Graduations—from kindergarten through college—are always special, so you need an extraordinary place to toast the new grad. As soon as you enter Eos Greek Cuisine, the cool blue colors of the Mediterranean make you breathe slowly and deeply. This feeling is carried through in the food, beautifully presented and a treat for the taste buds. Fans say the lemon chicken soup cannot be beat and the lamb and grilled fish offerings are as authentic as you’ll find this side of the Atlantic. If your loved ones favor Italian, we’ve narrowed it down to three. Eclisse has been on Canal Street long before it was the in place to live, shop and dine. Though recently remodeled, one thing has remained constant: terrific food and waitstaff. It’s perfect for a group, since you can order individual or family-style, like eating at home without the clean-up. For an authentic, spectacular feast, order an appetizer and follow it with salad; a first course of pasta; a second course of meat, fish or poultry; and finally, dessert with espresso, and limoncello or Sambuca to toast new adventures. Siena Ristorante is a lovely choice, but you’re wise to make a reservation since it’s small and popular. Personal favorites are any of the fresh, house-made pastas or the sautéed rabbit with a tomato, white wine and parsley sauce. For a real treat, try the chef’s menu. And finally, Villa Italia Ristorante & Bar, now housed in the Hampton Inn & Suites, with ample dining space to host any large family celebration. It’s been in Stamford for twenty-five years, and loyal customers find it hard to pass up Nonna’s meatballs, lasagna, gnocchi with creamy Bolognese, and brick-oven pizza from the traditional to the Americanized, like BBQ chicken and Hawaiian.