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restaurants in Springdale section of Stamford

i haven't been myself, but have heard very good things from many people about Olio (in the spot that used to be Bella Luna). Seems a little pricey, but more of a downtown-esque menu. hope this helps!

Dec 29, 2012
bbqlover in Southern New England

Stamford CT chicken wings

Candlelight Inn? Where is that? Stamford has awesome wings at Bobby V's (my vote for the best), Vinny's backyard, Bradford's, i hear Seaside Tavern has great wings (but never had them myself)

Aug 27, 2012
bbqlover in Southern New England

Looking for fresh baked rolls in Stamford...

beldotti bakery in the Newfield Shopping center...great breads....i beleive they have rolls as well as wedges, which would be perfect for your meatball subs.

Oct 30, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Road food trip...CT

thanks for all the good suggestions guys! and Louuuuu, that is exactly what I mean, just wasnt able to put into words! I'll let you guys know how it goes!

Jul 27, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Road food trip...CT

Hey Steve,

The drive isnt as important as the food, but that is a big part of the fun...I guess I am looking for more easy-in-easy-out kinda food...I wanna go into a place, try their best and move on to the next place (if that makes any sense)...I dont really want a sit-down place per say, but i dont mind sitting down...I appreciate everyone's suggestions, but would like to add that i wasnt really looking to pizza as a road food type of food (plus i've been to Pepe's)...sorry if i'm not being that clear, guess i'm not sure what i really want...but i am definitely going to go this saturday...so any suggestions in addition to all that have already made suggestions is appreciated. thanks

Jul 26, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Road food trip...CT

Thinking about a road food trip either this weekend or next within an hour and a half or so of Stamford and at least 45 minutes (which means I likely havent been). What are the must eats? any help is appreciated, thanks!

Jul 23, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Best Burger in CT

I will also vouch for the Burger at Napa and Co. If anything was ever worth the money, their burger is it....it's simply amazing!

Jul 07, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Daniella's Gelateria in Greenwich--Simply OUTSTANDING

Capricchio's is in Stamford. it's a European style cafe, but does not specialize in Gelato. I am not saying it's great, but definitely better than Daniella's. Everyone has their own opinion, but like I said, I just got back from Italy a couple months ago and Daniella's is nothing compared to what I had over there.

Jul 07, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Polpo-Greenwich-we won't be returning

i am not a fan of their food or service. The only time I went, for my wife's bday, we waited over an hour for our entrees to come out, all they offered us was a free dessert, no thank you, i'd rather go to Dairy Queen! Also, you can't charge $28 for a plate of pasta when the pasta isnt even homemade. The place is a joke and anyone that knows good pasta would never give this place any recognition for their pasta dishes.

Jul 01, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Daniella's Gelateria in Greenwich--Simply OUTSTANDING

I totally disagree about Daniella's...maybe it's just b/c i was in Italy a couple months ago and had amazing gelato there, but i found Daniella's to be subpar. I am not saying it's not good, just not great. I actually find Capricchio's hazelnut gelato to be far superior to the hazelnut at Daniela's. Definitely a nice place to get something different than American ice cream, just didnt think it was all that. BTW - I really didnt like their espresso.

Jul 01, 2010
bbqlover in Southern New England

Tarry Lodge - Portchester

Just had my bday dinner at Tarry Lodge tonight and it was extremely dissapointing. From the very start (the bread and olive oil) everything was very salty. We started with the Egg over easy with black truffle pizza as an appetizer. We couldnt even taste the egg, all we tasted was salt. For entrees, i had the skirt steak and my wife had the bolognese pasta. The skirt steak was actually pretty decent, but didnt wow me at all. But my wife's bolognese pasta was just as salty as the bread/olive oil and the pizza, just a big let down overall. We had heard so many great things about this place ever since it opened and now we realized that we didnt miss much. There did seem to be an older crowd there, so i am assuming they probably like the extra salt, but for out taste there are many better places out there. definitely wont be back

Mar 28, 2010
bbqlover in New York State (exc. NYC)

Coalhouse Pizza - Stamford

Just had "The Kicker"....great pie....basil and mozzarella were very fresh, but i think they forgot the hot oil and it did not have peppers. That aside (they get a mulligan since they are new), my pizza was amazing. My wife had the pepperoni which was good as well, but i personally dont prefer pepperoni as i feel you cannot taste the pizza as much. We also got a coalhouse salad which was good, but had tons of different stuff in it (i like my salads rather simple)....overall, this is an excellent pizza and is already in my top 5 in Stamford and can only go up in my opinion.

BTW - the place was jam packed!

Oct 30, 2009
bbqlover in Southern New England

Coalhouse Pizza - Stamford

is it open yet?

Oct 15, 2009
bbqlover in Southern New England

Best cheesesteak in Fairfield County?

Rinaldi's in the Western End of Greenwich makes an awesome cheesesteak...i was just in Philly this weekend and i was extremely dissapointed in their cheesesteaks...i went to Pats and Geno's and thought there were tons of places around Fairfield Cnty that make better cheesesteaks than Philly.

Sep 17, 2009
bbqlover in General Tristate Archive

Mexican Catering? Stamford, Greenwich area?

thanks all for the replies! I do like Rio a lot...but I decided to go with Boxcar in Greenwich. The party is in Greenwich and their prices were similar to Boxcar and Ole Mole...thanks again everyone!

Aug 12, 2009
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Mexican Catering? Stamford, Greenwich area?

Hi,

I am thinking about having Mexican food catered for my wife's 30th birthday party...does anyone have any ideas in this area? I have never been to a party where mexican was catered so i am wondering if this is even a good idea or does it not travel well? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Aug 06, 2009
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Colony...it's gets even better!

noted...my wife gets onion and pepperoni and loves it

Aug 03, 2009
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Colony...it's gets even better!

To my astonishment, there is a pizza better than a sausage and hot oil at Colony....a sausage and hot oil cooked "well done" at Colony....I ordered one this afternoon as my wife loves to get all her pizza cooked well done (for extra crispness) and i could not believe what i was tasting. I thought the sausage and hot oil at Colony was as good as a pizza could get, but the "Well done" i requested gave the pizza and extra crisp that made it that much more enjoyable...i dont see how i can even go back to just sausage and hot oil...wow, long live Colony!

Aug 02, 2009
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Pizza - Greenwich?

yes, it's a couple doors down from Rebeccas

Jul 26, 2009
bbqlover in Southern New England

Pizza - Greenwich?

i forgot about Glenville...definitely the best in Greenwich...their salad pizza is great

Jul 26, 2009
bbqlover in Southern New England

Pizza - Greenwich?

really not much to choose from in Greenwich, but Pizza Post is consistently decent. Sound Beach Pizza and Express Pizza are probably the best in Greenwich.

Jul 24, 2009
bbqlover in Southern New England

Fifty Coins in New Canaan

I agree about Tequila Mockingbird...had it tonight and it had to be the worst meal I ever spent decent money on...chips out of a bad, seemingly pre-made chimichonga's (that werent even crunchy), and my wife's meal was worse than mine...and the salt--they must have loaded up on it....but at least my margarita was decent.

Jul 10, 2009
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Chicken Joe in Cos Cob

it used to be Garden Catering and has basically the same menu.

May 16, 2009
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Chicken in red pepper sauce at Stamford pizza joint... help

was it Michelina's...if so, then yes it is still there and still very good.

May 16, 2009
bbqlover in General Tristate Archive

The pizza stinks around here!

da,

i've seen this name mentioned a few times below, but i want to make sure you check it out, Hope Pizza is probably the best pizza in Stamford (minus Colony's Sausage and Hot Oil,not their regular pie). Hope Pizza is greek style and is amazing...i also think Michelina's (off high ridge) is pretty good, along with Pappa's (original one downtown), John the Baker's sicilian, Amore and Springdale pizza. I've had pizza all over manhattan and think that there are about 20 places in Stamford that have better pie.

Dec 28, 2008
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Crumbs in Stamford

i have had several cupcakes from Crumb and thought they were all very good. The blueberry crumb and devil dog are amazing!

Dec 06, 2008
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Stay away from Polpo in Greenwich CT

Wow, that is funny, because i went there last year for my wife's birthday and had a very similar experience. We waited over and hour for our entree and the waiter didn't even apologize. They clearly forgot about us, but did not have the guts to apologize and admit their mistake. Then we get the food and it was maybe mediocre at best. The wife and I have been to Italian restaurants all around the area and we have found about 15 or so we would go to before this place. How can you charge $28 for a bowl of pasta that isnt even homemade? I dont get how anyone can like this place

Dec 06, 2008
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Houlihan's - Stamford [moved from Tristate]

I just drove by and the sign out front says "Now Open"...I may try it out tonight!

Nov 22, 2008
bbqlover in Chains

Fireside in Stamford

jr,
does Sunny and Frankie's do takeout?

Nov 21, 2008
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Fireside in Stamford

ya, this is a sad day for Stamford..but hopefully they will re-build and it will be even better

Nov 21, 2008
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