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Armonk's Fortina Joins New Foodie Destination: Stamford

Fire-roasted cauliflower at Fortina. Photo: Fortina
Fire-roasted cauliflower at Fortina. Photo: Fortina
The Harbor Point complex in Stamford's South End appears to be on the cusp of becoming a destination for foodies.

Fortina, the wood-fired Italian eatery in Armonk, NY rated very good by The New York Times, has signed a lease to open an outpost at Harbor Point. 

According to the food blog CTBites, Fortina's menu will mirror offerings of its Armonk restaurant — fried meatballs, charred wood fired pizza, and pork braciole with Sunday sauce—as well as a few Stamford twists. The restaurant is expected to open early 2015.

New York Times restaurant reviewer Alice Gabriel wrote shortly after Fortina opened in fall 2013 in Armonk, the wood-fired dishes "had me remembering things I had eaten in Rome, or Cremona, or Sicily."

Harbor Point becoming a destination?

Celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez—a judge on the Food Network's Chopped—is opening Paloma, a Latin-inspired grill, later this month.

The developer of Harbor Point, BLT, also will host a variety of new events this summer.  “On the Rocks,” a popup restaurant, bar, and live music venue on the Harbor Point waterfront, opened last month. On Thursday nights, Harbor Point will host live music and the restaurants Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Crab Shell have a full roster of bands throughout the summer. Starting June 15, there will be a farmers market held in Commons Park every Sunday. Plus, there are free weekly outdoor movie screenings on Fridays, also in the park.

The yogurt, breakfast and sandwich emporium Top This has relocated from downtown Stamford to Harbor Point, according to CTBites. And Harbor View bar and kitchen is expected to open this summer as well.

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