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Aria Restaurant - Stamford, CT

Aria Restaurant - Stamford, CT Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://ariacuisine.com/
  • Email: stefano@ariacuisine.com
  • Phone: (203) 324-2742
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Stefano Staiano
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: From making formal business proposals to making toasts with a gathering of friends, we can help you flawlessly pull of any private dining event.
  • Private Party Contact: Stefano (203) 324-2742

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  • Parking: No
A word from Aria Restaurant - Stamford, CT
Aria is a very versatile Italian restaurant that can accommodate virtually any sort of dining experience. Aria's menu reflects the cuisine of all of Italy - north to south. Aria's chef/owner Stefano pays homage to dishes familiar in Italy but not acknowledged here such as cous cous, and pastas like farro and fregola (a Sardinian grain).Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Our dinner was over powered by a horrible smell-sewer gas or the grease trap. there was no effort made to dissipate the smell, they could have used some citrus or garlic or anything, but it was pervasive throughout the meal and they made no attempt to apologize for it or compensate us for it. If it was not raining we would have walked out and went somewhere else."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We dined at Aria on a Sunday evening. The food was quite good for Stamford, comparable to New York City italian restaurants. It was restaurant week but the selection was quite good. They had a good wine by the glass list. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "I made a reservation there for Valentine's Day, and after being seated and waiting 15 minutes, we had to find someone in the wait staff to bring us waters. While such a mistake could be forgiven, incompetent waiting and tremendously slow service mounted to an unpleasant experience. It took a total of an hour and a half from being seated to get our entree's, which was quick considering the folks at the table next to us as been there a half an hour longer and still didn't have their dinner. We got three dishes - the mussels were great, the butternut ravioli were incredible, and the shrimp, walnut, and ink pasta dish was fine, though largely tasteless. All of this was overshadowed by a frustrating experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food, not too loud so you can hear each other. The salads were very fresh. The fish was delicious. We don't eat meat or shellfish and most of the menu wasn't good for us..."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We had heard good things about the restaurant and were looking forward to trying something new. The first thing we noticed when we walked in was that it did not smell clean. The Valentines' day decor was tacky and the ladies serving were dressed terribly. The room was was freezing. My meal was good, but my husband's was not. The overall price was far too much for the quality of the food and the lack of ambiance. Sorry to say that we will not be returning."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day and they were obviously not prepared. People were walking out due to the long wait time for food. We had a later reservation, so the wait was not so bad for us, but you can tell that the kitchen had crashed earlier, because the food presentation was pretty bad and there was no real time taken to make the plates look good. I live downtown and this is a local place for me, but I am not sure that I would return based on how this was handled and the mediocrity of the food at such a price point."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were there on Valentine's Day, and it was as if the bar and kitchen didn't have any staff. The servers were very pleasant, but service was very, very slow. It took awhile to get drinks, and we weren't offered even bread for quite awhile (and warm bread would be nice). We weren't in a hurry, so we had time to wait, and the food was good when it came. But I've rarely had such slow service."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The place is suited for bigger things. But they have to work at it a lot to get there starting with improving the service and hospitality."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Salad overdressed, fish undercooked, veal cold. Staff unresponsive."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We have dined at Aria 3 times since discovering it a couple of months ago. All 3 times the food has been excellent, well prepared and tasty. It is not usually very busy as it is on 137, a block or 2 away from most other downtown Stamford restaurants, although this past Saturday evening it was busier than we had seen it up to this point. I had the pheasant special this time and it was very good. We have also enjoyed the fish dishes."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Been here a few times and food is always good. No complaints with service either. Small gripe, all the menus had scotch tape on them. Small detail that needs a quick fix."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Food never ceases to please. Owner knows his wine list and pairings best suited with food. If kitchen isn't slammed, easily accommodates requests for variations. One of Stamford's best choices in Italian fare."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Nice Italian restaurant, set apart from other downtown options, with a great variety of menu choices and very attentive staff. There was a large and loud party sitting near us that made it difficult at times to speak to each other but I would blame the guests of the restaurant and not the staff. It is something to keep in mind if you want to have a quiet dinner - this restaurant may not always give you that option."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Thought the food was quite good, creative, and well-presented. Good wine list, and a very nice room. We experienced a few service issues -- my entree did not arrive until ten minutes after my wife's; the waitress seemed confused at times -- however the staff was clearly well-meaning, and the complimentary prosecco didn't hurt. Not "the best" in the area as some claim, but would return and definitely recommend."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Was in town for the weekend and tried Aria for dinner on a Friday evening Food was yummy! I ordered the butternut squash ravioli as squash are in season right now and it was delicious My husband ordered the halibut which was exceptional Service was spot on and everything about the night was perfect Would definitely recommend trying this place"
    Dined on 11/8/2013