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5 Must-Try Family Restaurants in Stamford, CT

01/31/23

Enjoy Italian and American classics with patio seating.


The bustling city atmosphere of Stamford, Connecticut, makes it the perfect place for families to try out the restaurants in the area. Partnering with agents like those on The SK Homes Team when searching for properties comes with many added perks, including great restaurant recommendations in the city. When deciding where to take the family out to dinner, try out these five top-notch spots in Stamford.

1. Brasitas

954 East Main Street

Stamford, CT


Offering lunch and dinner Monday through Sunday, Brasitas is a friendly restaurant that showcases the best of Nuevo Latino cuisine. This restaurant has been in the area since 1998 and is one of the top Latin American restaurants in the state, as it celebrates authentic traditions and values. Families will love the warm-toned interior décor, with red-tiled floors and art that reflects Latin American aesthetics and themes. At night, families can gather in a low-lit space in conversation.

Those visiting for lunch can order classic starters like guac with plantain chips. More adventurous eaters may be enticed by unique options like the Brasitas Ceviche. Mains like the arroz con pollo offer a hearty mix of flavors while remaining accessible to picky eaters. Dinner appetizers are more varied, with options like the pinchos de churrasco (grilled skirt steak skewers) and mejillones (steamed mussels). Keep it simple with a Spanish flatbread, or try out main dishes like the mar y tierra parillada, a mixed grill platter with flat iron steak, Portuguese octopus, and other Latin delicacies.

2. Tutti Pazzi

269 Bedford Street

Stamford, CT


For great modern Italian cuisines that everybody will love, take a break from touring homes for sale in Stamford, CT, to check out Tutti Pazzi. This restaurant invites all guests to try their freshly made pasta, organic meats, local seafood, and homemade desserts. Families can sit at a table in the stone-building interior or enjoy the excitement and beauty of the area in the patio seating. Potted broadleaf plants, a welcoming mix of umbrellas, and standing heaters for chillier days make outdoor seating a fantastic choice year-round.

Start off lunch with tasty appetizers like the fried Montauk calamari or the sauteed octopus with Spanish chorizo and Brussels sprouts. Tutti Pazzi offers a wide range of salads, paninis, and pizzas for all types of tastes. For dinner, families can dig into the eggplant tower layered with mozzarella before trying a hand-cut or artisan pasta dish like the short rib potato gnocchi. The wide variety of entrees is perfect for all palates, with options like the chicken scarpariello.

3. Blackstones Steakhouse

101 Broad Street

Stamford, CT


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For a special night out or for families with older children, Blackstones Steakhouse provides a sophisticated location to enjoy brunch, lunch, or dinner. Surrounded by university life, shopping, and several theaters, this destination feeds off the city’s energy, exemplified in contemporary décor. Families can enjoy a seat indoors at a black leather booth, with chandelier lighting and hardwood flooring, or people-watch on the covered patio while enjoying the menu’s delicious options.

Those visiting for Saturday and Sunday brunch can enjoy fantastic options like the 10-ounce skirt steak and eggs of any style with hashbrowns and bearnaise butter. The French toast is perfect for children with a sweet tooth, topped with berries and whipped cream. Start off dinner with soup, appetizers like the Maryland lump crab cake, or a selection from their raw bar. Blackstones provides a range of prime steaks alongside standout entrees like the Colorado lamb chops with mint jelly.

4. Kouzina

223 Main Street

Stamford, CT


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Families searching for condos in Stamford, CT, who are looking for a new place to try outside of their comfort zones should check out Kouzina, a restaurant specializing in Greek cuisine. A Mediterranean meal here is aptly paired with the warm interior, featuring ample lighting and light hardwood décor. With a coastal atmosphere, guests will love the laid-back energy reminiscent of the Greek Islands. Outdoor seating is just as welcoming on the bright front porch right next to shopping spots.

Families can enjoy cold appetizers like the Greek spread sampler featuring three spreads of your choice and a pita for scooping. Hot appetizers include American favorites with a Greek twist, like the fries with feta, alongside authentic options like the spanakopita, a spinach pie with feta. Guests can try grilled entrees like the beef souvlaki, a bistro filet skewer, or oven-cooked meals like the youvetsi, a Greek paella. Children will love delicious desserts like baklava and the rizolgalo, a house-made rice pudding.

5. Café Silvium

371 Shippan Avenue

Stamford, CT


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Cafe Silvium provides authentic Italian lunch and dinner for families in Stamford. Run by brothers Nick and Vincenzo Petrafesa, this family-friendly restaurant focuses on creating a cozy atmosphere for any diner to enjoy a hearty Italian dish. With hand-made pasta, menu items made daily and in-house, as well as daily seasonal specials, families on the hunt for Stamford real estate will love this restaurant. Indoor seating is bright and warm, with white-cloth tables and wine bottles lining the walls.

Lunch guests can enjoy appetizers like grilled scallops with broccoli or fried baby artichokes before ordering entrees like handmade cavatelli pasta in three different iterations. The dinner menu features tasty appetizers as well, like mozzarella with prosciutto and mixed seafood salad. Guests will find well-loved pasta and entrée dishes from the lunch menu also available for dinner. Try out La Capriccioa, a pan-fried veal chop, or keep it simple with the orecchiette della massaia, a meatball dish.

Dine out with the family


When looking for places to eat that the whole family will enjoy, Stamford has plenty of options spanning a range of cuisines. Try flavors from across the ocean with Greek cuisine, fall back on familiar Italian and American dishes, or order a meal with some Latin flare that everybody will love.  If you’re ready to live a little closer to these great spots in Stamford, CT, real estate, contact one of the experienced agents at the SK Homes Team to guide you through the process.

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