Bistro Baldanza

4.8
113 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 113 people are saying
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vipCindyH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent choice. Cozy, great nope exceptional service and the food was outstanding. Try the meatballs. and dont forget the carrot cake.

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vipTeri
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cozy place with excellent food! Never disappoints.

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SFBW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. Could offer a better selection of meat for the non fish eaters. Pasta was excellent.

Bistro Baldanza
Responded on January 19, 2021

Thank you for your review but I am a bit puzzled we have 5 fish dishes on the menu and 6 meat dishes ( prime strip steak, short ribs, chicken milanese, grass fed burger, berkshire pork chop and long island duck)!

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cheese
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Without a doubt one of the top ten restaurants in CT. If you don't try Baldanza you are missing out on a woderful experience.

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MariaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve been eating here for years because the experience is consistently outstanding. Everything from salads to housemade pastas and main entrees are always fresh and delicious. Having sampled much of the menu, a few favorites are Kale salad, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Chicken Milanese, Halibut, Salmon, Pappardelle Bolognese, and when we have room for dessert the Profiteroles are excellent. They offer a nice selection of wines by the glass, in addition to bottles. Lastly, the service is top notch. The owners and staff are attentive, gracious and always make us feel welcome.

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karinh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef went out of his way an made us special pasta that wasn’t featured on the lunch menu. Delicious

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MC10
New England
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal! Great service, nice ambiance and excellent food. I ordered a drink that called for fresh grapefruit juice; they had run out so gave me a free glass of wine. Very nice touch. A little pricey but I think the food is all organic? Sorry to hear they are going back to New Canaan as Darien is more convenient for us. But we will make a trip for sure.

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vipWarwickC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pasta

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vipSkip
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow. The food was not particularly hot. Kind of disappointing.

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vipvirginiac
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service by our waiter Brian! Delicious food as well.

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Amanda514
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Cute outdoor seating

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vipBreenwich
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service is exceptional. A great spot in Darien for dinner!

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Smack
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Best in Darien

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vipBradleyRanch3
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon, broccoli and asparagus were delicious. I highly recommend it. The carrot cake is a must!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great staff.

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vipEsme
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating outside was perfect as the weather was still warm. The food is always excellent and the staff is very helpful and attentive.

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vipEricaLynn17
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only thing we regret is that we didn’t go sooner. We met the owner Angela. She and her staff were so friendly. The food was delicious, authentic and fresh. Will definitely be back!

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VadimL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely. Gnocchi and Tuna app are to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was superb!

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MaureenN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I’d suggest they invest in heat lamps so outdoor dining is a possibility in the colder months.

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MsCanada
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Friendly service. The owner thanked us for dining with them. We’ll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh and delicious! Love this place and the staff!

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Ronag
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not our first visit .It is always a great dinner .The food and service are excellent

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nycg
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The beet salad had no beets... Service good otherwise. I think sitting down around two o'clock was right before a break or dining change to dinner? So everyone disappeared at one point and we were the only ones.

Bistro Baldanza
Responded on September 19, 2020

This is a bit of a head scratcher! Our beet salad is our most popular salad and 50% of it is comprised with beets. if we ever run out of an item it becomes not available. The only thing I can say is that there are many layers of flavor in the salad and possibly you could not identify it. Please stop in again and ask for Sandy, Angela or Alex and lets do a taste test on us.

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IngridL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire evening was just lovely. The food was delicious, the staff was amazing, they were careful, clean, and I felt very safe. I would go back in a heartbeat

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Smack
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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vipKazm
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Meatballs are some of the best in Darien and New Canaan

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vipJhingst
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Great food and overall experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and great service. Can’t believe this was my first time eating at Baldanza. Would return 100%.

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vipZiggyz
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely outdoor seating and good food at a reasonable price

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vipMichellei
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing but I think brunch is really special. All the desserts are fresh every day and we had a strawberry shortcake that was to die for! Such wonderful service and calmness in the restaurant especially helpful during this crazy time period.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another amazing night at Baldanza! This has become our weekly date night spot during quarantine since it has opened. Such a beautiful setting outside and Mike, our waiter couldn’t have been more friendly or engaging. Tuna tartar was incredible and full of flavor. To follow, we both got the salmon as we usually do, which was cooked perfectly accompanied by fresh clean veggies. They really make you feel like regulars when you go and every time I leave I look forward to next visit.

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vipShabby
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious! I can't wait for them to move into their new spot in New Canaan.

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vipAmyR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute pleasure. The freshest food, the loveliest service- just an outstanding experience from start to finish!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious and the service could not be better!! Everyone is so kind and personable.

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stevenp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best food in Darien, CT! Every meal is exquisite with such flavorful food. The weekend brunch is just as wonderful. I rarely post but this restaurant is deserving.

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vipDanielleL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner. Love the organic and grass-fed choices! Service was fantastic!! Both Angela's are the best at what they do! Thank you Danielle and Michael

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PatS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Baldanza never disappoints! The menu is always interesting and the food outstanding! The service could not be more attentive but never intrusive.

Bistro Baldanza
Responded on July 25, 2020

Pat, Thank you for the kind words. We love what we do and having it appreciated means a lot to us. Eat well and stay safe!! Sandy Baldanza

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vipctcathyb
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and delicious food!

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WendyK
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch and service on the outside patio. Service and food were great.

FAQs

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

Bistro Baldanza is rated 4.8 stars by 113 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.