During the summer my brother and his wife were up for a visit, you may remember my brother from this REVIEW. All I remember about their visit was that they came, I don’t even remember if there was an occasion, but I do know that we had gone out on the boat the day before.
My stepmother Sally knew of a place in Stamford called Remo’s, apparently she knows the owner from a boatyard where she works. I’m not certain of the full story so lets just put it like this: she knew someone who opened a restaurant in Stamford and the food was good.
It was time for a Food Dude to step in and test the theory on this baby. Before Sally ever told me about Remo’s, I didn’t even know it existed. The pizza/Italian food joint is located in the heart of the city on Bedford Street. This area is quite popular in night life for its bars and other popular eateries in a prime location that sees a lot of traffic. Remo’s is located right next to the McDonalds.
There was a whole group of us going out to dinner that night; my brother and his wife, my father and Sally, and my fiancé and I and some how the six of us managed to squeeze into a Hummer H3. We arrived at Remo’s and parked in the lot behind, just off Broad Street. We came in through the back which made me feel like a celebrity.
The inside of Remo’s has a traditional Italian Restaurant look and feel complete with beautiful décor and a true brick oven for pizza. The dining area is quite large and can seat plenty of guests.
Upon arrival, we received menus as if they knew we were coming. Once seated, we received a nice loaf of bread, complete with oils already on the table. Looking over the menu, we decided on some appetizers. Being a family of true Italians, we started off with Italian antipasto, a gorgeous mix of ham, salami, provolone, prosciutto di parma, Italian olives and fresh mozzarella. The plate lasted about 10 minutes before it was empty. Though the entire plate was excellent, I favored the prosciutto di parma the most. It was thin sliced and extremely fresh. I could have eaten an entire plate.
My brother ordered mozzarella sticks as an appetizer as well because he is obsessed with them, and these things were gargantuan. One mozzarella stick at Remo’s was equivalent to 2 sticks at other places I have gone to. They were nice and crisp on the outside, but once you bit into them they were hot and gooey, just dripping with melted cheese.
When it came to our main course, I went with the Tuscan Chicken Plate. This was marinated grilled chicken with roasted vegetables. Just the word “Tuscan,” should give you enough information on how it tasted. I always had trouble finding good Tuscan cooking. This plate was one for the money. It was grilled to perfection and the flavor of the mixed herbs and spices really jumped out. On top of that, the mixed vegetables of carrots, broccoli, and zucchini were crisp and tasty.
The sizes of the plates are just enormous, so you get more for your money. My plate came with THREE chicken breasts! These plates were fit for a king. Remo’s also has an enormous menu with a wide selection of chicken dishes, pizzas, appetizers, salads, sandwiches and of course, pastas. I definitely recommend Remo’s for some good ol’ Italian cooking. And be sure to bring your appetite, and if there are more than six in your party, take two cars, because after you eat you will not be able to fit in just one. Tried and true.
Remo’s Brick Oven Pizza Company
35 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 973-0077
Fax: (203) 973-0040