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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 Silvium

Cafe Silvium
Ranked #1 of 447 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stamford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“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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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 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
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STAMFORD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“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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bristol, ct
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“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
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“Finally found an excellent Italian Restaurant in Fairfield County”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

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

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