When I sat down for lunch the other day, I met the owner, Vincenzo. We got to talking about his menu, and just kept going along about this and that. All the while I was admiring the decor of hand painted murals and paintings of Italy. I was told that Diane and the late Zora, had painted the murals and the Italian countryside --if you look closely you can spy a falcon in one. (Hence Il Falco----get it?) I won't tell you where, you'll have to discover it for yourself.
He's quite passionate about his restaurant. Most recently the DSSD's Restaurant of the Month and highlighted at the Stamford Transportation Center, Il Falco has proven to be a comforting sight in the downtown. It's menu is a mix of Italian specialties. As you might not have known,Vincenzo comes from Sicily, an Italian city called Burgio (Agrigento). He came to this county in 1966. And although he had other restaurant experiences in NYC and NJ, in 1986 he came to Stamford, CT and has called it home ever since. Il Falco has been open on 59 Broad for 23 years, and is still going strong. It 's in his blood. Most of his family are in the restaurant business; 2 brothers and 3 sisters. His sister Maria, is the pastry chef and makes all the desserts on the premises. Most of the pasta is made on premises as well. There are many specials offered. A Wine Dinner April 17 for $95 pp. And all through the month of April, Mon - Thurs, 1/2 price on a selection of 2,000 different wines. Also, a special $30 Prix Fix dinner offer. (Call to reserve)
A few years ago, Vice President Quayle dined at Il Falco. But Vinny hopes that one day Jerry Springer will visit.
When I asked Vinny what he liked about Stamford he replied with a infectious smile, " I like Stamford because there are a lot of activities here and it is a booming town". Good food and a good man. Stop by Il Falco one day soon.
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