-0626
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Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Stamford, Connecticut
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Italian, wonderful owners”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I am an Italian, living in Stamford for many years. I've eaten in almost all the restaurants in the area so I can certainly offer a local's perspective. Emme is truly a wonderful restaurant with delicious authentic Italian food. Please pay no attention to the poor reviews. Those are written by people who go to restaurants with an attitude looking for perfection, or perhaps competitors. Nothing is perfect, but you will always find Massimo, the owner, to be an attentive host. I've eaten here many times and have always been satisfied. If you've ever been to a trattoria in Italy you'll know this place is the real thing. Yes it's cozy, but sometimes I like that. Bravo Massimo, ti mando tanti auguri!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food, somewhat surly waiter.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

This place is small, with quite pleasant decor. We all ordered different things, and everything from appetizer salads (hearts of palm, in particular) to chicken to gnocchi were all prepared very nicely. We will return, but hope that the waiter (owner?) will be in a better mood. He never made eye contact, and his grouchiness did take away (slightly) from the experience. Still, the food is artfully prepared, and it is overall quite a good value for the area.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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White Plains, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The perfect party”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We went to Emme of Capri for a post Valentine outing. We were 12 and seriously worried about being too many, but as soon as we got there we were welcomed by the owner and seated in About a minute. We ordered and I was wondering if we were to wait too long because each one of us ordered a different thing, to my surprise everything came out on time and everything was absolutely great... Everybody was pleased and happy about everything, from service to excellent food. We will be back over and over again.

  • Visited February 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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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Tiny Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

For those who enjoy a quiet ambiance, Emme of Capri is a gem in downtown Stamford. It is a tiny restaurant, with crisp table linens and a warm welcome. You can easily hear every word at lunch or dinner. The chef is the owner - always a good indicator that the food will be the priority. Massimo serves all the favorite Italian dishes and in addition, offers many seasonal specials - presented in writing, which I like. Ordering is half the fun! The service is attentive, but you never feel rushed. Enjoy!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Stamford,CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Fine dining at it's Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

If you are looking for a romantic evening out here's the place. This cozy, romantic restaurant, in the heart of Stamford's restaurant district, is the place to go for fine Italian food. The dish I had was veal with eggplant, prosciutto, and mozzarella covered with a fine white wine sauce. The vegetables were perfectly al dente. Their wine list is a mix of fine European wines. Plan on spending $80 per person if you order two glasses of wine and have coffee and desert. It was well worth it. We have come here several times over the last few years. Masimo, the owner, serves you and he is very attentive. Enjoy!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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