Baldanza at the Schoolhouse

4.8
233 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 233 people are saying
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PeterC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pasta, chicken Milanese and short rib entrees were incredible meals for each of us. The misto fritto, frisee, and Brussel sprout appetizers also we’re great and the service and timing was perfect.

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Sullyeats
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always consistently great food and service. happy to recommend.

JS
vipJenniferS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, attentive service,
Delicious Wine
Delicious Food…..
Seasonal specials included a fettuccini with lobster in a creamy tomato sauce that was scrumptious!

TM
vipTamiM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we brought friends. Everyone cleaned their plates! It is so quaint and the view is amazing overlooking a stream with cute ducks! Loved it and will be back!

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AlannaG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch and wonderful service and atmosphere. Baldanza could not be more charming. The owner came to our table and chatted, so nice. The view of the Norwalk river is so beautiful. Can’t wait to go back. We are going to have them cater a party for us too.

RB
vipRB2019
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to have such am awesome restaurant back in the Schoolhouse!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best gem that combines great service, incredible food, and wonderful cocktails. You don’t make places like this anymore! And the staff is first rate all around.

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mikea
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went back for the first time since the new owners took over. The ambience was still very nice and the food was outstanding. Back at the top of our list of go to restaurants

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent meal and experience at Baldanza for my wife’s Birthday— felt special and memorable !

I particularly loved the beet salad—

Highly recommend

MK
vipMariaK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always wonderful...The food and the staff!

NE
NEILG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thought it was over priced for what it was

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Cornellian
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are coming back! So nice to see this old favorite thriving under new ownership. Our book club had a great Sunday brunch meeting and we want to come back for dinner.

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Diningsue
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always an outstanding experience ! The food, staff and ambience are A+

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froglegs
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything we ordered was simply delicious and the staff was incredibly welcoming and attentive. We will definitely return with friends.

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ridgefielderfoodies
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful & cozy setting for a delicious meal and food that was prepared with excellence & love. Also, a great experience with the staff. So, kind, gracious and even remade my drink when it didn't come out right. We loved the warm brussel sprout salad. The papparedelle bolognese was so tasty. Desserts, drinks were fantastic too. You should definitely try this place for a romantic date or family special celebration.

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vipjonathanj
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience. I look forward to returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific brunch in a lovely setting!

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PeteT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, not rushed, and nice atmosphere. Food was terrific and adequate options on wines.

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Diningsue
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was A + all around!! Food, service, ambience were all great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT food, service and presentation as usual! Always a pleasure.

LH
LauraH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants around! Staff and owner are delightful. Food is consistently delicious.

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vipEbyne
London
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish! Looking forward to going again, fantastic menu!

RB
vipRB2019
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Loved it.

KJ
KJF227
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, especially the homemade pastas!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to see a frequently evolving menu. Great service as always.

JK
vipJohnK
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great new menu looking forward to our next visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a very intimate space with great food. Service was excellent. This is for people looking to eat over a long dinner and not a place where you feel rushed.

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Suzy
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
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 on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pleasantly surprised. Food outstanding Service attentive

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
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 on December 3, 2021
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 on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone

DS
DeborahS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
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 on December 1, 2021
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!

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

Wonderful. Great food. Lovely service.

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 233 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.