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“Planning giving up your wallet at the door” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Columbus Park Trattoria

Columbus Park Trattoria
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Ranked #6 of 438 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Stamford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“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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  • English first
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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“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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West Hartford, Connecticut
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Solid as a rock...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

My favorite type of restaurant, 15 tables, visible kitchen, active bar, owner involved. The owner (or his son, not certain) tended to our needs, recommended an intiail pasta course for the table, treated us to housemade lemonicello after dinner. Dinner was of the highest quality. Party of seven had a variety of dishes, all reported very strong. These included Atlantic Char, Veal Torintino, Gnochi with Bolognese, Ossobucco. I had the Ossobucco, very beautifully done, well established recipe, tender, incredible sauce.

The restaurant was full by 6:30 on a Wednesday, quarters a little tight, crowd more professional than social. However, as a high quality restaurant experience, this place is hard to beat.

  • Visited November 2012
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

we arrived in Stamford as a stopover night before hitting the big apple. we chose a hotel from an online site uncertain as to what our experience wild be like. We walked around the corner and found a street of great food options. Having chosen the Columbus park Trattoria we were very impressed by the quality of the service and food.This is a restaurant which is family own and has been in existence foe the past 25 years. The passion for food and connection with the patrons seemed obvious. We felt the price was reasonable for the quality we received. If we lived closer than Australia we would be back!

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Stamford, CT
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pricey but worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

Always a favorite for a good meal and a nice staff. The prices are high but at least you know you are getting something good. Worthy of a special occasion.

Visited October 2011
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