We Are Family
New Canaan's Cava Wine Bar delivers healthy Italian food
Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant is a subterranean gem in New Canaan. Walk in the nondescript entry and you are welcomed by staff into an attractive and warm atmosphere. Exposed brick walls with recessed niches display wines, decanters, and other paraphernalia. Though a wine bar, families are welcomed in the dining room. After all, Cava is all about family.
Owners and brothers Vicente and Klebar Siguenza, with charming and talented sister Nube Rivera in the kitchen, started their restaurant empire with Cava and now have a collection of popular restaurants in Darien, Fairfield, and Greenwich. The menu is focused on healthy Italian food with vegetables from local farms. Nube will grow some of her own produce during the summer. She started in the kitchen as a child at her grandmother’s heels and furthered her education at the CIA. The wood-fired oven is used for specialty pizzas and also mains like fire-roasted organic salmon on a bed of spiced lentils. House-made pastas, natural meats, and fresh seafood round out the menu. The substantial wine list has affordable-to-splurge pricing with California wines like Kistler and Château Montelena and from Italy, super Tuscans including Tignanello.
Cava Wine Bar & Restaurant 2 Forest St., New Canaan 203-966-6946 M-E