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About Cotto Wine Bar Restaurant

COTTO which in Italian means "Cooked" is the Ultimate Italian Food Experience! Located in Stamford CT, Cotto recreates the flavor, design and easygoing lifestyle of Italy through boldly flavored italian entrees small dishes, pizza and wine bar. A wide list of world wine will seduce your palate and complete some of the most amazing dishes never brought before in the US.

51 Bank Street
Stamford, CT 06901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Mediterranean, Fish

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Through Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Friday and Saturday 11:30am - 12:00

Cross Street:
from Main street to Atlantic street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 914-1400

Website:
http://www.cottowinebar.com/

Entertainment:
Cotto Wine Bar And Restaurant will host a variety of events such as Wine dinners, cooking classes, Porchettas, and Beer dinners.

Catering:
Cotto Wine Bar And Restaurant can cater to any type of event. Our private party menus can be found on Cotto's website.

Executive Chef:
Claudio Ridolfi

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cotto Wine Bar Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.0

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

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Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Comfort Food (2)
Authentic (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Cozy (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed delicious pasta dishes. Portions were ample, but not huge. There was a lively vibe and an active bar.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Always a great meal. The entire menu. Staff are friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have been to Cotto probably 10 times. Unfortunately we have never had good service. Why go back? The food is always delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Everything was just average. The sommelier was a nice touch. Was not happy that at 10:30 they just came along and dropped the check. No offer for coffee or dessert . Don't think i'd go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Very nice but was not blown away by the pasta. Must get the grilled octopus. Ambiance was wonderful.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was very good. Unfortunately, the staff kept asking if we wanted to order. After the 4th time and 10 minuets sitting we ordered our appetizers. For the next 20 minuets we were asked 3 times, did we want to order the entree. We did and it was very good. After we were asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. We said no and we’re handed our check before we finished our wine. Would we go back, probably not. Our total time at this restaurant was 75 minuets. We could have had a more relaxing dinner at a fast food restaurant. Staff needs training. Too bad as the food was good

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Extremely well prepared food served at a relaxed pace. The restaurant is on a small street and has nice outdoor seating which we used. The bucatini pasta may have been the best pasta I ever tasted, and I really love pasta. The tapas we ordered, octopus and lamb were good, but not outstanding. Overall good quality, best for adults, not kids, good for a date or happy hour.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Another great day. Read my previous posts for Cotto i've written. Great food, service, value etc..
Went for a birthday brunch today and it was very relaxing and enjoyable. LOVE THIS PLACE!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great Italian option in downtown Stamford. Worth multiple visit.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

My first visit will NOT be my last. I invited friends from out of town for dinner and they enjoyed there dinner, thoroughly. Enrique, the bartender is a MASTER of the craft. The meals where not enormous. Just the right size. The entire staff was courteous and friendly. No question, we will be back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Great Beer, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Tapas
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything looked fancy but the food was not worth the price. Pizza was undercooked and dry at the same time. Sub par overall. Wish i spent that money elsewhere

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The service was slow, seeing as there were only 2-3 other tables occupied while we were there. However, the food was delicious and they have an extensive wine list. I would recommend if you are not in a rush!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious pizza and wine.

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·Dined on July 14, 2017

Great atmosphere, good food and excellent service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Everything met or exceeded our expectations ... Food is wonderful. Service is friendly and professional... This has been added to our list of the good ones in Stamford....

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Staff is EXTREMELY attentive, my wine glass was never empty and I never had a dirty dish in front of me. Food was amazing, the atmosphere in general is vibrant but mellow at the same time. Great wine deals and live music on certain days. This is one of my new favorite places for sure!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 16, 2017

The food at Cotto is always great and I enjoy it each time! This time around, we had service that was pretty slow. In our group of 4, one of the entree dishes (which was going to be shared by 2 people) was forgotten and when we notified them a bit after the other 2 people received their entrees and began eating, it was obvious that the meal was never put in. It took another 20 minutes for the last entree to come in and the other people at the table finished their meals by then. The staff apologized, but didn't take anything off the bill or offer anything for the inconvenience, which I thought was not the best service. We were all patient and accepting of the situation, but it would be nice if they acknowledged it with a dessert or a drink, etc. We did order a dessert and although it was delicious, it also took quite some time to get out. It felt as if our waiter would come to us, take an order, and then disappear for 15-20 minutes.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Fabulous food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Had a great night out with some girlfriends - delicious food, great wine and wonderful service! We will be going back next time we head to Stamford.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 18, 2017

We had tapas that night and every thing we ordered was delicious and perfectly cooked and seasoned. Food was fresh and came quickly. It was a weekday night so it wasn't too crowded. The service was great-attentive and professional. Ian, the manager, was really friendly. Would recommend.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2017

They have lots of delicious Italian Tapas and nice wine and beer options. It was great for Happy Hour or a light dinner in a sophisticated ambience. Thanks Guys!

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Had dinner with friends and enjoyed the food and ambience but it was very loud.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Delicious entrees. Tag team approach to genuine service notable. Will come again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The tapas are excellent. Especially the meatballs, shrimp, and hanger steak. The pasta was iversized so we shared one- penne Grey goose- absolutely delicious and a perfect portion to share along with 3 tapas.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (México)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Excellent food, top service and great recommendations in a very cool ambient ,,, to repeat soon !

Tags: Live Music, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

This is a cozy restaurant that offers Italian-inspired tapas of many forms and food groups. Besides the tapa dishes, they also have the more conventional-sized dinner portions, which include pasta dishes. They offer live music on Thursday nights with no cover charge so check their website to see who is playing. Staff are friendly and courteous. Each of the dishes, from brussel sprouts to muscles to octopus and lamb were cooked perfectly. It was the first time I had grilled octopus where it wasn't burnt and dry.

Overall, it was a great experience!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

My husband and I were in town for one night and came across Cotto on-line. We had such a fantastic meal and have been talking about it since. The management and wait staff could not have been friendlier or more knowledgeable about Italy and Italian food/wine. The pasta was homemade and out of this world. The cheese and meat selection of antipasti were exceptional! I would highly recommend this place to anyone in Stamford.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

My wife and I just moved into the area and found Cotto while driving by. We went in on a Thursday night a glass of wine and had such a nice time we have been back three times fro dinner. From Claudio or Ian greeting you at the door to Eric behind the bar the service is outstanding. We will continue to be repeat guests for as long as we live in the area.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Tapas, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Delicious food and great service !We came for a special occasion and we were very happy.
I loved the tapas, wine and dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Cotto went above our expectations for a girls night out!! Food was perfection. Wine was beautiful service...impeccable. Definitely coming back again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Great for lunch, came here with a business associate.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food, but the service was shocking. This was a special occasion, and I was embarassed that I took my friends there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great bar tender do not remember his name but have had him serve use and he remembered us. Blond young man with earrings.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Excellent experience at Cotto. The food was phenomenal and cocktails were delicious, the bartender Eric knows what he is doing. For appetizers we had the grilled octopus and lamb chops, and then the Cacio and Pepe pasta for an entree. All of which were great, and we wish we had room to eat more!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

I had never had one of Cotto's paninis. I opted for the chicken with avocado. It was delicious and also a good size portion. I ended up taking part of it home to enjoy the next day!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We have been there twice this month - had a wonderful meal and evening each time. The staff is very knowledgable and very friendly I would highly recommend tis restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Cozy, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The drinks were tasty and the food was amazing. Best meatballs in the area. The bartender was very friendly and knew exactly when to drop a 2nd round of drinks without us even having to ask.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Stick to the basics when ordering

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Fantastic food and atmosphere

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Great food, great food recommendation. Could tell I wasn't being pitched any specific dish!

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