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Bar Rosso
Bar Rosso

Bar Rosso Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.barrossoct.com
  • Phone: (203) 388-8640
  • 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: Italian, American, 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 (203) 388-8640

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. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "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??? "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "we had a great time staff was great music too loud"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "One of the best pizzas around, very close to what you'd find in Italy"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Great service, great food, awesome place to go with a group of friends or on a date!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Food and ambience were great. On Sunday any bottle of wine less than $100 is 50 percent off"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "a great place. food is good. parking is good, there is a lot across the street"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was an ABSOLUTELY AWFUL experience!!! Ended up walking out!!! WILL NEVER GO BACK & TELL EVERYONE NOT TO GO!!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were seated in a private room near the bar; the servers were OUTSTANDING. The room was comfortable and we would return again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is a fun place to get a drink and apps, it was lively and fun."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food is okay. Probably better to just get drinks and enjoy the crowd."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A great experience always liked outdoor dining. Indoor is just as good in cold weather"
    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"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "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:!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Great dining experience. The wait staff treat you like family."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We both wanted something they did not have ( it was a Sunday night) so that was disappointing but the appetizers and service was good."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "Excellent food but a little pricey. With wine $75 per person. I really enjoyed the gnocchi"
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "Sat at the bar and had a meal of many light bites; nice creative drinks menu, wonderful food. Will definitely recommend and return."
    Dined on 6/18/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "excellent food. kids were happy. allergies tended to with care. best pizza i have had in a long time. will definitely return."
    Dined on 4/9/2013
  • "Disappointed. Menu chaged recently and it was not as tasty as we remembered."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "Bar Rosso is a hidden Italian restaurant I never knew about in Stamford until someone recommended it to me. They have great pizzas from their wood burning stove and their small plates are a nice option to pair with a pizza. Their veal meatballs are delicious as I am sure many more things on the menu are. I have heard great things about their blood orange margarita as well."
    Dined on 3/26/2013
  • "On a Tuesday night in early March, Bar Rosso was uncharacteristically empty, but the food was first rate, especially the assorted small plates, and the service at the bar was attentive and friendly."
    Dined on 3/12/2013
  • "This is our 2nd time here & wanted to love it but it was just mediocre at best. The service was VERY slow although the waiter was apologetic about it. The food was BLAND & pricey but the place is lovely. I think they do a couple of things very well but not many. We won't go back & don't recommend since there are so many other great places in Stamford."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Food always is good there, but was not impressed with prix fix menu. Ambiance is amazing always."
    Dined on 2/27/2013