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    8 Great Places for Dinner in Downtown Stamford

    vintage exterior of Curley's restaurant and diner in Downtown Stamford with retro signage

    1. Curley's Diner

    This venerable and beloved local hangout is known for its retro charm (check out that vintage sign) and hearty, classic American dishes. Customers like the "cute two-person booths", "quintessential" ambiance, and "satisfying" food. Open late at night!

    2 Fiesta on Main

    Famous for its ceviche and Pisco sours, this Peruvian restaurant offers authentic cuisine with rich flavors and generous portions. Customers talk about the casual family-friendly environment, live music, and "magical" food.

    3. Columbus Park Trattoria

    An elegant date-night spot compete with crisp white tablecloths, this popular trattoria serves up a warm and welcoming Italian dining experience. Customers rave about the "attentive dinner service", "exceptional" homemade pastas, and environment that "makes you feel like family on every visit".

    4. Divina Modern Italian

    Locals treasure Divina for its inventive Italian cuisine, popular happy hour, and buzzy, romantic ambiance. Customers mention the "fancy yet welcoming" vibe, "perfect" portion sizes that aren't too big or too small, and "authentic" cuisine made from scratch, with "depths of flavor".

    5. Flinders Lane Kitchen & Bar

    A go-to downtown spot for inventive comfort cuisine and award-winning cocktails. Australian-inspired dishes blend bold flavors and fresh ingredients, with a daily happy hour from 4pm - 6pm. Customers mention the "fun, lively vibe" and "top tier", "freaking amazing" cocktails.

    6. Çka Ka Qëllu

    Check out the down Stamford outpost of this superb Albanian restaurant with rave reviews from the New York Times. Customers can't get enough of the "immersive" experience that "transports you to a little restaurant" in the "heart of Albania", and the "beautifully executed", authentic cuisine.

    7. Cilantro Restaurant

    This Nuevo Latino restaurant serves up delicious fusion fare that "represents the cradle of Latin America". Reviewers mention the "cool environment" with both indoor and outdoor seating (including a balcony over Main St.), "fresh and delicious" food, and the way they "showcase" a variety of dishes from all over Latin America.

    8. F.I.S.H Restaurant & Bar

    Enjoy super-fresh seafood and a happening outdoor patio at this stylish spot on Bedford. Expansive dinner menu focuses on "American global cuisine". Customers love the "calamari, lobster ravioli, and fish and chips", the "reasonable" happy hour prices, and "show stopping" desserts.

    Dynamic Downtown Stamford

    It was hard to pick just 8 dinner spots for this post! While we focused on restaurants closest to Vela apartments, living downtown gives you so many options for great food. We look forward to adding more posts soon about other popular places to eat.