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Via Sforza or Cantina Sforza Norwalk & Westport CT

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Richie Mar 19, 2006 04:14 PM

Has anyone been to these places yet? Passed by them today for the 2nd time while down that way and thinking about going back down there to try them out. Thanks,Richie

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    Mopsik RE: Richie Mar 20, 2006 12:06 PM

    The original (Via Sforza - Norwalk) is still as solid as ever and the word from some friends is that the new location (Cantina Sforza - Westport) is just OK and nothing to write home about.

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      John RE: Richie Apr 7, 2006 06:12 PM

      Via Sforza is where i usally go because i have been going there for 5 or 6 years now... i think they have been around like 15 years. They are always good. I went to Cantina Sforza when they first opened 7 months ago. Like the other person said, i didnt think it was anything very special, however i went back 2 weeks ago after reading the New York Times review by Pat Brooks. She gave them a "Very Good." They have indeed come a long way. They are more casual than my first visit and i think the menu has changed. Both are great and worth a try... oh, Via sforza dosnt take reservations and Cantina does.

      -John

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        John RE: Richie Apr 7, 2006 06:14 PM

        Via Sforza is where i usally go because i have been going there for 5 or 6 years now... i think they have been around like 15 years. They are always good. I went to Cantina Sforza when they first opened 7 months ago. Like the other person said, i didnt think it was anything very special, however i went back 2 weeks ago after reading the New York Times review by Pat Brooks. She gave them a "Very Good." They have indeed come a long way. They are more casual than my first visit and i think the menu has changed. Both are great and worth a try... oh, Via sforza dosnt take reservations and Cantina does.

        -John

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          Jennifer RE: Richie Apr 26, 2006 03:58 PM

          Hi,
          Both restaurants are great. Via SForza tends to have an older crowd, while Cantina has the 30-45 young crowd. The food is similiar and both have great service.
          My husband and I love them both.

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            Knotman RE: Jennifer May 10, 2007 10:25 AM

            Via Sforza moved into the building that formaly housed Cantina Sforza in westport.

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              MagnumWino RE: Knotman May 10, 2007 10:29 AM

              I've been to Cantina Sforza, only once, but my wife and I thought it was great. We plan on going back soon. We really liked the atmosphere as well.

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