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Aria Restaurant - Stamford, CT

3.9
117 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

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About

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).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(203) 324-2742
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stefano Staiano
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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.
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Private party contact
Stefano: (203) 324-2742
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What 117 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.9  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
3.9
service
3.8
ambience
3.6
value
Noise · Moderate
79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Restaurant was empty and temperature was very cold inside restaurant.

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vipDrob (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

"Old School" Italian restaurant. Ate there on a Friday night. The place was deadly quiet. But the food and service (Marcello!!) were outstanding.

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JayCee (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on August 30, 2017

Went on a Wednesday evening, place was practically empty. The waitress was attentive and great, the food, however, was lackluster and bland. Not sure if the usual chef was on vacation but the eggplant was oily, flat and flavorless; it also seemed like it had been sitting for a while. Pasta was fresh but the sauces were flat. Chicken had zero flavor. Prices were great, but overall wouldn't return.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on August 29, 2017

Terrible smell upon arrival. Salads and entrees were not good! No one dining now I know why!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Wonderful food and service!
Will return soon!

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vipChristian (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Overall a very good meal but the pasta dishes were the most memorable. Salads were good but could have used a little more flavor in the dressings.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Great food and great specials!

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Peter (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Aria has been very consistent over the years. We visit once or twice a year. It's pricey, but not out of line for Stamford. Food is well done, portions are the right size. Service is above average - they were out of the wine I ordered and the waiter suggested a replacement that was similar, but $20 more. He offered the replacement at the same price as the original request.

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lisa (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

We went there to celebrate a late Valentine's Day. It was restaurant week so we decided to take advantage of getting an appetizer, entrée and a desert for a fixed price. The service was very good, the glasses of wine over priced. Fourteen dollars for a glass of wine that I know the bottle in a liquor store retails for about 12 dollars is outrages.
I got the stuffed pepper for my appetizer and my boyfriend got the lamb meatballs. The stuff pepper was unique since it has a pesto sauce on it. It was very good, and large for an appetizer. For my entrée I got the veal scaloppini and this is why I rated the food only 2 stars. My entrée came out lukewarm. What a disappointment. The flavor was ok probably would have been better if it has been hot. My boyfriend had the ravioli which was good and at least hot, but it's ravioli nothing to write home about. Dessert I think was the ultimate BEST. I got the Panna Cotta. I have never had this dessert before and it was YUMMY. My boyfriend had the cheesecake. I had the better dessert.
Overall I was disappointed in my entrée however I would consider giving them another try and eating from the regular menu. Only other complaint I have about this restaurant is the parking.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Valentine's dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We always feel at home and welcome and love the cozy atmosphere.The food is superb from the appetizers to the desserts and the wine list pairs well with the different dishes. Looking forward to our next visit!

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