ZAZA Gastobar in Stamford via The NY Times

CTbites Team

We brought you a sneak peek at Stamford's ZAZA Gastrobar before their doors were open. Patricia Brooks of The NY Times has since visted and had some nice things to say about ZAZA in a recent CT Dining review. If you have been to ZAZA, let us know what you thought. 

"THERE is much to like at Zaza, a restaurant and bar in downtown Stamford: great variety on the menu, an upbeat staff, moderate prices and a perfect location for business lunches, after-work drinks and tapas or a full meal in lively surroundings.

Nick Racanelli Jr., one of three managing partners in a small restaurant group, along with his father, Nick Sr., and Rose Dionne, said their intention was “to make Zaza an Italian version of a small-plate cafe with a social atmosphere.” I’d say they have more than succeeded.

The Italian-Mediterranean menu at Zaza, which was named after one of the younger Mr. Racanelli’s favorite bars in Florence, Italy, is essential to the place’s convivial spirit. What table wouldn’t enjoy sharing and comparing a few of the 26 tapas it features? "

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