Being a Brooklyn boy, well I can claim to be a snob when it comes to Italian cuisine since there are many fine eateries; as well as Italian neighbors who cook up a storm. But Villa Italia is a pleasant surprise when I visit my friend in Stamford, CT. Hidden away in the back of a shopping "strip" mall, you would past right by without given the establishment a second look.
Once inside however, it is a pleasant simple decor and the staff is helpful and friendly.
The food selection is great, with multiple daily specials. Love the Caesars salad and calamari to start. Any dish I have tired has been well prepared and tasty.
So when in Stamford, CT, I highly recommend Villa Italia.