Stamford - The third annual Winter Restaurant Week began in Stamford Monday with reduced prices to help during the economic crisis.

The event is a way for customers to take advantage of discounted food prices during a difficult financial period. There are 16 restaurants participating in the event.

In some menus, customers can save up to $15 to $20 per person. There are all types of restaurants for customers to visit ranging from French to Italian cuisine.

"Everyone gets discounted by at least 25 percent I would say," Remo's Brick Oven Pizza Company owner Anthony Nargi says.

For those looking for more of a discount, the event is also selling reduced-price tickets to see movies. Avon Theatre is offering a $2 voucher, which is handed out at the restaurants.

"We're $10, we are non-profit and we do have memberships, which are $6 tickets," Avon's Cindy Rodriguez says. "So they get reduced admissions and with restaurant week, they get even more reduced admissions. So, their ticket will be $4."