Former Stamford restaurant owner char...

Former Stamford restaurant owner charged with vandalism

There are 48 comments on the Stamford Advocate story from Sep 23, 2009, titled Former Stamford restaurant owner charged with vandalism. In it, Stamford Advocate reports that:

Local restaurateur Sabatiello "Sammy" Settembre caused more than $20,000 worth of damage to his former Bedford Street restaurant sometime before he was evicted from his Italian steak house this past December, police said.

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ANON

Fairfield, CT

#1 Sep 24, 2009
This guy goes on national TV, acts like a total jackass, and expects people to believe he didn't vandalise his own place? Not only does Sammy have no class, he's pretty spiteful, too.
just wondering

AOL

#2 Sep 24, 2009
Homeless people? In Stamford? No way.
BOHICA

United States

#3 Sep 24, 2009
Something doesn't quite pass the sniff test here. They supposedly found the damage on December 4th and are now bring charges? I'm not fan of the guy. Had a few touch points with him over the years. He is his biggest fan. I'm surprised nobody has blamed the Albanaian's yet.
Sanford

New Rochelle, NY

#4 Sep 24, 2009
Blame it on Bush.
And

Melville, NY

#5 Sep 24, 2009
He stole/kept deposits for parties that winter after folding up shop and not telling anyone. This guy deserves whatever they can throw at him.
Core

New York, NY

#6 Sep 24, 2009
Everybody on Bedford St. knows he did it, even those two homeless guys. I've obviously been spending too much time at Tigin...
Derek B

Stamford, CT

#7 Sep 24, 2009
Have the landlords received any interest from prospective tenants regarding taking over the space? Great spot and a shame for it to be empty.
JMB

Morganville, NJ

#8 Sep 24, 2009
Assuming the furniture and fixtures are his, what is the crime?
BDP

Stamford, CT

#9 Sep 24, 2009
Sammy is a piece of Sh*t. wannabe gangster! get off me
Pizza Face

New York, NY

#10 Sep 24, 2009
Promise to appear?? Judge Hickey would have tossed his butt in the hoosegow for sure.
Kao

Sound Beach, NY

#11 Sep 24, 2009
His place in Cos Cob was gross, while in Stamford he was obnoxious to his customers all the time..just not when he was on that TV show, and his new pizza place in Riverside lasted oh about 6 months...heard he got kicked out for not paying his rent...This man is pure trash he should just throw in the towel!

Since: Sep 08

East Northport, NY

#12 Sep 24, 2009
Bring back Gristedes.
LDE

Sound Beach, NY

#13 Sep 24, 2009
Always blame it on the homeless men..there are plenty of vacant businesses around Stamford and you mean to tell me they chose his location to vandalize..doubt it. Then again, maybe he was rude to them :)
Core

New York, NY

#15 Sep 24, 2009
I heard he also split town with the deposit money for company christmas parties after he shut down.
The Rationalist

Shelton, CT

#16 Sep 24, 2009
Douche...he deserves everything they can toss in his fat face.
creampie surprise

Boston, MA

#17 Sep 24, 2009
goombah
Sherlock

Mastic Beach, NY

#19 Sep 24, 2009
Maybe Jenn Mardi did it.
deb

Norwalk, CT

#20 Sep 24, 2009
LOSER
saw the show

Thornwood, NY

#21 Sep 24, 2009
i saw kitchen nightmares when the owner was on there and i can tell you never ate there or know the guy but i would never go there with an attitude like his come on the guy was an ass he probably did it
Anon

Clifton, NJ

#22 Sep 24, 2009
On a personal note, I went on a pity date with him in the beginning of the year - he's a sleazeball who thought dinner at a nice restaurant entitled him to more. Clearly he performs similarly in both his personal and professional dealings.

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