Flavors from the Mediterranean and the Caribbean Abound at Costa Vino

Published May 17th 2024

New Restaurant and Bar Opens in the Coastal Community of Norwalk, CT
May 15, 2024, Norwalk, CT: Owners/Family members Andres Diaz, Sandro Toro, and Chefs Vladimir Tolentino Collado and Miguel Castillo started 2024 off by introducing their new restaurant and bar, Costa Vino, to the coastal community of Norwalk, CT. Located at 36 Westport Avenue in a free-standing building adjacent to Stew Leonard’s, Costa Vino is a spirited restaurant featuring Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors.

“We are thrilled to open our dream restaurant in the city of Norwalk,” says Andres, whose local restaurant experience includes time spent at SoNo favorite Tablao Wine Bar and newcomer Nomade in Westport. Sandro and I enjoyed our time at these local hot spots, but we always knew a place of our own was on the horizon."


Costa Vino boasts a bright, open floor plan wrapped in warm colors, eclectic artwork, and wood furnishings. The restaurant's large storefront window provides a view of a bustling Westport Avenue. The seating capacity is 150, with an additional 15 at the bar and 50 on the patio. A private parking lot allows for convenient access.

Chefs Vladimir Tolentino Collado and Miguel Castillo, both from Puerto Rico, execute the menu. Appetizers include handmade empanadas (beef, chicken, or bacalao), chorizo in red wine-barbeque sauce, grilled calamari with white beans, and a seasonal ceviche. The restaurant’s extensive land and sea menu features Seafood Linguini brimming with clams, shrimp, scallions, garlic, capers, and tomatoes in a white wine butter sauce, and a Ropa Vieja of shredded beef, olives, and julienne bell peppers and onions served with rice and sweet plantains. Prime steak, market fresh fish, and traditional Paellas and Mofongos are true menu standouts and are based on availability and the season. House-made desserts include a variety of flan flavors and Costa Vino’s popular tres leche cake.

The beverage program is equally as vibrant as the menu and includes vacation-style cocktails such as rum-based mojitos and caipirinhas, frothy margaritas, and spiked sangria.

Learn to salsa dance at a Costa Vino-hosted Salsa Night. Follow the restaurant’s social media pages for information on these special nights and more!

36 Westport Ave, Norwalk, CT 06851, (203) 956-0011

7 Days – Lunch and Dinnerwww.costavinorestaurant.com