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Sabatiello's in Stamford

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Does anyone know what happened? They had a sign out front that it's under new management, and the new awning they put up today is touting it as "Sabatiello's Italian Steakhouse," with a piano bar. Any insight? Also, I'd love to hear some reviews if anyone's up for being the guinea pig.

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  1. Word on the street is that it was on an episode of Kitchen Nightmares, which may explain the name/menu change. I haven't been there since, but would love to hear from others about the menu/food/service.

      1. re: amanda3571

        No kidding? Huh, I had no idea. This is really interesting - the sign that's been out there for a few days (I walk past every day to and from work) states that it's "Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsey's favorite Italian in Fairfield County"!

      2. So far as I know, this is all because of the Gordon Ramsey visit, no changes in ownership, maybe a slightly improved menu. I understand they wanted to do something like oceans 11 did with Dunn's loft, but were not permitted to have two names.

        1. Just as an FYI, I stopped and checked out the menu this morning - it looks VERY similar to the old one, although there may be fewer items. Also, does anyone know when that episode of "Kitchen Nightmares" will air? I'd be very curious to check it out.

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          1. re: AndreaB

            Not sure but I'll post when I find out. It's not on my TiVo so it doesn't look like the new season's set up.
            Paula T, what do you mean 'have two names?' Like one downstairs and one upstairs? That upstairs is HUGE so I can see why the owner would want to split up the place.
            Geez so is the own ripping off Dunn's Loft?

          2. I'm still chuckling over a grand opening flyer for the resurrected Sabatiello's that arrived with my newspaper today: "Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay Fox Networks Kitchen Nightmares 'Favorite Italian Restaurant' in Fairfield County". So, Gordon doesn't get out much, I guess? I can think of 5 or 6 better Italian restaurants that are within walking distance of Sabatiello's, much less within all of Fairfield County. Anyway, the flyer promises an "exciting new experience", for those who are into excitement, as opposed to good food.

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            1. re: MommaJ

              Jfood received the same flyer in the Advocate and almost spit out his coffee.

            2. A friend of mine was actually at Sabatiello's the first night of filming Kitchen Nightmares...said the experience was horrible. He thought it's airing later this summer or fall.