Bar Rosso
Bar Rosso

Bar Rosso

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barrossoct.com/
  • Phone: 2033888640
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
    Friday & Saturday Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    Sunday Dinner 4:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Massimo Stecchi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Let Bar Rosso take the stress out of entertaining! We offer delicious menus, themed events and wine tastings that will "wow" your guests. Baby showers, engagement parties, wedding brunches, holiday celebrations…next time you want to relax and enjoy your event call us. Make life easier!
    Our Event Director can handle all party planning details such as rentals, linens, floral arrangements, music, valet, party favors and more or we can simply come to prepare our quality food in your kitchen.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bar Rosso's goal is to make your private event unique and memorable. We offer a variety of menus that can be tailored to meet all your special event needs. Our Executive Chef uses the freshest ingredients available to create intense, flavorful modern Italian cuisine. To complement your fare, you may choose wine from our award-winning list of over 200 selections. Our experience and attention to every detail will enable you to enjoy your special occasion, and the company of your guests, without concern.
  • Private Party Contact: Giovanni Gentile 2033888640

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Summer Street
  • Public Transit: We are two blocks from I-95 and the Metro North train station and 2 miles from the Merritt Parkway.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bar Rosso
The restaurant has been totally transformed, sporting a dramatic two story high central dining area surrounded overhead on two sides buy a dining mezzanine overlooking the main dining area and on a third by a private dining room softened behind shaded glass. A dramatic bar of stainless steel set against a backdrop of exposed stone runs the length of the room and leads the eye to the real focus of the place: the imposing steel surround of the woodburning beehive oven. Rustic wood ceilings and exposed stone walls set against high energy glass and steel combine the old and new at Bar Rosso, setting the tone, reflecting the soul of the restaurant. Featuring glorious Italian cheeses and charcuterie, small plate specialties, mix and match bites off a large antipasto menu, wood oven thin crust pizza, homemade pasta and Italian inspired entrees, Bar Rosso is intended as a tour of the Italian culinary scene complemented by a full Italian wine list and cocktails inspired by the authenticity.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Bar Rosso reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.7
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (7)neighborhood gem (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)special occasion (3)hot spot (3)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)fit for foodies (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • GREAT RESTAURANT
    FLOATVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food and the service was excellent. The deserts were to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Very good food. Nice to sit outside for casual work lunch. Read a different review that outdoor chairs are really uncomfortable. Agree they should be upgraded, but other than that, good place and food always good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    weak drinks. Very noisy on Thursday night. Eggplant dish not what was indicated on menu - more of a tapinade.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Senora
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was a second choice, due to the first choice not having a reservation at a good time. It was a lovely evening, and we were happy to be outside. The chairs were not comfortable for any of us, unless I put my purse behind my back. The waitress was friendly enough, but we had to ask for bread. Perhaps that is standard. The wine was fine and fairly reasonable. We were served the entree before finishing the salad. My salad and entree were okay, although not very flavorful. The other two people did not enjoy their meal. We all agreed that we would not return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roxy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    we had a great time staff was great music too loud
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant or Man Cave
    dj8980
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I've been going to this place every year I come up to Stamford. Over all the food is still good...,however the huge picture of the Ferrari behind the bar doesn't fit the beautiful wall. Even the car picture upstairs and the ones on the downstair wall...doesn't fit the patentional romantic feeling the place could have. I know its an somewhat Italian restaurant...but are you a restaurant or a fancy car garage???
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pizza lover
    Eduardo
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    One of the best pizzas around, very close to what you'd find in Italy
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3 courses of disappointment
    Itsaboutthetaste
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Bar Rosso looks exciting with it's open windows and decorations. Even the bathrooms are beautiful. The only thing not exciting was the food. We had three courses that needed lessons from any tv cooking show since they had neither taste or looks. The $100 price tag for two people that only ordered one appetizer to share, two small salads (lettuce in a bowl), two meals (fish and ravioli), and one glass of wine made the whole thing even more insulting.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stamford Surprise
    what2think
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We were incredibly pleased with our experience at Bar Rosso. The food was fresh and delicious. The wine selection was perfect, not too stuffy but very varied. I didn't give 5 stars because we were a bit surprised with the restaurant's prices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 175 reviews are from the Bar Rosso reviews archive.
  • Great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great service, great food, awesome place to go with a group of friends or on a date!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over friendly Waitress
    StamfordResidentVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Food was great, atmosphere is comfortable to romantic, restaurant noise level is noisy but not disruptive. Our waitress spoke to us throughout our entire meal about various aspects of her life and we were barely given time to enjoy our food.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite spot
    MandMVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    This is her favorite happy hour bar in downtown Stamford. We also have dinner here quite frequently. The service is outstanding and we always treated like family.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Food and ambience were great. On Sunday any bottle of wine less than $100 is 50 percent off
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HORRID
    CIAO
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This was an ABSOLUTELY AWFUL experience!!! Ended up walking out!!! WILL NEVER GO BACK & TELL EVERYONE NOT TO GO!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As native Italian, I can say
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    As native Italian, I can say quality of food is pretty good: in particular pizza is not too far off from Italian pizza. However, portions are too small: For example portion of pasta was definitely too small for a 20+ dollars plate. Good Italian restaurant but not excellent as other Italian restaurants in Stamford.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    a great place. food is good. parking is good, there is a lot across the street
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    dawn
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We were seated in a private room near the bar; the servers were OUTSTANDING. The room was comfortable and we would return again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it!
    JeffAyarsVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I've been once or twice before, and each time is better than the last. This past week I got the restaurant week special, and it was amazing! So glad I stopped in after my trip to the Avon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good overall
    Wingywun
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    This is a fun place to get a drink and apps, it was lively and fun.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I give it a C+
    chrisf
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Food is okay. Probably better to just get drinks and enjoy the crowd.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy
    Mickerbaby
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    It's a favorite of ours but the portions are small and the prices are high. It's a typical eclectic, fun place to dine. But it's also very loud, so not a great place to go if you actually have important things to discuss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Housed by Loud Music
    eatforfood
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our Valentine's dinner was trumped by very loud / not dining appropriate house music topped with poor service. The kitchen forgot our order which resulted in waiting an hour to eat. The shame in it was that the negatives out paced the food quality which on its own was absolutely delicious . So if, food is all you care for than this is the place for you but would not recommend for a nice romantic peaceful night with your loved ones.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience always
    BobM
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A great experience always liked outdoor dining. Indoor is just as good in cold weather
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The menu looked great online and had so much potential. Sadly, everything went down hill from there. We arrived and it took nearly 15 minutes for our waiter to come take our drink order and another 10 before we got our drinks. We ordered our entrees which took approximately 50 minutes for us to receive, when the restaurant was less than half full. My wife ordered filet, medium and received it medium well and I ordered lamb chops medium, which were also medium well. When our entrees arrived, I asked for steak knives and was told that the restaurant does not have steak knives. We had to cut our meat with butter knives. It was quite horrible. I'd have complained about the temperature issues with our meal if we saw our waiter again. Never again
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch Informal
    OldSalt
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    For a business lunch in a location where the food and the service are great and you are able to have a conversation Bar Rosso is the place to go when in Stamford, CT.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bar Rosso
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    First time at the restaurant. Very nice décor. Great bar area. Service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Food was very, very good. A great selection of appetizers and salads - very interesting combinations. Nicely presented and very tasty! Entre (Wild Salmon - Balsamic reduction) was very good as well. Nice presentation, cooked perfectly, tasty accompaniments. All in all a very nice dining experience. Definitely a "do-over:!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I visited Bar Rosso with my husband and inlaws for the first time this weekend. The atmosphere was very nice and the service was great! We ordered the broccoli rabe pizza, burger, sea bass, and lasagna. All were excellent. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    MandMVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Great dining experience. The wait staff treat you like family.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came here in the summer and
    Shaks
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Came here in the summer and had delicious pizza and salad and came again last weekend and was disappointed, pizza and other dishes were cold and not nearly as good as my first visit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very warm welcoming staff
    MandMVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    A very warm welcoming staff that makes you feel part of the family. It's a beautiful bar and the ambience is excellent. The food and the presentation is excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    Redsducati
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    We both wanted something they did not have ( it was a Sunday night) so that was disappointing but the appetizers and service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love!
    Quartz4Shorts
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    Bar Rosso was a place that my friends and I had not been to before, though we are Stamford locals. The food was amazing and their specialty cocktails and wine list were great! I highly recommend the Huckleberry Lemonade. We will definitely be going there again! Also a great little coffee/gelato shop next door for dessert/nightcap!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing Special
    Peter
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Food was ok, nothing special. Selected from the Restaurant Week menu. My swordfish tasted fine, but I'm not completely sure is was swordfish. Wife's steak was good, planning on having the leftover's later this week.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly suprised
    Stamfoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Perhaps due to the name, I expected Bar Rosso to be more of a bar than a restaurant. My friend and I sat outside on a Saturday night and everything we ate was delicious. The caprese salad was phenomenal - the mozzarella was definitely very fresh. we both ordered the pasta with ragu which we devoured. The portion size was just right - not too big that it felt ridiculous, but not too small either. We also shared brussel sprouts which were delicious. Would definitely go back and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but a little expensive.
    HughBareiss
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Excellent food but a little pricey. With wine $75 per person. I really enjoyed the gnocchi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise.
    eat23
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Sat at the bar and had a meal of many light bites; nice creative drinks menu, wonderful food. Will definitely recommend and return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable brunch for Mothers Day!
    VAS911
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Mothers Day brunch at Bar Rossa and our party included three generations, (ranging in age from 13 to 90). The food, service and ambience combined to make the experience one we would like to repeat - for lunch or dinner another day or night for certain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was here for lunch on Saturday.
    jnf1984VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Was here for lunch on Saturday. Wasn't busy but waited for food for an absurdly long time. No reason for it. We were a group of 6 and placed right next to two strangers. Could've put us elsewhere the restaurant was empty. Not a great experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent food. kids were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    excellent food. kids were happy. allergies tended to with care. best pizza i have had in a long time. will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed. Menu chaged
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Disappointed. Menu chaged recently and it was not as tasty as we remembered.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet