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Bar Rosso

4.8
275 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Groups

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, American, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Monday: Closed for the season
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Friday: Dinner 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday: Dinner 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sunday: Dinner 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Father's Day Brunch 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, Dinner 4:00 pm- close
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Phone number
(203) 388-8640
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Massimo Stecchi
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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 experience & attention to every detail will enable you to enjoy your special occasion, and the company of your guests, without any concern!
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Private party contact
Andrea Lombardi: (855) 404-7553
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Summer Street
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Public transit
We are two blocks from I-95 and the Metro North train station and 2 miles from the Merritt Parkway.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
value
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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Excellent establishment! This was my go to restaurant in Stamford and I had to stop in while I was home. Everything was just as good as I remembered and the wine list left nothing to be desired. Excellent as always!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

I love this place. Great menu and excellent food and service. I went on date night but I am going to rent the second floor for a business event / dinner.

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

Good atmosphere, good food. My local favorite.

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2.0Dined on September 29, 2017

Loud and if you like cold pizza you'll love it...food was cold and service was only okay. wouldn't go back.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2017

Lobster shrimp ravioli not so great! My friend said the wild salmon was excellent -- I should've ordered the pizza 😢

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic waitstaff and fabulous food. Outstanding

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2017

Food was great. Service was a little slow, but friendly. Great happy hour!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Had a great meal here. Love the space and the food is very good. A little pricey for some items (e.g. $12 for a tiny serving of meatballs) but very fair for others like pasta and the kids pastas. Also nice that on Sunday night they do half off bottles of wine, although it took them time to track down the bottle we ordered. Our server was great though and more than made up for it.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Went for Mother's Day, resturant ambience was really nice I would go back for drinks and apps

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Great Resturant, great servers and staff. Very accommodating. We will be back.
Keep up the good work.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

I am not a fan of the new menu! More expensive less food

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Excellent food and service for a reasonable price. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great restaurant in Stamford.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Great food and overall positive experience. They messed up our appetizer and gave it to another table by accident so the table next to us got their food before us though we ordered first. Beside that, the bruchetta was great and the orchiette was perfect. I would eat there again. My husband loved the special which was a clam and spaghetti dish. The food quality and taste is superb. We would eat there again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2017

Everything was delicious! The short rib tacos are a must!

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2017

The food was better than I expected it to be -- I started with the shrimp and risotto and it was perfect -- the rice was tender and flavorful and the shrimp was well-seasoned. I had the salmon entree and it was also excellent -- very tender, nice serving. The asparagus was a bit tough (they were very large stalks). I would go back and would likely order the same thing.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The only reason this isnt all 5 stars was the slowness of service on Valentine's Day where the waitstaff seemed overwhelmed and the kitchen running behind. The amazing food made up for it when it came out at perfect temperature and taste (but then we were also starving, with an hour between ordering and being served). I put cozy and low noise but the tables are close together so you will be eavesdropping on the date beside you and vice versa. That kept us entertained actually, ha!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

It was Valentine's Day, so the crowd and wait was anticipated, but was. or expecting that long of a wait for even drinks. No bread was offered while waiting 40 minutes for apps; main dishes weren't cooked correctly and served lukewarm

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Service slow,food could be better

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Great food. Can't leave without having the nutella pizza

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2017

Chose this restaurant because of the brick oven because we were traveling with a child. The pizzas were great and the rest of the menu is superb. Went back a second time to try additional meals.

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2.0Dined on January 11, 2017

go there a lot.. usually service great and can get in and out in an hour.. yesterday I was there w/ 1 other person.. we ordered right away and an hour later our food hadn't arrived

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2016

My colleagues rang in the Holiday Season at lunch. Our waiter was terrific - very friendly, good service. The food was delightful.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

First time here. We ordered three appetizers to share which were more than satisfying for dinner, though the mussels, flavorful as they were, seemed a bit overcooked. We wished there were more vegetarian/pescatarian options as it seemed like many dishes included meat or bacon. It was comfortable, service was good, and we chose this restaurant for its convenience to the Avon Theatre.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Amazing food.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2016

The atmosphere was very lively. The staff was very attentive and provided wonderful service. The Branzino dish was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The red sangria was perfectly made. Overall I had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

relaxed dining - great for a quick meal and drink in a casual setting

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2.0Dined on November 26, 2016

very disappointed in experience. Highly rated on Yelp and not sure why

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

We had dinner on a Saturday night with friends - the food was excellent, drinks well crafted, and service wonderful. The ambiance is more typical of a popular bar rather than a fine dining establishment and it got pretty loud which made conversation difficult.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2016

Excellent service, terrific food, & pleasant atmosphere. Great place for a business lunch or an informal get together.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2016

This was a good meal and I would recommend the restaurant with caveats. We reserved through Open Table and that was terrific. Parking right across the street $5 was fine. The noise level inside was too high for comfortable eating and conversation. There was a small room to the side which had 5-10 tables and was quiet. It was not attractive for dinner but it suited the purpose. There were 4 diners and perhaps due to a party upstairs in the main restaurant (source of the noise?) the service was noticeably slow. However, the waiter(s) apologized profusely and on balance we felt there was an attention to our concerns. The food was prepared with care and was very good-the desserts especially so. The only down side was the caesar salad which was disappointing. I would recommend this restaurant provided the dinnertime encompasses the above.

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2016

The food was very inconsistent, not sure we will be back.

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5.0Dined on September 15, 2016

We came for a quiet anniversary dinner and enjoyed ourselves immensely... Our server was such a nice individual... My wife left her purse on a chair, and the waiter ran down the street to find us... A really nice place!!!

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4.0Dined on September 11, 2016

What a surprise to find! I enjoyed the beet and almond salad with truffle cheese, and the lamb chop appetizers. My date had the bronzino. Very attentive service. Well priced. Agree with other reviewers that the TVs are not a welcome distraction. Sunday is half price wine night but we didn't know this until after the dinner 😣

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2.0Dined on August 30, 2016

I had eaten here once for Stamford restaurant week and I will not be returning because of the service. We were the only party in the restaurant at the time, about 8 people or so, maybe some people were at the bar? When we ordered our drinks the server brought out only half of the drinks, then after 15/20 minutes brought out the remaining. When we had some questions on the menu about what certain dishes contained he was unable to answer any of them and did not know what the ingredients were. Lastly, when we had finished a bottle of wine and requested another (we were still the only party in the restaurant) it took about 20 minutes to get. I would not complain if Bar Rosso was crazy busy and it was a super hectic night, but the fact that we received this kind of service on a slow night was disappointing.

Overall the food was great, but the service... not so much.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2016

We shared specialty pizza and salad with wine and was fantastic. Service very friendly. Great before Avon movie!

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1.0Dined on August 6, 2016

Each time we come back service and food is worse and worse. This time the waitress brought us a small pizza instead of the large one we ordered. She apologized and brought us another small pizza . When the bill came she charged us for two small pizzas which were more expansive than one large. When I complained she told me that what we actually ate. Won't be going back anytime soon.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2016

Nice dinner served by friendly wait staff. Limited menu items, but, what they did have was very well prepared and tasted great. Good atmosphere in a vibrant part of town.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2016

they should have told us when we made reservation FOR OUTDOOR SEATING that the place was having a corporate cocktail so we were put at a bar table and it was way too noisy and not good for a nice quiet dinner with ambiance

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2016

Excellent Service and delicious meal

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2016

, knowledgeable, waitress. Loved the food but we had to leave because the noise the .

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