Cotto Wine Bar + Trattoria
51 BANK STREET • STAMFORD203 914 1400
every sundays from our extensive wine list... any bottle 50 % off!!!!

Cotto Restaurant

Cotto Winebar and Trattoria is an award-winning Italian tapas restaurant located in downtown Stamford brings you genuine taste of Rome, Italy to a little corner in 51 Bank street Stamford Connecticut. Reminiscent of the hip urban eateries found throughout the culturally inspired and historically celebrated capital of Italia, Cotto Wine Bar was begun in 2012 by Ridolfi Claudio, based on his memories of years of living in Italy beginning with a 70-seat wine bar He set out to recreate the feel and the look of an evening in Rome Italy. 

He worked hard and made no compromises to achieve his aims: sophisticated décor that evoked Rome. Simple, flavor-filled dishes redolent with Extra Virgin olive oil, lemon, Pecorino Romano

COTTO combines a modish culinary culture with an impassioned wine identity.

A comprehensive list of wines by the glass from around the world, with an emphasis on the lesser-known regions of Italy. He were guided not by any places that existed at the time, but only by what He liked, and the way He liked it.

The 400+ selection of wine labels are divided among the main wine producing regions in Italy and abroad. A strong emphasis is placed on the “Grands” and the most interesting productions of both large and boutique Italian vineyards including Barolo and Barbaresco, which feature the grape varietals Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo - from the most notable to the most intriguing wines produced today.

The impressive wine program is matched by a vibrant menu designed around bold and contrasting Italian Tapas and Mozzarella Bar that marry very well with wine. A variety of house made mozzarella charcuterie formaggio paninis pasta market fresh fish and meat and COTTO’s brick-oven pizza are all dishes inspired by regional Italian favorites and old and new school preparations.

COTTO is where people gather over great food and wine.


Lunch + Dinner + Dessert:Wine:Liquori



You can contact us by phone, email or filling in the form on this page.

Cotto Winebar and Trattoria
51 Bank Street
Stamford Connecticut 06901
Phone number: 203 914 1400



Cotto Wine Bar  restaurant and Trattoria is looking for energetic, enthusiastic: servers and kitchen staff for a busy upbeat restaurant - (great tips for a motivated individuals).


Cotto Wine bar Restaurant and Trattoria has been serving up fresh, innovative, homemade cuisine in the heart of Stamford. Our commitment to using only the freshest ingredients stems from our deep and extensive roots in the culinary industry. From our kitchen chefs to our serving staff, we are passionate, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about providing the tastiest and finest dishes made from scratch in both our eatery and catering division.

Requirements for applicant (training will be provided):


You must have a neat and clean appearance
You must have a positive attitude
You must be punctual and responsible
You must have prior restaurant experience


Best of Italy

As the birthplace of one of Europe's great civilizations, Rome is crammed with architectural and artistic treasures that have made it a tourism Mecca for centuries. The crowds pour into the Vatican City for a glimpse of St. Peter's Bascilica, the world's largest church, and the Michelangelo-decorated Sistine Chapel. Close by the Castel Sant'Angelo houses Italy's national museum and leads on to the Piazza Navona, whose Sant'Agnese in Agone church and Fontana dei Fiumi stand testament to a 17th century Baroque battle between architectural rivals Francesco Borromini and Gianlorenzo Bernini. Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, then head to the Pantheon, ancient burial place of some of Rome's artistic greats, and then the tourist magnet of the Spanish Steps. No Roman holiday would be complete without a visit to the mighty Coliseum, scene of gladiatorial massacre, and the Forum, the economic and religious heart of the ancient city.

The culinary culture of Rome is not sophisticated or elaborate. It is hearty and rich in flavors and character and reflects the old traditions in most of its offerings. It is based on fresh vegetables, of which the king is definitely the artichoke, and inexpensive cuts of meats such as the innards, as well as slow braised or roasted porchetta. Romans also love their deep fried foods such as salt cod croquettes and cheese filled zucchini blossoms.  Sharp pecorino cheese wheels are a fixture in every market and dry-cured beef and pork salumi can be seen hanging in the windows.
Pasta is of course a staple for every Italian, and therefore every Roman. From carbonara to spaghetti aioli with its fiery mix of olive oil, garlic and chili pepper. And rigatoni “con pajata” (those innards we talked about) to a hearty, fragrant soup such as “pasta e ceci”, with stewed chick peas, tomatoes and herbs.  Equally as loved and rooted in history is pizza, a thin crusted, crunchy white pizza, brushed only with olive oil and scented with rosemary.

Via Margutta is a cobbled street near the Spanish Steps, draped in ivy and lined nowadays with art galleries, restaurants and boutiques. It was home to Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Truman Capote. Films throughout the years have often used Rome as a romantic and historic backdrop for stories about love, art, war, and even food. Romans are proud of their thespians, playwrights, and Rome’s contribution to the film industry. Tourists flock to the city where such big screen stories have been told:

ROME, OPEN CITY – Director Roberto Rossellini, Writer Federico Fellini  (1945)
ROMAN HOLIDAY – William Wyler, Actors Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck (1953)
L'ECLISSE – Michelangelo Antonioni (1962)
LA DOLCE VITA - Federico Fellini, Staring Marcello Mastroianni (1960)
THE BICYCLE THIEVES - Vittorio De Sica (1948)
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN - Jean Negulesco (1954)
THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY - Antony Minghella, Actors Matt Damon, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow (1999)
THE BELLY OF AN ARCHITECT - Peter Greenaway (1987)
ANGELS & DEMONS – Novel by Dan Brown, Directed by Ron Howard, Starring Tom Hanks (2009) 



DA FELICE A TESTACCIO         Number one in Rome!!!!!!!!




                   00153  ROMA TEL: 0039 06 57 46 800 


for the best transportation in Italy:
Via Alberto Alessio 
T. +39 06 65 22 228
ask for Fabrizio Astuti Owner of the company and say from Claudio Ridolfi
fish food:
Il Campidano
via Fonte Buono 7
00142 - Roma
T. +39 06 54 00 698 
Ferrantelli    Ostia Lido of Rome
Owner Cinzia De Santis Refer to Claudio Ridolfi
Via Claudio 5
00122 - Roma
t. +39 06 56 30 4269
Bastianelli Al Molo   
Via Torre Clementina 
Fiumicino - Roma
T. +39 06 65 05 358
 Meat Food:
Al Vecchio Fico
Via Anagnina 257 
00046 - Grottaferrata