Baldanza at the Schoolhouse

4.8
206 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Join us at bistro BALDANZA for an amazing meal where where every item on our menu is freshly hand crafted every day using only the highest quality clean ingredients!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 206 people are saying
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Suzy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night with friends, good food, attentive service in a small, cozy setting.

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vipJdoc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised. Food outstanding Service attentive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a small space and restaurant was full so it was noisy. Food was good, service was good and we had a great time with friends.

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charlesc
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was convivial and attentive, the food tasty and creative and the setting charming. We started with a delightful tuna crudo followed by a lemon shrimp pasta dish that was light but filling. We will return again soon.

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StephenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone

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DeborahS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The standard Baldanza affair (like their New Canaan cafe) in the nice Schoolhouse setting that we miss. We are very happy to see the our favorite old Schoolhouse waiter. Unfortunately the shock came when the bill showed a $9 espresso! We had two…is inflation so bad or am I missing something.

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vipJulka
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, excellent presentation. Staff is super friendly and we follow Lauro recommendations and we were not dissapointed
Ambience is really nice

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vipRichardH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BALDANZA at the Schoolhouse team continues to offer amazing food, incredible service in a beautiful Classic New England setting . We had the special fish of the day rainbow brook trout, which was perfectly prepared and a n amazing New York strip steak. Hard to find better!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal

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vipJayhawker91
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Night before Thanksgiving -- so it's possible they were understaffed. Apps were great. Entrees were very slow to arrive -- at least 45 mins after appetizers. Every entree (duck special, pork chop, halibut) but one (butternut squash ravioli) were overdone and slightly cold. Tasty preparation, but overcooked. Wait staff didn't really keep us informed as to the delays, bring any bread to tide us over, or offer a drink. Usually love this place, but tonight it was just OK.

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Susans
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location and ambience. Food was tasty and service was great

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SaraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful date night meal for my husband’s birthday! A hidden local gem. Delicious fresh ingredients, homemade pasta, and the cheesecake was unreal! 10/10 recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great food. Lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff, delicious food, and perfect ambiance.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent! So pretty inside and the views of the river are perfect. Definitely going back.

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SueB
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Need a date night with an unusual setting? Look no further than Baldanza. Food is very good as is the service and Angela and her Husband are welcoming hosts. Try it, you won’t regret it

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Diningsue
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was incredible!! The service was A+. The wait staff has been at this location through several owners, they are the best!!

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rosemaryb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and view. Brunch was quiet and delicious.

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vipRonnaZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Bread is excellent. Service very good and attentive. Food was good. Noise level was very very loud and we had to shout to talk.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch so we enjoyed two of the sandwiches on the menu - which all sounded so good it was hard to choose! Service was quick and friendly and the setting was very cool. Will definitely go back!

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Sullyeats
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food and service were great. the place is loud, but that is to be expected based on the size and openness of the venue. on an additional positive note, it's consistently great!!

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vipGaga
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our second visit to Baldanza. A new favorite with wonderful service and very good food. We are trying new items and are not disappointed as every dish is delicious. Thank you Baldanza for coming into our town, you will be on our rotating restaurant choice going forward.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have now eaten at Baldanza three times and there is nothing on the menu that I have tried that was not absolutely wonderful. The warm brussel sprouts salad is among the best salads that I have ever had. Similarly, the chicken milanese is sublime, with the chicken pounded wonderfully thin and not overbreaded, with the perfect amount of salad and delicious salad dressing. The pastas as perfectly cooked and the homemade meatballs melt in your mouth. And the desserts, including the cheesecake, pumpkin cheesecake, carrot cake and blueberry pound cake, are not to be missed. Combined with the service and charming dining room, Baldanza is what dining out can be.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was already a special place and the new owners, Baldanza, have refreshed it and made it into a true destination. A “mini vacation” that also serves incredible, organic food.

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vipunusuallyfair
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Servicr here is always of the highest quality — professional, friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. The atmosphere and setting is beautiful, quintessential New England.
The lunch menu is due for an update beyond sandwiches, soups and salads.

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GuyB
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Schoolhouse is a quaint and romantic place that is a cross between high-end sheik and an upscale B&B restaurant. Perfect.

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vipWilliamC
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place. Angela and team do a superb job!

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WCTJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good and service was great

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Stephen
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was our first encounter with the new management of this restaurant.
The setting is lovely as ever.

The service is very good and very personal.

The food was quite good: the raw tuna appetizer was delicious; a pasta entree had lovely flovors of eggplant, ricotta, and tomato, the pork chop entree was very high quality meat, a little bit more done than we'd expected, but fine eating nonetheless.

The wine list was basic, but there are a couple of good bottles there. The prosecco by the glass was run-of-the-mill: there are other sparkling wine options that would have had more substance.

Desserts, including a made-to-order berry and cream dish, were fine.

It was a lovely evening and we were happy to see the Schoolhouse still in good hands.

It's still a noisy place and we had an extraverted group in attendance who made the windows rattle. I understand that sound baffles are on the way. They will be welcome.

Prices were fine for the quality of the food and setting. We look forward to going back.

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PaulF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Warm atmosphere. Very attentive staff. I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUPERB staff and cuisine! It was our first time here and it’s our new favorite restaurant. Portion sizes, presentation and attentiveness of the owners and staff were amazing.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for spouse with adult daughter joining us. Our second time dining and was just as delicious as the first. Truly outstanding food and wonderful service.

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CatherineH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cozy, charming atmosphere! It felt like a nice little getaway. The food and service were spectacular! Super genuine waitstaff and lovely ambience. Highly recommend to anyone who takes pleasure in the little things in life.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking forward to going back! Love the small intimate environment. Thought the burger was excellent and the Shrimp Risotto was surprisingly light and tasty. Service was personable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Top Notch!

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vipJdoc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything correct Staff affable and correct

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RogerV
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Very nice ambience. Wonderful food. Expensive, but worth it. Space however, somewhat confined and too loud in a full room, which you should expect because food and service and ambience so good.

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llama4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely experience. New owners doing a wonderful job creating a wonderful new place to dine in Wilton. Can’t wait to go back again for lunch and dinner!

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RobinC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic dining experience! The food and the service were amazing. This is a special place we will visit again!

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WestchesterMom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem! The old schoolhouse setting is immensely charming. The inside seating is intimate without feeling like you’re on top of each other, the owner and waitstaff hit just the right note of attentiveness without being cloying (not always easy to do in such a small setting), and the food is simply outstanding! The strawberry shortcake dessert was particularly superb. The only potential negative is that it got a bit loud when it was full and it was hard to hear my husband across the table from me, but from reading other reviews it seems the owner is working on a solution to that. Noise level aside, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back!

FAQs

Baldanza at the Schoolhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 309-5777.

Baldanza at the Schoolhouse is rated 4.8 stars by 206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.