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“Excellent Italian Food”

Columbus Park Trattoria
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Ranked #8 of 466 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
Level 6 Contributor
515 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food”
Reviewed May 20, 2012

If you want excellent Italian food in a little trattoria/cafe you have found the place.

Osso Bucco was tender and flavorful

Visited March 2012
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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Bluffton, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Now, that's Italian!”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

We were directed to the Columbus Park Trattoria by our hotel. We couldn't have been more pleased.

We were greeted warmly and promptly seated. Our server immediately came over, introduced himself and drinks were ordered. Throughout dinner, service was outstanding. All members of the staff operate as team and nothing is ignored or left to chance.

Our food was thoughtfully prepared and we couldn't have asked for anything better. The restaurant is known for their homemade pasta (which is cooked to sheer perfection!) and bread. No bottled red sauce served here!

For starters, we ordered the Fava Bean soup -- absolutely the best we've ever eaten! We each ordered a seafood infused linguine dish and the blend of garlic, herbs and white wine sauces were outstanding. Hubby ordered the Linguine San Giovanni (plump shrimp, sun dried tomatoes, anchovies) and I had the evening's pasta special which also included shrimp and fresh tomatoes.

Not ones to ususally order dessert, we were tempted by the chocolate gelato. Smooth, creamy and intensely flavored dark chocolate made this "ice cream" a 5* light finish to our meal.

This is a restaurant not to be missed!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank 2tsquared
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Why go elsewhere?”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

My friends and I were looking for someplace new to dine, when we concluded why would we go somewhere else when we could go to Columbus Park Trattoria. Once again, we were not disappointed. The food was superb, the service attentive and prompt, the ambiance pleasant.

  • Visited April 2012
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Stamford, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Must Try!”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Columbus Park is one of those places that I will always happily return on any occasion. No matter what you order it will be amazing. The service is great and all members of stuff very helpful. The prices are on the higher end but it's worth every single penny. I think that along with Sienna Ristorante, Columbus Park has the best italian food in Stamford.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank dianaaaac
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Seattle, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A must for good Italian food!”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

I have been here a few times in the past. Always has been very good. This last time I was in a group of about 35 people. The staff handled it wonderfully. Appetizers were excellent, shrimp with avocado, a cured meat and cheese platter, calamari, all good. As an entree ii had a homemade pasta with fava beans, sausage and cherry peppers, wow! Everyone was quite pleased with their food order.

  • Visited March 2012
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Thank jlencap
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