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“Pretty good all in all” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Columbus Park Trattoria

Columbus Park Trattoria
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Ranked #6 of 456 Restaurants in Stamford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $50
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, 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.
Charlwood, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Pretty good all in all”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

In Stamford for a conference, headed around the corner from the hotel to the highly recommended Columbus Park on a snowy evening. The restaurant was really full and with no reservation we didn't expect to get a table, but the maitre was very helpful, phoning a large party due later to see if they would be taking their full allocation? Sure enough a table was made available.

The menu was varied and enticing, and if I can find a fault with the otherwise impeccable service, it was that when we were just about to order they finally sprung the specials on us, causing us to revisit our choices.

I chose the roast quail with roast potatoes and spinach, with a side salad and my companion had the gnocchi. Both were delicious, although the crispy skin on the quail was a mite too salty for my taste, but I know I'm a low salt person.

We had a glass of merlot and 2 of Chardonnay and the total came to just shy of $130. Not cheap eats definitely, but worth the effort.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Excellent Itlian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

Pastas are exceptional and homemade. Traditional authentic Italian food served professionally. Recommended for dates and familes.

Visited January 2013
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Thank jfrao
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Hartford
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337 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Great Italian food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Lunch with business associates was perfect. The service is the best you will experience. The waitstaff is extremely attentive. They seem to know exactly what you need before asking. Presentation and quality of food is second to none. Expensive but well worth the experience. I give this restaurant my top recommendation. Expect the best! If you are not familiar with the area, I suggest you call ahead for directions to a parking lot near by. Reservations are suggested as the dining area is small.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank steve375
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STAMFORD
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295 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“The Best Italian Food in Stamford”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

This family owned restaurant has been serving the best Italian food in Stamford for decades. Located in the downtown area, it offers an array of dishes, each with home-made pasta. Although a bit pricy, once you taste the food, you'll agree it's worth the price. Service is attentive. Parking is tight, but there's a nearby municipal parking garage.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RALPH H
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Stamford, CT
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

We had not been to Columbus Park in many years, but it is very convenient for dinner after the movies at the Majestic Theatre. We decided to give it a try with two other couples. We had a nice table by the window in front. The only problem was that the waiter had put two of the appetizers into the computer incorrectly. It was quickly remedied and the waiter was apologetic. The service was very good, water glasses were filled often, and the food was excellent. My friend and I shares a wonderful Tricolore salad and two entrees, a trout and chicken dish. Both were very good. A nice cappucino topped off my meal. No real complaints and would go back again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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