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Aug 16, 2011 02:06 PM

Best of Stamford

My nominations

American -- Napa

Itaian -- Columbus Park

Indian -- Tawa

Greek -- EOS

Latin, South American -- Brasitas

Spanish -- El Charrito Taco Truck

Gastropub -- Bar Russo

Mediterranian -- Fez

Diner -- City Limits (tho upscale menu)

Steak -- Capitol Grille

Chinese -- none

Japanese -- Fin

Takeout -- Katies

Scene -- Barcelona

Hamburgers -- g/r/a/n/d/e hamburgers

Pizza -- Colony

954 E Main St, Stamford, CT 06902

211 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901

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  1. Grand for burgers? Are you an investor?

    1. Everything else I agree with other than Italian. If you're really from Stamford you have to go Pellicci's!

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      1. re: Glee5

        Yes, I agree. If you're really from Stamford you may need to go to Pellicci's. If you're not, the recommendation is guarded. And no, I'm not an investor in g/r/a/n/d. Inc identally their tuna pizza is one of the best in Stamford.

        1. re: stamfoodie

          I like how you say, "really" from Stamford, incinuating that people fake they are actually from stamford.

      2. Good up to 3 option for each categorey.

        1. Since this post has been up a while, I'll add my thoughts here (as of 8-16-12) for what I think are some of the "Best of Stamford" restos that we've tried since moving here 11 years ago - I'm not including some categories if I don't think we've got a great restaurant in Stamford for that type of cuisine:

          Diner: Bull's Head, City Limits, Elm Street, Pat's on Jefferson St.

          French: La Bretagne has been around forever and prepares classic, old school French cuisine, Chez Jean-Pierre for great French bistro fare

          Indian: Coromandel, however I prefer their original location in Darien

          Italian: Caffe Silvium, Bar Rosso and Piatto and for authentic gelato and cappuccino - Volta. Pellicci's is poular among those who have lived in Stamford a long time, but personally I've not had consistently good food there.

          Japanese: Kotobuki

          Pizza: If your were raised in Stamford then is has to be Colony, but I also like Cafe ZA ZA's and Remo's pizzas.

          Latin American/Mexican: Bar Taco (pricey drinks), El Charrito Taco Truck, Ole Mole, Brasitas

          Moroccan: Fez

          Spanish: Barcelona (although we prefer their SONO location for atmosphere)

          Steak House: Capitol Grill - only if you can't get into Manhattan or Brooklyn for the real steak house deal.

          Thai: Kit's Thai Kitchen

          Wine Bar/Gastro Pub: Barcelona, Cafe ZAZA, Bar Rosso

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          1. re: goodfoodlife

            ZaZa stores all their wine too warm, so I would not pick that as a great wine bar. Also, for Italian, I would suggest Aria or Columbus Park over Bar Rosso where the food really is not that good. I agree with mostly all of your other picks. Ate at Remo's recently and it was much better than I had expected it to be and great size portions.

          2. El Charrito Taco Truck is Mexican not Spanish.
            But, I agree that their food & value is very good.

            Barcelona is a good pick for Spanish and the vibe as well. What a goldmine these owners have.