Established in 2006, Remo's has quickly made a name for itself in a city where many pizzerias boast a 40+ year history. They offer a casual sit-down dining experience in the heart of downtown Stamford with the unique distinction of having been in a DeNiro film.
Establishment. Remo's boasts a beautiful interior with ample seating, tin ceilings, and an overall warm atmosphere approved by Robert DeNiro (eat your heart out, Joey Styles). Unfortunately, the restaurant can be a pain to get into sometimes, as free parking in the area is scarce and on busy nights, so is paid parking. Service was friendly, prompt, and came complete with crusty Italian bread and extra virgin olive oil. The lack of a pepper boy was rather conspicuous but otherwise, we were duly satisfied. Remo's menu is as comprehensive as they come, complete with traditional Italian appetizers, salads, sandwiches, and pastas as well as both New York and Neapolitan style pies. All else aside, Remo's is one pizza place you can confidently bring your date.
Pizza. Cooked in a wonderful brick oven, Remo's pizza is nothing short of excellent. Founded on a perfectly executed and delectible thin crust with just the right amount of char, Remo's pizza incorporates very fresh ingredients to achieve incredible flavors. Remo offers both traditional grated mozzarella (on their New York pie) and fresh sliced mozzarella (on their Neapolitan pie) of pretty high quality. Their sauce is just short of perfect, combining the slight sweetness of fresh crushed tomatoes and robust (but not overpowering) seasoning to make one of the best sauces we've had yet. Their topping selection is endless, including unique choices of artichokes and prosciutto di parma. We did however question, and get a good laugh out of, their rather arrogant classification of chicken as a "fancy topping." Our topping, roasted eggplant, was a relative weakness as was the temperature retention of such a thin crust pie. That said, Remo's has put together one of the tastiest pizzas we've come across so far on the Pizza Tour.
The bottom line. A relative newcomer to Stamford's pizza landscape, Remo's provides an inviting, comfortable atmosphere as well as one of the best, most flavorful pizzas in town.
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2009 – Best of Downtown
2009 – Tournament Finalist (2nd place)